make-up monday: smoky summer bronze

summertime typically means we don't always wear a lot of makeup, or makeup at all. lately i haven't been wearing eyeshadow at all. even when i do wear a "lot" of make-up, it still isn't actually a lot for most of people. this look requires no eyeliner and a few different shadows. today i was in the mood to play around with my favorite urban decay naked 3 palette and create a smoky bronzy summer evening look topped off with nude lips and lots of bronzer!
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let's get started!

1 // applied tarte amazonian clay 12-hr foundation with my fingers. i used this stuff in california because it doesn't melt off in hot weather. it's not my absolute favorite, but it's good!
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2 // concealed under my eyes with physicians formula conceal Rx concealer in fair light. this stuff is SUPER pigmented, a little goes a long way!
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3 // buff laura mericer mineral powder all over my face to set the foundation and blend with my flat top elf brush.
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4 // filled in my brows using my milani brow fix kit. see my brow tutorial here.
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5 // contoured and bronzed with my elf contouring blush and bronzer duo, only using the bronzer and an angled powder brush. focusing on cheekbones, temples, nose, and jawline.
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6 // started the eyes using the lightest matte white in my naked 3 palette "strange" all over lids up to the brow bone. then used a fluffy crease brush to blend "nooner" above the crease from inside to outside corner of the eye.
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7 // then using a less fluffy crease brush i added a combination of "factory" and "liar" into the outermost corner of the eye, outer V area, and then used a small shader brush to blend the same colored under the bottom lash line as liner.
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8 // curl lashes and then, TONS of mascara. if you're getting really fancy, apply flase lashes! i used L'oreal voluminous miss manga mascara in black.
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9 // i love nude lips with smoky eyes and bronze skin, so i chose to use L'oreal color riche lipstick in 800 "fairest nude". this is the best nude because it still has a slight pink tone and doesn't look like concealer on your lips, ew!
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that's it! simple smoky eye that is wearable enough for daytime but also appropriate for date night or going out with friends. this look also looks beautiful with a bold, red lip!

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x's + o's
kaitlin elaine