Today's Makeup: Bronze-y Brown Shadow and Smudged Green Liner and An Easy How-To

Easy Step by Step Makeup Tutorial - How to Bronze Brown Eyeshadow Smudged Dark Green Eyeliner Peach Lips

Ever since I bought the NARS Ride Up to the Moon eyeshadow palette, the bronze-brown eyeshadow Fez has been one of my most used colors.  I love pairing it with dark green along the lashline, either with NARS Night Porter (also part of the palette) or smudging a pencil liner like the Urban Decay Loaded along my lashline.   Keep the green subtle for a daytime look or go darker for the evenings.  Here's how you can get this easy wear-any-time-of-the-day look in a few easy steps.

Products needed for the eyes:
Eyeshadow primer (Smashbox Photofinish Lid Primer)
Bronze-brown eyeshadow (NARS Fez)
Dark green eyeliner - pencil or gel liner (UD Loaded)
Black mascara (Maybelline Megaplush)
Brow definer (Em Arched Defining Brow Liner pencil in Black)

Bronze Brown Eye Makeup NARS Fez eyeshadow - Urban Decay Pencil Eyeliner Loaded - Chanel Eye Makeup Brushes Lash curler Smashbox Primer maybelline mascara
Makeup brushes used:  Chanel #14 contour shadow brush to soften shadow along lower lashline
Chanel #25 large shadow brush to apply eyeshadow on the lid
NARS #12 small dome eye brush to soften and blend eyeliner along lashline
NARS #13 large dome brush to blend eyeshadow 

On to the eye makeup, start with a primer applied all over the eyelid and beyond the crease.  This will help the shadow stay on longer and also help the color show up better.  I also defined my brows before starting my eye makeup - you can do it at any stage.

Easy Step by Step Makeup Photo Tutorial How to Bronze Brown Eyeshadow Smudged Dark Green Eyeliner Indian Beauty Blog

1.  Apply a thick line of the dark green eyeliner - Urban Decay Loaded - along the lash line.  Work the liner into the roots of the lashes to avoid skin showing through once the shadow is on.
2.  Use a buffing/blending brush or your fingers to smudge the eyeliner and blend it upwards over the eyelid towards the socket line.  Keep the color darkest near the lashes and outer corner of the eye.
3.  Using a flat eyeshadow brush, apply the bronze-brown eyeshadow - NARS Fez - keeping the color along the lash line and eyelid but stopping short of the crease.  Blend along the edges to soften any harsh line.
4.  Apply the dark green eyeliner in a thin line only along the outer third of the upper lash line - keep the line thicker towards the outer edge and thin as it goes in - and along the lower waterline.  Also apply the color along the outer third of the lower lashline.
5.  Use a small blending brush to soften the liner along the upper lash line.  Use the bronze eyeshadow on a small blending brush to soften and smudge along the lower lash line.
6.  Soften any harsh lines and edges using a clean blending brush and/or Q-tips.  Curl lashes and apply mascara to finish the eye makeup.

Once the eye makeup is done, clean up any fall out using cotton and some eye makeup remover. Finish the makeup for the rest of the face.  Here's what I used.

Easy Step by Step Makeup Photo Tutorial How to Bronze Brown Eyeshadow Smudged Dark Green Eyeliner Peach Lips Indian Beauty Blog
Makeup brushes used:  It Cosmetics Cheek brush to powder and for the blush
Chanel #13 ultra-fine eyeliner brush for pinpoint concealing (yes, I learned from Lisa Eldridge)
Ecotools concealer/lip brush to apply undereye concealer/corrector

On my face, I used a mix of Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation in BA34 and NARS Tinted Moisturizer in St. Moritz.  For my undereye area, I have used Bobbi Brown Corrector in Dark Peach only along the inner corner of the eye to take down the darkness followed by a mix of NARS concealers (Biscuit and Caramel).  I used the same concealers and a thin eyeliner brush to conceal blemishes.  Set everything with Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (Translucent).  For my cheeks I have used Chanel Brume d'Or and Illamasqua Ambition.  For my lips, I used L'Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Nature's Blush applied softly with my finger and defined using No. 7 lipliner in Nude.  Also added a touch of Chanel lipgloss Freeze.

Easy Step by Step Makeup Tutorial How to Bronze Brown Eyeshadow Smudged Dark Green Eyeliner Peach Lips

So, that was my makeup look for the day/week.  What have you been trying out makeup-wise...or otherwise...this week?  Do share!


  1. You look fabulous! Love how flawless your skin looks. I love the Loaded green, which is a beautiful contrast to your warm brown eyes. :)
    This week (as I have been running late every day) I'm trying out the 10-minute-face versus my usual 30-40 minute slow sip coffee- dither around with makeup in a leisurely manner face. I look like a mess!

    1. Thank you, Bellyhead! And I am pretty sure you would look cute even in your "sip coffee-dither around" makeup looks :D

  2. It really looks so pretty and easy... but I am sure I would have to struggle a bit to get such a flawless subtle look Rads :)

    1. Naaah you already have pretty clear skin from what I have seen of your really won't need much effort at all!!


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