Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bronze Peepers!

"You just have to trust."
"It's not that I don't's just that..."

This is how the conversation began the first time I ever tried to do Maggie's makeup.

Which, after a lot of convincing that I would indeed not pinch her eyelids with an eyelash curler, this was the end result:

But now!

I've transformed her into a makeup lovin fool. 

Our Prom, dates, photo shoots, graduation-all happened while sporting the bronze eye.  It has become the definitive makeup look of our friendship.

Do any other friendships have a definitive makeup look? I mean I really don't know but it is what it is.

  The bronze eye is really wearable and a nice alternative to a gray or black smokey now that the weather is getting warmer!  (Well it really isn't getting warmer, I'm just delusional about it)

All you Need:

Mascara- like Bare Escentuals Buxom

Eyelash Curler- Tarte all the way

Eyeliner Brush- like this one from Sonia Kashuk

Eyeshadow Brush- like this one from Sonia Kashuk

Bronze eyeshadow- On Maggie I used this dual ended Lock and Roll Tarte bronze eyeshadow, but you could also use Almay Bright Eyes in Trio for Browns

Highlighter/bone colored shadow- Maybelline Experwear Eyeshadow in Vanilla

Lid primer- Bare Escentuals Prime Time Eyelid Primer lets your shadow cling to your eyelid like a champ

1. Apply the primer and allow it to dry for a minute.  You don't want any creasies!

2. Curl your eyelashes and apply one thin coat of mascara.

3. Apply the bronze shadow from your lashline to your crease.
(with the Tarte lock and roll I used the cream based end)

4. Work the brown shadow into your crease line with your eyeshadow brush.


5. With your eyeshadow brush, blend the brown shadow in your crease outward ever so slightly toward your temple.  

6. Next, wet your eyeliner brush with a dash o water, and dip it into your brown eyeshadow.  Work this liner into your lower lash line. 

Can I just take the time to say right now that I love to wet eyeshadow?  You can turn a shadow into a richer colored liner in a snap just by dampening your eyeshadow brush.

7.  Apply the bone colored eyeshadow on the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes.  

8. Add one last coat of mascara and 

Voila!  Gorgieeee.

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