January 1, 2016

When we’re feeling a little pasty, bronzer is typically the first place we turn to warm up. It’s a year-round must-have, as though we’ve just jetted off to St. Tropez and returned perfectly flushed and refreshed. But if you’re looking for a new way to bring a little warmth to your complexion, try dialing up the heat around your eyes—it can have a surprising effect on your overall glow.

In the pantheon of eyeshadow shades, a shimmery nude is our go-to during the day, and we love a pop of electric bright color for a night out, making warm metallic the perfect option that transcends any makeup “rule.” It’s graphic while still being minimalistic—all you need is one rich shade to make an impact. Look for a gold with orange undertones, one that veers more on copper than the typical yellow gold. And no need to take a light hand; the more you pack on, the better. Glide the color all the way up to your brow bone, and drag it along your lower lashline, too. Then all you need is a hint of liner and a few coats of mascara, and suddenly you’re sunnier than the French Riviera.

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