BEAUTY BAR: Bronze Beauty

Just as I thought we were going to have an endless summer, winter has arrived in full swing with all the endless holiday parties, dinners and awkward family encounters that come with it. As the semester ends and I head home for the holidays, I can’t help but think of all of the special occasions to plan for in the coming weeks. This got me thinking about an everyday beauty look that could transition from dinner with family to drinks with friends with little to no adjustment.

This gorgeous bronze eye is just the look to get Fashionistas through the holiday season. Shimmering with subtle smoky corners and a minimal lip, this look is festive, warm and versatile. Something that will satisfy grandma at brunch and make you the envy of your friends later that evening, this look creates a bright, fresh-faced look during the day and gives you a more moody feel when the sun goes down. The versatility of this makeup is great for more festive outfits and occasions, or for more casual outfits like the one this Fashionista is wearing. She pairs her gorgeous bronze eye makeup with a cozy knit and denim combo, and tops it off with a head full of messy, tousled curls. Swapping out her cozy knit sweater with a layered T-shirt, satin camisole and some heeled booties is all it would take to have her ready for the evening!

Make this Fashionista’s look your own with a shimmering bronze lid, highlighted under the brow line and the inner corners of the eyes. Add the smoky effect with a dark brown in the outer corners and crease of the lid, and the outer corner of your bottom lashes. Top your eyes off with a coat or two of lengthening mascara. Then bring in some blush and highlighter, add nude lip, and your bronze beauty look is complete! And if you want to go the extra mile, get these tousled curls with a one-inch curling iron and some texturizing spray. This is truly a quick and easy look that is appropriate year round, but is perfect for the most wonderful time of the year!

Having a makeup look that is good for multiple occasions is like having a secret weapon, and this subtle bronze smoky eye is they key to getting through the whirlwind of holiday occasions and a wonderful way to keep your look warm during these cool winter months.