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Chocolate Bronze Smokey EOTD

I recently bought a chocolate brown and gold jumper and, when I wore it for the first time last week, it inspired me to throw together a complimentary chocolate bronze smokey eye.

I used an assortment of brown shades (mainly MAC) as well as the chocolate brown metallic shade from the Sleek Storm Palette (review coming soon). From left to right: bronze shade from Sleek Storm palette, MAC Mulch, MAC Soft Brown, MAC Woodwinked, MAC Cork and MAC Embark.

Step 1: Prime lids using Urban Decay Primer Potion

Step 2: Apply MAC Indianwood Paint Pot on to the mobile lid and blend out the edges

Step 3: Apply a mixture of the bronze shade from the Sleek Storm Palette and MAC Mulch eyeshadow. If you only have one of these shades then just use what you have, I used both to get the exact shade of chocolate brown that I wanted

Step 4: Blend MAC Cork eyeshadow in to the crease and use it blend out the edges of the chocolate brown shades

Step 5: Darken the crease with MAC Embark eyeshadow

Step 6: Blend out with the edges of  the crease colour with MAC Soft Brown

Step 7: Apply MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow to the inner part of the lid and blend it into the lid colour

Step 8: Apply liquid liner. I used MeMeMe Eyesweep liquid liner in black.

Step 9: Add mascara. I used Avon Supershock mascara which I got free with this months issue of Womens Weekly 🙂

Final look:

St Patrick’s Day Green EOTD

It’s St Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March so I thought I’d do a green EOTD. I bought a loose eyeshadow quad from the brand Chi Chi for halloween last year and really haven’t used it since so I thought I’d pull it out for this look. The colours include 3 shades of green as well as a gold. Here are the swatches. You can just substitute with greens of your choice.

Here’s the look I ended up with:

To get this look I used:
MAC Cashflow Paint Pot (gold) all over the lid and up to the crease
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green (grass green) all over the lid and up to the crease and along the bottom lashline
The mid tone green from the Chi Chi quad all over the lid up to the crease concentrating the colour mainly on the middle of the lid. I also used this colour along the bottom lashline
The darkest green on the outer v and into the crease
MAC Carbon eye shadow (black) to darken the outer v and crease
The lightest green eye shadow on the inner corner of the lid
The gold eyeshadow around the tear duct
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye liner in Black along the top lashline
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara on top and bottom lashes

This is a whole lot of green but it’s really wearable and an easy way to rock some green on St Patrick’s Day if green clothing isn’t your thing. Will you be wearing green eye makeup this St Patrick’s day?

Pastel Peach Paradisco eyes

It’s such a lovely day in Melbourne today that I thought that a peachy/coral look would be the perfect thing to wear. I decided to use MAC Paradisco eyeshadow, which is a lovely coral colour and which I admit I bought purely based on the name :D. I love the potential of this eye shadow but the intensity you see in the pan is not what you get when you apply this colour and I always find myself having to pack this on like crazy!

Since pastels are making a big come back this season I thought I’d go for a pastel type peach look and layered Paradisco over Soft Ochre paint pot but any light beige or white base will have a similar effect. I combined it with MAC Coppering eyeshadow in the outer v and warmed up the crease using some MAC Rule eyeshadow. I finished it off by highlighting with MAC Solar White eyeshadow around the tear duct and Milani Liquif’Eye pencil in gold on the waterline.

This is such a simple but feminine spring/summer look and it would look lovely with bronzed cheeks, illuminated skin and glossy lips. Hope you like the look!

MAC Bronze eyeshadow smokey look

I recently bought MAC Bronze eyeshadow but I haven’t really used it much so I though I’d try out an EOTD with it. I decided to go for a smokey bronze look by layering it over MAC Blackground paint pot. If you don’t have this paint pot and you love a good smokey eye then I seriously recommend you get it because it’s the perfect smokey base. It doesn’t go on super opaque at first so you can get a really subtle look with it or you can build it up for intensity.

