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Copper Toned: How to Create the Look from our Fall Lookbook

September 22, 2011

My favorite season is upon us! There is nothing I enjoy more in New England than the warm colors of Autumn cascading down the mountains of New England. Shades of garnet, pumpkin, and amber transform the mountains from forest green broccoli-like bushels into vibrant bouquets of Fall foliage.

The Berkshires

For our Fall look book, The Dreamcatcher, we introduced a fresh face to the Ode model roster, Bridgette Fortier. Bridgette has an immaculate complexion and a natural brown tone to her skin, being part Native American. Her high cheekbones, radiant smile, and distinct profile welcomed the copper toned palette that would translate from day to night.

Photo credit: Chattman Photography

To begin, I prepped Bridgette's face with moisturizer let that sit and layered it with Sephora's Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing Primer. I like to use primer for shoots because it evens out the complexion and makes the foundation last longer between changes. For everyday use it's helpful to apply it after your moisturizer sets in if you know you are heading out after work.

Next, I applied a light liquid foundation all over her face and brushed a warm mauve blush across her cheekbones.

To build the eye, I started with a neutral matte shadow with a flat brush. Flat brushes offer full, even coverage along the lid. Then with an angled eye shadow brush, I used a brown shadow with a bit of shimmer in it to deepen the eye. I applied an orange copper shadow over the brown to lighten and give it a golden finish. Along the brow bone I added a little bit of the neutral to highlight. To complete the eye coat lashes with mascara on the top and bottom.  At night I would add a mauve lip gloss or lipstick.

Photo Credit: Chattman Photography

And there you have it, a transitional look with natural highlights. Enjoy the first few weeks of Fall!