Hi Guys and Dolls! I’m sorry it’s been so long since my last post/video, but I have a lot of things cookin’ right now, so be prepared for a lot of stuff in the next few weeks. I love this look and I’m satisfied with how it came out, and I hope you like it as well. If you want a darker or more dramatic smoky eye, simply add more of the black, or use a starker black, like MAC’s Carbon, or NYX’s Black. I was trying to keep it light, similar to how Melinda wears in the show. It’s a fairly simple to do warm smoky eye what you can tailor make to fit your mood/skin tone/hair color/eye color. The last pictures of the post is a few different type of bronzes and coppers.What do you think of the new site layout? I thought that the 3 column one was maybe distracting, let me know what you think!
Products used & Dupes:
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer SPF 15 with Dermaxyl Complex ( I also LOVE their “Light” primer, it feels weightless)
Hard Candy Nobody’s Perfect Concealer Palette in Light (REVIEW)
L’oreal True Match Foundation in N1 (I’d probably be better off with W1 or C1, I’m not sure)
MAC Studio Fix Powder NW15 (dusted lightly over the foundation to set it. This is what I use as my regular summer foundation, but I apply it with a kabuki for medium coverage , instead of as a setting powder)
Hard Candy Honeymoon Blush (highlight, Review SOON!)
NYX Mocha Blush
MAC Petticoat MSF (discontinued bronzy-raspberry pink with iridescence . If you know of a GOOD dupe for this, that is still available, PLEASE TELL ME!)
MAC Emote Blush (Discontinued. but Ben Nye’s Contour 1 works well for a light skinned contour)
Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP)
BFTE Black (any soft black or very dark brown)
BFTE Earthy (I’m sorry, I know there is dupes, but I can’t think of one. Basically instead of these two, you could have done a dark golden brown like MAC’s Espresso, or Leather from the Kat Von D Beethoven Palette. In this post I show a few other dupes for this sort of golden brown color.
BFTE Amber -Really, dupes for this depend on what you want, your coloring, your eye color etc. I’ve included some pictures at the bottom of this post with some colors that would all work for this purpose. Not necessarily “dupes” but colors that serve the same/similar purpose. A simple guideline is if you have green eyes red toned coppers will work for you, Brown eyes work well with yellow bronze-golds, pink-coppers and also cool bronzes, and Blue eyes pop with any yellow or orange based-bronze or gold. Hair color and skin color also play a role, & I’m a big fan of making your own rules, and wearing what you like.
MAC Blanc Type
Migi Velvet Liner (this is a liquid liner pen. it’s like drawing on your eyeliner with a VERY fine tipped marker. several companies make eyeliners like this, a few that come to mind are MAC, Cargo, and L’oreal (I think). Really any liquid eyeliner you like is fine, some people like pen ones, some like gel-liners & cake-liners you apply with a brush, some prefer the felt tip types like L’oreal Liner Intense)
A black eyeliner for the waterline: I prefer waterproof eyeliners in my waterline because they last longer, and they set quickly, so they don’t ruin my contacts. three I love are MAC’s Technakohl, Sephora’s waterproof Retractable Liner, and Urban Decay’s 24/7 Liners.
Urban Decay Corrupt 24/7 liner for the lower lashline
Mascara: I used Clinique’ High Impact Mascara
MAC Star Nova Lusterglass
Here’s some Different types of Bronzes, Golds, and Coppers.
Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
BFTE Colors: Copper, Big Island (one of my faves), Chocolate, Amber, Autumn, Rock Star
Urban Decay’s UnderGround, Scratch, Chopper, Smog (FAVE) MAC’s Goldmine and Milani’s Flare