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I received a beautiful Fall 2012 Metallic Eyeshadow Trio courtesy of Estee Lauder.

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This particular palette is called “Beach Metals” and is a gorgeous blend of coppery corals and deep reds; it is truly flattering with every skin tone! I am very pleased with these shadows because they are SO pigmented. Shadow primer isn’t necessary with these shadows but will definitely enhance the look. I have also applied this shadow wet for a very metallic look. Estee Lauder was very consumer friendly when creating this palette because each shadow is a different size. Typically, the lightest shade is the one that I “hit pan” on first- ladies you know what I’m talking about! So it is no surprise the lightest shade is the biggest. The light coral shade is the second biggest, and the darkest shade is the smallest because of the dark pigmentation.

Lately, I have been doing a lot of smokey eye looks. Smokey eyes are perfect for everyday and can actually be created using any color. I thought the Beach Metals palette would be perfect for a smoky look!

Here is a quick mini-tutorial on how to create a smoky eye with this palette:

#1 Prep the eye for the shadow. I used MAC’s Paint Pot in Painterly.

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#2 Apply the lighter shade below the brow and the darkest shade on the lid just below the natural crease all the way to the lash line.canon2 024

#3 Take the middle shade and blend into the natural crease of the eye; right between the two colors just appliedcanon2 028.

#4 This is the finished look, how easy was that? You can also line the lower lashes with the darkest shade to add depth to the eye and a little more “smokiness”. And of course line the waterlines with a black pencil.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! I am in love with these shadows and cant wait to see what other colors will be launched in the Fall!! They are perfect for everyone, especially a woman on the go because of the easy application and the pre-selected blendable colors. If you are an eyeshadow junkie like me, you HAVE to try these shadows out! Look for them at your Estee Lauder counter in September! ❤