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Copper Eyes and Long Lashes

Products for Copper Eyes

As soon as September arrived, it was only a matter of time before I broke out the eyeshadow palettes. I rarely wear much eye make up in summer (too risky with all the hay fever struggles) but as soon as the air gets crisper and the wind gets a little bit colder I know it's safe, and my collection of products comes out of hiding. High on my list of favourite autumn looks is copper eyes, so I thought I'd show you what I use to create them. It does take a little bit of effort (as we all know, eyeshadow looks best when it's been blended) but I promise you it's worth it.

Copper Eyes and Long Lashes
If you're wondering whether the less-than-smooth skin under my brows is a case of badly-applied eyeshadow, it's not  it's my actual skin. But my spots have finally started to clear up a bit, and I'll take a tiny bit of dry skin over acne any day.

Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Palette (£4)
I tend to start any look which involves eyeshadow by using one of these shades as a base (even if I'm using colours from this palette). This time I used the third shadow from the left, which is nameless, a pale pink which does its job nicely. The Makeup Revolution eyeshadows can be a tiny bit chalky sometimes, especially the matte shades, but this is easily handled  just don't load up the brush with too much product.

Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2; Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita
Left: Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2. I've used the third shade along here. Right: Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette. I used the Prime shade (top left) and the Enhance shade (top right).

Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette (£38)
I've said this before, but the Charlotte Tilbury shadows are so buttery and easy to blend  application is a dream. In fact it's easy to get carried away and end up with full-on smoky eyes when you were only trying to create a subtle daytime shimmer, so do be careful. After applying my base, I start by sweeping the Prime shade  which, as you can see from the photo, is my favourite, a gorgeous champagne pink  all over the lid, just above the crease, and in the inner corner of the eye. Then I use a window-wiper motion to apply the Enhance shade, an autumnal copper colour, into the crease. I also run a little bit of the shadow along the outer half of the top and bottom lashlines, and blend it into the outer third of the lid.

No7 Dramatic Lift Mascara

No7 Dramatic Lift Mascara (£13.50)
I found a mascara to see me through the hay fever season, and let me tell you, it is love. The curved brush makes application so easy  just wiggle, sweep, and go  and it's a really good mascara for building up. One coat will give you length and a pretty flutter; two coats will add volume. It can clump a tiny bit if you don't wiggle the wand enough, but I've yet to have any disasters. Dramatic Lift Mascara can last an entire night out without smudging, and it hasn't irritated my eyes once (ha, take that, Hay Fever!). As if that wasn't enough, it's easy to remove with a good cleanser.

As for the rest of my make up? I do my brows as usual, take extra care to conceal any redness when I'm doing my base, and wear a pale lipstick with a hint of pink  Wild About Beauty Nutrilips in Violet is a pretty shade that doesn't look overpowering next to the copper.

What's your go-to look at this time of year? And are you a fan of copper? Let me know in the comments!

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Beth, 23, South East England. I'm a writer with a love of books, lipstick, and the Oxford comma. I love beauty and I also love animals, so I only buy, use, and feature products from cruelty-free brands. (Seriously though, I am the person who stops to fuss over every dog she sees.) You can also expect posts about vegan/vegetarian food, and plenty of musings about life as a 20-something. Want to get in touch? Email me at

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