Bronze Dunes

This is a simple look using Estee Lauder’s Bronze Dunes palette.   This palette is great for those looking for an ‘everyday’ makeup look.  It’s also a nice palette to use if you’re planning on a bold red lip…perfect for the holidays. 


Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Pencil – Espresso and Mac Brow Crayon – Spiked
Primer: Nars Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Base: Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot and Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo – Rich Mahogany (LE)
Highlighter: Mac Vanilla
Inner Corner: Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes Five Color Palette
Lid: Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes Five Color Palette
Outer Corner: Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes Five Color Palette
Crease: Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes Five Color Palette
Upper Lash Line: Mac Wholesome Gel Liner
Lower Lash Line: Mac Wholesome Gel Liner
Lower Waterline: Urban Decay Baked Pencil
Mascara: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara – Extreme Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
   
   
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I used a light colored base (Paint Pot) on the inner two thirds of my lid with a Sigma E55 brush.  It isn’t necessary to get the intensity in person, but for the sake of the pictures, I thought it was necessary.  I also applied a dark brown cream eye shadow (Maybelline) to the outer third.   With a flat shader brush, I applied the cream shade (2) onto the inner two thirds of my lid.  I blended the edges with a clean blending brush. 

With a Mac 226, I blended the matte brown shade (3) into my crease.  Using the other side of the flat shader brush, I took the bronze shade and placed in my crease, in between the cream colored lid shade and the matte brown.  I also put this color into my inner corner and my lower lash line.  I kept the color closer to the tip of the brush for better control.

Using a smudger brush, I took the darkest shade and blended it into my outer corner and up toward my crease.  I then ran the brush onto my lower lash line.  I took a skin tone shade and blended it from my crease up to my brow bone.  I decided to use a more matte brow highlight, but I did place the lightest shade in the palette on my tear duct. 

I used a dark brown gel liner with an angled brush (Mac 263).  I also placed a bit of the liner on to my lower lash line, but just to the outer two thirds.

Emerald Oasis

This is a pretty green look that is great for the holidays.  You can pair it with a peach cheek and neutral lip or go all out and wear a red lip. 

 

Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Pencil – Espresso and Mac Brow Crayon – Spiked
Primer: Nars Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Base: Shiseido Shimmering Cream Shadow – GR708 and Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo – Ready, Set, Green (LE)
Highlighter: Estee Lauder Emerald Oasis Five Color Palette
Inner Corner: Estee Lauder Emerald Oasis Five Color Palette
Lid: Estee Lauder Emerald Oasis Five Color Palette
Outer Corner: Estee Lauder Emerald Oasis Five Color Palette
Crease: Mac Saddle
Upper Lash Line: Milani Liquif’Eye – Black
Lower Lash Line: Estee Lauder Emerald Oasis Five Color Palette
Lower Waterline: Urban Decay Eldorado Pencil
Mascara: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara – Extreme Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
   
   
Get This Look:

I used two different green cream shadows as a base, just to intensify the color for the pictures.  This looks like a fairly tame eye… if you’re not afraid of color.  Suffice it to say I was a bit upset when I took a look at the picture (after I had removed my makeup) and saw how much of the vibrancy I had lost.  To the naked eye, I actually thought it was too bold…ha!  One day, I will figure out lighting.

The Shiseido cream shadow is a soft apple green, which I put on the inner two thirds of my lid with a synthetic lid brush.  I used the other side of that brush and put the darker green (Maybelline) onto the outer third.  Using a flat shader brush, I placed the forth shade on my lid.  Using the other side of that brush, I placed the darkest shade onto my outer corner and ran it under my lash line.  I went back and forth between the two shades to blend them together.

I blended out the edges using a shader brush.  With a Louse Young LY38A, I blended a warm matte brown into my crease.   I put the golden shimmering brown shade (#3) on the inner corner and under my lash line (inner two thirds).  I placed the matte white shade under my brow bone.