Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Reader Maha requested my top five picks for bronze eyeshadows, and here we go! :) This was a tough one–there are SO many fantastic bronze eyeshadows on the market. You can see a few more shades that didn’t quite make the cut here.

  1. Maybelline Downtown Brown — golden bronze
  2. MAC Bronze — red-toned bronze brown
  3. Giorgio Armani #6 — deep, golden bronze
  4. Inglot #409 — medium-dark bronze
  5. bareminerals Cognac — metallic bronze

What’s your favorite bronze eyeshadow?

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32 thoughts on “Top 5 Shimmering Bronze Eyeshadows

  1. Out of the top of my head, Laura Mercier Sand Glow! A lot of bronzes are too warm for me (it’s not really a skin tone thing. It’s more like preferences haha), but this one has the right amount of warmth to stop it from making me look ill!

  2. Jen

    Nice picks! Shimmery bronzes might be my favourite shade/finish of eye shadow. MAC Bronze is definitely my most-used brown shadow and I also love Bare Escentuals Sex Kitten Glimmer :)

  3. My all time fav is TINte Shimmering Face Pearls in “Bronze Glow”. It can be used on eyes, cheeks and lips.

  4. I love MAC Bronze. It’s one of my all-time favorites!!

  5. Rad

    Thanks for this Christine – they’re all beautiful!

  6. Sara

    …and what is your reddish brown top 5? :) I think this colour is gorgeous on brown eyes but it’s not so easy to find in my opinion!

  7. Liz

    Great Picks. My go-to bronze is Smog from Naked 1. I also use Laura Mercier Sand Glow if I want a lighter bronze.

  8. I have MAC Bronze myself and it is my favorite bronze, no doubt about it!

  9. Jenny

    I love L’oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe!! So creamy, buttery, pigmented, and shimmery for a powder eyeshadow!!! Love, Love Love!!!

  10. My current fave is Nars Fez. It looks gorgeous used as a liner.

  11. Can you believe it – I don’t own MAC Bronze! But to your list, I would have to add UD Smog (if that counts as “bronze”) as well as MAC Cocomotion Pigment (LE) and Too Faced Cloves (I think it’s from the Smokey Eye palette; it is absolutely GORGEOUS-O)

  12. Emme

    I love Maybelline downtown brown. I also love Maybelline single e/s in urban brown and the E.L.F. baked e/s in bark.

  13. xamyx

    When it comes to Bronze shadows, I have yet to come across one that doesn’t perform extremely well. I think the same way some shades in particular products are inherently bad, there’s just something about Bronze that just translates well into shadows. Unfortunately, it’s just not the most flattering shade for me…

  14. Love the one from MAC !

  15. These all look beautiful! Which one would you think would look better on NC20 skin? I have dark brown hair and eyes. Thanks!

  16. I have to say Bronze is definitely one of MAC’s better eyeshadows, nicely pigmented with a smooth and creamy texture. I love bronze eyeshadow on other people, unfortunately they all look very yellow on me, and make me look tired and sick.

  17. Donna

    yes, there are a lot to choose from, but my all time favorite – go-to bronze shadow is MAC Tempting. I don’t wear a lot of the bronze shadows, it makes me look like I’m not feeling well, but Tempting mixed with other colors (blues and greens) does a nice job.

  18. Fez by NARS is my favorite bronze e/s. Mac’s Bronze is cute, but too red for me. I have Maybelline’s Downtown Brown but haven’t worn it yet.

  19. I’m obsessed with Sephora Collection cream liner in statue bronze Makes an awesome base too!

  20. Karen

    Thank you Christine! Dark browns give me an undead look so I gravitate more toward lighter or cooler shades. I’ll use almost any color except pastel blue and the darker browns so bronzes are a little iffy. The Giorgio Armani is gorgeous. This really helps a lot.

  21. One of my faves is Sidecar by urban decay, one of my most worn shades.

  22. Mel

    I love ‘ore’ by Illamasqua (pigment)
    I also love ‘toasted’ by Urban Decay, and ‘bad to the bronze’ (color tattoo) by Maybelline

  23. Mel

    Oh and Burberry ‘ midnight Brown’ is unbelievable!!!!

  24. LL

    Fez by NARS is my fav!