Monday, 6 January 2014

MAC Coppering Eye Makeup Look

I wore this look on Christmas Day and New Years Eve and I absolutely love it. It is super simple and you only need two eyeshadows to create it - MAC Coppering and Nylon. If you have similar shades from other brands- you can use them instead. I would definitely recommend picking up Coppering though, because it is simply stunning. Nylon is just a highlight colour and you can swap it for any light beige :) 

STEP 1: I used Lime Crime Eye Shadow Helper to prime the lids - it is fantastic and I prefer it to Urban Decay's Primer Potion. The formula is waterproof and keeps the shadows in place all day!

STEP 2: I applied MAC Coppering allover the lid and on the lower lash line and blended it out with MAC 217 brush. This brush is incredible and I can't live without it. You NEED it in your life, trust me :)

STEP 3: I added a little bit of MAC Nylon to highlight the brow bone and blend out the orange hues with it - creating a smoother gradient effect.

STEP 4: I applied black eye pencil in the upper and lower waterline,added black winged liner, mascara and falsies. You can use your favourite ones to make the look perfect for you :)

The key to this look is to keep it simple with  just one strong colour and add drama with a black eyepencil and big lashes. You can make any colour work this way, even the brightest blue, pink or green.

I am aware that red/orange eye makeup isn't something everyone would wear everyday, but it is a great option for a special occasion and I love the way it looks with brown eyes. It looks awesome with all eye colours to be honest, creating a lovely contrast.

PS. Excuse my santa hat and frizzy hair on the photo above, haha. I had a really bad hair day on Christmas day and wore the hat all day to hide it :')



  1. Beautiful sultry look, the shade looks great on you! Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. Such a lovely color on definitely need to check it out! What eye liner did you use it is really black?

    mybeautysleuth x

    1. The liquid liner I used is Bourjois Liner Pinceau in Black and the pencil is Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in shade Zero.

  3. Great makeup!

    Greetings from Poland!

  4. Such a beautiful shade! I really love the false eyelashes you used, what brand are they? :)

  5. Really lovely....beautiful colour. x

  6. This looks stunning on you, gorgeous shades. I have a similar eye colour to you & am going on a hunt in my collection for similar eyeshadow shades to see if I can create this look

  7. Lovely look! Will keep a look out for this shade :)

    Imogen - A Rendezvous with You

  8. Gorgeous! I love simple eye looks that really hold their own. I may have to pick this eye shadow up for myself! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. I'm always so scared of using dark coppery shadows, but you made this seem so easy, I'm definitely going to give it a try =D

    Rosie's Life

  10. how do you pull this colour off it's so pretty on you xxx

  11. so pretty! Love the color! :)

  12. This looks gorgeous on you! I feel like coppering might be more difficult to pull off with paler skin tones. I'm just starting to venture into slightly more reddy shades like Cranberry!

    Lovely Notions

  13. You are such a stunner, I love this eye look so much !

  14. Damn, that is a beautiful eyeshadow!

    RIKKI //

  15. Thats so pretty :)

  16. you look gorgeous! Simple & perfect EOTD

  17. That looks absolutely gorgeous - simple, but stunning!

    Amy xo

  18. What a stunning look on you! Coppering is on my wishlist too, it is one of those shades that suits every eye colour.


    Paula at Beauty Lover xx

  19. Your make up looks always look so beautiful! :)

  20. Coppering looks absolutely stunning on you! x

  21. This is a gorgeous make up look. Definitely something I want to try.

    Hayley x


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