Bronzed Beauty: Golden Smokey Eye Tutorial

By Dana Fox

This summer, I’ve been obsessed with golden eyeshadow. I just think that it is such a perfect shade for summer and brightens up your whole face with a bronzed glow. I wanted to throw together a little 8 step tutorial showing you how I create my typical summer eye. Step by step instructions are below!


1. Prepare your face and prime your eyes. I used Urban Decay’s Primer Potion.
2. Fill your entire lid with a velvety gold or bronze eyeshadow. I used Mac shadow in Woodwinked, which is one of my absolute all-time favs!
3. Brush some medium to dark matte brown shadow onto the outer corner of the lid, and sweep it up and over your crease. Blend well. I used Rock & Republic shadow in Tribal (another of my favs).
4. Continue with that same brown and brush it under your lower lash line. Keep it close to your lashes.
5.  Highlight your brows by brushing on a matte white shadow with a flat brush. I used Everyday Minerals shadow in Bundled Up. Blend it into the brown so it’s not so harsh.
6.  Curl your lashes and line the upper lids with a kohl liner. I winged my tip a little. I used Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal liner in black.
7. Continue lining under your eye and on your waterline.
8. Add mascara to your top and bottom lashes. I used Rimmel Lycra Lash Extender.

That’s all there is to it, friends!
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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
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I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • Jen

    I love this look! You do it really well :) & you have gorgeous skin xx

    • dana @ wonder forest

      thank you! you can thank photoshop for the skin though 😉 my skin is a horrid mess right now haha.

  • Kendra // The Darling Blog

    Love this look on you! You have gorgeous eyes!

  • Leeri

    Looks amazing, I also tried something like that, looks pretty ^^

  • Dream, Pray and Love

    Beautiful! X

  • UniLass

    The Body Shop do a beautiful gold eye shadow, I've used it in one of the shimmer bricks. Great tutorial :) x

  • Manda Rave

    This is awesome! I absolutely love gold, bronze and copper tones for summer, so pretty!

  • Sophia Rose

    Oooooo! These are such great colors for warm summer days (and nights!). <3 Lovely!

  • RinskiiJoy

    *gorgeous*!! I must try that very soon. Thanks for the great tutorial!! <3

  • It’s Sooo Fluffy!

    I wish I had the patience to try this on myself!

  • Brittany Hughes

    I love this look! Nice for a neutral summery look. Great tutorial!!

  • Kelly @hellomisskelly

    Love this, going to try it tomorrow! =)

  • Jessica, or Jet, whatever you prefer

    Stunning! Now let's see how it looks on my tan-less face! xo

  • Dandelions & Things

    Love this look! Thanks for sharing! (:

  • Rebecca

    Great tutorial. I'm not very good at creating eye makeup looks so it's lovely to see how someone who's great at it does it!

  • Megan G.

    Love this look and I love all the shadows you used. So pretty and summery!

  • Jessica

    super lovely! i like the colors are more neutral so it is more natural looking


  • buttonsbeadsbeauty

    this look is gorgeous!! your eyebrows are stunning btw! <3

  • Miss Sultana

    that look is so pretty! cute blog :)

  • Young and Fabulous

    this is GORRRGEOUS! i need to try this. I need to get better at putting on makeup actually haha!

    confession: i never curl my eyelashes because I'm SO SCARED of clamping it on my eyelid. Does that ever happen or am i being wicked paranoid haha


  • jax

    I've been in a makeup rut lately, saw your post, and decided to try this yesterday. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Shaina Longstreet

    I love golden eye shadow colors. And the finished look is so pretty! Love it. I have yet to find a eyeliner that stays put on my waterline. Does this one you linked to last?

  • [then there was us]

    These look gorgeous! They came out great! I needed some motivation to step up my makeup game and this tutorial did for me :) thanks!

  • Girl With A Pearl Earring

    Thank you!! I love this. I have wonderful golden eye shadow that I've been inspired to whip out.

  • Louise B

    Looks so pretty. Love it.

  • Jake Hyet

    Thanks for providing golden Smokey Eye Makeup tutorial design tips.

  • Dbakeka Italia

    Stunning! It looks really great!