This golden bronze eye shadow style is the definition of versatile elegance

If you’re looking for a quick way to shift your style from day to night, reach for a pot of shimmery bronze eye shadow. Bronze shadow is one glam detail that never fails to get the party started. It also layers well with neutral matte shadows, so you can swipe it on top of your makeup after work before spending an evening with friends. Not only will you be perfectly primed for the event, but you can pull it off without an ounce of extra stress.
The key to this golden bronze eye shadow style is to start with soft, smoky eyes that suit almost any occasion. Apply the bronze shadow immediately, or put it on later in the day when you want to give your look a boost. To add even more elegance, switch out the nude gloss for a bold red lipstick.
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Materials
- Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30
- Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer
- L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation
- Foundation brush
- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in “Vanilla”
- Blending sponge
- Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Contour Concealer
- Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in “Give Me Sun”
- Bronzer brush
- Brow liner (not pictured)
- Brow powder (not pictured)
- Spoolie (not pictured)
- Milani Baked Blush in “Dolce Pink”
- Blush brush
- Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
- Morphe 350 Nature Glow Palette in “Boxie,” “Conquer” and “Modern”
- Fluffy eye shadow brush
- L'Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Eye Shadow in “Bronzed Taupe”
- Flat eye shadow brush
- False eyelashes (not pictured)
- Lash glue (not pictured)
- Nude lipstick or lip gloss (not pictured)
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Instructions
1. Smooth facial cream into your face. With your fingertips, blend a small amount of primer into the highlight areas.
2. Apply two lines of foundation directly onto each cheek. For a soft, diffused look, blend in the makeup with a foundation brush and a stippling motion.
3. Apply several lines of highlighting concealer under your eye. Add a few lines of concealer on your chin, above your Cupid’s bow, down your nose and in the center of your forehead. Blend it in with a damp blending sponge and a stippling motion.
4. Apply a line of contour concealer underneath your cheekbones and around your hairline. Blend it in using a blending sponge and a stippling motion.
5. With a blending sponge, apply powder to the tops of your cheekbones.
6. Use a bronzer brush and quick, circular motions to apply “Give Me Sun” or the bronzer of your choice under your cheekbones and around your hairline.
7. Shape your brows with a spoolie, and then line them with brow liner. Fill them in with a matching brow powder.
8. Use a blush brush and quick, circular motions to sweep blush on the tops of your cheekbones.
9. Use your fingertips to dab eye shadow primer onto your eyelids.
10. With a fluffy eye shadow brush, apply “Boxie” or a matte dark-tan shadow to the crease and outside of your eyelid.
11. With the same brush, apply “Conquer” or a slightly darker shade of tan shadow just inside and underneath the shadow you applied in the previous step.
12. Layer on “Modern” or a matte dark-brown shadow in the same way that you applied the shadow in the previous step.
13. With a flat eye shadow brush, apply “Bronzed Taupe” or a shimmery bronze shadow to the inside and middle of your eyelid. Use long strokes, starting from the inside of your eyelid and moving toward the middle.
14. Apply false eyelashes and allow the glue to set.
15. Apply your preferred nude lipstick or lip gloss. Your golden bronze eye shadow look is complete!
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