A Hot Bronze Look.

With Summer basically here, I start to take a different approach with my makeup. The first thing I do is to definitely tone down the eye makeup. I usually just wear a bit of bronzer on my lids for the day, if anything at all.

But... I may just have to change my summer shadow habits. I just tried out a few new eye products, and they are helping me create a pretty summer eye look. I am calling it my "island eyes" look.

ea shadowsThe products are from Elizabeth Ardens's Cool Blue - Hot Bronze Collection. And if you haven't used anything from EA lately, you must make a stop by one of their counters soon. I swear that their powders are the softest and most velvety feeling powders I have ever used. ea linersThe first product is an eye shadow palette with four color intrique shades. They are Ember, Sand Dune, Cool Blue, and Sand Castle. I sweep Sandcastle across my brow bone, and then Sand Dune on the inner half of my lid. I then apply Cool Blue to the outer half of the lid, sweeping slightly outward and upward. Next, I apply Ember as a contour in the crease, and blend this outward and upward into the Cool Blue. Next, I use their gel eyeliner, which is a round container with two shades in it. I apply Deep Brown to my upper lash line, and then Hot Bronze to my lower lash line.

Now while you may only want to turn up the heat by making "island eyes" in the evening, don't skip all the eye makeup for the day. Apply a bit of powder bronzer all over the eyelids with a sweep of the Hot Bronze gel eyeliner color on the upper lash line, and your daytime eye look is complete. The Color Intrigue Eye shadow Quad retails for $29.50 and the Color Intrigue Gel Eyeliner retails for $22.50. Check them out on Macy's.com where shipping for beauty items is a flat $5 total!