The tried-and-true smokey eye and nude lip combination gets an update with bold bronze tones, courtesy of makeup artist Melissa Murdick, as modeled by Conner Franklin. A look from our Summer Savage Persona.

MUSE

J. Lo at the 2014 AMA’S.

WHERE TO WEAR

Dinner and drinks at Nobu Malibu.

WHAT TO WEAR

A silky tank, cropped Re/Done jeans and Yeezy knit ankle boots (or this dupe if you weren’t one of the few to cop them).

EYES

Start by applying a combination of Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadows in Cognac and Comfort all over the lid and up the crease using a fluffy brush, then apply eyeliner on the top and bottom lashes like you mean itChanel’s Le Crayon Kohl Eyeliner in Amber, specifically. This is not the time to be light handed. Blend using your finger or a smudger brush, and follow up with a few coats of your favorite mascara. Any mascara would work here, as long as it’s volumizing. You want maximum impact, but not so much that your lashes look clumpy.

FACE

To offset the bold eye, keep skin breathable with a buildable foundation like Chanel’s Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup, and if you need any additional coverage, use your finger to apply Cle De Peau Concealer.

Blush should be of the cream variety- it gives a more spontaneous wash of color that’s fitting for a sun-kissed look. Buffing something neutral, like Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Stick in Moonbeach onto your cheekbones, gives off the perfect terracotta-glow.

LIPS

Finish everything off with NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park, a pinky-nude peach. It’s warmer than your traditional nude lipstick (read: more versatile) and it’s glossy without being messy. The perfect finisher.

Credits

Photography
Aris Jerome
Makeup
Melissa Murdick
Hair
MARINA MIGLIACCIO
Styling
Chloe & Chenelle