Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wedding EOTD–Copper Brown

(Updated by request)

It seems that 2011 is a suitable year for marriage for most in my age group. I have been hearing news of weddings since the start of the year. Even my friend Kitten found herself invited to a couple of weddings this year. Let me tell you a secret. I was frustrated that I wasn’t able to be MB’s sister’s “makeup artist” during her wedding. I sooooo wanted to apply makeup on the bride and the rest of the girls. I am no makeup artist but I can dream can’t I?  Oh, well. Maybe next time. With another girl, of course.

So, I’ve been here in bed the whole day as my legs are so painful and stiff at the same time. (I walk like a penguin at the moment). So to pass the time and to do something productive, I decided to make an EOTD for someone who will be attending a wedding . I started with something a bit conservative in terms of colors as I know there are a lot of ladies out there who get intimidated by color. Well, don’t be.

Here’s the look:

golden wedding eotd using maybelline copper brown palette, by bitsandtreats

maybelline diamond glow copper brown palette wedding eotd, by bitsandtreats

wedding look using maybelline diamond glow palette, by bitsandtreats

Tools of the trade:

tools of the trade, by bitsandtreats

I also chose this look keeping in mind a girl who is on a budget and cannot afford to splurge a lot especially on makeup that’s going to be used on special occasions only. If that’s you, don’t worry. This palette can go from day to night, office to party. You can use these colors everyday, I promise.

You will need the Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Studio Palette in Copper Brown, Maybelline Gel Liner in Brown, a pointed eyeshadow brush (this is Ellana) and a flat eyeshadow brush (this is HerBench). You can also use the brushes that come with the palette if you don’t have separate brushes.

Let’s label colors from right to left, starting with the darkest as Number 1 then so forth.

maybelline diamond glow in copper brown palette, by bitsandtreats

Time to have fun!

1. Apply eyelid primer if you have. If not, draw a circle on the base of your thumb with your black eyeliner. Make it as big as a 5-centavo coin. Then apply some liquid concealer and mix with your finger. Apply on both eyelids. This will make the colors more vibrant and will also make them stay on longer. Don’t forget to fix your brows too.

black eyeliner, by bitsandtreats

liquid concealer and eye liner, by bitsandtreats

concealer and liner combo, by bitsandtreats

eyelid with concealer and liner combo, by bitsandtreats

2. Apply E/S #4 (lightest) all over your lid, up to the crease and brow bone using a flat eyeshadow brush. 

Note: In this step by step tutorial, I only used 1 brush and my finger to pat on E/S#4

with eyeshadow number 4, by bitsandtreats

3. Take the Ellana brush (pointed) and dip it in a little bit of water. If you’re using the brushes in the palette, take the sponge tip applicator and wet it. Dip on E/S#1 (darkest) and apply as if you’re applying eyeliner. Draw a bit of a cat eye. Don’t worry, this will be very subtle in the end.

lined with eyeshadow number 1, by bitsandtreats

4. Next, wipe your brush on a facial tissue and dip on E/S#2. Apply this color on half of your eyelid from the the center going out. That includes your outer V. Don’t blend this with the darker color. Put this above.

with eyeshadow number 2, by bitsandtreats

5. Wipe your brush again and dip in E/S#3. Put this in the inner half of your eyelid starting from the corner of your eye up to the point where it meets the darker eyeshadow.

with eyeshadow number 3, by bitsandtreats

6. Dip your flat brush on E/S#4 and gently pat over the part where you applied E/S #3. Pat more color upwards towards your brow bone. Take your pointed brush again and dip on the same shade (#4) and gently pat in the inner corners of your eyes to highlight. Line your lower lids starting with the inner going outwards but only up to half with the same light color. Dip your pointed brush in E/S#3 and line your lower lid from half going outwards.

with es number 3, by bitsandtreats

with eyeshadow number 1, by bitsandtreats

lower lid with eyeshadow number 4, by bitsandtreats

lower lid with eyeshadow number 3, by bitsandtreats

7. Next, line your upper lids with the brown gel liner. Do not make a cat eye. Just wing it very subtly on the ends. Use your fingers to blend the colors on your outer V and if you need to fix your liner.

with gel liner, by bitsandtreats

with brown gel liner, by bitsandtreats

8. Curl your lashes and apply your favorite waterproof volumizing mascara. I used The Magnum in this EOTD.

C’est fini!

golden wedding eotd, by bitsandtreats

golden wedding look, by bitsandtreats

wedding eotd by maybelline, by bitsandtreats
(Fix your hair. Don’t be lazy like me!)

It’s a bit sparkly and down to earth at the same time. I think this is best for day weddings that are done indoors. You want something fresh and light if you’re going to a garden wedding.

So, what do you think of this look? Do you think I should make more Wedding EOTD’s?


  1. I love it! I have 2 things that I need na lang, an e/s primer and a brush. Though, can I just use 1 brush to achieve that look?

    I also plan to buy this for my friend's make-up pero I'll use a different brush on her. I liked the pink one and this copper palette.

    Parang PRO ka na sa e/s make up ah? galing. And yes more e/s tutorials, maganda rin sana kung may step by step na picture. ;)

  2. ung eyeshadow primer na gamit ko is from Elianto. Dati okay naman siya pero nagccrease pag nagiging oily lids ko. Pero that's affordable. Natatanggal naman ung creasing pag nirub ng finger.

    yes, you can use just one brush. Use your ring finger to pat the lightest eyeshadow shade.

    Hindi pa naman PRO. I wish! Basta lagi lang akong nagppractice. I made a step by step guide using eye shadow brushes. I'll post that soon. Teka, try ko nga gumawa ng step by step nitong look na to through pics.

  3. I love your primer trick! and I love the you made it "kuripot"-friendly! :)

  4. why is it na I am hearing bells while reading this...hmmm MB kelan ba?... love you sis

  5. @Michelle: Thanks Michelle! A girl has to stay gorgeous even on a budget, di ba?

    @Ahne: Sino si MB? Hindi ko pa rin siya nakikita! Hahaha! One month pa raw ganun ang sched nila. Love you too!

  6. @Kitten: Sabi nga ni Bobbi Brown, the best makeup tools are your fingers!

  7. I chanced upon this post of yours today as I was looking for reviews and tutorials on how to use the Maybelline Copper Brown palette. Thanks for this entry! You do great tutorials. :)

  8. Hi Helen!Thank you! I hope you'll find more interesting and useful things in my blog.



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