Smokey bronze eye make-up

bronze eye
Smokey bronze eyeshadow

Here are the products that I used to create this make-up look:

  • To create this look start by applying an eye primer to the entire lid finished off with a dusting of loose powder, I use the MAC Prep + Prime eye primer.
  • Sweep MAC eyeshadow in Ricepaper over the entire lid.
  • Blend MAC eyeshadow in Saddle over the outer two thirds of the lid and socket line and under the eyes too.
  • Mix in MAC eyeshadow in Bronze into the outer third of the lid and socket line (this will be blending into the eyeshadow Saddle that you previously applied). Mirror this under the eyes too.
  • In the outer quarter of the eyelid blend into the eyeshadow a soft smoky corner using MAC eyeshadow in Carbon.
  • Finish with eyeliner on the top and bottom, I used the MAC pencil in Engraved for the waterline and MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack for the top and bottom lash line.
  • Finish with a coat of mascara and false lashes.

If you don’t have the MAC eyeshadows listed above you can still recreate the same look with similar colours from other brands:

  • Ricepaper can be replaced with a creamy milky coloured eyeshadow preferably one with a slight shimmery finish rather than matte.
  • Replace Saddle with a milk chocolate coloured eyeshadow.
  • Any shimmery bronze eyeshadow can replace the MAC bronze.
  • Black eyeshadow can be used in place of Carbon.

The key to great eye make-up is blending the colours into each other without any hard lines or edges, how you use the products is more important than what brand you are using. With good application technique you can easily achieve the same looks using high street budget brands.


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