Sunday, January 5, 2014

Face of the Day: Bronze Smokey Eye

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to start sharing Face of the Day posts more often! I love reading Face of the Day posts as you get to see a finished makeup look that I've actually been wearing lately. Over the Christmas season and the past week or so this Bronze Smokey Eye has been a real go to.

Before and After

The Products

I started out by priming my face with the MAC Prep and Prime Primer. I grabbed a sample of this from MAC recently and forgot to use it until today. The texture of this is very siliconey and slippery, despite the MAC Artist saying it wasn't a silicone primer... I don't even know. Anyways, I then used the Dior Capture Totale Foundation. This was a deluxe sample I got as a GWP and surprise! It's actually a colour I can use! I don't exactly have a strong opinion on it yet other than, it's nice. The MAC Pro Longwear Concealer is the shit, it covers up the general awfulness, you'd know already this if you read my end of year favourites. Just saying.

I think having to use three different powders on your face is probably the definition of "High Maintenance" but it's a thing that I do. Essence Fix and Matte Powder sets the under eye concealer (and it NEVER creases), Australis Flesh and Flawless goes on the T-Zone (god it looks so orange here... is it really that orange?) and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder goes on the entire face, as a finishing touch. I actually put the Ambient Lighting Powder on AFTER blush and bronzer too.

I've been using Benefit's Rockateur Blush for about a week now, and so far I enjoy it. It has the same fruity scent as Hervana, and the bronze rose colour is very easy to full off. The Balm's Bahama Mama is such a great bronzer, I love the colour and the formula. It's my Holy Grail bronzer as of the moment (but keep in mind, I haven't tried more than 5 bronzers in my entire life...)

I have had the Urban Decay Naked Palette for two years now and it is still going strong. It was the palette that started this whole makeup addiction thing that happened. Anyways, I blended the colour Smog all over my lid and stuck Darkhorse in the crease. Oh and I stuck Virgin on my browbone too.

The bareMinerals Prime Time Eye Primer is my eye primer of choice. Spoilers for a future "Products I Regret Buying" post but I don't like Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion is just meh too. The Maybelline Full and Soft Mascara has been used by me for over 8 years now and I still love it. I like it better than the Falsies or the Mega Plush, it's not as dramatic but the effect is nicer in my opinion. The Australis Tint my Brow is 10/10. Buy it. No further comment.

For lips I went with the Savvy by DB Long Lasting Matte Lipstick in Paris. I'm calling it now - this is the best drugstore nude lipstick. Think I'm wrong? Post any better drugstore nudes in the comments, I may buy them. I also topped it with the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector (another GWP).

 The finished look

I'd love to know what is your favourite coloured smokey eye? I think bronze is mine!



  1. I am the same as you, there is nothing more that I love in summer than a beautiful bronze smokey eye. I love it so much that I have almost completely run out of the shades that I use to create my favorite colour combos in my Naked palette :-( I think that I might need to repurchase my Naked 1 pretty soon

    1. Yay I'm glad that you love it too! Aww no, I'm not even close to hitting pan on mine! Proof that I don't use it enough!

  2. You look gorgeous! I'm dying to try the Clarins lip product you used (I may have to make a sneaky purchase) xx

    Jasmine Cara

  3. Oh you look so lovely Mishelle!! bronze smokey look is my every day kind of look. it is easy and perfect for every day :-D
    I know I said it over and over, but your eyes are beautiful!! :D

  4. That's a beautiful bronze smokey eye, and your skin looks so soft and glowing!


  5. You look lovely. Haha, using three powders is crazy, but I do kind of understand...when I go for a weekend trip I pack about twenty different lip products even though half the time I don't even end up wearing any makeup at all. Us beauty ladies are a bit crazy! x

  6. You look gorgeous girl! Your eyes look super blue paired with the bronze! Have you tried the new Essence all about matt loose powder? I was just wondering since you love fix and matte so much whether they were the same product - chances are they probably are the same!

    x Tashi

  7. Such a beautiful look, I adore Smog all over for an easy smokey eye but haven't tried Darkhorse with it yet - thanks for the tip! I'm using Too Faced Shadow Insurance at the moment and actually really like it, haven't tried that BareMinerals one though. Putting Savvy Paris and MAC concealer on my wishlist :)

  8. Serious stunner! Just ordered Benefit's Rockateur Blush, fingers crossed it looks as good on me as you!

  9. You look stunning! Seriously, your skin looks amazing - I cannot see any flaws at all! Oh and I also love the Bahama Mama bronzer.

  10. love this so much you look gorgeous!! xx

  11. Ohhh i really want to try the savvy lipstick in paris! looks great on you!

  12. You look absolutely beautiful. Smog is your colour!

  13. I love your blog

  14. Love this look, it looks amazing on you! xx

  15. You look gorgeous in both the before and the after!

  16. Very pretty look, love the eyes!!

  17. This look is so beautiful!

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