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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Copper Penny

I try to challenge myself when it comes to my makeup...and by challenge, I mean to attempt new looks.  Otherwise, I find myself in the same old beauty rut and it can get boring.  Copper eyeshadow was all over the runways this fall and is a look that consistently resurfaces each year - probably because it is flattering, brings out eyes (regardless of their color) and looks good on every skin tone.  Take a peek at these examples that show two different ways of wearing this look:

I love the ethereal-ness of the style on the right (without mascara), whereas Diane Kruger's is more evening appropriate.  Either way you choose, this metallic hue will warm up your skin & make your eyes pop. 
 How to recreate:

1) Sweep a copper shimmering eyeshadow all over lids, blending up.  You can go all the way up to the brow (as demonstrated on the model above) or stop just above the crease.
2) Add a thin swipe of the same shadow across your bottom lash lines.
3) If you're going for a more dramatic look, you can add some chocolate brown eyeliner & two coats of black mascara.
4) The eyes are the focus here, so keep blush to a minimum & stick with a natural glossy lip.

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Amber from Real Girl Glam said...

I LOVE copper shadow. Definitely one of my favorite colors because it is so flattering!

Katya said...

This color is PERFECT for Fall.


Myrna said...

I love that LORAC one, I have it and that gold looks amazing. I like gold it makes me have a good tan.


Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

I've always loved Copper tones for eyes..