Friday, August 28, 2009
Bronzed Copper Eyelids
If you want to play up your eyes, rich dark browns and coppers are a beautiful and modern alternative to the traditional gray smokey eye. A favorite for achieving this look is NARS Duo Eye Shadow in Cordura. Here on my client Shantel VanSanten, I applied a bronzed-copper "wash of color" on her entire eyelid by wetting my brush with Ben Nye LiquiSet before applying (for more intensity and lasting power) then let it dry. Next I applied the gold with a dry brush (for more blendability) along the crease for a "sunset" effect and back down over the brown. Finally I rimmed the waterline with Benefit BADgal pencil and added 2 coats of Mark Make It Big mascara in Raven.
Here is a picture of the make-up I did on Shantel for Nylon Magazine's TV Issue Party on Monday night... she rocked oh-la-lashes and amazing over-the-knee slouchy suede Christian Louboutin boots! Not only does she star in One Tree Hill, but her new movie The Final Destination opens TODAY and I looooved her in it. And the busy actress has another film coming out this Fall, You and I, opposite Mischa Barton.
Photos coutesy of Complex Magazine, WireImage, NARS, Ben Nye, Benefit and Mark Cosmetics.
- Amy Nadine
- Amy Nadine has worked on Lauren Conrad, Krysten Ritter, Rachel Bilson, Whitney Port, Kate Bosworth, George Clooney, Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Patrick Dempsey, Khloe Kardashian & Geoffrey Rush, among others. Her work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Seventeen, Glamour, Teen Vogue & Nylon, to name a few. In 2010 she headed up the make-up department for L!fe Happens & in 2009 she developed two lip glosses for Mark Cosmetics after doing Lauren Conrad’s beauty campaigns for the brand. Amy Nadine is also the co-founder of www.thebeautydepartment.com. She prides herself in being an expert in her field, always studying color trends, cosmetics formulations… anything & everything make-up-related, & pinches herself daily that she’s having a career out of one of her greatest passions.