#MOTD – Easy Every Day Summer Bronze

I recently decided to ‘shop my stash‘ and rediscover a product I haven’t used for awhile. My product of choice? Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder Palette in Light to Medium. When I first started watching you-tube after you-tube video everyone had this palette! I had to have it. I didn’t have any contouring or bronzing products and this look like my ticket to perfection!

Wasn’t long before it was in the back of my draw as I discovered other products that I had to have and this little girl got lost in the chaos! So I decided to bring her back into my makeup rotation of product testing and tweaked my every day summer bronze makeup look I regularly created with this palette.

Eyes:

I always prime my eyelids with my Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly. It never fails me and covers all of my discolouration on my lids giving me a flawless start. I set it with a little translucent powder before going in with any colours.

Once primed, I used Vanilla to highlight under my eyebrow. Then using my Sigma E40 brush blended Havana into the crease and a little above. Making sure I sweep it out to the side as well. Having hooded eyes I always create a higher crease line to help my eyeshadow to be seen when my eyes are open. Sweeping the colour more out to the side and up slightly also gives my eyes a lift. To help the upper eye blend with my lower lash line later on, I also blend a small amount of Havana in the outer V.

For the lid I pat Vanilla over the lid still using my Sigma E40 but I lay it on the side when picking up the shadow as well as tapping onto the lid. I then use my Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl pencil in Black on my upper water line to help create a natural looking lash line. I like to follow this with my Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara.

For the lower lash line I sweep through Havana with one of my E.L.F. brushes, and apply Mac Studio Chomagraphic Pencil Crayon – NC15/NW20 to my water line to open and brighten my eyes before finishing off with a coat of mascara.


Base:

I always start with my eyes before moving onto my base.  This is a habit I have gotten into from when I use glitter as there is always fallout that needs cleaning up. So to start my base off I go in with the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer. I love this primer it is great, works well and is a bargain!

My favourite foundation is the Estee Lauder Double Wear in Tawny 3W1 applied with my Simple Glam Girls oval brush. Once this is smooth I used Nars Radiant Creamy concealer in custard under my eyes, chin and forehead to highlight. This is blended in with a damp Real Techniques Sponge and then set with Mac Prep and Prime Transparent Finish Powder by pressing in a light coverage of this loose powder over my concealer and all of my T-zone to help blur my pores. I will often follow this with a light dusting all over with my Mac Studio Fix Powder in NC30 with a large fluffy brush (Makeup Addictions Jumbo Powder) just to ensure it is set all over and any excess loose powder is blended away.


Cheeks:

Now onto the fun part! I love the contouring, bronzing and blush! It brings all of the look together. To Contour I use the ABH Palette powder in Fawn with my morphe brush. Sorry there is no number on it, as it came in a pack but it is pretty much a dupe for the Mac 168 which I love! I sweep this from my ears down towards my mouth underneath my cheek bones making sure it is lighter as it nears my mouth and darker near my ears. I also take a little bit into the hairline near my temples. I then mixed a little of Havana and Java and using the same brush swept this accross my cheeks around my hairline on my temples and forehead making sure it is well blended.  If I feel like it is a little too much when I am finished I go back in with the Makeup Addictions brush to blend the edges out to a softer finish.

My cheeks are finished off with Mac Melba blush (can you tell how much I love this blush?) using my Mac 168 brush. I like to take some on the apple of my cheeks and blend up.

Lips:

To finish off ,a sweep of Maybelline Lip Drama Pencil in Nude Perfection completes the look.

For me this would be my usual ‘no makeup makeup look’. Yes I know, I have a makeup problem, this is not what most people would class as no makeup makeup. But it is quite minimal when it comes to products used as I use the contour palette a lot. That counts doesn’t it?

I am thinking about changing up my #motd layout. Do you like the dot format for quick reference like I normally use or would do you prefer a written description like this? Let me know below. Have a fabulous day! xx

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