Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Bronze & Blue Look with Estee Lauder, Giorgio Armani, & Urban Decay

I’m trying be more organized and do things more methodically, which means trying to review products more timely!  I wanted to test out a few products from Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess ’11 edition, while also trial the wear of a new tinted moisturizer (this is the fifth time I’ve worn it, though).  I hope to review several of the products I tested here today and tomorrow :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes:  Estee Lauder Pink-Teal Shadow Stick (peachy-pink/teal), Giorgio Armani #6 Eyes to Kill Intense (bronze), Urban Decay Flipside Eyeshadow (green-teal), Urban Decay Haight Eyeshadow (blue-teal), Hourglass Gypsy Eyeshadow Duo (beige), Giorgio Armani #13 Eyes to Kill Intense (black), Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara (black)
  • Face: theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer (Light/Medium), Guerlain Les Violettes Mineral Powder (03)
  • Cheeks: Estee Lauder Sea Star Bronzing Blush (pink bronze)
  • Lips: Guerlain Mitsouko (140) Rouge Automatique (pinked peach)
  • Brushes: 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 222 (fluffy crease brush), 263 (angled eyeliner brush), 116 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Pink-Teal = use an eyeshadow base (for this look); Sea Star = Bobbi Brown Nectar

For eyes, start by applying Pink-Teal shadow stick as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249–take the teal side and apply it to the lid, then apply the pink side above the crease and lightly on brow.  Apply #6 eyeshadow to the inner third of the lid with the 239.  Next, apply Flipside eyeshadow to the middle of the lid with the 239.  Apply Haight eyeshadow to the outer third of the lid and into the crease with the 222.  Use Gypsy eyeshadow to highlight the brow bone and diffuse the crease color with the 217.  Apply #13 eyeshadow on the lower lash line, and then smudge with #6 eyeshadow using the 219. Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.

For cheeks, apply Sea Star blush on the apples of the cheeks and pat towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Mitsouko lipstick for a complementing lip.

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294 thoughts on “Bronze & Blue Look with Estee Lauder, Giorgio Armani, & Urban Decay

  1. Katrín

    I would never have thought to put bronze and blue together, this look is amazing i would totally wear that.

  2. Liz

    can you say STUNNING? OMG, the look is awesome and you wear it so beautifully.
    I want this look transposed on my face, for I lack the skills even to come close to this look.

  3. Kristen

    Best look you’ve ever done, hands down. You’re stunning!

  4. aradhana

    very pretty…the teal really brings out the brown in your hazel eyes. it’s amazing how your eyes seem to change colour with whatever you are wearing!

    i’d like to try out the armani eyes to kill and the EL pink-teal, but for now i am on an eyemakeup freeze :( my eyes have been acting up so i’m trying to give them a break for a few months! i guess it’ll be all about blush and lipsticks for a while…

    (ps. love the headband too…)

  5. Ohhh so pretty! I feel inspired to wear some colorful makeup. This look is a great place to start. Love it!

  6. LC

    I looked at your review for Mitsouko first, and when I saw the look you wore with it I immediately thought “please let there be a tutorial, please let there be a tutorial!” You look awesome :).

  7. Sara

    haha this look is truly amazing Christine!

  8. nekosan

    Oooh, I really like this a lot!

  9. Liz

    This look is beautiful! Do you think delft paint pot could be used as a dupe for the base? What would be a good MAC dupe for the bronze color?

  10. leesie

    Haight is quite possibly my favorite shadow /ever/, so of course I love this look. I may have to try this, with some substitutions.

  11. Adelita

    Very nice eye makeup, cute headband, looooovvvveeee the total look!

  12. Ashley D.

    You have the eyes of a goddess. I absolutely love the look here.

  13. Laura

    You look totally adorable, I love the makeup and the headband!

  14. Joanna

    You look beautiful and the colours are amazing!

  15. Love it! Great color choices. You look so pretty, as always! :)

  16. Ginnia

    Hmm the bronze on the inner corner is giving me ideas. Thanks so much!

  17. jennifer

    can you do actual tutorial for this look??

