Is the weather starting to warm up where you live? I’m looking out the window at a gloomy night that is chucking it down with SNOW. Waahh! I just went on (what I thought was) a spring walk the other day, and now I have to bring out my winter coat again! If any of you are familiar with Utah weather, you know that, unfortunately, this isn’t that weird.
I’ll probably have to scrape off my car in the morning, but I’m choosing to be more optimistic with my makeup choices. I’m channeling sunshine with this springtime golden/bronze eyeshadow look.
This look is so flattering on every single eye color, and it’s so easy to do. AND the palette I’m using is only $5.49! It’s the Essence All About Bronze Eyeshadow Palette.
You guys, every single one of you needs to go out and buy one of these palettes. If bronze-y shades aren’t your thing, they’ve got a bunch of different options. Nudes, Roses, Greys, and more! They blend out like a dream and are so pigmented. Love, love, LOVE.
I started out with a matte transition shade in the crease to help the gold blend better with my skin. That’s the thing about this palette — the one con. There are no matte shades.
But, no worries. If you have one, just use a different shade from your stash. I actually used my contour powder today as my transition shade.
Using a shader eyeshadow brush, pat the gold shade all over your lid, and for a more intense look, spray your brush with a little bit of setting spray before picking up the shadow, which is what I did. It gives almost a foiled look.
Next, take the blending brush that you used for your contour shade, and lightly blend the two colors together.
Now, using a small, rounded blending brush, use the darkest brown shade, and blend it into the outer corner. Add as little or as much as you’d like, depending on how smoky you want your eyes to be.
Brighten up the inner corner and under your brows with the lightest shade.
Using the dark brown shade in the outer corner, load the color on a pencil brush, and blend it on your lower lash line.
For the finishing touches, I added black winged liner, a brown pencil liner along the waterline, and mascara, of course.
Those steps are completely optional, but I just wanted to look a little extra sultry today (if you’re interested, here’s a post I did on how to get flawless winged liner in four steps).
And there ya have it, boys and girls, the easiest, most beautiful golden bronze eye, and it’s perfect for springtime. 🙂