My Go-To Look! Bronze Smokey Eye & Pink Lips

Hey everyone!
Hope you all had a great weekend! Sorry for my lack of blogs late last week- I was taking part in a video shoot involving Mark cosmetics in NYC! We talked about it in a special "Happy Hour" edition of Beauty Broadcast Live on Friday. Tyler even joined in! :) Speaking of Tyler, today is our anniversary! Thank you for the sweet comments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram- so kind of you!! As far as this blog post goes, this was the makeup look I was wearing on Saturday night & shared on my Instagram. This has been the look I've been gravitating toward this summer for nights out.
I love the pop of color on the lips, and a lighter take on a smokey eye using bronze tones. FYI- yes I use a lot of different products... I figure if I've got them- why not use them? :) But they do all have a purpose and really refine the look. Here's what I used...    
Face products...
  • MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC35) & Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation (Light) (love the long-wearing, yet sightly luminous finish this gives my skin- and helps me use up a couple of foundations at once :)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer- 08 Warm Light Medium (for coverage)
  • MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer- NW20 (for brightening)
  • Bare Minerals Well Rested (used sparingly to set the MAC concealer)
  • Maybelline Shine Free Pressed Powder- Golden (t-zone)
  • L'oreal True Match Pressed Powder- Sun Beige (everywhere else)
  • Milani Bronzer XL in Fake Tan- Loving this for contouring!!
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush in Exotic Pink
  • Laura Geller Baked Highlight in French Vanilla- on top of cheekbones
  • The Balm Mary LouManizer- SUPER shimmery- just dabbed on the apples of cheeks & cupid's bow 
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

While the face makeup was, frankly, a little complicated with the variety of products and finishes, they eye look is really quite easy! I used a new (to me) palette that I'm loving!! Kristin Gehm tempted me with it while we were in Minneapolis LOL! :) Seriously though, it's absolutely gorgeous if you love warm rosy/bronze neutrals and it has matte AND shimmer. I'll definitely be doing something more on this palette- a review, tutorial, something! :) 
Eye Products...
  • Milani Eyeshadow Primer
  • LORAC Unzipped Palette- Undercover (light cream on inner part of lid & under brow highlight), Uncensored (shimmery brown, outer part of lid), Unspoken (matte brown in crease), Unbridled (matte burgundy in outer V), Untamed (shimmery plum on outer half of lower lashline), and Unattainable (bronzy/rose gold on inner half of lower lashline). Even if I go matte on the top part of my eyes- I am LOVING that bit of shimmer on the lower lashline! 
  • Milani Eye Tech Extreme- Black liquid on upper lashline
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Eye Pencil- Onyx on waterline
  • Cover Girl Clump Crusher Water Resistant Mascara- upper & lower lashes
  • Cherry Blossom #415 lashes (not pictured)
  • Anastasia Beauty Express for Brows & Eyes in Brunette (not pictured)

Lip Products...
  • Mark Make it Rich Lip Color Crayon in Peony
  • Avon Ultra Glazewear in Palm Beach Pink
This look pretty much covered the trifecta for me- great coverage, long-wearing, and each part of the face just seemed to work in harmony with the others. While I try to switch up my products a lot, this is definitely the type of look I do quite often. Do you have a go-to look for certain occasions?

Daily Nuggets...
  • Rainy day here! 
  • Tyler was in a never-ending golf tournament yesterday.
  • Shot a new Try This, Not That video today!
  • The day I left for NYC, I burned myself with my curling iron-- right on my hand in almost the same spot as my "permanent swatch burn" from the oven!! Got some Mederma!
  • Anderson Cooper just showed how to actually use the Chinese takeout containers as a plate! What?!? My mind is blown! Here is the video about it! OMG!


  1. Shut up..... I didn't know that take out containers did that =0)

  2. OK. I do learn something new every day. I never knew that I could eat my Chinese take-out like that! Love, love, LOVE your lip look! I am a sucker for pink lipcolors.

  3. How absolutely stunning! That lip color is awesome!

  4. Wait. Seriously? Lol. They need to have a display in the store or something! Love the look!

  5. Happy Anniversary!!! :) Do a tutorial on that lorac palette and use Avon to do a look too!!!

  6. OMG the whole face is gorgeous! The eyes and lips compliment each other so well. OMG those lips I adore them! Do you have a replica of this lip look using drugstore lip products? I would love to see it :)

  7. I love seeing the Lorac Unzipped Palette in action! I've wanted it for a while, and don't think I can splurge on it right now, but it looks even more beautiful. The entire look ties in wonderfully from the skin to the eyes to the lips!

  8. I have had the Unzipped palette for almost a year and have maybe used it once? Beautiful look- thank you for the inspiration! aannd, now I want chinese food... :)

  9. This look is one of my absolute favs that you have done. Its so gorgeous and could work for day or night depending on the occasion!

  10. Happy Anniversary! May God grant you two many more :) You look gorgeous as always! Can't wait for the review/tutorial and maybe you can do a blog post featuring different color combos for this palette! Also I am dying to see more Color Lovers videos!!!!

  11. I love that look! The eyeshadow looks amazing and really emphasises your eyes while still looking naturally beautiful!

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  13. I LOVE this look! You've been such an inspiration to a lot of my looks lately.

  14. I can't wait to see your review of Avon/mark products. My mom sold it for years, so in high school that's all I used. After I moved out and she got a different job, I haven't used it much besides the mineral foundation. I would love to see what products you think are worth trying out.

  15. Hi Emily! I really like your blog and youtube channel. You have actually inspired me to make my own blog and I would really appreciate it if you would check it out and give me some feed back.

  16. Great post! I can't wait to see the video.

    Jodie x

  17. Love the look, the lip color looks really good on you!

  18. my takeout-eating has been revolutionized! i never even thought of doing something like that! also, i love that lip combo - it looks great on you :)

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  19. I love a great pink lip - it's beautiful!!

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  20. You look fab! Happy anniversary!

  21. Lovely! :)

    Emily, could you do a tutorial using inglot eyeshadows? It would be mighty useful since Inglot is one of the affordable brands in India (especially the freedom system refills)

  22. I would love a tutorial or 5 from that lorac palette. So pretty!

  23. Gorgeous lips

  24. Those lips are traffic stopping!

  25. I love the look! It looks perfect on you! Thanks for the Chinese Takeout Container Video, I would have never thought!

    The Lorac Unzipped palette looks amazing. Could you maybe do a tutorial or review/demo with it?
    Also, I know you use select cover up for brightening, but does it give decent coverage? Thanks

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  27. This is my favorite look too! Simple yet beautiful, I always get compliments when I wear it :)

  28. Yay!! I just bought the unzipped palette!! :) Cant wait for its review!

  29. Great Look Emily, thanks for sharing. I use the L'oreal True Match Pressed Powder in a lighter Color as a regular facepowder and even though I like it a lot, I think it will be used up too quick. I don´t know what it is, but I Need slightly more of this powder, than with others so it´s used up even faster. I love the coverage and finish, but I don´t like to spend even more Money to replace it so soon.

  30. Beautiful....emily what an awesome finish love it

  31. Wow .. amazing.. loved ur looks..

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