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How to Create a Bronze Makeup Look with Eyeshadow

Model wearing a bronze makeup look created using Lancome x The Louvre multi-use eyeshadow palette

Bronze makeup is a classically elegant, yet modern makeup look that can be worn all year round – not just in summer! With holiday parties, dinners, and traditions in full swing, bronze makeup can be perfect for a holiday makeup look or Christmas makeup look. Learn how to create glamorous bronze makeup with a warm lip, bronze eyeshadow, and glowing skin.

Glowing Skin Prep for a Bronze Makeup Look

For beautiful and glowing skin the first step is to hydrate. Prepare skin for a gorgeous glowing makeup application with our Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Sheet which instantly plumps and smooths skin to awaken a natural glow. It even leaves pores visibly reduced, and skin texture visibly refined, making it a perfect choice for a smooth makeup application.

Since this look is all about ultra-glowing skin, the skincare doesn’t just stop there. For the undereyes, apply Advanced Génifique Eye Light Pearl Eye Illuminator Youth Activating Concentrate. A unique under eye serum which leaves the skin around the eye look smoother and targets under eye bags and fine lines so you can enjoy a smoother concealer application.

For an added glow to the skin, apply 1-2 drops of Advanced Génifique Face Serum. One of our best-selling and award-winning products, Advanced Génifique Face Serum helps to strengthen the skin barrier. With its lightweight consistency, it’s great for use before makeup plus it leaves skin more radiant, softer, and smoother within just 7 days of use.

Before applying your foundation and concealer, finish off your skincare prep with Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream SPF 25 – a luxurious, lightweight moisturizer that melts into a soft and creamy texture upon contact with the skin. Providing a hydrated, smooth skin surface, this peptide moisturizer is the ultimate treat for your skin before makeup. Best of all, it has SPF 25 to help prevent sun damage and premature skin aging.

Bronze Makeup for the Face

Makeup artist planning a bronze makeup look with the Lancome x The Louvre palette and lipstick

After prepping and hydrating the skin with a rich and luxurious glowing skincare routine you may like to add a small amount of foundation and concealer to cover any imperfections. For a long-wearing natural matte finish that lasts all day and night, try our Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour Long Wear Foundation. It’s suitable for all skin types and feels lightweight and breathable on the skin. If you need a little extra coverage on certain areas and under your eyes, try our multi-use concealer Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer on the areas where needed, like redness, dark circles, or pimples. With a lightweight consistency and flexible applicator, it's suitable for all areas of the face and any skin concerns you may have.

You may be wondering, where does bronze makeup go on the face? Adding bronze color to the face helps bring the bronze makeup to life! Use a bronze or peach-toned blush shade and apply the blush on the apples of the cheeks and across the bridge of your nose to create a sun-kissed blush look. Try Blush Subtil in Absolutely Happy for a warm coral peachy glow.

Take your glow to the next level with a luxe powder highlighter to the highest points of the face – cheekbones, brow bone, tip of the nose, cupid’s bow – building up intensity to help create your ideal glowy look. For a shimmery champagne shade, swipe on Dual Finish Highlighter in shade Shimmering Buff, and for a warm pink-coral shade, reach for Lancôme x The Louvre Richelieu Wing Face & Eyeshadow Palette’s multi-use dynamic highlighter in shade Richelieu Galerie Light for a goddess-like glow.

How to Apply Eyeshadow for a Bronze Makeup Look

The star of the bronze makeup look is the eyeshadow. Create a simple and easy bronzed eye by sweeping the shimmering rose gold or bronze eyeshadow shade from Lancôme's Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in Bronze Absolu over the eyelids and build up color intensity as needed. This shade can be a one-shade-wonder for a bronze eyeshadow look because the shimmering colors already add dimension and highlight to the eyes.

Rose gold eyeshadow from Hypnose 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in Bronze Absolu shown on a woman’s closed eye
Bronze eyeshadow look from Lancôme x The Louvre Richelieu Wing Face & Eyeshadow Palette shown on a woman’s closed eye

Step up your bronze makeup look with multi-use shades from the Lancôme x The Louvre Richelieu Wing Face & Eyeshadow Palette. The limited-edition makeup palette designed by Lisa Eldridge (@lisaeldridgemakeup) features artistically inspired eyeshadow shades powered by Prisma Technology for ultimate color impact and shimmer. Whether you prefer a subtle shimmer, or a statement bronze eyeshadow look, the blendable and buildable silky textures allow you to play and create infinite bronzy eye looks.

After applying the bronze eyeshadow look, prime your eyelashes with a lengthening and nourishing lash primer, such as our Cils Booster XL Enhancing Lash Primer. Formulated with micro-fibers, this lash-conditioning mascara primer provides a smooth, even base for mascara to glide onto, helping lashes look fuller and longer. Once you’ve applied your lash primer, apply 1-2 coats of Définicils High Definition Mascara in 01 Black – a buildable mascara designed to lengthen lashes, so you can easily add layer upon layer to achieve your desired lash length.

Finish Your Bronze Makeup with Lipstick

Makeup artist applying L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick in 274 French Tea onto a model wearing bronze makeup

To complete your bronze makeup, apply your favorite red lipstick shade like L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick in 274 French Tea. This warm, dusty rose lipstick shade with a creamy finish perfectly complements a glowy bronze makeup look.

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