All Copper Everything

Listen up. If your eyes are as blue as my friend Stacey’s then you’re gonna thank me for this one. Copper is your best friend.

Metallic eyes are SO beautiful but many people vow ‘never again’ after a bad experience with a glitter pot in their teens. But trust me, you can make it work. It’s all about choosing the right shade for you. Colour wheel theory is not to be underestimated, and whilst picking your yellows from your reds in primary school may seem like an odd thing to apply to makeup, it really does work (see the solid evidence in the photos below). Identify your eye colour and find the shade exactly opposite on the colour wheel. This, my friend, is the colour that will change your life. Ok, bit dramatic, but it will have you slayin’ the makeup game.

Because my friend Stacey has incredible bright blue eyes, we went for a copper tone (orange is opposite to blue) to make them pop. I teamed a warm copper lip and warm cheeks to tie the whole look together. Scroll down for a full breakdown of all the products used!

G x

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Product breakdown

For the base:

  • Benefit Porefessional Primer
  • NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator in ‘Sun Goddess’
  • LA Girl Pro Concealer in ‘Orange’ mixed with Kevin Aucoin Sensual Skin Enchancer in ‘SX04’ to colour correct under the eyes
  • Maybelline Matte + Poreless Foundation in ‘220 Natural Beige’
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in ’10’
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in ‘Translucent’

For the glow:

  • Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in ‘Dark Tan’
  • Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in ‘Vernau’ to contour
  • Mac Powder Blush in ‘Gingerly’
  • The Balm Highlighter in ‘Mary Lou-manizer’
  • Mac Fix +

For the eyes:

  • Morphe Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Koffee'(using the warm matte brown shades)
  • Mac Powder Blush in ‘Gingerly’
  • Barry M Dazzle Dust in ‘Bronze’
  • Kiko Intense Colour Long-Lasting Liner in ‘Black’
  • Maybelline Lash Sensation Mascara in ‘Very Black’
  • Eyelure Lashes in ‘157 Texture ‘
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel in ‘Blonde’ and ‘Brunette’
  • The Balm Highlighter in ‘Mary Lou-manizer’

For the lips:

  • Mac Lip Pencil in ‘Cork’
  • A dab of coconut oil to moisturize cos coconut oil is life OK