Bronzed Summer Nights: A Makeup Tutorial

2 years ago

Hello lovely Luuuxers!

I`m back with a summertime eyeshadow tutorial! I`ve been playing around with my new MAC 4-pan palette and put together this look, and thought I would share it with you!

To me, it seems like it would be perfect for a night out in the summer, whether that means going to a concert or festival, eating dinner on a rooftop, or just going out dancing with the girls!

Let`s begin! :)


1. Prime your eyes with a shimmery primer
I primed my entire lid, from inner corner to outside corner, with my Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin. But if you want, you can use any shimmery primer. Some of my other favorites are the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded or the Milani Shadow Eyez in Sand Dunes.

2. Sweep a matte brown into the crease with a fluffy brush, blending well.
I like to do the crease shade first, since the lid color is going to be darker and I don`t want the blending to end up looking muddy later. I used the shade Saddle from my MAC palette, which is a mid-tone warm brown.

3. Pat a dark bronze all across the lid using a flat eyeshadow brush
I dipped into my MAC palette and used the shade Antiqued, which is a gorgeous reddish bronze. I made sure to pat this on carefully so that it wouldn`t get muddled in with the crease color.

4. Re-blend the edges with a little more of the matte brown
Just tap your brush into the matte brown and use it to get rid of any harsh lines between the lid and crease color, and also to blend in the outer corner and deepen that up a bit.

5. Pat a lighter gold color to the middle of the lid
This is a trick that I learned from the guy at the MAC counter. He said that it always makes the eyes look brighter if you place a dab of brighter shadow right in the middle of the lid, where your eyeball naturally curves out the most. To do this, I used a smaller flat eyeshadow brush and patted a little bit of All That Glitters from MAC right in the center of the lid. I love the effect this gives!!

6. Using a pencil brush, smudge some of the bronze lid color underneath the eye to smoke out the look
If you want, you can make sure to apply some eye primer on the bottom lash line too to make sure that this color is vibrant. I prefer not to, because I want the bottom lash line to look a little more subdued.

7. Line the top and bottom lash line with a black eyeliner of your choice
I chose to use the NARS Larger than Life eye pencil in Via Veneto, since I just got it in my 500 point perk from Sephora and I wanted to try it out! It isn`t the most black eyeliner I`ve ever used but man, once it`s on your eyes, it does not BUDGE! This makes it perfect for tight lining and using on the bottom waterline!

8. Apply your favorite mascara to top and bottom lashes
My current favorite (and it`s been a favorite for awhile!) is the L`Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes. It gives my lashes awesome volume and separation, and it is really black! Love this stuff!!

And, TA DA! That`s it for the summertime smoldering bronze eye look! I hope you try this yourself, and if you do, post it on Luuux so that we can all see! In the meantime, enjoy your summertime fun while looking glamorous!


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