Bronze & Blue Eyeshadow Tutorial
Ever since I received the PÜR Double Ego Dual-Ended Eyeliner in the shade Bora Bora with my May Boxycharm, I knew I wanted to do some type of eyelook that incorporated the beautiful blue with some bronze shades. I’ve been working with this liner quite a bit and love using it in place of a typical brown or black eyeliner. But today, I wanted to work in a little more blue on the outer corner to bring some more color. This will be great for a nice date night or just as something when you’re feeling more bold as we make our way into Fall.
For my primer, I’m using the Be A Bombshell Eye Base in Submissive. I received this a long time ago in an ipsy bag and love using it when I’m working with a few darker colors. I think the texture and quality of this is a million times better than the Maybelline Color Tattoos and definitely recommend trying it if you ever get the chance! I love that it doesn’t come off as dark on the lid as it looks in the packaging, which makes it more versatile to work with many different colors.
For a light transition shade to add just a bit of depth to my crease, I’m using Ulta’s single eyeshadow in Sable and applying it with a Morphe MB23 blending brush. This doesn’t show up too much, but is just what I want to have the tiniest hint of color behind the other shades we’ll be adding on top. You’ll also notice that I’m using many Ulta single eyeshadows in today’s look. I do have a separate review about them and in case you missed it, you can find it here. But for a quick recap, I think they’re amazinggg!!
The main darker brown shade that I’ll be using is Ulta’s Milk Chocolate. This is one of my favorite brown eyeshadows that I own and always reach for it as something I know I can rely on that will look beautiful with any shade I choose to match it with. I’m applying it with a Sephora Professionals Blending Brush to the outer corner and up into the crease. Then also taking it slightly under the lower lash line with a BH Cosmetics #105 pencil brush. This shade is very easily buildable, but I want to make sure I’m not making it too dark so we’ll still be able to notice the blue.
The blue that I’ll be using is the L’oreal Infallible single eyeshadow in Midnight Blue. I’m applying it with an Elf Cosmetics Professionals Blending Brush and focusing it right on the very outer corner of my eyelid. I want to be sure not to go too far in with it because I don’t want to cover up the brown. Once I have the color built up as much as I want, I’m taking a Sonia Kashuk loose Blending Brush with no product on it to make sure everything looks smooth.
For the inner half of the lid, I’m using Ulta’s Lustre single eyeshadow with a BH Cosmetics #103 Small Shader brush. This is a beautiful shimmery gold shade and one of my favorites to use on top of the Submissive eye base. It’s not too incredibly bright, so it won’t be overpowering and looks stunning paired with the brown and blue combo.
And as usual with any eye look that I create, I have to go in with my favorite eyeshadow of all time - Ulta’s Naked. Although it’s listed as a glitter shadow, the glitter is barely noticeable especially when applied to such a small area. The pearl white catches the light perfectly to add just enough brightness to the inner corner without transforming the look.
Then it’s time for the eyeliner! I already mentioned that I’ll be using the PÜR Double Ego Dual-Ended Eyeliner in the shade Bora Bora. One end of this eyeliner is a felt tip marker and the other end is a retractable pencil. I’ll be using the pencil side because it’s easier for me to apply. The pencil is a little bit more of a brighter blue than the marker, but that doesn’t matter so much because we’ll be going over it in the next step anyway. I applied a thin line all across the upper lashes and halfway along the lower lash line.
Anything you do in pencil, liquid, cream, gel, marker, etc. you have to go over in a powder. This creates a softer look, but will also help the product stay in place longer. So I’m using the same blue eyeshadow that I applied earlier and putting it directly on top of where I have the eyeliner. This blue eyeshadow is a darker tone than the pencil eyeliner, which is why I mentioned that it doesn’t matter what side of the liner you use.
A few coats of mascara and then we’re done! I did my typical lash routine that I always do - heat the lash curler and curl twice, apply two coats of volumizing mascara, and finish with two coats of lengthening mascara. If you’d like to see the full details of my entire mascara routine, you can catch up on that post here.
Here’s a close up of what the final product looks like:
And a quick, more condensed guide to recap every step we just did for easy reference:
I’m definitely very happy with the way this look turned out and had so much fun playing with different colors compared to the neutrals that I usually work with. If you recreate this look, don’t forget to tag me on any of my social media platforms (links are at the end of the post) so I can see how it worked for you! And if you have any recommendations for future looks you’d like me to create or a product you’d like to see featured, leave me a comment below! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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