An Easy, Beautiful Golden Bronze Eye Makeup Look Using the $5.49 Essence All About Bronze Eyeshadow Palette

Published in: Essence, Eyes, Face of the Day (FOTD), Guest Post, Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To

spring bronze eye makeup look

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.


I’m using the three “starred” shades in this look!

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. 🙂


Jen Clark

Hi, beautiful! I’m Jen from Jen Leigh Beauty. Now, rather than just talking to myself about makeup, I write it down in a blog. Besides being madly in love with anything I can smear on my face (and sharing pics on Instagram), I’m more in love with my hunky husband, my sweet 2-year-old, and my fluffy fur baby. Thank goodness they put up with the madness, because I love chatting about my favorite things with people who understand the addiction.


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  1. Such a lovely makeup look. I love my bronze shadows a lot as well, regardless the season.
    And the weather was lovely here last week, but come the weekend it got cold and grey again. Typical German weather, I suppose.
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  2. Carolyn says:

    I love bronze eyeshadows. In a pinch you can also use it as blush/highlighter. I love makeup, probably too much.😊

  3. Amanda says:

    I’m so glad you reviewed this. I keep eyeing it every time I’m in Target, and now I’m sold. It’s such a pet peeve when beautiful eyeshadow palettes lack a matte transition shade.

  4. MonicaP says:

    Gorgeous! I need to wear more bronze colors on my lid. I always think they are too dark .. but really do look beautiful and sun kissed.

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  5. Erin says:

    Too warm for me but it looks lovely on you Jen!
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  6. Kwmechelle says:

    Good job. I’m wearing my “no makeup, makeup” look today. Prolly heading to the gym later so it’s good for working out. Enjoyed the look you created 🙂

  7. Cool look, and you’ve got such beautiful eyes.

    Aaah snow, miss it so much.
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  8. Rachel R. says:

    Wow, Essence eyeshadows have improved since they reformulated. These look really nice.

    We had a few days of spring weather, but then on the first day of spring, it went back to cold, gray, and rainy. Typical for Portland, OR, though.

  9. Tatiana says:

    Such pretty colors in that palette. Love this look. Thanks for linking the flawless winged liner tutorial. I’m still working on my winged liner and that helps.

  10. Susan says:

    So pretty! I love bronzed eye looks anytime of the year, and spring/summer especially.

  11. Sharon says:

    I’m really enjoying your posts!!!

  12. Jen Clark says:

    I’m so glad! Thank you! 🙂
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  13. Bailey says:

    What are you wearing on your lips?!?! The color is amazing!

  14. Eesha says:

    Lovely look. Love bronze shades, they are my go to and staple. Your brows are very very pretty pretty <3

  15. Kelly B. says:

    I absolutely love these palettes from Essence! I have the All About Sunrise one and it’s perfect for summer. I must get this one, too!
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  16. Such a gorgeous look! I’ll keep an eye out for this palette.
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