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Hooded & Easy: Everyday Bronze Eye Make Up

I have so many pending outfit posts to shoot, really. I’m quite excited but it’s very hard for someone with a 9-to-5 job. My weekends recently have been crazy busy as well but since I want to put up something new, I decided to try for a make up tutorial.

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I had a hard time learning make up because I didn’t know about eye types beforehand. I would watch lots of make up tutorials and learn nothing because they have a different eye type than I do. When I look straight on, my lid will be covered by my crease and therefore my lid make up won’t be seen at all which is a shame because that’s usually where the magic happens! All the blending, gone! If you have the same eye type then this make up and all the make up tutorials I’ll be doing from here on out will most probably work for you too!

Before we start, let me remind you that you need not use the products I’m using here. You may use your preferred foundation or contour or powder and it’s all going to be fine. Find some dupes or something similar, recreate this and do your own twist!

Foundation

Hello, it’s my bare face. Bear with me. I’m using L’oreal True Match Liquid Foundation in G4 Gold Beige with Real Techniques Buffing Brush. This one’s light-medium coverage and definitely buildable. I went with just a layer since I’m going for an everyday look and I don’t want to feel too caked up. Before applying foundation, feel free to apply your moisturiser and let it set in for about 5-15 minutes before doing your make up.

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Concealer

If you know your eyeshadow will cause a lot of fall down when applying on your eye lid then you can apply concealer after doing your eye make up rather than before. Form an inverted triangle underneath your eyes and gently blend it without spreading it to other parts of your face. If you can, you may lightly tap it with a sponge or your ring finger. I used Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer in Classic Beige with Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush.

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Base Eyeshadow

I like having a blank space for my eye make up so I usually put on some skin tone eyeshadow before everything else. This one’s Foxy from the Urban Decay Naked Basics using the same brush as the concealer. If you have a similar one that matches your skin better, use it. Also, when using brushes, if you’re limited to a few pieces, designate one for light colors and another for dark colors. Concealers and light eyeshadows can be grouped while darker eyeshadows and brow powders can be grouped with another brush.

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Bronze Eye Crayon

Eye crayons are for lazy humans and I’m so down with that! It makes applying colors easy and quick. This is a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 620 Bronze. Apply it all over your lid up to your crease. If you’re not certain where your crease is, it’s the skin on top of your eye socket and the bone just above your eye ball. Blend the outer edges of the applied eye crayon before building it up and applying it again. If you want a dramatic look then 3 layers will do and also, pull it upwards so that when you look straight on, the bronze can still be seen. Make sure you blend, blend, blend everything properly.

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Some eye crayons may also set quickly so act fast so you won’t have a hard time blending it. I used Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush to blend it but any fluffy brush will do.

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Eye Liner

Any black liner will do but I’m using Nichido Mineral Kohl Pencil in Onyx and applied it on my upper and lower water lines to create a more defined eye look. This is a challenge for anyone new to make up but over time you’ll get used to it. I don’t have issues applying it on my lower water line any more but I’ve just learned to tightline and that’s when I get teary eyed.

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Lash Line

I used a black powder on top of my lash line and slightly on my lower lash line instead of using a liquid liner. You don’t need to be precise with this one because you’ll be smudging it carefully. So yes, no need to worry if you’re not an expert with winged liners. Feather it upwards but very lightly so that it will create a smokey line. I used Crave from the Urban Decay Naked Basics.

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Mascara

If you have long lashes then this look will definitely be stunning on you as it relies heavily on defining your eyes with the black liner + mascara combo. If you have short lashes like I do, then curl it extra longer and apply 2-3 coats of mascara. Use false lashes if you want more drama or if you want to turn this into an evening look. Maybelline has some great mascaras for cheaps and this one’s Hyper Curl Volum Express.

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Brows

Brows are the death of me. I still can’t figure it out since I like natural looking brows but then it doesn’t really photograph well. Anyhow, what I’d usually do is to create caterpillar-like brows, the ones with sharp edges and dark color. I, then, brush the inner part to get that faded look so that it’ll look natural. I am using the darkest brown shade from the Maybelline The Nudes palette. Sucks that they don’t have names.

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Contour + Blush + Powder

For contour, I’m using NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium with Real Techniques Contour Brush. Applying it ever so lightly so that it doesn’t add up to the heaviness and bronze-ness of the eyes. However, if you’re going for an evening look, do your regular amount of contour.

For blush, I’m using NYX Blush in Natural with Real Techniques Duo Fibre Face Brush. I like duo fibre brushes because they don’t pick up too much product and will help you soften up the application especially if you are heavy handed.

For powder, I’ve set my face with Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder in Nude Beige with a buffing brush, the same one I used with my foundation.

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Nude Lips

Strong eyes can be paired perfectly with a nude lip. So take out your favorite nude shade and apply it. I’m using Nichido Rosette lip pencil and MAC Velvet Teddy on top of it.

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Here it is, my everyday bronze eye make up look, easy for those with hooded eye lids and great for turning into an evening look. If you’re looking for more color than your usual browns then this is perfect for you. It’s easy and doesn’t take much time in the morning.

If you’d like to recreate this simple look, tag me!

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