FOTW: Subtle Bronze Eyeliner



Products Used:
Face: Arbonne FC5 Mattifying Powder, Arbonne CC Cream, Arbonne Concealer, Arbonne Pressed Powder in Light
Cheeks: Arbonne Blush in Blossom, Arbonne Sheer Glow Highlighter
Eyebrows: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Rewind (Vice 2 Palette), Maybelline Brow Drama
Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Dope, Toxic, Radar and Ambush, Arbonne It's a Long Story Mascara
Lips: Arbonne Lip Liner in Posey, Arbonne Lipstick in Guava, Arbonne Lipgloss in Mimosa 

Hello and welcome back to my Face of the Week (FOTW) feature! As a beauty blogger I am overwhelmed by the sheer volume of makeup I own. I either end up in a rut and wear the same things over and over and over, or I use different things every day which leads to a chaotic dressing table and too many dirty makeup brushes! To streamline my routine and get as much use out of all my products as possible, I pick one makeup look to wear all week long before I switch it up for the next week. And that's how FOTW was born.

After the wedding the other weekend, I completely fell back in love with my Urban Decay Vice 2 palette, particularly the eyeshadow combination of Dope, Toxic and Radar. It's such a subtle look, without being unnoticeable and still having that much needed shimmer I love so much. 

This week, when doing my makeup, I thought about ways I could use these three eyeshadows for a nice, work appropriate look that wouldn't be too time consuming each day - for the wedding, I used black liquid eyeliner which has a habit of adding at least 10 minutes onto my getting ready routine, so I wanted a way around this. 

This happened to coincide with my reading an article about how brown eyeliner is a must have for green eyed girls, which is when inspiration hit! Sadly the pictures haven't quite captured it, but I do have a nicely outlined eyes in this makeup look, both top and bottom. It's been ages since I lined my bottom lid, but I'm really glad I did as I love the way it looks and I see it becoming a recurring theme in my makeup again.

So, how did I create this look?

First of all, I primed my eyes with my trusty Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Once this was done, I took the crease brush from the Real Techniques Starter Kit, and applied the shade Radar to my crease in a windscreen wiper motion. I like to do my crease first because I often use the darkest shade here and doing it first means it can't spoil the lighter shades!

Next, I took the shade Toxic, which is one of my favourites in this palette, and blended it all over my lid. Then, I highlighted my brow bone using Dope. 

The final step was to take the liner brush in the Real Techniques Starter Kit, and coat it in the Radar shade. I then carefully did a very fine line on my top lid and underneath my lashes on my bottom lid. To finish the look, I of course took my Arbonne It's A Long Story Mascara to my lashes. 

I'm really, really pleased with this look and I've been enjoying it a lot so far this week. I so very rarely used eyeshadow as an eyeliner, but doing this has really made me want to experiment more now!