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makeupbox:

Glam Dark Bronze Smoky Eyes and Nude Cheeks/Lips

Very into smoky neutrals right now, and it’s great for the holiday season because they’re flattering for everyone, go with most outfits and are a quick way to add some glamour to the face.

PS sorry for the duplicate image in the pictorial!

This look works like the classic smoky eye, with

  • the lash line being the darkest and most intense
  • color fading as it goes outwards
  • smoky shadow blended quite far down along the lower lash line

The rest of the face is very monochromatic, with nude tones on the cheeks and lips, topped with a little warm gold-toned sheen.

Skin:

Maybelline Pure.Eraser Mineral Foundation OC2

The Body Shop Concealer Pencil 02

ClearLast Face Powder in Medicated Ochre (this is a range of pressed powders in different finishes by Mandom Japan that I love, love, love for setting makeup because they give additional coverage and don’t grab and darken over concealer, and also never look too matte or cakey).

The Body Shop Bronzing Powder in Light Matte 01 (for contouring)

The Body Shop Shimmer Waves in Coral for a soft sheen and a trace of warm color

Brows: 

Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 Pencil in Seal Brown

Canmake brow mascara 01

Eyes:

Instead of a typical pencil, use a soft black kajal or an intense black cream shadow stick like Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick (these are easier to smoke out)

Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in 9 Burnt Sugar (or any caramel-toned brown that isn’t too shimmery)

MAC Pressed Pigment in Flicker (or Lustre shadow in Retrospeck) patted on with damp fingers for precise sparkle

Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black

Lips:

The Body Shop Colour Crush lipstick 220

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Candlelight