Coastal Scents S36 Copper Pot, with MAC Hip N Happy Pencil and Revlon Crystal Lilac Lip Gloss
I admit I steer clear of oranges on most occasions. All the makeup rule-books will tell you it works with people who have golden/yellow skin tones but a lot of times, wearing it wrong just makes you look sallow and jaudiced.
I usually never wear copper as a primary lid shade. I’ll pair it with plenty of black or navy to balance out the brassiness of the look, but decided to just give the color a shot this past week. Pairing it with a brown gives it some depth and definition but doesn’t detract from the coppery heat.
Seems it can turn out ok if you pair it with a soft pink lip and cheeks!
- Coastal Scents S30 Cherry Chocolate Hot Pot in outer corners
- Coastal Scents S36 Copper Pot in center of lids
- Coastal Scents M14 Petal Peach Hot Pot in inner corners
- Maybelline Great Lash Big mascara in Blackest Black
- TheBalm Hot Mama
- MAC Liner in Hip N Happy
- Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Crystal Lilac
Low-cost Burnished Bronze Look for Work/School: Coastal Scents Bungalow Gold (worn on NC25-30 skin)
The entire look was done using extremely affordable products. I’m featuring some of my new favorites today. The images on the Coastal Scents site aren’t often accurate so I swatched them above for viewing.
- Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Bungalow Gold - this is one of the newer Hot Pots, a beautiful shimmery metallic-bronze shade
- Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Chocolate Brown - also known previously as S35, this is a deep taupe shade with a faintest hint of plum; often compared to MAC Satin Taupe, although this is deeper and has more grey
- I also used Maybelline’s Gel Liner in 02, which is a shimmery chocolate.
Step 1: Begin by first using a flat angled brush to line the upper lash line from outside in using a deep taupe shadow, angling diagonally downward so there is a slight wing. Run in along the outer half of the lower lash line as well.
Step 2: Use a soft blending brush to buff a rich bronze shadow over the entire lid. Blend up beyond the socket line. Then use the angled brush to run the bronze shade all along the lower lash line as well.
Step 3: Now for the liner. Since you’ve already laid down an angled line earlier using the dark brown shadow, it should be a piece of cake going over it with the brown gel liner now.
This should give you a very neat but not-too-harsh line.
Step 4: Finish by curling your lashes and applying black mascara. I’m using Maybelline Great Lash Black. Any black mascara you like will do.
Requested: Swatch Comparisons between MAC Idol Eyes and “Dupes” Wet n Wild Greed Palette and L’oreal Flashback Silver
Just a very quick post to show in detail how these 3 shadows look next to each other! They are quite close, as you can see.
MAC Idol Eyes is a Lustre shadow with soft, gritty grey-silver sparkle and a slight yellow-gold duo-chrome sheen. Applied dry, it can be flaky with poor payoff. Wet, it’s gorgeous. What lures most buyers in is that slight lavender undertones which is oh-so-pretty.
Wet n Wild has a 6-color eye palette called Greed, which is VERY similar. It’s likewise a soft, flaky grey-silver with a duo-chrome gold sheen as well, but the silver isn’t as bright and the shadow is VERY sheer and hard to build up to intensity, so unfortunately, the duo-chrome effect is not going to be very obvious on the lids. Even wet, the color payoff is not that good. You also won’t get any obvious lavender undertone on your skin.
The last shade is L’oreal’s Infallible Shadow in Flashblack Silver, which is a similar grey-silver sparkly, but the slight lavender undertone is the strongest of the three, and you get tiny sparks of gold, instead of a duo-chromatic sheen. It’s not strictly a dupe for Idol Eyes, but it’s DEFINITELY beautiful.
In fact, out of all 3, the payoff and general quality is MUCH better, even without dampening the pigments. You also get 3.5g of product (more than double a 1.5g MAC eye shadow pan), which you can easily apply with your fingers. Try using your fingers with the other 2, and you’ll ruin them.