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In this article you will learn the keys to a gorgeous face with bronzed smoldering eye makeup. It is a great combination perfect for everything from appearances to on-camera work. This tutorial will share easy techniques which you can carry over to your everyday looks too.


Skin Prep

Prepare your face by making sure you have your daily face regimen on point. If you already wear a lot of makeup, you want to take extra care of your skin.


Always Prime

Use Benefit’s Pore-fessional to spot treat any enlarged pores. They have a couple of different versions of this product, so I suggest you read each one to choose the exact one for your skin issue.


For the facial primer, use Milani’s Skin Quench, a hydrating primer containing hyaluronic acid and coconut water. Use a large brush to work it into the skin.



Becca’s Aqua Luminous foundation boasts a very true color palette and beautiful finish. No matter your skin tone, you will find a perfect shade!


I recommend Real Techniques beauty blenders for foundation. We chose their larger powder brush to apply Jessica’s foundation, allowing an airbrush level of blendability.

Using about a quarter size of the foundation will help you blend like a pro. Use the dotting technique of a stipple stroke to advance the coverage. Make sure you have applied the foundation in the same areas you primed. Remember to apply makeup to the underneath portion of your chin, sponge application over your ears, and add a little on the back of your neck if you are wearing your hair up.


Contour and Powder

We performed a mix of liquid and powder using Complex Culture LetUp Concealer for the highlight portion, then a powder applicator to apply the color Spray Tan from Lisa Opie’s Snatched palette with a splash of highlighter from the Private Society Glow Getter palette.


We lightly applied another round of foundation. It’s all about perfecting the skin while using a minimum amount of foundation.


Again, we applied a very light dusting of powder in the T-zone and cheeks using a bronzer, Private Society’s Glow Getter, to spice up the skin.


Eyes and Lashes

Smoke Show palette from Private Society provided Jessica a soft neutral eye that had tons of pizzaz. For the crease I used Morphe’s M506 eye shadow brush to lay the base with the color Bare, using a steady stipple stroke.


With Morphe’s E36, I prepared the crease with the color Hot N’ Bothered, applying it to the eye evenly with 2 separate applications using a brush and wedge.


Using Morphe’s E29 to take the color Hot N’ Bothered underneath the eye provided a monochrome effect. After, I lined the waterline with a black pencil from Genie Beauty.

We back-tracked to the Fenty Metallic Eye + Lip Crayon for the brow bone, adding Haute to Trot in the outer corners of the crease.


For the eyeliner, double up for the longest last and color saturation, using a combination of Essence’s eyeliner pen in black creating a lightly winged effect. For the waterline and the under eyeline, I used Genie Beauty’s Waterproof Gel Eyeliner.


A bold lash makes a statement. My go to is Liz Lashes by @BeautByMissLiz_, a durable mink lash with a very comfortable band.


Check the eye look, making sure both sides are symmetrical.



The final look was a neutral lip with a pop of shimmer. We applied Juvia’s Places Toffee lipstick, a perfect dark neutral shade bringing drama.


Carving out the lip with their So Rare luxe lip liner, using a soft yet firm hand stroke, I used the liner to over-exaggerate the cupid’s bow.


Use a lip brush to apply the lipstick from corner to corner. Finally, add brilliance with Negris Lebrum’s gold toned gloss Stuck Up Girl.


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