Grungy Copper Makeup

I recently picked up MAC Coppering eyeshadow and it is SO stunning I wanted to center a complete makeup look around it. What I ended up with was a somewhat grungy, smokey look. Hope you enjoy!

Since I knew this was going to be a bronzey look, I decided to start with an Almay Liquid Shadow and Color Primer in the shade Nude. This provides a super sheer wash of color, but acts as a nice base and is actually a pretty decent primer. It could be used on its own for a really understated look.

Next I applied Coppering really heavily in the inner corner and blended over the rest of the lid, leave the outer third mostly clear. When I want a really smokey, sultry look I love blending the color in the area above the tear duct. 

This is almost like a reverse smokey eye because the lightest color is actually going on the outer corner. I blended in the sandy colored shade from the Josie Maran palette (pictured below). Make sure to blend the two colors together and blend out the edges with a clean brush to make it soft.

Next I used a pencil brush to apply Coppering all along the lower lashline.

Coppering has a lot of red in it, so when placed below the eye you can almost look a little sick. To avoid that, I used a dark brown liner along my water line. I also applied a matte, white highlighter under the eyebrow to balance out all the shimmer going on on the lid.

To finish off the eyes I messily applied a dark mascara to the upper and lower lashes.

For the lips, I went with a peachy toned lip stick underneath a nude gloss.
On the cheeks I applied a bright pinky/coral blush, bronzer and highlighter (all shown in the materials section).

Done! I hope my fly-aways don't bug you guys as much as they bug me haha!

What I Used
1: MAC Coppering
2: Louise Young Palette- 1st color for eyebrow highlight
3: Josie Maran eyeshadow palette in Beautiful Blues
4: L'Oreal Shocking Extensions Mascara in Black
5: Maybelline Define-A-Line eyelinger in Dark Brown
6: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk-for eyebrow highlight

1: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter
2: Kat Von D Everlasting Blush in Por Vida
3: Too Faced Leopard Bronzer

1: NARS Larger than Life Gloss in Spring Break
2: NARS lipstick in Barbarella

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  1. Love this look on ypu! Greek goddess works for you, and thanks for the how-to!
    XX, Elle

  2. This is beautiful! The copper colors really bring out your blue eyes. I bet this would look nice with most eye colors, right? And again, another cool headband!

    Life of Mabel

    1. Yes definitely! This color would look beautiful on any eye color!

  3. Beautiful look! I love MAC coppering!!

    1. Such an amazing color, thank you for the comment!

  4. Gorgeous make up look!! Amazing colours!

  5. Looks great! If I tried something like this I would make right pig's ear of it though! Haha! Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog! :)

  6. Woww your eyes look gorgeous!!!!


    1. Thank you! This color works great with blue eyes!

  7. Love this! I'm useless at eye make-up.
    Adela x

  8. Gorgeous, it really brings out the color of your eyes!

  9. So stunning! Coppering is a gorgeous colour <3

    Jennie xo |

  10. I love this coppery color. It looks beautiful on you. Btw, you have amazing eyes.

    Tracy @

  11. such a lovely make-up. Oh, how it highlight your blue eyes. Beautiful.

    xoxo Ra

  12. love this eye look really super pretty! must get that mac eyeshadow have heard such great things but have yet to own one! thanks for sharing this look of course I am now following you and really looking forward to your future posts! xx. gigi.

  13. I love the makeup look, great work! you're so beautiful.

  14. nice make-up

  15. You look gorgeous! I have Coppering, but I can't make it work for me :(

    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

    1. Hey Sarah! Have you tried pairing with it something like Woodwinked? Woodwinked all over the lid with Coppering just on the outer corner I think would be gorgeous, try it!