Golden Shimmer

Gold shadow is incredibly festive and imparts a warm glow in the colder months.  I've been inspired by the actresses of Hollywood who've been rocking the gold/bronze "goddess" look lately.  Here's my take on the trend: 

Brushes you'll need:

- MAC #'s 214 (short shader brush), 217 (blending brush), 242 (shader brush), 222 (tapered blending brush), Small Angle Brush (263), and 116 (blush brush)

Products you'll need:

- MAC Eyeshadows in Dazzlelight, Ricepaper, Amber Lights, Soft Brown, Antiqued, Smut, Carbon, and Vanilla
- MAC Paintpot in Soft Ochre
- MAC Powder Blush in Blunt
- MAC Lipsticks in Cherish
- MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

- MAC Technakohl Liner in Graphblack

- A brow-filling product - Mascara


[* Cover the entire lid from below the brow to the lash line with Soft Ochre using your finger.
[* Highlight the area right underneath the brow bone with Dazzlelight (217).
[* Apply a darker highlight color underneath using Ricepaper (217).
[* Apply a mixture of Dazzlelight and Ricepaper in the tear duct (217).

[* Begin adding color by applying Amber Lights onto the lid and into the crease (242).
[* Bring in a matte color using Soft Brown and blending it into the crease and upward toward the highlight colors (222).

[* Add a bronze color -- Antiqued at the outer V and in the outer part of the crease (222).
[* Adding more of the highlighting mixture onto your brush to diffuse Antiqued (217).
[* Line the upper lash line with Blacktrack and the bottom with Graphblack (smudge the lower liner further with a mixture of Smut and Carbon (242).


* Apply Blunt underneath and "outside" the cheekbones to sculpt them and bring them out (116).


* Erase your natural lip color using Soft Ochre and add a soft peachy tint using Cherish

Additional finishing steps: [Fill in eyebrows using MAC's #208 Angled Brow brush and MAC Eyeshadows in Charcoal Brown and Espresso], [Tame unruly brows using MAC Brow Finisher in Clear], and [Darken lashes using MAC's Plushlash mascara in Plushblack].


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