Hey, everyone! Today's look of the day features a smokey bronze eye and flushed, coral cheek. This is definitely more dramatic than my everyday look, but I think it would still be quite easy to pull this off for daytime. By balancing the eye and cheek with a soft, subtle lip, it stays sultry, but wearable!
The stars of this look are the NARS Cordura Eye Shadow Duo and Illamasqua Powder Blush in Beg. The Cordura duo features a warm, mid-tone orange brown and a deep, bronzy chocolate shade. They work so well together to create a brown smokey eye! I've paired the duo with the unique golden-white shimmer of Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in IR911. They blend so well together! Illamasqua Beg was a purchase made late last year when Illamasqua finally made its way to Canada (a banner day, let me tell you!). I had been dying to try a couple of their other blushes (Lover and Hussy, specifically), but it was Beg that caught my eye that day. It was the perfect warm, caramel-toned coral shade that didn't look like anything else in my collection. I had to have it!
Here is a closeup of the eye makeup, demonstrating how well the Cordura Duo and Shu IR911 work together. Not the clearest photo, unfortunately, but hopefully you get the idea!
And now, a breakdown of what I used!
Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup in Buff
Concealer: NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in 03 Light
Powder: Lush Emotional Brilliance Translucent Face Powder
Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
Blush: Illamasqua Powder Blush in Beg
Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Eye Shadows: NARS Cordura Eye Shadow Duo (lighter brown shade generously on crease and outer corner; deeper bronze shade precisely in crease to add definition) and Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in IR911 (as a highlight on brow bone, inner corners of the eye, and centre of the lid)
Eyeliner: Holika Holika Jewel-Light Waterproof Eyeliner in 01 (Black)
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling in Black
Lips: MAC Modesty Lipstick topped with Bourjois Effect 3D Les Nudes Lip Gloss in #36 Fleur d'Oranger Poetic
And a few more views of the look:
What are some of your favourite eye shadows to create a brown smokey eye? Any Illamasqua blushes that you can't live without?
Thanks for reading! xoxo