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Coral & Brown Makeup Look

Everyone needs a bit of colour in their lives and this is one of my favourite makeup looks for adding a pop of colour so I thought I’d show you what I used to achieve this look.  I love corals and browns, the two colours go so well together and if you’re brunette and blue or green-eyed, this will be a lovely look for you.  You might think using coral coloured eyeshadow, blush and lipstick is a bit much but it actually works well and gives a glowing, healthy look.  I always get compliments when I wear this look!

Here’s the makeup I used to get this look

  • Bourjois Heathy Mix Foundation (my favourite foundation at the moment!)
  • MAC Blot Powder
  • MAC Casual Colour Creme in “Out for Fun”
  • NARS Blush in Orgasm
  • Catrice Made To Stay Creme Eyeshadow in a light gold colour #45 (for highlighting the inner corner of the eye)
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara in Black
  • Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Black
  • Inglot Lipliner in #71
  • Barry M Lipstick in #151

The eyeshadows I used were by MAC:

From the top left:

  • Ricepaper – highlight colour
  • Cork – in crease
  • Paradisco – coral colour on lid. It’s a really beautiful colour, this pic doesn’t do it justice at all!
  • Handwritten – Outer corner dark brown colour

I slightly winged the gel eyeliner but you don’t have to do that if you’re not too confident with it. You could always use a neutral lip colour too, that would look equally fab!

What do you think of this look?  Will you try it?  Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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Brown/Gold Eyeshadow Look for Daytime

My last blog post was all about my favourite MAC brown colours and palettes.  Here’s a look I did on myself recently with some goldy brown colours that are really wearable for work.   Here’s what I used:

First you need 3 brushes,

The first (bottom) is a flat shader brush for applying the base colour all over the lid – I got this one in Sephora but you can pick one of these up in Hairspray in Dublin or on Crownbrush.co.uk 

The second (middle) is a fluffy brush for applying the colour in the crease of your eyelid and blending – This is a MAC 217, one of my favourite eyeshadow brushes

And the Third brush (top) is another fluffy blending brush but it does a great job of blending all edges for a smooth blended look – This is a MAC 224

MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow – apply this base colour all over the lid with the first brush and also bring it underneath the lower lashline

MAC Handwritten Eyeshadow – apply this colour with the fluffy tip of the second brush concentrating on the outer third of the eye and the crease to build a depth of dark colour

MAC Dazzlelight  Eyeshadow – apply this to the browbone with the third brush and use it to blend the outer edges of the dark shadow

Finally line your eye with black eyeliner and smudge slightly with the edge of the shader brush and apply a volumising mascara on your top and bottom lashes.

This is what it looks like when it’s all done!


You can use this technique for applying any three colours of eyeshadow but they should generally be a light, medium and dark shade in a similar or complimentary colour family i.e. beige/browns pinks/purples etc.  Having the right brushes can be half the battle so it’s a good idea to invest in a good set.  These are the three staple brushes you should have, once you have these you can create looks like this easily enough with practice!

Let me know how you get on with it!