The Bronzed/ Golden Eyeshadow Edit

When an occasion comes around where I get the chance to play with makeup, I always opt for a bronzed, warm toned eyeshadow. I find it the most flattering shade for my blue eyes and it pairs well with every makeup look possible. I have accumulated a fair few single eyeshadows that fall under the bronzed category – and yes I definitely need them all, if not more! 

I’ll start with the most affordable, the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in – you guessed it ‘On and On Bronze’ £4.99. This is such a beautiful cream eyeshadow, except a little more stiff in texture which helps it stay put ALL DAY! This is incredibly pigmented, long lasting and as the name suggests a gorgeous true bronze shade. Also a summer holiday essential for me as it works nicely as a base for eyeshadows or buffed out and worn on it’s own – can you tell I’m obsessed!? Another bronzed cream eyeshadow in my collection is ‘Bette’ from Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes to Mesmerise range £22, this has more of a mousse like texture so isn’t quite as long lasting, but the pigmentation and bronzed sheen it leaves on the lids is just perfect for everyday wear! 

The Sephora Eyeshadow in Hollywoods Calling $5 is a shade I forget about all too often, but every time I use it I remember just why I love it so much! It’s a gorgeous high shimmer/ glittery true bronze shade, used wet this gives a metallic effect perfect for special occasions. Another favourite is MAC’s Amber Lights £13. This is a gorgeous warm toned bronze/ orange shade, the pigmentation is amazing and with the orange undertones it compliments blue eyes perfectly. Both of these are definitely shades I reach for on special occasions.

Lastly is Makeup Geek Magic Act £9.25, which clearly isn’t a bronzed eyeshadow, but, it does pair beautifully with all of the shades above, and if I want the same effect as a bronzed eyeshadow but on muted I always opt for this. The Makeup Geek eyeshadows are seriously impressive, I’m on a mission to fill a Z Palette this year.

Pretty much all of the shadows I try which have a warm/ bronzed look to them always seem to be pigmented, an amazing formulation and generally the best quality out of all the shades in a collection! Maybe they’re easy for brands to get right, I’m definitely not complaining as they are my go to shades…

1) Maybelline On and On Bronze 2) CT Bette 3) MUG Magic Act 4) MAC Amber Lights 5) Sephora Hollywoods Calling

Do you have any bronzed eyeshadow favourites?



  1. MarbleBeauty
    February 8, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    These are such beautiful shades! The Charlotte Tilbury looks so pretty, I might have to invest. Lovely post!Chloe

    • Jodie Moores
      February 8, 2017 / 9:59 pm

      Thank you Chloe, glad you enjoyed it. The CT shadow is beautiful and so nice as an everyday and easy to use option!

  2. PetiteElliee
    February 8, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Golden eyeshadow is my fave! I find that it really brings out my green eyesEllie

    • Jodie Moores
      February 8, 2017 / 9:59 pm

      Oo yes I can imagine actually, Magic Act would look beautiful with green eyes!

  3. Noirette Diary
    February 8, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    On And On Bronze is one of my favorite eyeshadows ever! Works great as a base too <3 | |

    • Jodie Moores
      February 8, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      It's amazing isn't it! Yes I love it as a base, a staple in my collection!

  4. Francisca Carvalho
    February 8, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I'm obsessed with the Maybelline Colour Tattoo, one of my favourite eyeshadows ever. Super tempted by the Charlotte Tilbury Bette eyeshadow too! Lovely post <3Francisca |

    • Jodie Moores
      February 8, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      It's fab isn't it, think I need to pick up a new one soon as I've had this for atleast 18 months! They're lovely, a good everyday option!

    • Jodie Moores
      February 8, 2017 / 10:02 pm

      It's lovely, so nice for everyday!

  5. Elena Isabelle
    February 8, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    magic art looks so sooooo beautiful. i would love to add it into my collection.❥

    • Jodie Moores
      February 8, 2017 / 10:03 pm

      It's beautiful! The MUG foiled eyeshadows are unreal, I've never seen pigmentation like it!

    • Jodie Moores
      February 8, 2017 / 10:03 pm

      What other shades do you have? I have a cranberry shade but never reach for it as the formulation isn't the same as On and On Brozne! Definitely want to try more though x

  6. Mihaela Balan
    February 8, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    I definitely like the one you have from Maybeline, I don't use any of yours but I have some from Gosh (a danish brand). Like your pictures and the vibe of your website.

    • Jodie Moores
      February 8, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Oo I've heard of Gosh, I used to use a lot of their products but I haven't tried any of their eyeshadows! Thank you so much, glad you like it!

