6.06.2012

Smokey Bronze & Nude

Hello loves!
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last post :)
I'm currently blogging from my couch with an ice pack on my face and some extra strength ibuprofen in my system.
I just got my wisdom teeth out yesterday. All I've been eating is yogurt, applesauce and oatmeal. My best friend brought me a Lemon Ice from Culvers yesterday though which I really appreciated :)
But anyway, into the makeup.

I feel like I was the last person in the world to buy the Naked2 pallet. I completely understand all the hype there was about this pallet. The colors are beautiful and they have great pigmentation.
I browsed around on YouTube for a bit to find some tutorials for a bronze smokey eye using the Naked2 pallet.
I took inspiration from them and this is what I came up with.
[Sorry I didn't take step by step photos as I applied the shadows]
Just a forewarning, this is a picture heavy post.

Overview of products for the eyes
Naked2 pallet, Mac Paint Pot in Painterly, Smashbox eyeliner and mascara, Elf liquid liner, Elf brow kit.






I started by using Chopper, a pinky gold shadow, on a tapered blending brush and I worked that into my crease using windshield wiper motions. I slowly built up the color.












Next I used Half Baked, a true gold color and applied that to the inner half of my eyelid with a flat shader brush.













Then I applied YDK, a darker bronze color to the outer half of my lid with the other side of the shader brush.












To darken the crease I added Busted, a warm dark brown color. I used the tapered blending brush again.















To blend any harsh edges I used Foxy, a soft, matte, cream color. I just worked that in with the same blending brush and applied it to my brow bone.







After, I went ahead an lined my upper lash line and added a little wing with the liquid liner. I added the pencil liner to my waterline then. Next, I curled my lashes, applied mascara and filled in my brows.

For my face
I moisturized my skin then applied the Smashbox primer. I applied my Chanel Vitalumière Aqua foundation with a flat foundation brush, covered any problem spots with my Mac Studio Sculpt concealer and set it all with a little bit of my Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. I warmed up my complexion with my Nars Laguna bronzer and added a little bit of my Peach Satin Bouncy blush.



Finally I applied Modesty by Mac, a deep pinky nude lipstick and Smashbox lipgloss in Illume.

For my hair I simply used a 1 1/4 inch curling iron and wrapped 3 inch sections and held it for about 10-15 seconds. I parted my hair down the middle and sprayed a salt water mixture and hair spray and shook it out a bit.


Here's the final look!

Thanks for reading this super long post!
Have a great day :)
XO Kara

7 comments:

  1. You look absolutely beautiful!! The makeup is gorgeous and so is your hair! Thanks for sharing this look :)

    xxox

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  2. This look is so pretty! I can't wait to try this out. I love your blog, I followed! I would love it if you would check mine out at www.foreverfuchsia.com. Thanks and great post!

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  3. So GORGEOUS!! Besides the fact that you have beautiful eyes, you did a fantastic job enhancing them with these colors- amazing work doll!

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  4. Thank you all so much! You're too sweet.
    I'm glad you liked it :)

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  5. Wow this so so gorgeous, Love your makeup look! You have AMAZING eyes!
    xx





    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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