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. Jenny

    June 20, 2013 at 7:42 am

    My fav summer make-up product is translucent powder.

  2. Christina

    June 20, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Favorite summer makeup product is anything with shimmer :) I’m loving the white shimmer pencil for the inner corner of the eye!

  3. Andrea

    June 20, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Another mascara to try. You’ve never led me astray, so I’m excited to check it out. What brand eyelash curler do you use? I’ve broken two this year and need a new one.

    • whoorl

      June 20, 2013 at 7:51 am

      I use the Sephora eyelash curler. :)

  4. Alyssa

    June 20, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I love the bronze color!

  5. Roxanne

    June 20, 2013 at 7:52 am

    My favorite product for summer is Tarte’s blush in dollface!

    • whoorl

      June 20, 2013 at 7:53 am

      One of my faves as well!

  6. Mari

    June 20, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Love this giveaway. My favorite summer product is YoungBlood mattifying balm.

  7. Beverly

    June 20, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I recently bought the Urban decay Naked Palette and am LOVING it! I am tempted to throw out all my other shadows because this palette outshines them all!

  8. Rachel

    June 20, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I do the bright-white stuff on the inner corner of the eye and I swear by that, too!

  9. Rachel Shaeffer

    June 20, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Looks great! Can’t wait to try it!

  10. Angella

    June 20, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Love the tutorial! And the giveaway.

  11. KateP

    June 20, 2013 at 8:11 am

    I love this. I am not a big fan of the grey/black/purple smoky eye, but I feel like this would be great for everyday,even.

  12. robin

    June 20, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Love it!

  13. Shelly

    June 20, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Omg. That mascara! I’m going to buy it right now!!! ;)

  14. Sarah Roman

    June 20, 2013 at 8:26 am

    My favorite make up product for the summer is bronzer- I am lily white and it is the only way I can create a somewhat tan looking glow. My overall favorite product ever is an eyelash curler- I feel naked if I don’t have curled eyelashes with mascara!

  15. Kristy

    June 20, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Gotta go with lip gloss