Most of the times when I go to HomeGoods, I’m dressed caj with minimal (or negligible) makeup, but sometimes I like to go gladiator style and do my hair and makeup and get a little more dressed up so I can enter the store like I’m entering an arena.
YES, HOMEGOODS IS A MOTHER-TRUCKIN’ ARENA.
Granted, there are no predatory animals, javelins, swords or armored warhorses galloping at you while you admire a delicately painted lemon bowl (handmade in Italy!), but if I see you pushing your cart toward the last farmhouse-inspired botanical print, trust that I will body check your @ss into the stratosphere. 🙂
I don’t play around at HomeGoods!
The Coywolf and I were there today to look for herb pots for the Lady Sanctuary, and I wore this golden bronze halo eye.
This was a toned-down halo eye, and the highlight in the center of my lids wasn’t as strong as it is in a classic halo.
This was the middle of the day, so I took it down a notch by keeping the golden highlight relatively close in tone to the surrounding bronze shadow, but I didn’t want it to be too subtle, so I layered it on top of a shimmery gold pencil liner and did a swish of teal on the lower lash line.
Urban Decay Beached Summer Collection
To keep the focus on my lids, I kept my skin, lips and brows super chill, but I did wear some things from the new Urban Decay Beached Summer Collection, namely the palette, a bronzer and a gold eyeliner.
If you feel like giving this look a try, here’s what I’m wearing and the steps I followed.
Subtle halo eye
TOOLS (things I used are in italic)
- A face primer (Urban Decay Urban Defense Complexion Primer)
- Eyeshadow brushes: a flat brush, a domed brush, a tapered brush and a pointed brush (MAC 239, MAC 217, MAC 224 and a pointed brush from NARS)
- Face brushes for applying and blending concealer, powder and bronzer (MAC 140, Hourglass Veil Powder Brush and a Real Techniques Contour Brush)
- A brow gel (Hourglass Arch Brow Gel in Dark Brunette)
- A mascara (Tarte Lights Camera Lashes)
- A brown liner (MAC Coffee)
- A shimmery bronze eyeshadow (Wedge from the Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette)
- A gold eyeshadow and eyeliner (Urban Decay Beached 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Goldmine and 16th St mixed with Blaze eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette )
- A shimmery teal eyeshadow (Plunge from the UD Beached Palette)
- An under-eye concealer (Make Up For Ever HD Ultra Concealer in Y33 and Y41)
- A liquid skin tint (Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done in Medium Dark)
- A face powder (Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder)
- A matte bronzer (Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Bronzed)
- A nude gloss (Urban Decay Lipgloss in Fuel)
- Blend the face primer all over your face, and let it dry while you start the eyes.
- Curl your lashes if you want/need to, and then apply one or two layers of your mascara.
- Fill in your brows with the brow gel.
- Tightline your upper lash line with the brown pencil.
- Sweep the matte bronzer into your crease and along your lower lash lines, and blend out the edges.
- Pat the shimmery bronze eyeshadow on your lids, stopping just short of your crease, and blend it into the bronzer.
- Line the center of your upper lash line with the gold pencil liner, and then draw a few short lines parallel to that line on your lid to create the base of your halo eye.
- Pat and blend the gold shadow on top of the gold eyeliner.
- Feather out the edges of the gold, blending it into the bronze eyeshadow in the inner and outer corners of your eyes.
- Line your lower lash line with the teal liner using a pointed brush.
- Smooth the face tint wherever you’d like extra coverage.
- Hide any dark circles, and do any other spot treatments you’d like with concealer.
- Dust a sheer layer of face powder atop everything to set your base.
- Sweep the matte bronzer on your cheekbones, around the perimeter of your face, and across the bridge of your nose.
- Apply nude gloss. 🙂
When’s the last time you’ve been to HomeGoods? What did you get?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,