  18. oh my goodness, this is so pretty! Probably my favorite look you’ve done; you look absolutely stunning. I love the headband and the makeup, everything! :)

  19. Denise F.

    Love it!Thinking you could substitute some eye colors, w/ Maui Wowie,Nylon and Sin from UD; and use the sin primer potion, as well. Gorgeous!!! And I love it on you!!! You have so many good ideas. Thank you for doing every looking and sharing it with the world! You rock!!! =)

  20. This is really pretty! Not sure if I can pull it off as-is, but with some adjustments I think it would be excellent for a shoot. :)

  21. Dini

    This is super amazing – you look insanely awesome.

  22. Ana G.

    Surprisingly beautiful! Spring feelings!! You look absolutely lovely!!

  23. lorraine

    One of the prettiest looks!

  24. Dani

    Love this look Christine!

  25. Miriam

    Out of all the looks you’ve done, this one definitely takes the cake, cookie, pudding, ice creme cherry…lol..You get my point. It looks insanely gorgeous on you. I felt inspired by it that I did a look using urban decay’s smog, shattered, sellout, mac’s sea and sky,dandizette, quarry, and siahi fluidline. I do have to say, I love the bronze with the blue. It couldn’t look more fabulous! I could sit here and stare at your eyes with this look all day!!! hahah

  26. Angelcat47

    You eyes look so exotic with this look…gorgeous!!

  27. Simplesmente LINDA!!!! Only Beautiful!!! Fabulous =D
    Adriana / Brasil

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  29. Mel

    This is utterly gorgeous! And now I’m lemming all of those products! haha, Oh you’re such an enabler!!!! :)

  30. Love your lipstick color!

  31. miss anna

    dang, such a drop dead gorgeous look! love it! :)

  32. Wow, this is simply gorgeous. I have never liked or worn blue eyeshadow before, but this made me want to give it a try.. :))

  33. OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS LOOK! You look amazing! The shirt and headband look amazing, especially with your makeup!

  34. Emily

    I’m totally buying the Armani eyeshadow. Gorge!

  35. W

    can you do a video tutorial on this look?? pretty please?? it’s utterly breathtaking!!!

  36. Ally

    Such a beautiful look! And I love the way your hair looks down :) so beautiful.

  37. marcy

    yesterday i bought Urban Decay’s Deluxe Shadow Box (i was drawn to the intensely beautiful colors and that there were NO glitter shadows) and i today i wore this awesome gold/teal/purple combo in a soft gradient: Honey in inner lid, Graffiti in entire crease, Ransom on outer corner of crease. then i used L’Oreal HIP Chrome Eyeliner in Gold. and MAC See Sheer lipstick. very springy!

  38. asha

    that is so stunnin.. omg i so love ur headband.. whr did u get it christine.?

  39. pinksoda

    beautiful look
    christine: you know how you can;t wear eyeliner on the top lid..well have u ever tried using an eyeshadow as a liner? Just a thought :)

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  41. katie

    Gorgeous lippie! i LOVE this look!

  42. Queentut

    Your eyes are amazing in these shades! I’m reminded of the Mediterranian Sea, a vacation in Greece or the Almalfi Coast. LOL! Seriously a great “look” is like a great song. It can take me on a journey if I use my imagination. Thanks Beauty!

  43. Jennifer

    Gorgeous!! You’re so talented Christine! I hope you don’t let the hateful people on Youtube stop you from making more tutorials. I always love your color combinations. HUGS!

  44. Carmen

    Mama mia, do you realize you are using SIX shadows in this look? Really, Christine, who has the time for that, besides you?
    I love your reviews, but these looks are way too complicated in your instructions. I often use three shadows, max.
    And I think the blue is a bit too strong in the pics. Other than that, I love your posts!

    • If you want to use three eyeshadows, do so! :) Nobody is saying you have to use six – I’m only explaining what I used. This look took about 10 minutes, so I don’t see what’s wrong with that :) If you don’t have ten minutes to spend on your eye makeup, just do what you need to do to make the look work for *you* IF you even like it. I very rarely spend longer than 15 minutes on my eye makeup. I do my makeup the way I like to do it – just like I would expect and want you to do it how you feel good about it. Makeup is supposed to be fun, let’s try not to suck the joy out of it for others by implementing rules :)

  45. Dinah

    Hey Christine! Great look!
    I wonder, though, whether this light chalky blue you are wearing is the best choice for your skin tone. It seems to wash you out, and that’s a shame.