Summer Smoky Eye – Copper!



Smoky eyes are always stunning, but can be a bit harsh in the summer light. One of my favourite ways to lighten up a black or very dark eye is by using copper hues! The shade’s warm undertones look great with glowing, tanned skin and can really make any eye colour pop!


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked gorgeous at the Cannes Film Festival with this coppery-bronze smoky eye and a touch of tan on her cheeks.




You just need a few tools to get the perfect copper smoky eye!



Find Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Copper Peach at:

Find Endless Silky Eye Pen in CopperGlow at:


Using a palette of copper and bronze shades, apply a warm nude colour across your entire lid, and then apply a copper-tan shade to the crease of your eye. To line, trace a true deep copper shade along the natural curve your eye starting at the middle of your lash line, working outward (see above for my favourite true copper shades – try the shade circled in the eye palette above for a diffused look, or the gel pencil liner for a more intense effect). Highlight with a peachy nude shade in inner corner & brow bone.


As for mascara, try creating a beaming copper mascara of your own! All you need is a copper powder (try a loose one, or the same one from the palette above), brown mascara and a liner brush. Mix them together and apply with the liner brush to the tips of your lashes on top of your normal mascara to create interest & attract light!


Find Cat Liner Brush at:

Find Fairy Dust in Copper Sheen at:

Find Large Lash Mascara in Best Brown at:

How do you lighten up your smoky eye look for summer? Let me know in the comments below :)


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