  7. Emma Kate
    February 9, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Amber Lights is so beautiful! You can't go wrong with a glowy golden look

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      I agree, perfect for all year round! x

  8. Beckie Porritt
    February 9, 2017 / 8:23 am

    Oh what a pretty post! They all look so beautiful. I love a good bronzed golden eyeshadow.Beckie xo // The Pale Tails

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you Beckie! I'm a little obsessed haha! x

  9. The Makeup Directory
    February 9, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Have you tried Isolde Jodie? You would LOVE it!! One of the shades looks a lot like Amber Lights actually! Must try that.The Makeup Directory

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 12:04 pm

      Ahh I haven't but I already know which duo you mean because every time I seen it I remember how beautiful it looks! I have a Nars eyeshadow palette and I love it so I don't really know why I don't have Isolde! You've definitely convinced me with this haha! x

  10. Charlotte Lane
    February 9, 2017 / 10:26 am

    All of these shades look so pretty! I have Maybelline's On and On Bronze and I definitely don't use it enough – you've inspired me to start using it again! Also, everyone loves MAC Amber Lights and I can see why – it's such a gorgeous shade xoChar |

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 12:06 pm

      It's lovely isn't it! You need to try Amber Lights, it's stunning!

  11. Leanne Page
    February 9, 2017 / 10:27 am

    I love warm tones too. Magic Act and On and On Bronze are firm favourites of mine too. I must check out the other shades you've mentioned. Especially the CT one. I'm love the BH cosmetics and Carli Bybel palette, it has some really nice bronze-y shades in it xxLPage Beauty

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 11:59 am

      They're so nice aren't they! I've never tried anything from BH cosmetics, just had a little look on BB and I can't believe how affordable it is! I never usually have luck ordering from Beauty Bay but if I do in the future I'll definetly try a couple of their products, the Carli Bybel palette looks beautiful!

  12. Caroline Malone
    February 9, 2017 / 10:42 am

    I was absolutely obsessed with these sorts of shades in the Autumn and Winter months! I really recommend getting Mac's Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Amorous Alloy, you'd love it! I think I'll have to add MAC Amber Lights to my ever growing copper/bronze collection!

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 11:57 am

      I seem to use them all year round! Oo I've just googled it and it looks amazing, I don't have a bronze in my collection with a red/ warm undertone! x

  13. Deliciously- Floral
    February 9, 2017 / 10:45 am

    great picks! you can't go wrong with a classic bronze shadow – Mac Woodwinked and Urban Decay Smog are my fave!

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 11:56 am

      Oo how have I not tried Woodwinked!? I remember everyone used to rave about it but I've never even swatched it, definitely need to try it next time I'm instore! x

  14. Catherine W
    February 9, 2017 / 11:01 am

    The Sephora eyeshadow looks gorgeous! I definitely need to experiment more and get out of my champagne pink safety box haha xoLove, Catherine

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 11:53 am

      It's really beautiful! Think it was only around £5 so an absolute bargain too. I have a couple of pink champagne shades that I love wearing too, these shades would suit you so well! I think broned eyeshadows look amazing with blonde hair! x

  15. Rachel Kromdijk
    February 9, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    wauw they look so amazing, love these picks! lots of love,

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 11:52 am

      Thank you Rachel!

  16. Emma Heapy
    February 9, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I love the Sephora eyeshadows xxGlossy Boutique

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 11:51 am

      I only have the one but really like it!

  17. Parie Joshi
    February 9, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    The maybelline colour tattoos sound amazing, can't believe I've never tried them!Parie xClass and Glitter

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 11:51 am

      What?! You've never tried them? They're seriously impressive and so affordable!

  18. Danielle Alexa
    February 10, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    I love the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise range, they are great just got a night out because like you said they aren't particularly long wearing but I do love them!Danielle xx

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 11:51 am

      Stunning aren't they! I want a couple more because there are so many gorgeous shades in the range! x

  19. Charlotte
    February 10, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    I love a good bronzed and golden eye look I feel they are so easy to creative but they are so effective not too mention they suit literally everyone!! That CT in Bette looks so soft to touch, the colour is so pretty too! I have on and on bronze and I feel it is perfect to start of the eye look and to build shadows on top of. Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 11:49 am

      Yeah I couldn't agree more. To be honest I probably don't need both Bette and On and On bronze but I definitely get use out of both of them!

  20. Lauren
    February 10, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    I really love that light gold in the centre, the other colours are gorgeous too but that one really stands out. Lauren x Huggled

    • Jodie Moores
      February 11, 2017 / 11:49 am

      It's beautiful isn't it, I'm wearing it today with a little brown eyeliner and mascara and it really lifts an everyday makeup look! It's a bargain too from Makeup Geek x

  21. Shellie Skillen
    February 11, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Everything about these shades makes me happy! I love Magic Act its such a pretty colour the MUG shadows so pigmented, I haven't tried any of the colour tattoos but I might just have to pick this one up, like you said it will really compliment blue

  22. Lucy Alice
    February 11, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I'm obsessed with bronze/gold eyes – I've always meant to pick up 'on and on bronze'!Lucy | Forever September

  23. Annabelle
    February 11, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    I looove bronzed eyeshadows, especially in the summertime! It just makes your eyes sparkle!x

  24. Jasmine Stewart
    February 13, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    On and On Bronze is EVERYTHING! Clearly I'm a fan of this look because I own all but one of these so it looks like Hollywood Calling will be my next addition hahaJasmine xx Jasmine Talks Beauty

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