Summer Beauty Makeovers
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To achieve a smoky, golden look on Gretchen's striking blue eyes, Moore first applied bronzer over the entire lid, then used a palette of bronze colors (like Almay Intense I-Color Play Up Powder Shadow Trio for Greens, $5.99) to add dimension.
"Bronzes tend to make the whites of the eyes look whiter and any gold hue makes eye color pop," explained Moore. She then swept a green shimmery shade over the crease, then, on the inside of the eye, applied a peachy eyeshadow shade. Moore completed the look by blending a bronze shade out toward the edges of the eye. She then used a copper eye pencil (try Cq Smartliner Automatic Eye Pencil in Copper, $2.99) along the lower lash lines. Hint: If drawn too severely, a line under your eye will look harsh, to avoid that, smudge the line with a brush to achieve a more natural, sultry style. A couple of coats of black mascara (try Hard Candy Ginormous Mascara in Black Out, $6.99) and Moore moved onto the lips.
"I applied a sheer, gold gloss (try Wet n Wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss in Rose Gold, $2.99) and layered a thicker one (like L'Oreal Paris Colour Juice Sheer Lip Gloss in Caramel Creme, $6.99) on top to create a more succulent look."
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