18 September 2010

Golden-Bronze Smokey Eye


Today I filmed a tutorial for this look, which is a neutral golden/bronze smokey eye, perfect for autumn because of the colours.  This is one of my favourite go-to looks and even though golds and browns aren't supposed to make brown eyes like mine "pop", I don't care because I love the colours so much and I always wear them anyway!  In my opinion, there are no rules to make-up and fashion, you wear what makes you feel good and that's it.  Here's how I achieved this very simple look:

Base: I didn't use any eye-shadow primer, I only applied some Benefit Get Even powder using the sponge that comes with it, both to under my eyes and on top of my lids.  This gives it a good base and sets the foundation/concealer so that it doesn't crease.
Eyeshadow: I used Kiko eyeshadow in #80 (a shimmery golden/champagne colour) all over the lid.  Then with an angled brush, I applied MAC's Mulch (a reddish bronze colour) to my crease.  I used the lightest shade (a shimmery vanilla) from my Sleek Storm palette and applied it to the brow bone and blended it into the other shadows for a more neutral daytime appropriate look.
Eyeliner: Using Maybelline's Line Definer in black on the top lids, I drew a thick line (yours doesn't need to be so thick, I just favour this look!) and then I used Impala's Waterproof pencil liner in black along the bottom and top waterline.
Mascara: I finished it all off with CoverGirl's LashBlast Volume in black.

You can watch the video tutorial of how I did this here.


I also dyed my hair today using my usual colour...yes, you guessed it:  Garnier Nutrisse Creme in #10 Chamomile.  It's the best colour for my hair, a perfect extra-light honey blonde!  And it's super cheap too!  You can buy it at the supermarket or drugstore.  Let me know what you think.  Do you have any at-home box hair dyes that work for you?  Don't forget to let me know if you like this make-up look and if you think you'll try it yourself!

Stay Stylish!
xoxo

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful Beautiful Anna! Wear red more often :D

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  2. eee i must try out that hairdye!
    i love you colour!!!
    & you look stunning! :)

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  3. Beautiful look and I simply love the bronze golden colors...maybe because I am blonde with brown eyes, but always so wearable and pretty!

    That last shot of you is wonderful and yes, the red looks great on you!

    Liesl :)

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  4. Anna, where are the boots from that you were wearing on the LeFloof video today...so I guess yesterday (the black ones). They are amazing, I loved that outfit so much!

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  5. Hey Anna I'm a new subscriber - love your blog! I have Mulch use it as a crease color as well for a day time look. I have brown eyes and I think that for a night time look if you use Mulch around your eye and smoke it out it looks really nice - of course along with black liner. :)

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  6. anna, i love love your hair colour!! may i ask for advice? how to get rid of reddish shade and get honey blonde like you?

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  7. OMG red suits you soo well...It makes your skin look like porcelan (I don't know if that is what you're going for but you look stuning)
    I just had to tell you that:P

    XOXO

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  8. yes i agree you should wear red!!! it really makes your hair and eyes look gorgeous. :-)

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  9. Thank you guys :) I'm happy you like the look and hair colour!

    @Anonymous #1 Thank you! I will wear red more often, thanks for the compliment :)

    @Holly Yes definitely try this hairdye, I think it will suit you really well!

    @Liesl Yes, it's such a comfortable "I know this will work" look, haha!

    @Rebecca The boots are from Dune! I believe that outfit is already in my Outfit of the Day section, but I was wearing ballet flats instead of boots :)

    @Chrystal Thanks for subscribing/reading my blog! And yup, I totally agree, Mulch is a beautiful crease colour!

    @Anonymous #2 It was a long process but basically I went to the salon to have them "fix" the problem! They dyed it a dark ash blonde (darker than my natural colour) and added some light blonde highlights. I waited it out about 3-4 months and my hair eventually lightened back to its natural colour (a dark honey blonde) and then when the colour had basically all grown out, I used the Garnier Nutrisse in Chamomile.

    @Anonymous #3 Thank you so much, what a lovely compliment! <3

    @vs Thank you, hun! I'm glad you like it :)

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  10. I think you're right! There's no rules to make-up or fashion, if it suits us why not wear it? ;) And the golden-brown eye make up looks beautiful on you!
    That hair color really suits you best! My fav box hair dye is the L'oreal casting cream gloss, it's a semi-permanent hair color that makes my hair super shiny and smooth! When I want a permanent hair dye I always buy garnier nutrisse in the shade #8 Natural Blonde, it's exactly like my natural hair color, but always adds some cute highlights and they last longer than the semi-permanent hair color!

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  11. Great look! I love neutrals and unless done completely wrong they flatter everybody so much!

    I haven't had time to keep up with what you've been doing lately and when I watched your latest video I noticed your lighter hair ;) really pretty!
    Garnier make some great box dies, dont they? :D
    I use Belle Color in 10.0, also a light golden blonde on the packaging, but on my hair it comes out light strawberry blonde. I really like that as it lightens my naturally med-dark blonde hair but also keeps some shades of red. My mom made me try this, she's used it two shades lighter for years.

    happy autumn! xxxx

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  12. your hair colour is perfect!! which hair mask do you use?

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  13. Lovely look - neutrals are always gorgeous! And you look beautiful xo

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  14. Looks really pretty, I love bronze colors. I've recently been watching your videos and I've been enjoying trying some new make up ideas. Thanks! :)

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  15. Love it!! You're getting better and better.
    I really like your earrings! :)

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  16. Lovely look! Is that Rimmel Summer Angel lipstick? It's very pretty.

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  17. I am the exact way about nails. Although my nails are short 90 % of the time but when they are long, i hate how it looks with color. You look lovely as usual!

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  18. Look at those eyes... GORGEOUS!!!

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  19. Anna, do you know by any chance what the volume of the developer in your Garnier Nutrisse box dye is??
    And I really like your look here.

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  20. I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

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  21. Hello Anna!! I have been trying to find a similar lipstick to the one you you have on in this video. Can you please tell me which one you' ve used?
    Is it Mac hug me or maybe Rimmel Summer Angel lipstick? PLEASE tell me!
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    http://www.beauty-is-within.blogspot.com/

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