Copper Smokey Eye +Dewy Skin | Full Face Tutorial

by Molly Gardner

You know when you were a kid and got light up sneakers, so you’d stomp around all day long and then try to peek down in time to see them light up?  That’s me with this makeup.

I love this makeup so, so much.  It’s the kind of eye makeup that I find myself trying to look at all day long.  I close one eye and try to look through the other eye to see the lid in a mirror.  It’s just shimmery, coppery goodness.

It’s my fav look on redheads, but not gonna lie, it really looks good on just about every hair color/ eye color/ skin tone combo I’ve tried it on.  A little shade adjusting (darker/lighter) is needed obviously, but overall, copper + dewy skin for the win!

This is a long, full face tutorial, so I don’t want to ramble too much. But just so you don’t feel like you have to use the exact same products as me, here are the key elements, so that you can find and use what you already have.

Key elements to look |

  • dewy skin, only matte in t-zone
  • copper eye makeup, but you prob already guessed that, ha!
  • a matte or satin finish (not shimmer) eye shadow one shade deeper than your skin tone for your crease (transition) shade.  The matte or satin looks beautiful against the metallic finish of the copper.
  • bronzed cheeks, I use a satin-y cream bronzer as my blush here.
  • nude/ish brown lips, to tie the look together but not compete with the copper.



Products in order used |

Lipbalm: Smith’s

Primer Spray: Skindinavia

Foundation: Charlotte Tilbury

Buffing foundation brush:  Tarte

Concealer for scars:  Mistura Beauty, I can’t find this online, similar finish here (although this alternate does need to be set with powder):  It Cosmetics

Concealer for undereye:  Tom Ford

Beauty Blender:  Mini

Setting spray:  Urban Decay

Contour cream: Fenty in Amber

Highlighter:  Watts Up

Blush:  Sonia Kashuk (limited edition)  Similar here:  Smashbox, shade “Venice”

Bronzer:  Tom Ford

Contour/Setting Powder palette:  Lorac

Setting brush: Stilazzi S133

Fan brush for contour powder:  I used the e.l.f. but prefer the B Dellium for contouring

Eyeshadow primer (part of eyeshadow set below, can also be purchased on it’s own):  Lorac

Eyebrow pencil:  Anastasia, shade “Caramel”

Eyebrow gel:  Anastasia, shade “Caramel”

Copper Eyeshadow, “Star Power”, part of this set:  Lorac Cosmetics  – This is one set that I think is a must have!

Crease shade:  Kjaer Weis, shade “Grace”

Crease Brush:  It Cosmetics

Double sided flat and liner brush, part of the Lorac set

Eyeliner:  Ardency Inn, in “Coffee”

Mascara:  (the mascara in the Lorac set is amazing, but I had this tube of Definicils already open and I also love it)  Lancome

Lashes:   girlgetglamorousHAIR faux mink lashes

Lip liner: Colourpop Cosmetics {related post}

Lipstick:  Too Faced, in “Naughty Nude”

Again, please ask if you need any shades suggestions for different skin tones or hair colors or want dupe ideas.

The finished look, indoors, with a flash.

The finished look, indoors, with a flash.

I hope this tutorial is helpful and that this look becomes a favorite for you as well!

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meganlogue81 November 5, 2015 - 3:02 pm

I already put that Lorac set in a cart, amazing find, thank you for sharing. I would love the dewey look you have with foundation, but have a yellow/red to my skin. Strange combination, but the Irish redness makes it super hard to find foundations that look natural. Any suggestions? Currently using Dior Airflash in 202 but it’s a little heavy for my liking.

Thanks for the video tutuorial, love when you do those!


Girl Get Glamorous November 7, 2015 - 2:43 am

Hi Megan!

It’s such a good find, happy to share it! It’s the price of getting 5 products at a drugstore, which blows my mind. Lorac is such nice quality products, especially for eye makeup I’ve noticed. And glad you like the video, I really appreciate that 🙂

I have redness also, which you can really see on my chin in this video. I love the Charlotte Tilbury foundation that I use in this tutorial, because it is light feeling and the coverage diffuses light rather than covering up with a thick layer. It takes a little getting used to (I would use 3 layers at first) but once I figured it out it’s become a staple for me. I also love the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk. I find that I can also go lighter with it because it diffuses light so well too. If I think of anything else, I’ll add it here!! xo

meganlogue81 December 3, 2015 - 9:03 pm

Got the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, actually in the same shade you use, it’s AMAZING. Sephora sent out $20 gift cards to VIB members (which I’m sure you are,) so it wasn’t too too bad price wise! Thanks again for the recommendation!

Girl Get Glamorous December 4, 2015 - 1:53 am

I am so happy to hear that! I wore it for my photos for the hair extension website and am looking over the shots now and just love it. It looks so good in real life and pics! That’s so smart to use your $20 gift on it, I’ve been debating what to get! How is the 4.25 shade as a match for you?

meganlogue81 December 4, 2015 - 10:38 pm

Apparently we are the same skin tone, the 4.25 is great! I’m actually going to post photos on my blog tomorrow, I just cannot believe how great it matched. Nice to know everything you post makeup wise wil work on my skin tone whoooo!

Amidie November 5, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Love this look and couldn’t wait to try it, but do not have new makeup in the budget right now, so turned to my trusty makeup drawer to find something close:-) Ended up doing this look using the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette and I’m loving the results! (I’m a green eyed strawberry blonde and copper is always a favorite).
Love getting your updates. Thanks!

Girl Get Glamorous November 6, 2015 - 3:53 am

Yes, I love hearing this!! I really do think and hope that most people can recreate the look at home with what they already have, so I’m so happy to hear that it did for you! Did you use the “Sunset” shade?

Amidie November 6, 2015 - 4:43 am

I did:-) Soft Light/Love in the crease, some Sunset/Sunrise and a touch of Mocha/Java (I’m a mixer!) with a little Sheer Joy at the brow created a great new look. Super green eyes today! I’ll keep this in my repertoire- thanks for sharing your tips with us!

Girl Get Glamorous November 6, 2015 - 7:00 pm

You are too sweet, that’s nice to hear!! And that IT palette is a gem, such nice quality and shades. I laughed at “I’m a mixer,” it’s so much fun to make your own shades!! -xo

Kate November 6, 2015 - 10:41 am

Hey love the look – so beautiful. Does anyone have any ideas for a dupe for the copper shade eyeshadow as it’s such a beautiful colour but I don’t want to buy all the set. Thank you. You look fabulous Molly. X

Girl Get Glamorous November 6, 2015 - 6:55 pm

Hi Kate,

Thank you, you are too sweet! I have been testing the Pixi Mineral palette ($12) in “Copper Peach.” I haven’t used it enough to do a full review yet, but the shades are similar, the copper shade in the Pixi is slightly warmer than the Lorac. I hope this helps! I will def do a more in depth review when I’ve used the Pixi more. 🙂


Kate November 7, 2015 - 10:57 am

Thanks so much Molly, I will now work out which one to get…
The Pixie set looks beautiful too but I’m still tempted by the lorac because it looks so pigmented and so lovely on you…
Decisions decisions eh…

Girl Get Glamorous November 20, 2015 - 11:28 pm

I know, it’s tricky! I do find the Lorac shodows to be more pigmented and I have sensitive eyes and they never bother me. It’s a good set if you have the space to store the extra makeup in the set for later when you need a new liner or mascara etc…

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ari January 19, 2017 - 2:28 am

oh, what a terrific blog! This is so exciting reading what you’ve learned and are sharing!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!


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