I’m in a bronze eyeshadow phase at the moment where I basically wear nothing but brownish gold eyeshadows that don’t lean orange. It all started with Dose of Colors Noli in The Girls palette released by Katy and Desi. I did not buy anything from the collection because I talked myself out of everything, but the swatches of the eyeshadows were all absolutely beautiful. It started a quest for a dupe of Noli.
I’ve been all over google, Temptalia, and makeup blogs looking at bronze eyeshadow swatches. It has to be not too dark brown but not too light gold, warm yet not orange, have a little glitter/ shimmer while not being straight gold, and be pigmented to be just right for me. Basically the perfect butterscotch caramel golden bronze.
The closest I’ve gotten so far is Makeup Geek Pocket Change, Urban Decay Smog, and Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill #5. I do not own the latter two colors, but those are just what my “research” has shown me. As you can see I’m in deep on this weird dupe quest obsession.
For so long I really only liked orange copper bronzes. While those bring out the color of my eyes nicely, this caramel bronze I’m on the hunt for is an easier neutral to wear more often and goes with any lip color I can think of! I have been doing this makeup look a lot lately- putting a crease color on, some darkness in the outer corner, and mascara. It’s super easy and a total wear- anywhere look.
COMPLEXION | GLOSSIER primer rich moisturizer, RIMMEL lasting finish foundation, URBAN DECAY Naked Skin Concealer, MAYBELLINE better skin powder, MAC give me sun bronzer, BENEFIT hoola contour, MAC modern mandarin blush, MAC soft and gentle
BROW| MUFE brow liner
EYES | MAKEUP GEEK peach smoothie transition, corrupt outer v, BOBBI BROWN camel crease, LOREAL brass knuckles lid, SEPHORA matte white liner waterline, MAC costa riche upper waterline, ESSENCE i <3 extreme mascara
LIP| KYLIE exposed
Let me know your favorite bronze eyeshadow colors, I would love to check them out!