Copper Makeup Tutorial By A Professional MUA

Need to amp up your makeup routine? We got this covered!  We sought out professional MUA, Sarah Antonucci, for a copper makeup look and she delivered what's good. Read on for Sarah's step by step instructions on how to achieve a this fall look. Side note: for those of you who are visual learners, there's a video tutorial at the end of this post (you're welcome).


Copper Makeup Tutorial: 10 Steps

Step 1:

Start with a clean, moisturized face, this will make a great difference in the smoothness of your makeup. Apply primer, it's a must.

Step 2:

Apply foundation of your liking, I opted for the Maybelline Matte & Poreless as mattes are the look for fall. Blend with a beauty blender.

Step 3:

Contour! Less is more when using a cream contour. Only contour the areas you feel comfortable with. I always use the LA Girl concealer in the shade "toast" which is pretty universal. Blend again with a makeup sponge.

Step 4:

Highlight! Apply highlighter under the eyes, center of the forehead, nose and chin. I used the shade "creamy beige" from LA Girl. Blend with sponge.

Step 5:

Bake that face! Not totally necessary, but totally on trend. Applying a loose translucent powder to your under eye area will make it appear brighter and keep your concealer from creasing. I also apply the powder under my contour to sharpen the line.

Step 6:

Brows! By now, most of you have a brow routine you are comfortable with. Whether that means rocking natural brows or very sculpted, do whatever you like. I usually go for a pencil/powder combo. Here I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel, then a brow pencil in soft brown and powder in soft brown.

Step 7:

Dust away the translucent powder and set the rest of your face. Apply contour shades to set the contour, and lighter shades to set the highlight.

Step 8:

These shades can be found on a variety of different palettes from different brands. I used the Morphe Brushes palette that was limited edition, but the colors are still available in singles. I started with a blend of "bridesmaid" and "spice" in the crease. With a smaller crease brush right below, I applied "secretive." Then, I deepened it with the shade "deep cocoa" and a matte black shadow. On the lid, I applied a gorgeous copper shade called "golden glory." Next, I used a maroon eyeliner in the waterline and blended that out with more "deep cocoa." After, apply winged liner and if you like, lashes. I used the Salon Perfect 615 lashes.

Step 9:

Finishing touches! I used the Girlactick face highlight in "natural" and a peachy shade of blush.

Step 10:

Matte liquid lips are not going anywhere this fall and winter. I used the Colourpop ultra matte liquid lipstick in "beeper." And finally, this copper look is finished! I hope you try this look on yourself for a night out this fall!

See the final look below.

fall makeup artist

If you would rather see these steps in action,
check out the video tutorial below.

To see more of Sarah's makeup artistry, you can click here to follow her on Instagram.
Make sure to like this post and leave a comment letting us know what makeup looks you would like to see next!


Originally published October 14, 2016. 

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