Face of the Day: Bronzed Glow


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For this look, I paired bronze-toned colours on the eyes and cheeks with a hot orange-red lipstick.  I used the ‘Highlighted Look‘ style of eyeshadow application to create this look (click on the link for more information).  This type of look uses a darker shade in the inner/outer lids and a light shade in the middle of the lid.

You can pair other bright lip colours with this type of eye look as well, such as bright corals, deep burgundies and hot pinks.  Alternatively, you can use muted pinks, nudes or light peach lip shades if you prefer a softer look.

Here’s how to re-create this look:


Base: MAC Painterly Paint Pot (neutral light beige)
Crease: MAC Haux eyeshadow (medium matte neutral rose-brown)
Inner and Outer Lid: MAC Romp eyeshadow (medium shimmery chocolate with gold)
Middle Lid: MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow (shimmery light peachy-brown)
Highlight: MAC Blanc Type eyeshadow (light matte cream beige)
Inner+Outer Lower Lashline: MAC Romp eyeshadow (as above)
Middle Lower Lashline: MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)
Cheeks: Benefit Rockateur blusher (satin rose-gold) (click on the link to read more about this product)
Cheek Highlight: Bare Minerals The Shining Moment (shimmery light cream-gold)
Lip Liner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil in Ozone (clear)
Lips: Rimmel lipstick in No. 660 In Love With Ginger (satin hot orange-red)


1. Apply Painterly all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242).

2. Sweep Haux into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).

3. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Romp on to the outer lid and the inner lid.  Keep the middle section of the lid free of colour, as we will be applying a lighter shader there in the next stage.

4. Apply All That Glitters to the middle of the lid eyelid using a gentle patting motion (e.g. MAC 239).  Don’t worry if All That Glitters looks like it is standing out slightly, as we are aiming to create a highlighted effect in the middle of the eyelid.

5. If you find that that there is too much contrast between the shades in the inner/outer lid and the middle lid, take a little of each shade at a time so that they overlap.  Try patting a little more of All That Glitters just where it meets Romp.  You can also apply a little more of Romp just where it meets the edges of All That Glitters.  Adding a little extra colour here and there can help the two shades transition more smoothly into one another.

6. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Blanc Type on to the browbone to highlight and blend out the edges of the crease colour.

7. Take an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Romp to the inner lower lashline and the outer lower lashline.  Keep the middle of the lower lashline free of colour as we will be applying a lighter shade to this area in the next stage.

8. Take the same angled liner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply All That Glitters to the middle of the lower lashline.  You can run a clean finger along the line if you wish to smooth out and blend the edges of All That Glitters and Romp together more.

9. Apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

10. Take an angled blusher brush (e.g. MAC 168) and apply Rockateur blusher to the cheeks.

11. Take a small contour or highlight brush (e.g. MAC 109) and dust The Shining Moment on to the top of the cheekbones.  This step helps to highlight the cheekbones and make them look more pronounced.  You can also apply a little of The Shining Moment lightly at the top of the cupid’s bow (on your lips) to further brighten the face.

12. Line the outside of the lips with Ozone lip liner.  Using a lip liner gives the lips extra definition when wearing bold lipsticks.  It also prevents bold lipsticks from ‘bleeding’ outside the lip line.  You can fill in the lip area as well, if you like, as this can help the lipstick adhere better.

13. Apply a slick of In Love With Ginger lipstick on the lips.  The bright orange-red tones in this shade make the lips really stand out.

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