Hi, everyone! If you read my latest review, you'll know that I totally fell smitten with Gucci cosmetics during my recent trip to NYC and that the product I brought home with me, the Magnetic Colour Shadow Quad in Crystal Copper, did not disappoint. I included an eyeball closeup in the review, but I thought I'd also share how the quad performs in the context of a completed makeup look. Crystal Copper includes three warm shimmer shades and one cooler smokey shade that work amazingly well together for a subtle, yet sultry effect!
For the eye look, I started by sweeping the gold shade from the quad all over my lid and underneath my lower lash line. For some definition, I applied the coppery brown shade in my crease, blending outwards. As a highlight, I popped the ivory shade on my brow bones and inner corners of my eye and to finish with a bit of smoke, I applied the deep taupe shade on the outer corners of my eye as well as on the outer halves of both upper and lower lash lines.
I find the shades of Crystal Copper to be wonderfully summery, so I thought I'd keep the rest of the look warm and sunny as well. On the cheeks, I opted for MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Sunbasque, an old favourite (seriously, I bought it almost 10 years ago!). It's a wonderfully peachy bronze with a glowy finish. It just screams summer! On the lips, I reached for my new BFF, Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Bloodroses. It creates the loveliest sheer rosy flush! Finally, I set the makeup look with a few spritzes of Tatcha's Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. Glow for days!
Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup in Buff
Concealer: Inglot Under Eye Concealer #95 (on dark circles) and Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory (on redness and blemishes)
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Long-Wearing Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural (on t-zone) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (lightly all over)
Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 02 Fair MatteBlush: MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Sunbasque
Highlighter: BeneFit Watts Up
Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original formula
Eye Shadows: Gucci Magnetic Colour Shadow Quad in Crystal Copper (gold shade all over lid and along lower lash line, ivory shade on brow bone and inner corners as a highlight, copper shade in crease, and dark taupe shade on outer corners and outer halves of upper and lower lash lines)
Mascara: The HotShop Long Lash Mascara from the Born Pretty Store
Lipstick: Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Bloodroses
And a few more shots of the look:
I'm just incredibly smitten with the brightening, metallic (yet incredibly wearable) tones of Crystal Copper. The shades work wonderfully together for a warm, summer night kind of look and I imagine that they will be perfect in the Fall as well. Crystal Copper lets the eyes take center stage without things leaning too smokey or high maintenance. Plus, this look reminded me of just how much I love MAC Sunbasque blush. I bought it at a time when I only owned about 5 blushes (can you imagine?), so it has been mostly neglected for some time. I promise to remedy that this summer!
What are your go-to Summer makeup products? Have you rediscovered any buried treasures in your stash recently?
Have an amazing day! xo