Pssst… Summer is officially underway, which means that you and your makeup routine should lighten up and have some fun!
We know that everyone is #superbusy, but we have some colourful makeup trends that will help you get you away from your computer screen and into a summertime state of mind.
One of the most versatile eye shadow trends on the runway and red carpet this year has been copper eye makeup. The earthy metallic adds warmth to any skin tone and works with every eye colour. The shade can be worn as a neutral for day or an eye-catching party look, just depends on the tools and techniques you use.
There are a variety of shades that fall into the copper colour family, so it’s easy to find one to suit your skin tone. Fair to medium skins should choose a softer copper with golden undertones and choose more intense red- or orange- based coppers to bring out dark and deep complexions.
Here are our favorite ways to wear copper eye shadow this summer:
+ Sheer Wash or Smokey. Choose a copper cream or powder shadow and run it over the upper and lower lash line with your point XXS brush, then smudge (short back and forth strokes without lifting brush from skin) along the lid for a smokey line. Add another layer of pigment just above the last application using your point XXS and XS brush to blend up toward the crease for a sheer wash of colour, or continue to build up the pigment for a full smokey look.
+ Halo Eye. Apply your go-to nude eye shadow over the entire lid with your point S brush, then dip the tip of your point XXS brush into a copper shadow and press over the centre of the eye for a metallic sheen that pulls focus and adds dimension.
+ Two-Eyed Eye. Copper shades pair well with a myriad of other hues: blues, greens, browns and other metallics. Blend a copper eye liner or shadow along the lower lash line with your XXXS brush to contrast an army green or navy shade worn along the upper lid. Or, blend a copper eyeliner over one section of the lash line for a playful accent to your neutral eye liners.
+ Colour Enhanced. Instead of rimming the waterline with a black or brown liner, try a copper pencil. You’ll be amazed at how it makes the green and gold flecks in your iris pop!