Warm and Sultry (Russet and Black Smoky Eye)
This is composed of dark and rich tones traced with soft champagne, suited for balmy evenings sipping cocktails at a nice bar.
- The star of the look is a russet-brown shadow; something that is rich chocolate with just a trace of wine-red undertones. I picked Bourjois’s Intense Extrait 08 shadow.
- As counterpoint, is any dark black matte shadow, and a soft champagne with slightly pink tones, like MAC’s Naked Lunch.
- Evening in a dimly-lit place is a great occasion to whip out the pearlescent bronzers. MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Comfort was used in the above shot.
- When you’re chatting and sipping, your lip color will wear away quite quickly. Soft nude lips will wear away very gracefully (if you don’t intend to run to the ladies every 15 minutes for a touch-up), and keep him focused on your sultry eyes.
Step 1: Apply rich russet shadow into the center of your lids, leaving the inner and outer corners bare.
Step 2: Apply a peachy-champagne shimmer into the inner corners, sweeping around to the lower lids as well.
Step 3: With a matte black shadow and a small brush, deepen the outer corners of the lids. Also run it very close to the lashes, inwards from the outer corners, for both top and bottom lash lines.
Step 4: Apply black gel liner along the upper lashes, and the waterline for stronger definition.
Step 5: Apply wispy lashes as a finishing touch.
For the rest of the face, apply a rich, coppery bronzer as it coordinates with the warm eye colors very well. Then slick on nude lipstick and gloss to finish the look with a little softness. (I used Revlon Colorburst #070 Soft Nude, topped with Sephora #17 Golden Beige gloss. You can always skip the gloss.)