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Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

March 2, 2014

Although I do love to spend hours and hours playing with make up, most days I obviously don’t have the time for that. On those days I just want a quick, pretty and wearable smokey eye. The bronze smokey eye that I will be showing you today will only cost you five minutes, which means you can stay in bed and sleep for a little bit longer!

 

This is actually my signature look – I create it whenever I want to do my make up quickly but I still want my eyes to look beautifully accentuated. Let’s get started!

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

This is what my eye looks like without any make up on.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

I always use an eyeshadow base to make the eyeshadows last longer. For this tutorial I used the Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Base because I’m testing that one, but I don’t think I would recommend using it. If you want a good base for your eyeshadows, you’re better off using the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

I applied the eyeshadow base to my lid, crease and lower lash line. I just used my finger to do this, in my experience this works best.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

Whoops, I forgot to do my brows! Sometimes I use a brow pencil to fill them in, but most days I’m lazy so I grab my Catrice Eyebrow Filler Perfecting & Shaping Gel.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

That looks much better!

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

Before I put on any powder eyeshadows, I first apply the Maybelline New York Color Tattoo Gel-Cream Eyeshadow #35 On and on Bronze (review) to my lid. This creates a golden wash of colour, which gives the eyeshadows a lovely golden sheen to them.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

Again, I used my finger to apply this product. I’ve tried using the Color Tattoo’s with a brush but I didn’t like the result.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

The first eyeshadow I’m going to use is the shade Buck from the Naked Palette by Urban Decay (review), which is a matte medium brown colour.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

I used the dark brown shade together with the Duo-Fiber Eye Brush by Real Techniques (review) to darken up my crease. I also applied that shade to my lower lash line, using a small eyeliner brush. I always leave the inner part of my lower lash line bare, because applying a dark eyeshadow in that area makes your eyes look smaller.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

When creating such a soft bronze smokey eye, it’s very important to blend the eyeshadows well. The shade Naked – also from the Naked Palette – is perfect for this, because it’s matte and nearly the same colour as my skin.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

I got a bit of Naked on to my Zoeva Crease Brush (from the Eye Definition Set: review) and I blended the crease shade upwards. You may not see a difference on this picture, but I can assure you that it’s important not to skip this step, because in real life you’d otherwise notice the harsh lines.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

To add a bit more definition to my eyes, I used a dark brown eyeshadow called Darkhorse.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

With a pencil brush (also from the Zoeva Eye Definition Set) I applied the dark brown eyeshadow to the outer part of my upper lash line, lid and crease – otherwise known as the outer V. I used the same shade to line the outer part of my lower lash line, to balance out the dark outer V.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

The last eyeshadow I used for this tutorial is called Noir, it’s from the Oh So Special iDivine Mineral Eyeshadow Palette by Sleek. Although the Naked Palette also contains a black eyeshadow, I like this one better because it doesn’t have any shimmer in it.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

Using a smudger brush (Zoeva) I lined my upper lash line with Noir. I made sure to blend it upwards a little bit, for a less harsh look.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

Now there’s one more thing left to take care of: the lashes! To make them look curlier, longer, fuller and darker, I used the HEMA Eyelash Curler and the Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

After curling my lashes, I applied one coat of mascara to them. I never use mascara on my lower lashes, but feel free to do it your own way!

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

This is the final look: a brown/bronze smokey eye that defines your eyes without creating a too dramatic look. I wear this eye look all the time because it’s suitable for any occasion, whether you’re going to work, college or a party.

Tutorial: Five Minute Bronze Smokey Eyes

Here’s a full face picture. On my lips I’m wearing the Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss #006 Strawberry, click here if you want to know more about that product. However, you can pair this eye look with any lip colour – from a nude gloss to a red lipstick.

I hope you liked this look, I’m planning to create more tutorials in the near future!

 

Love,

Suzanne

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2015 7:49 pm

    Thank you for your post. Could you tell me the shade number of the Catrice “Eyebrow Filler – Perfecting & Shaping Gel”, there are two shades 010 and 020. Which one is yours.

    • February 20, 2015 9:27 pm

      You’re welcome! My shade is 010, I believe it’s the darkest one out of the two.

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