Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Look of the Day: Crystal Copper

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! 


The Breakdown:

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

48 comments:

  1. I love this type of fun summery look!

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    1. Thanks! Shades like this are my fave for summer too :)

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  2. I think these warm tones suit you so well. It's a very classy and elegant makeup. I love how the cheeks and lips add a soft touch of colour. Shimmery neutrals are my personal favourites when it come to eyeshadows. I should check Gucci out then! Xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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    1. Thanks so much! Shimmer neutrals are my weakness too - and Gucci is so worth checking out :)

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  3. Love this look! Very summery, perfect for the current weather! Oh wait, it's always summer here now. I seem to forget at times that I am now living in a tropical climate. LOL. Sunbasque pairs really well with your eyes and lips. I'd never have thought it would. I have a customized MAC blush palette that has been neglected for a long time, too. I really should revisit and give it some love!

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    1. Haha, well it's feeling pretty tropical here in Toronto too! You should definitely give Sunbasque another peek :)

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  4. Mi piace molto il colore che hai usato sugli occhi, molto semplice e ti dona!
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  6. This look amazing!!! I'm heading to NYC at the end of the year so will keep an eye out for this - where did you see Gucci cosmetics (if you don't mind me asking)?

    Holly x

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    1. Thanks so much! I found Gucci at Sak's 5th Avenue- the display was irresistible! xo

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  7. Your skin looks SO good here! It makes me want to get the Tatcha Mist like RIGHT NOW. I haven't discovered much products for summer, but I have been piling on bronzer and highlight a lot more than before :)
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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Yes, you should totally check out the Tatcha. Special stuff! xo

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    1. Me too! Especially for summer :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kenny! Hope you had a wonderful week :)

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  11. love your shimmering make-up, so fresh and summery...
    The Gucci eye shadow is fantastic
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  12. love your shimmering make-up, so fresh and summery...
    The Gucci eye shadow is fantastic
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  13. that's a great summery make-up,my dear
    I love the Gucci eye shadow hues
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  14. that's a great summery make-up,my dear
    I love the Gucci eye shadow hues
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  15. Love the shadows the bronzer and the blusher, such perfect combination. You look lovely! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! This has quickly become one of my favourite summer looks :)

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  17. I've not ever heard of this shade of blush, but it looks gorgeous x

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    1. Thanks so much! Sunbasque is so worth a peek :)

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  18. hot damn, that's a gorgeous goddess-y summer look! Love it; you look positively radiant!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Maeve! xo

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  19. Stunning look and perfect for summer too!
    Glad to hear you loving the Gucci eye shadows :)
    Darn Sunbasque is an old forgotten fave of mine... time to bring that blush back.
    Like always lovely post!
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    1. Glad I've inspired you to give Sunbasque another go- it's really something special! Thanks, Tanya! xo

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  20. That is a divine shade on you, particularly for the Summer!

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  21. Copper tones are so great on your skin tone x

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Coco! I think you would love Crystal Copper too :)

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  22. The Kevin Aucoin lipgloss looks beautiful! The Sunbasque blush really suits you. It's always fun to rediscover old products in your stash that you really love but kind of forgot about. (This happens to me all the time.)

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