LOTW: Intensify Neutral Chocolate Shadow with Gold and Bronze

Brown eyeshadow doesn't have to be boring.
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Brown eyeshadow doesn't have to be boring.

I love neutral eyeshadow as a day-to-day look but sometimes I like to enhance my neutral looks with a little bit of gold or bronze. When my recent contour kit article went up, I got a lot of nice compliments on my eyeshadow, so I thought I’d show you how I got the look this week.

I always start with eyeshadow primer to keep my shadows in place all day; lately I’ve been using the Urban Decay Primer Potion

With a small eyeshadow brush, I apply a deep golden shadow (almost copper) to my mobile lid and then go back over the lid with the clean side of the brush to diffuse the color a little bit.

MAC Eye Shadow in Amber Lights.

MAC Eye Shadow in Amber Lights.

To add some definition to my crease, I add a dark chocolate shadow with a flat blending brush, concentrating the color mostly on the outer third of the crease and bringing it a little bit towards the center. I use the same brush to add that chocolate shadow to the outer “v” of my lid as well.

I'm using Makeup Geek Mocha and a MAC 217 brush.

I'm using Makeup Geek Mocha and a MAC 217 brush.

Next, I take another flat blending brush (the same one cleaned off works as well, I just have duplicates) and a shimmery champagne shadow and add it to below the brow bone and inner tear duct area. To blend everything out and eliminate harsh lines, I take a fluffy blending brush and a milk chocolate shade and blend in windshield-wiper motions just above the crease.

Brow bone highlight is Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma and the transition shade is Makeup Geek Frappe.

Brow bone highlight is Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma and the transition shade is Makeup Geek Frappe.

I finish the eyes off by lining just the upper lash line with a bronze liner, adding a couple of coats of mascara, and filling in my brows.

I love using bronze liner instead of traditional brown; it give just a little pop.

I love using bronze liner instead of traditional brown; it give just a little pop.

I keep the rest of my face simple by applying foundation, soft dusty rose blush, and a “my lips but better” lipstick.

Neutral with a twist.

Neutral with a twist.

Here are my three favorite looks from last week’s thread:

How do you mix up your neutral shadows? Are you into golden hues? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Don’t forget to tag @xoVain and #xoLOTW!