The holidays are coming, making it the perfect time to start kicking things up a little! So begins our Amp It Up Series, showing you different ways to take it the extra mile in the chic-est way possible. Today we’re taking a traditional shadow look and adding a “sunset” behind it for instant drama. Here’s how to create a copper halo:
- A Metallic Brown Shadow — I used Dark Horse from the gorgeous Urban Decay Naked Palette, a staple in most makeup artists’ kits.
- A Metallic Copper Shadow — I used Ardency Inn’s Modster Manuka Honey Pigment in Copper. You can also use Half Baked from the Urban Decay Palette for a more subtle halo effect.
- A Black Kohl Pencil — You might have noticed by now that I’m obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury’s Rock n Kohl Pencil because it’s one of the blackest black pencils out there and doesn’t smear or run.
- A Volumizine Mascara — If you haven’t tried Eyeko’s Black Magic Mascara yet, you’re in for a treat! It’s incredibly black, making your lashes show up from across the room.
TRADITIONAL SHADOWED LID:
- Apply the metallic brown shade all over the upper lid. Include the crease but not above it. I wet the brush slightly to intensify the pigment, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to.
- Apply the same shade along the bottom lash line.
- Rim the inner waterline with the black kohl pencil, letting it also fill in the spaces in between the lashes.
- Line the upper lash line with the same black kohl pencil. I winged it up and out on Magali above, but that’s a personal call depending on your mood and lid shape.
- Add a couple coats of mascara.
- Sweep the copper shade along the crease, just above the mettalic brown lid and extend it out slightly as demonstrated above.
- Trace the copper shade just below the metallic brown on the lower lash line.