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Spring 2013 Makeup: How To Apply The Copper Eyeshadow Smokey Eye

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The sixties inspired clothing at the Chloé Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear fashion show during Paris Fashion Week this past fall were accented with the smokey eye in a copper eyeshadow and cat eye shape. But, unlike your typical silver smokey eye color and sharp cat eye shape, this eye has squared off edges and an unlikely copper eyeshadow that can easily be worn from day to night.

Copper Eyeshadow Smokey Eye at Chloe Spring 2013 Paris Fashion week

Copper Eyeshadow Smokey Eye seen at Chloe Spring/Summer 2013

Diane Kendal, the makeup artist who created this inspiring copper eyeshadow smokey eye – used MAC Cream Colour Base in Bronze topped with MAC Pigment in Copper Sparkle on the models backstage to create the cat eye look – fitting of the 1960’s era.  Kendal left the lashes bare so as not to overshadow the gorgeous copper shadow, but added a subtle definition with MAC Fluidline gel liner in Blacktrack onto the upper lash line. She left the skin dewy and bare and added a bit of MAC clear Lipglass to finish the full look.

Copper eyeshadow is a great color to wear this spring as a smokey eye or cat eye, and pairs perfectly with emerald, Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year. If the copper eyeshadow smokey cat eye is too dramatic for you, simply apply a copper eyeshadow from your upper lash line to your crease leaving the brow bone bare. Top it off with a bit of black liner and mascara and soft pink or glossy lip.

Products and Tips for Applying A Copper Eyeshadow Smokey Eye

  1. NARS Duo Eyeshadow in “Isolde” or Frosted Ginger and Shimmering Copper – For a more subtle approach, apply Frosted Ginger to the lid and Shimmering Copper to the crease of the eye.
  2. MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack – Defines the lashline to make eyes pop! Apply with an angle brush using short quick movements.
  3. Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Origami – Adds the perfect amount of pink for a subtle, yet finished lip.
  4. NARS Blush in Albatross – Gives your skin the perfect glow. Dust a little on your cheekbones, bridge of your knows, and brow bones for the perfect dewy complexion.
Chloe Spring 2013 Copper smokey eye nars eye color duo eyeshadow isolde frosted ginger shimmering copper

For a more subtle approach than the Chloe Spring 2013 Copper Eyeshadow Smokey Eye, apply Nars Frosted Ginger to the lid and Nars Shimmering Copper to the crease of the eye.

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Create Copper Eyeshadow Smokey Eye using Nars Duo Eyeshadow in “Isolde”

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Mikala Ewald

Mikala’s love of makeup began at a very young age when she used to watch her mother apply her makeup each day. Her knowledge of skin care that she received during her education in esthetics has greatly improved her skills as a makeup artist and professional esthetician. Mikala has been the makeup artist for multiple photoshoots, weddings, billboards, commercials, and television. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public relations, taking photography classes, and writes regularly for Nubry. View Mikala's Website: Makeup by Mikala

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