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. Jacquelyn

    June 20, 2013 at 8:34 am

    For the summer I absolutely love tinted moisturizer. It helps keep my oily skin at bay and with light coverage so I don’t feel like I’m melting in the humid, hot Houston weather. :)

  2. beckie

    June 20, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Currently, I am loving tinted moisturizer for the summer- I am having pregnancy acne to the max so anything to limit the amount of product on my face but some coverage is wonderful!

  3. Gretchen Alice

    June 20, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I’m rediscovering bronzer this summer!

  4. Janet

    June 20, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I love a little bronzer in the summer.

    I’ve got a little post-it note with these products on it…heading out on my lunch break. =)

  5. Tanya

    June 20, 2013 at 9:15 am

    This is such a great giveaway! Can’t wait to try that mascara.

    My favorite summertime makeup is Burt’s Bee’s Lip Shimmer in Watermelon.

  6. Sharon

    June 20, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Bronzer is a must!

  7. Katie

    June 20, 2013 at 9:18 am

    My favorite summer make up product is the Becca Beach Tint in Pearl that you introduced me to last year.

  8. Kim Z

    June 20, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I love Bumble and Bumble’s Sea Spray in the summer. Tangle free beach waves!

  9. Jenny

    June 20, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Great tutorial!

  10. Melissa

    June 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I am behind the times, but I just discovered BB Cream. I like the light coverage for summer!

  11. Jessica J.

    June 20, 2013 at 9:31 am

    A nice bronzer during the summertime is amazing :)

  12. Erin

    June 20, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I’m loving lip glosses now – for whatever reason I don’t use them as much in the winter months but they just feel summery to me.

  13. El

    June 20, 2013 at 9:37 am

    So excited!

  14. TraciL

    June 20, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Bronzer is a must in the summer for pale girls!

  15. Ashley

    June 20, 2013 at 9:46 am

    a shimmery eye pencil since it goes on quick and then I can spend more time outside enjoying the sun!