Copper Eyeshadow Tutorial

There’s just a few more weeks until Fall “officially” begins and although I am nowhere near ready to give up the warm Summer weather, I’ve recently come across a few products that work together perfectly to create the most flattering Fall makeup look ever. Minus one product, everything used in this tutorial is all from the drugstore -- and from two of my favorite brands. It doesn’t get much better than that!

To prime my eyes for this look, I’m using the Pixi Endless Shade Stick in the CopperGlaze color. It’s in a retractable crayon format, which makes it super fun to draw over the eyelid. I always blend this in using the warmth of my finger and allow a few seconds for it to dry.

Now I’m taking the Elf Bite-Size eyeshadow quad in the shade Pumpkin Pie and applying the last color in the palette across my entire eyelid. I like to pack this color on with my finger first to get the most pigmentation possible and then lightly blend it into my crease with a small shader brush for a more seamless effect.

Then I took the first shade in the palette and used a small blending brush to buff that in my crease. Because this shadow is matte, it will add more dimension to the eye. I also like to take the excess product on the brush and gently buff that up closer to my brow bone to make the eyes appear bigger.

Next I’m taking the third shade in the palette on that same small blending brush and lightly packing that on the outer corner of my eye. This will add even more dimension and drama to the look. In order to avoid a muddy application, place the brush on the outermost part of the eye first and use a gentle flicking motion to bring the color inwards. I also went in with a separate, empty, more loose-bristled blending brush to blur the edges together.

For eyeliner, I’m using another Pixi Endless Shade Stick in the color MatteCocoa. This has been my absolute favorite eyeliner lately! The formula is so smooth and easy to use, and it eliminates the need to bring in a separate eyeshadow because it fills in all the small gaps between the lashes. The deep brown shade is also very soft and flattering on the eyes compared to a harsh black liner.

To finish up, I curled my lashes a few times and added three coats of the Tarte Big Ego mascara. This is the only non-drugstore product in this tutorial, but also one that can easily be replaced with something more affordable. It’s not my favorite mascara ever and one that I probably wouldn’t repurchase in the future.

Here’s a close-up of the finished look:

And a quick, more condensed guide for easy reference:

I did skip falsies for this look because that’s what I feel more comfortable with, but adding in a pair would definitely take this look to the next level! To finish up the rest of the face and tie it all together, I used a combination of the Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip in the shade Berry Beauty topped with their LipLift Max gloss in the shade Sweet Nectar

Those little Elf quads are some of the best eyeshadows on the market right now and when considering they’re only $3 each, there’s really no better option! The Pixi shade sticks are a newer find of mine and I am absolutely loving them. The MatteCocoa shade is definitely my favorite and the most versatile. Although this is technically supposed to be a plumping gloss, it’s very lightweight and comfortable. Nothing says Fall like coppers and berries!

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XO ♥ Christina ♥


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