Spring sunset: a tutorial

Title tutorial Inspired by the Yabi eyeshadow in Copperwire I received in my May Topbox, I was feeling like creating a bronzy sunset-inspired look last Friday night.

Here are the steps to create it.


1. Starting with the eyes, apply a bronze cream eyeshadow to your eyelids, creating a base.  I used Maybelline 24-Hour Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze.

2. Moving to the crease first, apply a dark brown eyeshadow into the crease area with a fluffy crease brush.  I used the darker colour from the NARS Cordura palette.

3. With a copper eyeshadow, apply this to your lids.  I used Copperwire from Yabi Cosmetics.

4. Apply a liquid or gel liner, winging it out.  I used Lancome Art Liner in black.

5. Curl your lashes and apply some generous coats of mascara.  I used three different ones because I didn’t pop on falsies, It Cosmetics Hello Lashes, Clinique Lash Power, and Rimmel ScandalEyes Curve Alert.

6. Moving onto the face, first prime then I did a triple whammy with cream contouring.  I first applied a light-coloured concealer under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose, and on my chin.  Then, with a cream bronzer, I applied this on the hollows of my cheek bones, my temples, and under my chin.  With a beauty blender and some foundation I mixed it all together.

7. Back to the eyes, with the same bronze cream shadow, apply this with a pencil brush along your lower lash line.

8.  With a lighter brown eyeshadow, go over the cream shadow.  I used the lighter colour from the NARS Cordura palette.

9. With a white eyeshadow, or in my case a cream one, apply this to the inner corners of your eyes.  I used Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick in Witness White.

10. Fill in your brows using either a pencil or eyeshadow with an angled brush.  I used Buck from the Urban Decay Naked one palette.

11. Apply a black eyeliner to your waterline.

12. Going back to your brows, apply that same white (or a nude) along your brow bone to open up your eye area.

13. With a pink blush, sweep this on your cheeks.  I used Angelika from NARS.  Finally (and not shown) apply a highlight along your cheekbones.

final 2

I hope you enjoyed the look!

Also…. happy birthday to me!! I turn the big 2-5 today.  Eek! Getting old.

Finally, here are some recent Instagrams (follow me at @shayna_apopofcolour) from the last few weeks :).


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