Summer Glam on the Go! Gray-Black feline Eyes With an unforeseen Swish of Shimmering Bronze on a Smokey lower Lash Line

A little twist on your fave traditional looks can make all the difference
On days when you crave just a bit glam, like a level 3-4, this look hits the spot. It includes just a couple minor tweaks on traditional eye makeup aspects — black feline eyeliner as well as a smokey lower lash line — to provide it a fresh twist.

Gray-black feline eyes

If you look carefully at the liner, you’ll see soft dark gray along the outer edge of the upper lash liner, as well as the gray on the water lines. With black feline eye liner, you’ll normally see black pencil along the water lines, as well as black pencil liner is likewise typically utilized as a base for black liquid liner when doing feline eyes, too.


But rather than reaching for the standard-issue black pencil, I utilized a gray liner instead, since it isn’t as stark, so it leads to a softer, a lot more approachable look… as well as I like the subtle gradient of gray as it merges into black. (I’m all about that gradient life!)

I likewise paired the liner with matte warm browns on the upper lids as well as added a shimmery gold on the inner corners.

See the shimmery bronze peeking out from the lower lash line?
A shimmering bronze POP

Switch up your normal black or gray smokey lower lash line by layering a shimmery bronze eyeshadow. location it ideal in the center of the lower lash line (aim for ideal beneath your iris).


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To do this, I drew a thin line with a matte gray pencil liner along my lower lash line, then smudged it with a flat, compact head (super useful to have around for small, fine detail work).

The gray pencil liner softens the edges of the black liquid liner on the upper lash line.
Then, I wiped the clean head on a paper towel, packed it with a shimmery bronze powder eyeshadow, wet the clean head with a setting spray, as well as dabbed the wet clean head along the center of lower lash lines.

Tip: avoid blending out the edges of your shimmering bronze eyeshadow. I believe it looks great to have the stark edge against the smokey gray! Not only do you save a step by skipping the blending, however you likewise preserve the intensity of the bronze, which is excellent since you truly want it to stand apart against the matte!

Where else am I gonna go?

As for the rest of the makeup, I kept the base as well as cheeks incredibly sheer with a tinted moisturizer as well as cream blush since it’s hot right here in Novato, as well as I wasn’t in the mood to wear a thick layer of makeup on the rest of my face… You always have the choice of turning up the protection to whatever you’re feeling on a provided day. The world is your pickle, after all, so I’ll take bread-and-butter pickles, since I don’t do dill.

I ended up using this look to Trader Joe’s yesterday because, really, where else am I gonna go?? It’s one of the handful of locations that’s 1) open, 2) somewhat entertaining, as well as 3) doesn’t skyrocket the low-level stress and anxiety I’m living with lately.

On the method there, I drove past the bakery I worked at prior to the stay-at-home order, as well as I realized that, in a few weeks, I’ll have been out of work there *longer* than I really worked there… It feels like I was living one more life.

So, yeah, used this to TJ’s, with the exception of the lipstick, lip liner as well as gloss, which faded after I ate my lunch (grilled cheese as well as tomato soup, if you’re curious). I didn’t bother to reapply considering that I was going to be using a mask anyway.

I believe a half set of falsies on the outer corner would have been a great touch, too, as well as I kinda desire I’d put some on!

Makeup breakdown

Palette de couleur d’aujourd’hui
Here’s whatever I used in this look! great deals of new-ish drugstore makeup from Neutrogena (one of my all-time preferred brands!).


It Cosmetics quite natural combination (Sunrise as well as Sunset on lids) — blend-able, neutral mattes, overall workhorse

NARS Fez Eyeshadow used with a clean that had been wet with Neutrogena Radiant setting Spray healthy Skin — for the pop of bronze

Neutrogena Smoky Kohl liner in Smokey Grey 20 (water lines as well as upper as well as lower lash lines) — stays put when you’re chopping onions

Neutrogena precision liquid eyeliner in Jet Black (upper lash line) — likewise stays put even when you’re crying

Neutrogena Nourishing Brow Pencil (brows) — truly dark!

Laura Mercier Caviar Mascara (lashes) — a go-to for epically long as well as curly lashes


Bossy Cosmetics Lip Pencil in rush — a warm matte pink

Bossy Cosmetics Hydra-Gloss in Shiraz — shimmery however not as well shimmery

The Lip Bar Lipstick in infant Bellini — SO much PIGMENT!


Neutrogena Cheeky Wink Flushed blush in very first Crush — bouncy, smooth texture

NeutrogEna lueur sur le surligneur liquide dans l’éclipse lunaire – Shimmery, cependant pas odieux



Neutrogena Cream Cream Sealer dans l’amande Moyen 2 mélangé à une émertisseuse radiante neutrogena + sérum (sous les yeux) – Je n’ai pas nettoyé dans des lignes fines

Neutrogena Secure + Teinte Horticuleuse teintée dans le bronzage à moyen mélangé avec une émetteur radiant de neutrogène + sérum ainsi que le cache-crème radiant de Neutrogena dans le caramel / Moyen 3 – L’hydratant teinté oxydalise

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