A Holiday Party Eye Makeup Look With Purple, Bronze and Gold

Published in: Becca, MAC Makeup, Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To

holiday makeup tutorial bronze purple

I received a few requests to see a tutorial after a look last week with pink cheeks and bronze, gold and purple eyes, so here it is!


I keep this one in my back pocket for date nights and parties because it’s a little bit dressy, but not full-on formal. Could be a nice look to wear to a work holiday party.

Last week I used a couple of limited edition products from BECCA that are out of circulation now (the Halcyon Days Palette and Cabrera Liner Duo), so this time around, to make things a little easier to duplicate, I replaced those pieces with similar colors from MAC’s permanent line (the other BECCA products here are still available).

The products

holiday makeup tutorial bronze purple swatches

Swatches from the left: BECCA Eye Tint in Gilt, MAC Soba Eyeshadow, MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow, MAC Prunella Eye Kohl, MAC Teddy Eye Kohl, BECCA Marcella Eyeshadow, BECCA Lychee Beach Tint, Becca Damselfly Blush, BECCA Flowerchild Blush, MAC Sublime Culture Cremestick Liner and Illamasqua Intimacy Lipgloss

Step by step

holiday makeup tutorial bronze purple

  1. Start by patting the shimmery bronze eyeshadow all over your lids.
  2. Next, sweep your satiny golden brown eyeshadow directly on top of the bronze eyeshadow you just used.
  3. Then, pat a warm peachy gold from your lashes down into the crease.
  4. Line your upper water line and upper lash line with your plum liner, and then smudge out the edges with your golden purple eyeshadow.
  5. Line your lower lash and water lines with your reddish golden bronze liner.
  6. Fill in your brows, and apply mascara.
  7. Now, blend the pink blush on your cheeks, and layer the peach and pink powder blushes on top.
  8. Lastly, line and fill in your lips with your pinky nude liner topped with a layer of nude gloss.

holiday makeup tutorial bronze purple

Additional makeup worn in this look: MAC Concrete (brows), BECCA Radiant Skin Satin Foundation in Bamboo (all over face), BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone (around the center of your face) MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer in NW25 (under your eyes), Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder (all over your face) and Le Volume de Chanel Mascara (lashes)

One last thing — that black and white sweater I wore in the post? It’s by BCBG. Here it is in action in action in this Outfit of the Day.

bcbg outfit of the day cancetta pants and zella gathered tote


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. What are we gonna do now without The Walking Dead on Sunday nights?? Seriously, I’m going through zombie withdrawals…

Do you have any recommendations? I can trade a movie rec in return. 🙂 A GREAT rental called Beasts of the Southern Wild. It’s a modern day fairy tale of sorts (definitely for grownups though) about a tiny, isolated community of people who live in the marshlands south of some levees that I think are somewhere along the Gulf Coast. The levees act as a wall, not only keeping storm waters from flooding the North, but also keeping the people north and south apart. The southerners, most of them by choice, but the youngest among them because they don’t know any different, live their entire lives in this tight-knit bayou community that might as well be on the other side of the world.

I thought it was fascinating, at times very disturbing, and touching at the same time.


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So far, 18 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. CrystalCandy says:

    No wonder why I loved the blush on you, it’s Becca Lychee. Here goes my money!
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  2. Love this! I’ve always been such a sucker for a purpley-taupe eye — they just look so good on everyone! 😛
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  3. Anna says:

    Gorgeous! I still have yet to get Prunella, I’m trying to change things up from my normal black gel liner 🙂

  4. gio says:

    What a gorgeous look! Love that blush!
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  5. Chris El says:

    Gorgeous holiday look! I’m lacking a good plummy liner in my makeup collection.
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  6. Lorraine ER says:

    You look fab- I especially like that outfit on you, from the boots to the makeup you look great! I wish I had the body for pants like that!

  7. Paris B says:

    Oh Karen, I think you just sold me that blush. I love how it looks on you and you look so stylish in that outfit 😀
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  8. Louise says:

    This makeup look is simply stunning! So sultry yet in a low maintenance way. Love!

    I’ve been particularly into plum liners lately as well and have been giving my MAC Fluidline in Macroviolet some much needed attention.

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  9. Sunny says:

    Eeee MORE Becca stuff on my wish list! Why oh why does this brand have to tempt me ALLLL the time???
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  10. Marla says:

    I must not have good colors in the Becca Beach tints because I just don’t like the ones I have. They smell horribly fruity. The ones you’re wearing look gorgeous.

  11. Lena says:

    I am always allover amazed by how gorgeous neutral-pinkish shades look on you…

  12. Jennifer says:

    I absolutely love Purple on Brown Eyed Girls… love it!

  13. Nina says:

    I read a lot last Sunday night. I miss my zombie apocalypse fix really bad though.

  14. Karla says:

    Im going to try this makeup look! Looks so pretty!!

    I am also missin the walking dead! Dexter is about to end right when it’s getting good 🙁

  15. Soo Jin says:

    YAY thanks for the tutorial! This look is stunning!

  16. 2 things I would steal from this look ~ the blush and the boots! You’re looking super chic in that outfit!
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  17. MJ says:

    That look is gorgeous! Love myself some plum liner. Looks good for day wear, too.

    My family and I just watched The Odd Life of Timothy Green the other day! A tad saccharine for my taste, but nice for when you just want to take your mind off things. CJ Adams also just made me want to squeal the entire movie, hahaha!

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