LOTW: Intensify Neutral Chocolate Shadow with Gold and Bronze

Brown eyeshadow doesn't have to be boring.
Publish date:
May 7, 2015
mac, makeup brushes, eyeshadow, Makeup Geek, Lotw

I love neutral eyeshadow as a day-to-day look but sometimes I like to enhance my neutral looks with a little bit of gold or bronze. When my recent contour kit article went up, I got a lot of nice compliments on my eyeshadow, so I thought I’d show you how I got the look this week.

I always start with eyeshadow primer to keep my shadows in place all day; lately I’ve been using the Urban Decay Primer Potion.

With a small eyeshadow brush, I apply a deep golden shadow (almost copper) to my mobile lid and then go back over the lid with the clean side of the brush to diffuse the color a little bit.

To add some definition to my crease, I add a dark chocolate shadow with a flat blending brush, concentrating the color mostly on the outer third of the crease and bringing it a little bit towards the center. I use the same brush to add that chocolate shadow to the outer “v” of my lid as well.

Next, I take another flat blending brush (the same one cleaned off works as well, I just have duplicates) and a shimmery champagne shadow and add it to below the brow bone and inner tear duct area. To blend everything out and eliminate harsh lines, I take a fluffy blending brush and a milk chocolate shade and blend in windshield-wiper motions just above the crease.

I finish the eyes off by lining just the upper lash line with a bronze liner, adding a couple of coats of mascara, and filling in my brows.

I keep the rest of my face simple by applying foundation, soft dusty rose blush, and a “my lips but better” lipstick.

Here are my three favorite looks from last week’s thread:

How do you mix up your neutral shadows? Are you into golden hues? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Don’t forget to tag @xoVain and #xoLOTW!