Revive Your Summer Look on a Dime… well not literally.
You know how this time of year, you see new highlighting powders that promise to give you the glow of a Vicky’s Secret Model? You think that’s great, I need something to add an extra layer of sex appeal to my look but I’m trying to save up for a summer vacay get away.
Well here’s something to help out that you probably already have in your beauty arsenal.
Copper and gold eye shadows!
Half Baked – Urban Decay ($18/USD)/Expensive Pink & Amber Lights – MAC ($15 ea./USD)
All shadows are part of permanent collections.
I don’t always do double duty with my products but this time I gave it a second thought – I mean why not, right? There are currently palettes out there meant to be used in a myriad of ways – highlighting cheekbones, collarbones, eye shadow…etc.
I used my Amber Lights (peachy, copper brown) as a lid shade and I fell in love all over again. Then I thought if this color looks great on the lids by itself, imagine what it looks like as a highlighting shade on the tops of my cheekbones.
Depending on your natural complexion or how tan you are currently – pigment power can vary. I am a bit more tan than usual so I had to build up pigment – a tapered blush or fan shaped brush works nicely. I keep this reserved for date night or cocktails with the gals – it can be a bit too much bling for the office. I think it’s a bit too much bronze goddess for me before 12pm, however, it’s perfect at any time of the day while on vacation in Las Vegas or on an island.
If you are on the fair side, I would go with the duo chrome (golden pink) Expensive Pink or Half Baked (golden chrome). Again, apply with a light hand and build up if you crave more shimmer.
Because I have been really cognizant about my spending, I’ve been digging deep into my beauty vault and I fell back in love with my 10 pan MAC palette that I created five years ago. I use it every now and then but lately I’m really forcing myself to use what I’ve got. Also, I’ve been a bit lazy with my eye looks and have been relying on easy shades that I can create a five minute look with. The best part is I also got inspired to think outside the box and find other uses for my shadows while staying on trend for the season.
I chose these colors because it’s what’s in my existing collection – pull out the current gold, bronze, coppers in yours and see what happens. Are there any recent re-discoveries you made in your beauty vault?
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