Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fall Bronzey Eye Look & Tutorial

So today I'm going to share a look I did when I was experimenting with some eyeshadows before work one day. I ended up with a very beautiful bronzey look that I actually received a few compliments on. I'll also say what products I used for the rest of my face as well. So lets get into it! (I have to say sorry now about my camera. I wanted to at least show a picture of how it came out, but I'm still trying to figure out the flash and how to make things look a little better so please bear with me!)

After I wash, moisturize and put on sunblock, I always use a face and eye primer. Eye primers help keep my eye makeup looking nice all day and helps prevent creasing and fading. The eye primer I like to use is the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion because it just seems to work the best for my oily eyelids. The face primer I've been using is from Sephora's own line and it's the Anti-Shine Primer. This is an okay product. It goes on a little weird at first and I really have to rub it in my skin but it seems to keep my skin less oily.

I always do my eye makeup before I do anything else unless I'm using a B.B. cream or tinted moisturizer, so the first eyeshadow I used is the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze as a base on my lids for the other shadows. Then I used a bareMinerals eyecolor called Starlet Casey on my entire lid and blending lightly into my crease. The color shows up lighter on camera but in person it's this pretty burnt orange with a light brown tone to it. Then I took another bareMinerals eyecolor called Starlet Leigh Ann just on the outer half of my lids and blended that a little into my crease as well. This is an absolutely beautiful dark plum color with a slight dark brown mixed in. It's an amazing eyeshadow but you really have to have a light hand applying it because it can get pretty dark. I also just realized I forgot to include the eyeliner I used in a picture, but I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the color Corrupt. That's just a nice dark brown color with some shimmer too it. I didn't want to use black liner because I felt it would be a little to harsh on my skin with this look.

After all the eyeshadow is finished I curled my lashes and applied one of my all-time favorite mascaras, and that's the bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara. Seriously, this mascara is fantastic! It separates my lashes nicely and like the name says, makes them very defined. They just look like natural lashes, but better. Then once mascara is done, I put the e.l.f. Tone Correcting Concealer underneath my eyes to help hide dark circles. This isn't really that great of a concealer, but hey, I think it was only $1 (it's more expensive on Amazon so buy it directly from the e.l.f. site or at Target) and I have gotten use out of it so I'll keep using it til it runs out (which is pretty soon!). Then I always finish off under my eyes with The Body Shop Lightening Touch, which is basically a highlighting concealer type of product. I know I've mentioned this in a post before and I just absolutely love it! I will never go without this product for the rest of my life. 

After everything with my eyes is finished, I usually put on some kind of mineral foundation and that day I used the bareMinerals Matte version foundation in the color Fair (Yes, I know I'm super pale and I'm still that color in the summer). I really like this. It's much better than the original in my opinion, but only because I felt the original version was too cakey on my skin so I was thrilled when they came out with a matte version. Once the foundation is buffed into my skin, I used the NYX Blush in the color Rose Garden. This shows up very shimmery on camera, but on my skin I only notice a tiny bit of shimmer. And It's the perfect light rosy pink shade for my skin. After all face makeup is complete I use the Urban Decay Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray. I included this in my September Favorites post here if you wanted to check out the mini review I included.

And now for the completed look....

Ta-da! The look on both eyes

And a close-up on one eye
Well that's my Fall Bronzey look I came up with. I'm sure everyone has their own version of a bronzed eye, but this just came out so well for me I had to share it with everyone! Leave a comment below if you like it or want to see other eye looks!

Thanks for reading everyone! 


  1. This is such a pretty look! I love bronzed eye looks in general, because with just a few subtle changes, they work for almost all seasons. :) x

    1. Thank you for the comment! I agree with you about subtle changes working for all seasons. I try to change at least one thing to make it work for Summer or Fall! :)

  2. The look came out really nice! I really like the 24hr shadow :)

    1. Thank you! :) I love Bad to the Bronze! It's actually the only Color Tattoo I have but I really want some of the new Fall colors that are out. For some reason, I just can't find them anywhere I look!


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