Ladies, thanks to your recommendations I’m now officially obsessed with MAC Amber Lights eyeshadow, aka the ultimate pan of peachy bronze goodness.
Yesterday, I borrowed a few of your color combination suggestions for this plummy bronze eye.
I know spring is right around the corner and all, but the colors remind me of autumn leaves.
I used six MAC products for the look.
- MAC Indianwood Paint Pot cream shadow: shimmery bronze
- MAC Amber Lights eyeshadow: shimmery peachy brown
- MAC Saddle eyeshadow: matte orangey brown
- MAC Star Violet eyeshadow: shimmery plummy brown
- MAC Shadowy Lady eyeshadow: matte plummy black
- MAC Honey Lust eyeshadow: shimmery bronzy peach
It starts out with a thin layer of Indianwood Paint Pot patted over the entire lid. It’s a cream base that adds staying power to the powder eyeshadows and turns up the color intensity.
After Indianwood, I go straight for Amber Lights, aka my new eyeshadow crush, applying it on the lid with a MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush.
For added color and contrast in the crease, I follow Amber Lights with a sweeping of Saddle eyeshadow on the inner half of the crease using a MAC 217 Blending Brush. After that, I sweep Star Violet eyeshadow on the outer half with a MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush.
I’m shooting for a little more of a smokey look, so I grab my trusty pan of MAC Shadowy Lady eyeshadow (remember her from the MAC Cult of Cherry Collection?) and pat her in the outer corner with the MAC 239.
After lining both the upper and lower lash lines with a MAC 209 Eyeliner Brush, I sweep some Honey Lust eyeshadow onto the brow bone and into the inner corner of the eye with a MAC 217 Blending Brush.
A few coats of mascara and concealer under the eyes, and then I move on to the lips and cheeks…
I think I’ll wear this look with my plum dress (or maybe a white top and chunky gold jewelry) out to dinner tonight…
This morning I woke up needing to hear some Tevin Campbell. Remember him from the ’90s? I’m Ready was quite the slow jam back in the day!
I have no idea what brought on the T. Campbell nostalgia. I guess it could have been the box of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies I ate right before bed…
I wonder if there’s a link between Tevin Campbell and Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies. Part of me wants to conduct an experiment over the course of several weeks. The other part of me — the one reaching for the stretchy pants a little too often these days — believes this might not be a good idea.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,