Super speedy eyeshadow is my favourite. So is a bronze eyeshadow look.  

I watch a lot of makeup tutorials on You Tube and read a lot of beauty blogs. I’ve been musing lately how detailed and complicated makeup is becoming with a lot of the beauty gurus I follow (not all, but definitely some). So much so, I was inspired to go against the grain and do something a bit more simple. Something you can whack on and be out the door in 5 minutes and it looks like you’ve gone to oodles of effort…

Products used

Super Speedy and Foolproof Bronze Eyeshadow Look
See where the brush is placed? That medium matt brown colour? That’s what I used. It’s Creme Brulee from Makeup Geek and I FREAKING love it.

If you are a bit of a newbie when it comes to makeup, the product above might still look like a lot but I promise, you only need a few things!

  • Bronze eyeshadow or crayon stick/jumbo eyeliner. These ‘apply and blend’ jobbies have become quite en vogue of late as you just whack it on and blend it out. I’ve used a Rimmel London cheapie called Bad Girl Bronze. It’s not the most ah-mazing eyeshadow crayon, but it does the job. 
  • A medium matt brown eyeshadow: Heck, use a light coloured bronzer or a dark face powder if you like. I used Creme Brulee from Makeup Geek which, as boring as the colour looks, is the most reached-for eyeshadow in my makeup collection, it’s the perfect blending out colour!
  • A fluffy blending eyeshadow brush: I used Real Technique’s Base Shadow brush.
  • A black eyeliner: Anything will do. I use Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide on Liner in the colour Perversion. I wittered on about my love for this eyeliner in this blogpost.
  • Mascara: If you are eyelash obsessed like me, grab an eyelash curler too.  I love Maybelline’s The Falsie’s mascara and Shu Uemura eyelash curler (the best curlers ever, in my opinion)
  • Eyeshadow primer: If you have oily eyelids (if not, flag it).  I used Art Deco’s Eyeshadow Base (not pictured)

What to do

Rimmel London Bad Girl Bronze
Take your crayon stick and apply the bronze all over the eyelid, stopping just below your eye’s natural crease (as per the application on the right) – the left eye is almost done…
Super Speedy and Foolproof Bronze Eyeshadow Look
Using a fluffy brush, blend out the edge of the bronze crayon stick. Go backwards and forward in a window wiper like motion. When it’s blended and you can’t see any harsh lines, clean the brush off on a tissue/old towel and, using the same (now clean) brush, pick up some of the matt medium brown eyeshadow (or use a bronzer) on a fluffy brush and use that to buff out the edge of the crayon colour. Blend, blend, blend.  Then apply some of the bronze crayon stick along your lower lashline. Blend that in with your finger.
Super Speedy and Foolproof Bronze Eyeshadow Look
Apply black eyeliner around the lash line, apply the bronze crayon stick to the waterline. Curl your eyelashes, (optional), apply mascara and you are DONE.

Warning! The only thing I will say about this Rimmel London’s Scandal Eyes crayon stick is that I find it does crease on my oily eyelids, so definitely use an eyeshadow primer with it if you suffer from oily lids like me. 

So, what did you think, not too complicated, right?

  • Is it just me, or your hair has been growing like crazy?
    I love your down-to-earth, no-fuss approach to everyday makeup! I don’t mind sophisticated makeup either, but when beauty gurus label “everyday makeup tutorial” a 14+ minutes video in which they apply false eyelashes, winged eyeliner and highlight and contour… I can’t help but roll my eyes!

    • Hello Iris! My hair hasn’t been growing like crazy, these photos were taken the weekend before I had my hair cut in December (this was a blog post I forgot I’d written and never published!). I hear you (no fuss makeup): I’m starting to get bewildered at how complicated makeup videos are becoming. It shouldn’t be that hard, right?!