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.

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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. Elissa

    June 26, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I’ve recently learned to LOVE BB and CC creams. I can roll out of bed, slather some one, a little mascara, and I am out the door!

  2. Samantha

    June 26, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I love some peach blush in the summer

  3. Becky

    June 26, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Woohoo!!! I always love your tutorials. Gorgeous & simple!

  4. G

    June 26, 2013 at 9:04 am

    The summer is the one time of the year I’m finally tan enough that I enjoy opting for the lighter pink lipstick colors – the rest of the year I’m so fair that with my dark hair it just makes me look washed out.

  5. Lisa

    June 26, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Tinted moisturizer!

  6. tehamy

    June 26, 2013 at 10:06 am

    My favorite summer product is tinted moisturizer.

  7. Pamela

    June 26, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Very pretty Sarah. I’m interested in checking out the mascara especially.

  8. Christina

    June 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Great giveaway! I’m interested in trying the mascara!

  9. Reena

    June 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Trish mcavoy bb cream!

  10. Kate @ Savour Fare

    June 26, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Call me crazy, but I’m really digging electric blue eyeliner this summer!

  11. Sara

    July 7, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Great post! What are you wearing on your lips in the final pic? Thanks!

    • whoorl

      July 10, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      I’m wearing Lip Fusion Lip Plump in Sugar. :)

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