{beauty board} copper shadow

Metallics have been my shadow go-to since I first started wearing makeup for their ability to juxtapose the worlds of the neutral, natural eye with that of a shimmering, glamorous gaze. While I've always reached for gold-flecked bronze colors {Urban Decay's Half-Baked Eyeshadow is my can't-live-without}; I was thrilled to see a barrage of glossy, copper colors saunter down the runway, as the shade is warm and cozy {perfect for fall}; looks chic on all eye colors and skintones; and can be worn day or night depending on how heavily or softly you apply. Here are a few of my favorite palettes and shades to help you get the copper look:

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ONE: Clarins {$42.00} TWO: Lancome in BRONZE AMOUR {$49.00} THREE: Giorgio Armani #15 COPPER / BLACK GREY {$33.00} FOUR: Kat Von D in DEVOTION {$16.00} FIVE: Laura Mercier in TERRACOTTA {$23.00} SIX: Maybelline in COPPER CHIC {$8.31}

If you want the ability to rock the copper trend and mix, match, and blend other colors to create your own custom shades, the Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet & Liner Eye Palette is perfect for you. LancĂ´me always delivers the glam, and the Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Bronze Amour is no different. The colors are bold, the finishes silky, and the overall color combos essential for creating a neutral smoky eye. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow in #15 Copper / Black Grey is a must if you're short on time - one swipe is all you need for killer eyes.

My favorite of the bunch {and one of the most affordable options} is Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eyeshadow in Devotion, which subtly shifts color {very chameleon-like} whenever you blink or turn your head. When it comes to makeup, I love baked anything - including this Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Terracotta {also available at Beautique UK}. Apply it wet for high drama; and skip the primer if you want - this one never creases or fades. For affordability that still packs punch, you can't go wrong with Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Copper Chic. It's under $10, and serves up velvety textures and high pigmentation.



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ellie said...

Love this trend! Great variety in your list too! Very inspiring eyeshadows.

ivy said...

These eyeshadows are so beautiful. Definitely has an Autumn look, too. Great review.

ellie's desk said...

Love the list of eyeshadows! Such a great look for the eyes!

mazzymay said...

I so have to look for these eyeshadows. Very inspiring! Beautiful color.

Georgina said...

I used copper from time to time as it looks great on my skin. Love that you highlighted something differnet :)

Matea Saric said...

Metallics are the best! All these eyeshadows look perfect :)

Couture Carrie said...

So many amazing shades and palettes!
Will def. be shopping this post, darling!


bridechic said...

I've always gone for copper because I'm a brown-eyed redhead and boy does it compliment the eyes!

Tiffany Kadani said...

I'm just going to call you queen of the make-up tips. All great stuff here.

Hope you're well and enjoying perhaps a summer off.

Pooja Mittal said...

Love the trend of metalic eye shadows... Will try the quord by maybelline..
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Sara Gerard said...

Oh I love copper! I need some for fall. I always loved wearing brown until I discovered copper, awesome post!

Jane said...



with love,
the girl with the blue scarf

Sherin said...

Metallic browns are my favourite eyeshadows. They're my daily essentials.

Ewelina said...

It looks great! ;)

Rebecca said...

What amazing makeup! The copper bronze tones are so fantastic! Sure makes a dramatic look! Love it!


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love the copper shadow!

Akiko said...

I love copper shadow and they look amazing! Thanks for sharing the details :) xo akiko
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I do like the one from Kat Von D...copper is very cool for fall.

MOSAMUSE said...

love copper!


Lisa said...

Copper is probably my favourite colour to wear on my eyes! I never get tired of it.

Janet Taylor said...

Mhmmmmmm... great!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oooh I need at least one of these in my life!

Iris said...

Such a pretty look. I like how it's work wearable too.

Bellas Shelf said...

Ive been seeing the copper shadows EVERYWHERE. I love copper and orange (not together) shadows for blue eyes. I never believed theorange would accentuate my eyes and it made them POP. As does copper. Its perfect and you got a few great picks here.

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