Ever see a makeup look your like and think you’d look like to steal that look? Then, you find out that you can’t replicate it? Yeah, me too. But, I love to play with make up, so when Susan from Not So Suddenly Susan put out there on Twitter that she wanted to replicate this look, I was up for the challenge. I love recreating looks that are wearable for day and are natural. Here’s the photo she gave me:
Before we begin, I have to apologize that my good camera is broken, so I was using this awful point and shoot – so the picture look like complete ick and aren’t a proper representation of what the color really looks like.
Put on all your foundation the way you normally would. I won’t make any recommendations here, because most people like what they like. So, just make sure your skin is nice and even. Throw on some concealer and fix up your eyebrows. This way, you’re starting with a nice blank canvas. I did prime my lids with a taupey shimmery eyeshadow primer by BeautiControl in taupe (on the website, it doesn’t look shimmery, nor silvery – but it is!). You could easily use a shimmery silver cream eyeshadow like Maybelline Color Tattoo in Taupe. I picked a base with a bit of shimmer, just to help the shimmer along.
EEEEEEK NAKED FACE!
Wash a light shimmer beige shade all over your eye lids. For this tutorial, I used L’Oreal Studio Secrets Eyeshadow Single in Taffeta. I used a color with a little bit of pink in it because it brights up my skin tone. But, you could easily substitute it for Golden Sunset.
Next, the key to this look is using a medium brown so the outer eyes don’t get too dark. We don’t want dramatic, we want sunkissed. I used the darkest shade from BeautiControl’s Au Natural Mineral Eyeshadow Trio. Start by pressing the shadow into the corners of the eyes, and into the crease. I even pull the shadow over the midway point of my eyes. You could substitute something like NYX Matte Eyeshadow in Betrayal.
Next go back with your light color and press it into the corners of your eyes and blend into the brown shade like shown below. (Ignore by messy eyebrows, I got them waxed shortly after!!)
Don’t worry about blending too much yet. You’ll fix it up when you add your bronzer.
Line your eyes with a black Kohl pencil. I used Ulta Kohl Eye Pencil in black. I lined my top lids and I repeated that on my water line. You don’t have to do the water line, especially if you are doing a day time look. So when you’re done, it’ll look a like this:
Step 4: Using a blush brush, swirl your brush around in a bronzer that contains pink. I recommend this for people with fairer skin because it gives it a little color without looking too tan. I used BeautiControl’s Bronzer in Beauti and the Beach. You could also substitute Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush Bronzer.
Start by swirling the bronzer over your cheeks. Then, dust it anywhere the sun would hit you – so across the nose, above your eyebrows and your chin and forehead. I also take the brush, with a tiny bit of bronzer, and brush it over my eyelids outward to blend eyeshadow and give a bit of a bronze glow.
Step 5: Swipe on your favorite mascara (my favorite is L’Oreal Voluminuous Carbon Black) and then a swipe of Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait. I love these lip butters. I don’t typically wear lip color, but I actually own four of these and am almost running out. They wear like lip balm, but have plenty of gloss and color without the fuss of a lip stick.
It sounds like a lot of steps, but once you get the look down and pat, it’ll be simple!
…and voila! Not exact, but very close – I know the shadow look a bit pink/purple here – it’s not in person. Plus, I have a whole lot more pink in my skin that she does.