Romy Soleimani, our Beauty Director-at-Large, began by priming the eyelids with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Anti-Aging to ensure long-lasting eyeshadow wear. Next, she used the short end of the "No-Tug" Heavenly Luxe Dual Eyeshadow Brush to deposit various shades of caramel and cocoa in an exaggerated graphic shape on the lids – a high-glam, dramatic look perfectly suited for a holiday party. She used the longer end of the brush to blend and soften and the Kevyn Aucoin Small Eyeshadow Brush to precisely apply shadow under the eye.Deep neutral shades used under the eye and on the arc above the inner corners create depth and drama. For a rich chocolate hue, try one or two of the Vincent Longo Wet/Dry formulas for longer wear and deeper color. The light-reflective pearls and warm colors make Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eyeshadow Wet/Dry Formula in Tempest Bronze and Capucine wearable winners. Neutral eyeshadow palettes like the Urban Decay Naked Palette and the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette offer a limitless range of gold, copper and nutmeg options. Next, line the inner rim of your lower lash line with a deep dark brown like the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Whiskey and use a black liner like the Prescriptives Deluxe Eye Pencil in Black to extend the line of your eye at the inner and outer corners.
Brush a dusting of NARS Blush in Seduction onto the apples of your cheeks and add definition and contour to your cheekbones with a complementary bronzer like The Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Nights by Kevyn Aucoin.