Get the Look: Bronze Metallic Smoky Eye

 

If there's any question I get asked most frequently it has to be "Will you teach me how to do eye shadow?" Honestly, eyeshadow has always been my favorite part of my makeup routine, it really allows me to be creative and experiment with colors and blending. 

One of my go-to going out looks is a bronze-y smokey eye. I seldom stick to any single palette or color(s) but I think the look I'm going to show you guys is a simple and totally achievable look for everybody. I used the my Morphe 35w palette which I highly recommend since it's totally affordable ($20) and provides so many pigmented colors. You don't need this exact palette to mimic this look, just similar colors.

Follow my step-by-step pictorial to get a super easy smokey eye (this look is especially great for people with blue eyes).

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1. Prime your eyelids with your favorite primer.

2. Apply a warm tan/brown matte color into your crease with a fluffy blending brush and blend outwards.

3. Take a darker matte brown and apply to your inner crease, blending into the lighter color. Use a smaller and more pointed brush.

4. Going back in with your first fluffy brush, blend the colors together in circular motions.

5. Using a flat brush, (I like to wet mine for better pigment) pat a metallic bronze onto the center of your lid moving towards the inner corner of your eye. You can repeat this step several times to get increased pigment.

6. Line your lower waterline with your favorite eyeliner. For blue eyes, use brown to make your eyes pop. 

7. For a darker look, line your upper lids with your favorite liquid liner. If you have smaller eyes, you can skip this step if you're worried about overdoing it. Apply mascara to only your top lashes (we'll get to the bottom lashes later).

  Stila stay all day Waterproof LIQUID liner , $22  Side note: my eye is super red because i literally poked myself right in the eyeball. Hazards of the industry I suppose

Stila stay all day Waterproof LIQUID liner, $22

Side note: my eye is super red because i literally poked myself right in the eyeball. Hazards of the industry I suppose

8. Using a small rounded eyeshadow brush, use the darkest matte brown color to smudge and set your bottom eyeliner. This allows your liner to have better staying power and balances the smoky eye.

9. If you're a lash kinda gal *hand raised* apply your favorite strip lashes. If not, add a second layer of mascara to your top lashes as well as your bottom.

10. Using a white or champagne shimmery color, add a highlight to the inner corner of your eye as well as right under your eyebrows. This balances out your face and draws attention to your features.

And that's how ya do it! Stay tuned for more step-by-steps, coming soon! If there is any particular look (doesn't have to be eyeshadow related) email me or comment below! I'm more than happy to do tutorials on anything thrown my way.

 

XO,

Ashtyn