Is it gold? Is it brown? Khaki? Taupe?! HMMMM! I think it’s pretty cool how this eye makeup can look so totally different depending on the details — the color of my clothes, the color temp of the light. Gotta love those secretly complex makeup things.
Officially, I’m wearing a warm and shimmery bronzed brown on my lids (MAC Monaco-co, from the summer collection) with a cool-toned matte taupe in the crease (MAC Omega), a satiny beige on the brow bone (MAC Brule), and a satiny brownish black on the outer corner and lower lash line (MAC Brun).
Unofficially, however, this eye makeup will ad lib with whatever color top you’re wearing. Doesn’t it seem more golden in the pic with the light gray top and more green in the one with the khaki? So, it’s multifunction that way.
I bet you could riff on other colors, too, with a matching liner, like a khaki or a warm dark brown. Or how about bronze? Ooh! — I bet Powersurge would be BEAUTIFUL with this combo.
Also, my brows appear thicker than usual in this look because I feel like full, lush brows frame the eyes nicely when there’s a lot of shimmer on my lids. Alternatively, you could do a subtle brow with a clear brow gel, but you won’t get the same contrast of the big, bold matte brows butting up against the shimmery lids.
It’s all about contrasting finishes, babe! You know I’m all about that life.
Makeup worn in this look
- MAC Monaco-co Foiled Eyeshadow
- MAC Brule, Omega and Brun Eyeshadows
- MAC Bronzelite Fix+
- MAC Coffee Eye Pencil
- Laura Mercier Caviar Mascara
- Covergirl Easy Breezy Brow in Medium
- Urban Decay Brow Blade in Dark Drapes
- Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in 312 Golden
- Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer Y41
- MAC Gingerly Blush
- MAC A La Plage and Set to Sizzle Lipsticks
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,