, , , , ,

photo 1

To go along with the bronzed, glowing, healthy look this summer I took out from my makeup drawers the bronzy, shimmery eye products.

My favourites so far have been the By Terry Ombre Blackstar Colour-Fix Eye Shadows. In the picture below you can see my most used 3 shades : the lightest is #3 Blond Opal, the more golden one is #11 Beyond Gold and the darkest one, my all-time favourite, is #5 Misty Rock.

photo 2

I simply adore this practical pen format because it is so easy to use. A swipe or two of one of these melting eye shadows and their “tattoo-hold” stretch texture will blend evenly onto your eyelids, creating the most amazing radiance-lift reshaping film.

To blend the colour you have to work fast with your blending brush, because once it sets it will not budge the whole day. They are the most waterproof eye shadows in my entire makeup collection!

photo 3

The other eye shadows I love to use during the summer days are the Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Long-Wear Eye Shadow. In the picture you can see two amazing shades: #001 Lune – a white-ish colour with a hint of gold and #661 Météore – a beautiful warm, bronzy colour.

There is a particular look I like to create using these two. I take some #661 Météore either on my finger or on the little sponge applicator they come with and then apply it all-over my mobile lid, then blend it with my Hakuhodo J142 blending brush. With my Tom Ford #14 Smokey Eye Brush I take a bit of that same eye shadow on the lower lash line, to open up the eye. Then I place some #001 Lune on my tear duct and on my brow bone too. A bit of black kohl for fuller lashes and lots of mascara, and that is it! Nothing fancy! But the final result is so effortlessly chic and summery, the definition of the “Goddess” look.

These Dior eye shadows are very similar to my Chanel Illusion d’Ombres, but I find them to be more long-lasting on my eyelids even without a primer. That is maybe because they are less creamier than the Chanel ones. But they blend equally well and they are not as glittery, which I personally like more.

Here you have some swatches of these beautiful eye shadows:

photo 5outdoors, direct sunlight

photo 4indoors

L-R: By Terry #5 Misty Rock, #11 Beyond Gold and #3 Blond Opal and Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono #001 Lune and #661 Météore.

What are your favourite eye shadows this summer?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie