Bronze Smoky Eye Tutorial

bronze smoky eye tutorial

Here’s the deal – I can’t rock a smoky eye. At least, I can’t rock most smoky eye looks. Anything involving black or plum or dark navy instantly transforms me into a brothel inhabitant, so I steer very clear. However, I’ve been experimenting with metallics lately, and have found a really pretty (and fairly subtle) bronze look that suits my day-to-day grind. Wanna see? Let’s do this thing!

First, be sure to prep your face for the day (or night) by using your foundation, tinted moisturizer, and/or concealer. I usually apply foundation sparingly to certain areas and concealer underneath my eyes.


Apply bronze eye shadow to your lid and your crease. I am using CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Melted Caramel #330.
Inspired by fire, the CoverGirl flaming femme color palette ranges from flames to ashes. I love this shadow because you can build up the intensity easily to really pack a punch or keep it subtle for day.


I always move my brush back and forth in a half-moon shape in my crease to create definition on my eyelids.


Here’s a look at both bronzed lids.


Using a smaller brush, apply the same bronze color to the base of the lashes.


After you’ve finished adding the bronze to both eyes (top and bottom), apply a little bit of black or dark brown liner to the waterline.


Just that little bit of liner adds such intensity right?


Mascara time. Don’t forget to curl the lashes!


Okay, you guys. I am seriously impressed with the Flamed Out Mascara. The unique wire brush (it’s kind of twisty) coats your lashes for some serious volume. I used the Very Black Blaze shade.


Take a look for yourself.


WHOAH, am I right? That stuff makes your lashes go up, up, up.

After applying mascara, there’s one more secret step. I apply a little bit of shimmery shadow in the inner corners of my eyes. I swear it instantly makes you look more awake and well rested. I used the CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Crystal Flame #305 – it’s really creamy and goes on smoothly.


After finishing the eyes, I applied a bit of bronzer on my cheeks, a pinkish-nude lip gloss on my lips, gave my hair a little spritz of beach spray, and voilá! Easy breezy.


So, here’s the best part. Giveaway time! I’m giving away a collection of 6 CoverGirl Flamed Out products, as well as a $100 gift card to ULTA Beauty. If you aren’t familiar, ULTA Beauty is the largest beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services in the United States.



Also, if you feel the need to purchase Flamed Out products ASAP (I understand, it happens…), for a limited time, CoverGirl Eye is Buy One Get One 50% Off at ULTA Beauty. This offer is valid from Sunday, June 9 through Friday, June 28th. Suh-weet.

Enter below to win. Good luck!

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This post is sponsored by P&G Beauty. Find the new CoverGirl Flamed Out products and get the Flaming Femme look at ULTA Beauty.

  1. Ashley // Our Little Apartment

    June 20, 2013 at 5:48 am


  2. Lori

    June 20, 2013 at 6:45 am

    This is a great tutorial, thanks for taking the time to do it and photo it so well! I am not great at eye makeup but am going to try this.

    Question…is the Shadow Pot eyeshadow loose (like bare minerals) or more like a cake?

    • whoorl

      June 20, 2013 at 7:07 am

      The shadow pot is cake/pressed. :)

      • Lori

        June 20, 2013 at 8:30 am


      • tadpoledrain

        June 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm

        Good to know. I want to love loose eyeshadow so much, but in reality it just spills all over my counter tops and makeup bags…

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  3. Meghan O.

    June 20, 2013 at 7:11 am

    I’ve been loving Cover Girl lately, especially their mascara.

  4. Kristen

    June 20, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Eye shadow primer is going to be my best friend this summer. I have a lot of trouble with my eyelids getting greasy and having my shadow crease when it’s hot, but when I use a proper eye shadow primer, it stays put. MAGIC.

  5. Jennie

    June 20, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Favorite summer make-up product is probably lip gloss. All kinds of it, too.

  6. Kristen

    June 20, 2013 at 7:28 am

    You look gorgeous! Love the colors!

  7. Mere

    June 20, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I want that shadow pencil NOW!! Ulta here I come!!

  8. Miriam

    June 20, 2013 at 7:32 am

    This is great! I hardly ever do anything spectacular with my eye makeup but this seems easy enough that I might try it.

  9. Kristin

    June 20, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I like the idea of bronze smoky eye instead. I’m not into darkness around my eyes. I don’t want to look like I got punched in the face! Excited for the giveaway! I love Ulta.

  10. Jillian

    June 20, 2013 at 7:36 am

    With my fair features and the fact I can barely draw a straight line, I rarely do anything different with my eyes but I may have to give this a whirl. :)

  11. Angela

    June 20, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Favorite this summer: Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm. It’s so cute–a perfect lip balm for summer!

  12. Jachel

    June 20, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I may be a little too excited about this giveaway!

  13. Victoria

    June 20, 2013 at 7:41 am

    I finally ventured into bronzer this summer and I’m loving it!

  14. Nichole

    June 20, 2013 at 7:42 am

    My favorite is a lip balm called Sugar. I LOVE it.

  15. Heather B.

    June 20, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Makeup? Yes please. Covergirl? Even better. Have you tried their natureluxe gloss balm with SPF 15 and their jumbo gloss sticks.