Tutorial: Beachy Winter Warm Up!


I know it’s technically spring, but I live in Michigan which means it’s still mostly winter! I am definitely ready for warmer weather and some SUNSHINE! If the sun came out more than once a week, I could handle the cold no problem. Anyway, this is my first tutorial! It better be good since I’m a teacher, right? This is just a beachy bronze eye look combined with bronzer and light highlighting to warm up the face. I hope you like it!



Stila One Step BronzeΒ  3-in-1 bronzer(Thank you, Krissy!)
NARS Laguna bronzer
MAC Gingerly blush
MAC Soba eyeshadow
MAC Honesty eyeshadow
Revlon Smoky Shadow Stick in Torch (brown side only)
Sonia Kashuk brow pencil in taupe
Sonia Kashuk tinted brow gel
Wet ‘n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana bronzer (highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Hustle
Urban Decay Big Fatty mascara
Revlon Colorburst lip gloss in rosegold


Studio Basics bronzing brush
MAC 217 blending brush
MAC 239 brush (for eyeshadow application


First, apply the Stila bronzer all over the face. I used my hands. You may look a bit orange after application (like the pic above), but once the bronzer settles into your skin it will adjust to a more natural look (it did for me).

Next, fill in brows with the brow pencil and set with brow gel.


Move on to the eyelids with the brown side of the Revlon Smoky Shadow Stick. I used it as a primer in this case, applying all over the lid and blending up into the crease.


The brown on the shadow stick is very red-based, so I softened it up by applying MAC Soba over it with the 239 brush and buffing it in for a more natural and less harsh look.

After Soba, use the 217 brush to blend MAC Honesty all over the lid and onto the brow bone for a brighter wash of color.


Here’s what the eye looks like so far!


The next step is to take the eyeliner in Hustle and apply all the way around the eye with short brush strokes on the bottom lash line. Because the UD is so soft and creamy, the brush strokes give a smudging effect without having to use another brush for it.

When finished applying eyeliner, apply mascara to top and lower lashes. This is a look where I wished I had brown mascara, so I used Urban Decay Big Fatty because it isn’t very dramatic.


Now that the eyes are finished, it’s time to get out NARS Laguna! Using the bronzer brush, buff Laguna around the jaw line and at the temples. Make sure to blend into the neck so it looks natural and to avoid a line at the neckline. Yikes!

Using the same brush, apply Gingerly to the cheeks, starting at the apples and sweeping up toward the ear. Gingerly is a very natural blush that is easy to blend in. Don’t overdo it! No clown cheeks here. πŸ™‚ The way you apply blush may differ due to the shape of your face.

Finally, using the same blush, apply Wet ‘n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana across the tops of the cheekbones as a highlighter. This will give a very subtle sheen.

Lastly, apply Revlon Colorburst lip gloss in Rosegold to the lips.

Now for some photos of the final look!




That’s it! This look did not take long at all. My favorite part of it is just how warm it is and that it’s very summery, plus I only used three brushes. Sometimes when a look requires SO many brushes, it gets a bit cumbersome. I hope you like it! πŸ™‚

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8 Responses to Tutorial: Beachy Winter Warm Up!

  1. The makeup looks gorgeous on you! πŸ™‚

  2. thinacruz says:

    I love this look on you πŸ™‚

  3. Amy says:

    Beautiful. πŸ™‚

  4. fleurerose says:

    Hi πŸ™‚ I love these neutrals colours on the eyes!

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