Smokey bronze halo eye makeup tutorial

bronze golden makeup tutorial

Summer calls for bronze, golden tones. Besides wearing red clothes and orange lipsticks, I’ve also upped my eyeshadow game to the next level. Which is: warm, gold tones.

There’s one palette, which I’ve used more than others, and it’s the Perfect Filter palette in the shade Golden hour by NYX Professional Makeup. I actually wrote about it already last year, on my summer favorites. It’s just the perfect everyday palette, as well as the palette to choose for a party or even a wedding. I’ve done bridal makeup with this particular palette as well.

So yes – this palette is bomb. It has all the neutrals you need, beautiful golden tones – and even a rosy pink shade, for when you want a cooler vibe to your makeup. Great pigment, good size, not too expensive. I have another Perfect Filter palette as well, and it love that too.

I thought I would shoot a tutorial of my go-to look with the palette. So here’s one version of the look I’m currently loving. The only thing I’m changing, is really just the lid colors. The base of my makeup is almost always the same, using the two matte shades of the palette.

If your eyes are hooded or deep set like mine, check out this post to get your eyeshadow just right.

bronze makeup

Smokey bronze halo eye makeup tutorial

bronze eyeshadow tutorial

Here is a simplified version of the tutorial. You can see the color placement better here. I first contoured my eye right where my natural shadow occurs (almost right under my brow) using matte brown shades: first a lighter color, then darker. I wanted to do a slight halo-eye version, since that suits my eye shape nicely. Halo eye means, that you bring the lightest/brightest shade right in the middle, so that it creates that halo effect. Basically I filled in the lid space with different bronze shades, bringing the lightest (gold) shade in the middle.

bronze makeup tutorial

nyx perfect filter tutorial

  1. Contour your eye with a light brown shade. Don’t forget your lower lashline.
  2. Blend that.
  3. Contour your eye some more with a darker brown shade. Lower lashline as well.
  4. Blend that.
  5. Add your lid colors or just one color, whatever suits you.
  6. Add inner highlight, lashes and you’re done.

eyeshadow tutorial brushes used
These are the brushes I used. To make the gold color right in the center of my eye pop, I used a wet brush. The colors in the Perfect Filter palettes work dry & wet.

bronze makeup tutorial

I paired this bronze smokey eye with a minimal makeup and I think it looked cool this way. I wore a light CC-cream on my face, peachy blush and a bronze lipgloss. I left my brows quite light too.

PRODUCTS

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Professional Makeup Perfect Filter Palette, Golden Hour

MADARA CITY CC Cream, Light Beige
KikoMilano Desert Dunes Trio baked Blush, Gypsy Pink -blog post!
mad4eyebrow Natural Brow Filler, Blonde – blog post!

Jane Iredale Lipgloss, White Tea –blog post!

What looks would you like to see from me next?

NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman | 4 looks with one palette

nyx beauty school dropout freshman

If there’s one makeup product I love beyond anything – it’s eyeshadow palettes. I love eyeshadow palettes and I own quite a few of them. I love how they offer countless opportunities and give room to creativity – you can’t say the same of a foundation or a lipstick.

 

One of my biggest palettes with tons of colours is NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette. It has 32 eyeshadows and 12 colours for face (blush, highlight, bronzer). It’s perfect for someone, who loves big palettes with lots of different colours. It’s also great for someone, who appreciates a palette, that does it all – eyes, face and brows – because obviously you can use the eyeshadows on your brows too.

I thought it would be fun to use this palette four days in a row and combine all the makeup looks in one post. It was also a challenge for myself – owning so many palettes I sometimes forget to use some of them or I don’t give the palettes their opportunity to show their full potential. So here are my four makeup looks done with the NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette.

If you are looking for tutorials, you can find my tutorials done with the palette HERE and HERE.

nyx beauty school dropout freshman

Look 1 – Classic look with neutrals

nyx beauty school dropout makeup

nyx beauty school dropout makeup

Basically a very classic look with neutral colors. I love that shimmer color on my lid! The red lipstick is my go-to.
(I listed all the products I used on all of these looks below the photos.)

Products
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, 21 & 27
Innisfree no-sebum powder
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla
KikoMilano Desert Dunes Baked Blush, Gypsy Pink
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, Soft & Gentle
mad4eyebrow, Blonde

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Original
NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette

IsaDora Perfect Matte Lipstick, Red Carpet

Look 2 – Green halo eye

nyx beuty school dropout freshman palette

nyx beuty school dropout freshman palette

My favorite look out of these four! Green halo eye with a peachy transition color on the crease, paired with a nude glossy lips. Also – my curls were on point that day.

Products
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, 21 & 27
Innisfree no-sebum powder
LA Girl Pro Concealer, Medium Bisque
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla
Lumene Nordic Girl Lip&Cheek Creme, 2
mad4eyebrow, Blonde

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Original
NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette

BareMinerals Matte Liquid Lipstick, Swag

Look 3 – Lilac & cool-toned

nyx beuty school dropout freshman makeup looks

nyx beuty school dropout freshman makeup looks

This was actually the first makeup I did for this challenge. Very cool-toned, lilac look. I love purple any day. My skin looked worse here, because I used a very light coverage on that. And also, it looked particularly red that day, thanks to being a woman.

Products
Zuii Organic Makeup Powder, Creme
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla
Jane Iredale GreatShape Contour Kit, Cool
Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer, Taupe
Essence brow gel, Blonde

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Original
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette

Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil

Look 4 – Peachy with a touch of lilac pink

nyx beuty school dropout makeup

nyx beuty school dropout makeup

I wanted to pair warm peach colour with a lilac pink – and I love how it turned out. I think these colors look very nice on me.

Products
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, 21 & 27
Innisfree no-sebum powder
IsaDora Face Sculptor, Cool Pink
Lumene NordicGirl Lip&Cheek creme, 4

mad4eyebrow, Blonde
Urban Decay Primer Potion, Original
NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette

Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil

nyx beauty school dropout freshman makeup looks

What is your favorite look out of these four?
And what do you think – should I do this challenge with my other palettes? I probably should… I might have bought another palette last week, you see…

NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman Palette