Let’s face it, in the UK we’re lucky if we get a few days of heat a year. That’s usually while we’re stuck in a basement office or out of the country on our jollies anyway. Only a scorching new makeup trend has blazed its way onto the scene this summer bringing the gorgeous weather along with it.
We’ve seen metallic hues radiating the runway for Autumn Winter 2017 and the copper shade is creeping its way into the Summer months. The rusty-eyed makeup look is easily achievable, especially with the launch of new heat inspired palettes and pigments this season. With so many different tones and shades of copper – it can match a whole range of skin colours.
Get the look by watching our tutorial on YouTube or following the steps below.
Step 1. Apply Orange Transition Colour
Using a fluffy brush apply an orange or warm brown colour to the main area of your lid and to the crease. This transition shade makes it easier when you apply the copper colour to blend into your natural skin colour. We used the Make Up Revolution Ultra 32 Flawess 3 Resurrection eyeshadow palette.
Step 2. Add Dark Red to Crease & Outer Corners
Next you will need a dark shade of red. We used the red colour from the same palette as step 1. Add the colour to the crease and outer corners. You can also blend the colour onto you lower lash line - this will enhance the shape of your eye, giving it a more defined and dramatic look.
Step 3. Add Copper Pigment to Lid
In this step, we used the MUA Cream Eyeshadow in Copper, this is only ONE pound – absolute bargz! Dab into it with your fingers and test the amount on the back of your hand before applying – it’s best to start with a small amount and build up. Tap the pigment onto your eyelid until you achieve your desired copper eye.
Step 4. Add a Gold Pigment to The Inner Corners
To really make your eyes pop, use a lighter copper tone or a gold pigment in the inner corner of your eyes. We used the new pigment from the B. Cassie Lomas range in Supermodel Sheen. Using a small firm brush, apply it to your inner corner in a small circular motion - this technique helps you judge how much you need to spread the pigment out.
Step 5. Add Mascara
Depending on the level of glamour you want to achieve, you can add eyeliner, mascara, or lashes – maybe even all three to finish the look. Here we used the GOSH Waterproof Volume Mascara in Black.