Beauty Basics: How to Create the Perfect Bronze Smokey Eye

Model with light brown hair takes a selfie with a bronze-toned smokey eye.

Gone are the days when 'smokey eye' was synonymous with dramatic night-out makeup. Bronze smokey eyes are trending, and we're obsessing over their flattering tones and versatility. 

We've rounded up our go-to Kristofer Buckle products to help you create the ultimate bronze smokey eye! 

Exposure Matte Warming Powder 

Bronzer is one of our go-to's for all things glowy and warm (i.e.- face, collar bones, and yes- even eyes)! 

When creating a bronze-toned smokey eye, we always reach for KB's Exposure Matte Warming Powder because it sets the perfect, matte base for the rest of your shadow. 

Pro Tip: Blending makes all the difference when it comes to smokey eyes-- setting your look with bendable, taupe tones like a bronzer makes it easy to seamlessly smoke-out the rest of your shadows. 

Karlie Kloss is photographed in glam makeup and blown out hair.

Premiere Eyeshadow Palette 

To achieve a bronze smokey eye, it's crucial to stick to warm tones. Our go-to shades in KB's Premiere Palette Eyeshadow are: Mink- a matte taupey-brown, Goddess - a sparkly copper shade, and Whisper - a matte peach with beige undertones. 

Isabelle Mathers takes a picture wearing a robe with glam makeup and blown out hair.

Grand Opening 

When it comes to crafting the perfect smokey eye, lashes make all the difference- so add a few extra layers of mascara. 

Pro Tip: Choose a jet-black, high-impact formula like Grand Opening Volumizing Mascara so your lashes stand out against your bold shadow, and curl your lashes to vamp up your look!  


Kaitlynn Bell takes a selfie in the car wearing glam makeup.


Photo Credits: @isabellemathersx @wolfiecandy @karliekloss @kaitlynn.bell