How to Do a Glamorous Bronze Makeup Look With Swarovski Crystals

Shonagh Scott
by Shonagh Scott
19 Materials
15 Minutes

When I think of New Year’s Eve, I immediately think of sheen, shimmer, and dazzle! So, I’m going to be doing a lovely bronze makeup look for you so that you can welcome the new year looking your best!

Whether you’re going to a party or hosting one yourself, this fun makeup look will surely get heads turning. Ready to start this easy bronze makeup tutorial? Let’s go!

Tools and materials:

  • Body gloss
  • Primer
  • Assorted eyeshadow shades in brown hues
  • Sparkly eyeshadow
  • Assorted brushes
  • Highlighter
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Mascara
  • Gel eyeliner
  • Lip liner
  • Lipstick
  • Lip gloss
  • Sparkles
  • Contour
  • Bronzer
  • Makeup blender sponge
  • Lash glue
  • False eyelashes
Body gloss for body shimmer and color

Applying body gloss with a beauty blender

Applying body gloss for a bronzed tan

1. Apply a body gloss

Let’s start with a lovely body gloss that will give you a beautiful bronze-tanned glow to your skin. It also washes off easily! Simply apply it with a large brush all-around your shoulder, neck, and collarbone area. 

Applying primer to the face

2. Apply primer

Apply primer to the oily areas of your face. I applied on the center of my nose, forehead, and chin. 

Applying foundation, matching the bronze tan

3. Apply foundation

Now, apply your favorite foundation. Remember that it needs to match the bronzy tan color you applied to your shoulder area.

Also, The foundation I’m using also has a concealer mixed in with it, giving me the perfect coverage. 

Applying foundation with a beauty blender

Dab a little throughout your face and blend it with a damp beauty blender. 

Filling in eyebrows with soft strokes

4. Fill in your eyebrows

Using an eyebrow pen, fill in your brows using soft flicks. 

Applying brow setting to the eyebrows

Then, set them in place with a brow setter. 

Applying a matte taupe color to the crease

5. Apply eyeshadow

I’m using a lovely glam eyeshadow palette with nudes, browns, and bronzy hues. First, I’m going in with a matte taupe color. With a crease brush, apply this shade right in your crease. 

Applying a lighter transition shade above

Next, take a light taupe eyeshadow and apply it over the seam of the first eyeshadow, just on the eyebrow bone. 

Applying a medium brown to the outer third

With medium brown eyeshadow, apply it to the outer third of your eyelids. Use a small blending brush for this step. Also, blend the color a little into the crease. 

Running eyeshadow into the corner of the eye

Take a second layer of the same color and run it to the corner of the eyes, following the crease line. 

Applying a shimmery eyeshadow on top

Now, apply a deep shimmery brown color on the outer third of your eye, right over the previous color. 

Patting a peach color onto the inner third

Dab a pinky peach, champagne eyeshadow onto the inner third of the eyelid, as shown. It’s extremely shiny and looks so glam!

Adding a shimmer to the inner corners

Then, take a damp detailer brush and add the same color to the inner corners of your eyes. 

Reapplying the darker color for gradient

Reapply the dark color just on the center of the lid to ensure a lovely gradient blend. 

Applying eyeshadow to the lower lash line

Working on the lower eyelid, take a light color (the first color we started with) and apply it to your lower lash line. 

Lining the lower lashes with eyeshadow

Line your lash line with this deep brown matte color. Use a tiny brush to get in between your lashes. 

Applying shimmer to the center of the eyelid

Using your finger, place this cheerful pink/brown shimmery color to the center of your lid. It has a lovely rosy hue that blends so well in this bronze eye makeup look. 

Using a gel eyeliner on the waterline

6. Apply gel liner

Go over the waterline using a dark brown gel liner.

Lining the upper lashes

Also, blink on the brush to line the eye on top. 

Smudging eyeliner across the lash line

Next, smudge it across the top lash line without a wing. 

Applying mascara to eyelashes

7. Apply mascara and lashes

Apply your favorite mascara. Make sure your mascara is bold as you really want your eyelashes to be dark and enhanced. 

Applying false lashes over mascara

Next, glue your fake lashes. 

Applying a second layer of mascara

Top everything off with another layer of mascara, and don’t forget the lower lashes! 

Applying concealer under the eyes

8. Apply concealer

Now that your eyes are done, go ahead and add your favorite concealer to your under-eye area. 

Dabbing highlighter onto the cheekbones

9. Apply highlighter and bronzer

Now, go ahead and dab some highlighter to your cheekbones. 

Applying highlighter under the eyebrows

Also, place some highlighter right under your eyebrows. 

Applying bronzer to the jawline

Next, add a bronzer to your hairline, cheeks, and jawline. This bronzer is rather shimmery, so I’m using it as a blush too. 

Adding contour powder to the nose

Add a little contour powder to the sides of your nose. 

Bag of Swarovski Crystals

Applying crystals with lash glue

10. Add the crystals

Now for the glam part. I’m using some sparkly Swarovski crystals to add to the corners of my eye. Using lash glue, place a little blob on the areas you want to stick the crystals. 

Tip: If you want something more dramatic, you can add more crystals. I wanted a visible yet fairly subtle look, but the choice is yours! 

Glam makeup with Swarovski crystals

Next, add the crystals. I’m using a crystal tool that picks them up so easily and fuss-free. 

Applying nude lipstick with a brush

11. Add lip color

Start by lining your lips and then topping it off with a color of choice. I've gone for a nude, as the eye look is very dramatic.

Applying lip gloss for extra glam

Also, you can opt for a little lipgloss for a shiny feel! 

Bronze eye makeup with Swarovski crystals

Bronze makeup look with crystals

Bronze makeup look tutorial

That completes this bronze makeup look! What do you think? I absolutely love it; it’s shiny, sparkly, and fun! I hope you enjoyed my gold bronze eye makeup tutorial! Have a gleaming new year!

Products used

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  • Body gloss
  • Primer
  • Assorted eyeshadow shades in brown hues
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