What I used:
NARS concealer duo in Praline/Toffee all over the lid and under the eye
MAC Blackground Paint Pot on the lid and blended just up to the crease
MAC Bronze eyeshadow all over the lid
Inglot black eyeshadow (sorry don’t know the exact name!) blended in outer v and into the crease
Milani Liquif’Eye pencil in black to line top lashline and bottom waterline
MAC Naked pigment around tear duct
I also brought some of the Blackground paint pot along the bottom lashline and then went over that with more Bronze eyeshadow

Hope you like the look! Leave me a comment below about what you pair MAC Bronze eyeshadow with.

Stars’n’Rockets with some Plum Dressing

I’m sure you’ve all noticed that I’m on a big bright and colourful eyeshadow kick at the moment and todays look isn’t any different. I just got some purple eyeshadows so I came up with a purple eye look. By the way, my apologies on the lame title of the post. It’s actually harder than it seems to come up with so many titles and names for different looks so kudos to all those bloggers and youtubers who manage to do it so well!

The colours I used are (clockwise from top left) Naked Lunch, Stars ‘n’ Rockets, Nocturnelle and Plum Dressing.

These shadows are all really pretty but I was disappointed in the pigmentation of Plum Dressing. It’s very similar to MAC Cranberry eyeshadow except it has much more of a pink rather than red base. Unfortunately while Cranberry applies really intensely with one swipe, I really had to keep swiping Plum Dressing and then also wet my brush to get a decent application.

What I used to get this look:
MAC Prep + Prime eye in Medium all over the eye from lid to brow bone
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk all over the lid
MAC Stars ‘n’ Rockets eye shadow over the first half of lid
MAC Plum Dressing eye shadow over last half of eye
MAC Nocturnelle eye shadow on outer v and crease
MAC Sketch eye shadow to darken outer v
MAC Naked Lunch eye shadow around tear duct
Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in Zero on waterline
Covergirl Lashblast Fusion mascara on top and bottom lashes
Ardell Wispies lashes cut in half and applied to outer half of lid
I also applied Stars ‘n’ Rockets and Nocturnelle eye shadow to bottom lashline.

Pixiwoo’s Crystal Renn inspired look

I adore Pixiwoo’s videos but especially those by Sam. There’s something so mesmerising about watching her apply makeup because she’s so elegant but seems very down to earth. She makes every look she does seem easy but this look in particular is actually easy because she really only uses one eyeshadow. Check out the video first because I used the techique exactly as she has in this video.

The look is based off pictures of Crystal Renn from a shoot for Muse Magazine. I felt a bit funny posting this first picture of her smoking a cigarette but it’s the picture that captures the look the best.

Sam did the look with the red lip but you can see by this last picture that the eye is easily paired with a natural or nude lip. Sam used MAC Mystery eyeshadow which is a very dark cool toned brown which I don’t have so I had to improvise. I mixed MAC Embark eyeshadow (dark warm brown) with MAC Print eyeshadow (dark grey) but it still came out quite warm. Sam also uses top and bottom fake lashes very similar to those used on Crystal Renn but I didn’t have any that were similar enough so I skipped that step.

To get this look I used:
MAC Warm Light Shape Powder all over eye from lid to brow bone
MAC Embark and Print eyeshadow mixed through the socket line, outer v and bottom lashline and then smudged across whole lid
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack smudged across top lashline
Covergirl Lashblast Fusion on top and bottom lashes
MAC Chromographic Pencil in NW25/NC30 on waterline

So obviously my version didn’t come out as great as Sam’s but it was fun to do. The key with this look is blending and I don’t think I blended anywhere near enough. You also need a cool toned brown because they tend to look more sophisticated than a warm toned brown because your eyes will look like they’re contoured rather than coloured. If you want to go for the type of red lip that Crystal is wearing in the first picture than NARS Heatwave lipstick is perfect as it has the right amount of orange and red through it.

How do you feel about this look? Let me know below!