Make-Up | Gold and Bronze EVERYTHING

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Barry M Eyeliner, Nars Illuminator, elf Mineral Eyeshadow
Clockwise: Barry M Waterproof Eyeliner in Bold Bronze; Nars Illuminator in Orgasm; e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow in Celebrity

I feel like a walking clich√© sometimes. I've mentioned my love of berry lips many a time, but something I haven't written about as much is the sheer joy that gold and bronze make-up brings to my life.

The latest product in my collection is the Barry M Waterproof Eyeliner in Bold Bronze, which I like to use as more of a cream shadow/liner cross. I line my eyes all the way round and then smudge the colour  an easy way to make my blue eyes stand out.

Possibly the most shimmery, festive product I own, the e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow in Celebrity is a gorgeous gold shade that brightens the eyes on its own, and adds a little extra something to a smokey eye when it's patted over the top. (It's no longer sold *sobs* but the e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow in Bronzed Beauty looks quite similar). The NARS Illuminator in Orgasm works wonderfully along the top of cheekbones in the evening, and I particularly love it when worn with red lips.
MUA Undress Me Too Palette

Top row: Wink; Reveal; Exposed
Bottom row: Fiery; Shy; Devotion

The MUA Undress Me Too Palette is one I didn't really use when I first bought it, but oh how times have changed! The six shades here are the ones I like the most, and I love using Devotion and Fiery to create a golden version of a smokey eye (you can see where this is going, can't you? I do love me a dramatic eye). These shadows are nicely pigmented and don't cause any fallout, despite being so shimmery. 

Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette

Aaah, the queen of all eyeshadow palettes  it was love from the moment I opened the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette on Christmas Day 2013. The Prime shade makes the perfect base (and also looks beautiful worn alone), Enhance adds warmth  but not so much that you look like your eyes are swollen, Smoke adds the drama, and Pop is just beautiful, creating a foil-like effect. Stunning.

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