Showing posts with label Bronze. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bronze. Show all posts

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Trish McEvoy Sparkling Bronze Collection

Fall collections are already trickling out, but I wanted to do a feature on some pretty bronzey colors from Trish McEvoy who released a small collection of new products in her Sparkling Bronze collection this past May. I love the line for her high quality brushes, unique planner system, and innovative products. This was one of the first high end lines I got into years ago with an interactive makeup lesson at Saks Fifth Avenue where the artist has you repeat the makeup application to one side of your face after each step so you can recreate the look on your own at home.

Every single artist from the line I have met has been amazing - all talented in creating pretty looks, friendly personalities and super fun. It's been a while since I've purchased things from the line because of the continuous product revamps (I must have seen at least 5 different versions of her Sexy Lipgloss as she has changed the formula and color of the years), but still check out her new products every once in a while.

The colors in her Sparkling Bronze Collection feature the following items:

* Bronzer in St. Tropez - a soft shimmery natural bronzer, she describes this as having "the ideal proportions of pink undertones to mimic the prettiest naturally tanned complexion."

* Lip Gloss in Irresistible - a super sparkly bronze gloss with micro-glitter. I would say this has the same sparkle factor as MAC Dazzleglasses, but this has more pigment. Has a nice slightly minty scent which gives a cooling effect.

* Lip Color SPF15 in Golden Glaze - this is a sheer soft golden color. Reminds me of MAC High Tea lipstick but not quite as pale.

* Pen Luminzer in Luminous Bronze - this is my favorite, gives a soft glow to the skin in a twist up pen.

* Eye Definer Pencil in Sparkling Bronze - a unique dual-sided chubby eyeliner with a smudge tip on one end to blend the color. I wouldn't really call this "sparkling" but it is a gorgeous deep brown shade.

Top - St. Tropez Bronzer

Bottom - Irresistible Lip Gloss , Golden Glaze Lipstick, Luminous Bronze, Sparkling Bronze

Swatches, left to right: Bronze Illuminator, St. Tropez (applied heavily over foundation/primer), St. Tropez (applied over bare skin), Sparkling Bronze Eye Definer, Golden Lipstick, Irresistible Lipgloss

Comparisons, left to right: MAC MSF Sunny by Nature, Trish McEvoy St. Tropez, MAC MSF Cheeky Bronze (so you can see how pink it really is)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Color Focus: Shimmery Brown Eyeliners

In addition to nudes, I'm also obsessed with shimmery brown and bronzey liners. Here's a series of shimmery brown eyeliners - yes, I know a lot of them look exactly the same . . . but what can I say, I get sucked in with every new bronzey color that comes out!

The products - pencils and gel liners:

Swatches on Laura Mercier Bamboo Beige Silk Creme Foundation to prime:

1. Clinique Cream Shaper for Eyes - Brown Sugar
2. Stila Kajal Eye Liner - Bronze
3. MAC Eye Kohl - Powersurge
4. MAC Splashproof PowerPoint Eye Pencil - Bountiful Brown
5. MAC Pearlglide Eye Liner - Spare Change
6. MAC Technakohl - Plank
7. MAC Eye Kohl - Teddy
8. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil - Underground
9. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil - Bourbon
10. Trish McEvoy Eye Definer - Sparkling Bronze
11. Chanel Precision Eye Definer- Brun Cuivre
12. Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil - Brown Copper
13. Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil - 02 ME Brown
14. Le Metier de Beaute - Tamarack
15. Becca Line + Illuminate Pencil - Mustique
16. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eye Liner - Bronze Shimmer
17. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eye Liner - Chocolate Shimmer Ink
18. Stila Smudgepot - Bronze
19. Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner - Bronze

In natural sunlight:

With flash:

What are your favorites?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Color Focus: Coppery Bronze

I'm a huge fan of the tanned summery look, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite coppery bronze colors. To avoid bronze-overload, I usually mix different variations or intensities of bronzey shades for eyes, lips and cheeks.

Some of my favorite eyeshadows: 1) Nars Fez, 2) Chanel Lumieres Facettes in Plein Soleil, 3) Chanel Le Bronze, 4) Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials in Malibu, 5) Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow in Copper Cocoa, 6) Le Metier de Beaute Spicy Eyeshadow, 7) Trish McEvoy Sable Bronze, 8) MAC Pigment in Chocolate Brown

I'm a huge fan of bronzey cheeks:
* Top left to right - Becca Mineral Bronzing Powder in Duende, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush in Bahama Brown, Laura Mercier Illuminating Powder in Moroccan Bronze
* Middle left to right - Trish McEvoy Luminzer in Luminous Bronze, Nars Multiple in South Beach
* Bottom left to right - Nars Blush in Lovejoy, Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Warm Bronze (mini size)

For lips, I'm not a huge fan of the dark bronze lips, but prefer lighter bronze shades, or even nude shades with a hint of bronze:
* Left to right - Trish McEvoy Sheer Lipcolor in Barely Innocent, Chanel Aqualumiere in Maritius #86, Chanel Aqualumiere in Key West #83, Giorgio Armani Silk Lipstick #18, Laura Mercier Boho Bronze, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Honey-Flower, Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in Bronzed Pink

For lipglosses:
* Left to right - Giorgio Armani Lipshimmer #57, Trish McEvoy Irrisistible, Chanel Glossimer in Unity #41, Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss in Freeze #66, Laura
Mercier Lip Glace in Bronze, MAC Lustreglass in Beaux

What are some of your favorite coppery bronze shades?

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