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How To Create The Bronze Smokey Eye
Hello to all you fashion and beauty enthusiasts!
The bronze smokey eye is a great look for all year round but I especially love it for spring/summer. A bronze/brown natural smokey eye is perfect for everyday or a night out. It looks natural and easy going but still has that glowing appeal we all love. With spring around the corner it’s nice to switch up your makeup routine – try something new!
To really enhance this look I suggest applying a self tanner the night before. Not only will a little extra colour really compliment this look but don’t we all feel a little better with a tan? Even if it’s just a soft minimal glow from a daily lotion – whatever works for you!
Let’s get started with a step by step guide to creating this Bronzing Natural Eye…
1. Always start with a clean, primed eye lid.
2. Apply a gold shadow all over the lid. I used Amber Lights by MAC Cosmetics. Use a flat dense brush to apply and press the shadow onto the lid. This will help avoid fall-out (when shadow dusts onto your under eye) and will also help you get an awesome colour payoff!
3. Apply a soft neutral beige into the crease with a blending brush. I used Soba by MAC. Please feel free to adjust these colours based on your skin complexion. If you are a bit darker, for this step, you may want to use something neutral to your skin tone!
4. Apply a brow highlight and blend it down into the crease. I used Naked Lunch by MAC. Again with this step, you want to use a flat brush and press the product on then soften and blend out.
5. Let’s darken up the crease a wee bit by adding a touch of Handwritten by MAC into the outer corner. Hand Written is a dark/bricky brown – any colour like that will work! Use the same blending brush as used in step 3.
6. Apply a soft brown pencil liner along the lash line winging up and out. Be sure to really rub the liner into the root of the lash, ensuring no skin can be seen. We want the lash line to be fully saturated – enhancing the lashes!
7. Take a smudge brush or a stiff brush that doesn’t bend much and soften this line up.
8. Next up, apply mascara and if you wish false lashes as well!
9. To finish off the look, pick up a bit of Handwritten (dark brown) and apply it along the lower lash line sticking to the outer half of the lid. Then pick up a bit of Amber Lights (gold) and blend it out and soften it up!
Here is a look at the finish product as well as a closer look at the products used. Feel free to use the same products or find similar ones in your makeup bag!