Even though it’s Spring, which usually means pastels and light washes of color for everyday makeup, I am always drawn to bold, smokey eyes. With that in mind I wanted to feature a look that would be wearable for day but transition easily for night. This light, bronze smokey eye makeup is easy to recreate and completely wearable any day of the week.
Begin by prepping the skin. I love to apply my moisturizer followed by a great primer before beginning. Next, I add a concealer to the lids and dust a light transparent powder over the time to prime the eyes for the eyeshadow.
Bronze Smokey Eye Tutorial:
Step 1 / Using a light brown shade, dust this into the crease to work as a transition shade; I used MAC ‘soft brown’. This step is important because it helps blend the colors placed on the lid with the light shade that usually goes directly under the brow.
It’s prom season and no better time than to feature a soft makeup look that is perfect for the occasion. This look is more on the neutral side with pink and light brown tones and is definitely daytime wearable. I would wear it any day of the week and think it would look great for any occasion. Let me know what you think and whether you’d love to see more makeup tutorials in the future!
Soft Prom Makeup Products List
it Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye concealer (not shown)
I am one of those girls that wears makeup everyday. Yep, it’s true – I know to some it probably seems a little ridiculous but it’s where I feel the most comfortable. So today I wanted to share with you my easy, #basic makeup routine that says “I’ve got my [stuff] together” even when I really want to stay in my pajamas all day playing with Cohen. This tutorial is easily adaptable to whatever your day entails. Add some eyeliner, subtract the lip liner; doing whatever your heart desires is key so let’s get started.
Step 1 / I love to start with a clean, fresh face. I am not always up for a full washing in the morning, it is literally my least favorite part when it comes to skincare. In place of that, I will splash some Clinique Clarifying Lotion #1 onto a cotton round and swipe it all over my skin. It helps it feel revitalized, refreshed and ready for the concoction of products I am about to throw on it.
Valentine’s Day is this weekend and the perfect opportunity to try out a new makeup look. I love wearing pinks and reds on V-day and this year decided to create a fun makeup look that mixes light and dark pinks with deep plum. Go bold with a bright lip or pair it down with a soft nude. Either way, I hope you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day with the ones you love most!
Step 2 / Using a pencil brush, carefully trace a deep pink shade into the outer v and inner v. I am using ‘Optimistic’ and the Sigma E30 pencil brush.
Step 3 / Next, using a dark pink or plum shade, deepen the inside of the out v to add a bit of dimension. This shade is ‘Russet’ from the Sigma palette. Then blend out the edges with the Sigma tapered blending brush.
Step 4 / Then pat ‘Oyster Sand’ or a light pink shade over the entire lid.
Step 5 / Bring the ‘Russet’ shade down to the outer edge of the lower lashline.
Step 6 / Then blend it out with ‘Cozy’ or a soft taupe color use a smudge brush.
Step 7 / Line the upper waterline with a dark brown eyeliner.
The day I started filling in my brows, my entire view of makeup changed. Since the whole contouring and highlighting shebang, I pay more attention to how I apply my makeup. Whether I am staying home or going out, I never neglect my brows.
Touching up your brows is really the key to framing your entire look. Using eyeshadow to fill them in can be a great way to multi-task a product too. Not to mention how convenient it is when traveling! Make sure you use a matte shadow and one that is neutral in tone. Stay away from anything “golden” or with glitter as this will not look natural unless of course that’s the look you’re going for!
On another note, I also dye mine every few weeks and this helps in a major way. You can watch my tutorial here if you’re curious; a definite game changer especially during the Summer months. Now let’s get on with the tutorial!
Step 1 / Starting with clean brows, pick up product on the angled brush and sweep it in a straight line along the top of the brow until reaching the arch. Begin a little ways back from where the eyebrow begins since you don’t want the very front edge to be too dark.
Step 2 / Now trace the bottom edge of the brow from the innermost edge and back towards the arch.
Step 3 / Lightly pull the shadow down the tail towards the end, on top and bottom so they meet and the outer point.
Step 4 / Use a spoolie brush to comb through the brows to help blend the eyeshadow and see if there are any long pieces that need to be trimmed.
Step 5 / Carefully trim along the top of the brow if needed and use the brush to fill in any light/bald spots of the brow.
Step 6 / Use a clear brow gel over the entire brow to set the powder.