Bronze-Eyed Bride Makeup Tutorial- All Drugstore Products!


I absolutely love weddings. I’m a total hopeless romantic, so I thought it would be fun to create some bridal looks this spring! This one uses all drugstore products, and it’s long lasting!


Products used:

  • Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer
  • Covergirl 3-in-1 Stay Fabulous foundation in 825 Buff Beige
  • NYX Matte Finish setting spray
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine palette (aka I Heart Matte)
  • L’Oreal True Match Powder in C8 Cocoa
  • Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Ultimate Brow Kit in Ash Brown
  • NYX Love in Rio Bikini Bottom palette
  • Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Buff
  • Hard Candy Bronzer in Tiki
  • L’Oreal Power Volume Black Smoke mascara
  • Jane Water-Resistant Eyeliner in Brown
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaClear Brow & Lash mascara
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
  • NYX Wonder Pencil in Medium
  • NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Medium
  • Maybelline lipstick in Blushing Beige
  • Khroma Honey Stick in Summer Honey
  • NYX HD Eyeshadow Primer




I decided to use the NYX Bikini Bottom palette that I received in my March Ipsy bag, because I honestly didn’t think I would ever use it. To my surprise, it is very pigmented and created a beautiful eye look.

This look was also created with all drugstore brushes, mostly Sonia Kashuk, Coastal Scents, and ELF. I did use my MAC powder puff for the powder application.

Here’s how to create this look!

1- Apply primer all over the face. I like to do this first to let it sink in a bit. Even though the foundation I used doesn’t need a primer, I wanted this to be extra long-lasting, and the Revlon Photoready primer feels more like a lotion.

2- Start with the eyes to avoid ruining foundation. Apply NYX HD primer all over the lids, followed by Maybelline Bad to the Bronze color tattoo. This creates a strong base for long-lasting wear.

3- With the ‘Drinking a Glass of Shine’ palette, pick up the ‘Eyelid’ shade on the right side of the palette using a fluffy blending brush. Apply lightly on the lid and into the crease. This will diffuse some of the shimmer in Bad to the Bronze.

4- With a flat shadow brush, take the dark reddish bronze shade in the NYX Bikini Bottom palette and apply it to the entire lid.


5- With the same flat shadow brush, pick up the middle golden taupe shade in the same palette and apply to the center of the lid only.

6- Going back to the fluffy brush, pick up the ‘Browbone’ shade on the right side of the ‘Drinking a Glass of Shine’ palette. Blend lightly into the crease and over the brow bone.

7- With a pointed pencil brush, go back to Bikini Bottom and pick up a little bit from the middle shade. Smudge lightly onto the lower lash line for a touch of sparkle.

8- Apply Jane Water Resistant eyeliner to the waterline and upper lash line. You can tightline as well; I personally don’t do this because I wear contacts.

9- Apply mascara to upper and lower lashes; add false lashes if desired.

10- With the Wet ‘n’ Wild Brow kit, fill in brows to desired shape. Use the NYX Wonder Pencil to outline the brows and give them more shape. Blend well to avoid harsh lines.

W2With flash

Now it’s time to work on the rest of the face!

1- With a flat-top brush, apply foundation. I used it all over my face. Don’t forget to blend into the neck as needed.

2- Blend concealer to dark under eye circles, and on any areas of the skin that need extra attention (I only used it under my eyes, and applied with my fingers).

3- With a fluffy blush, slowly tap blush onto the apples of the cheeks. Blend well, until it looks like a natural flush.

W84- Using the same brush, apply highlighter to the tops of the cheekbones and brush up to the temple in a “C” shape. Make sure the brush is free of blush first.

5- With the same brush, apply bronzer to the perimeters of the face, sweeping under the jawline and down to the neck, and around the hairline. Use sparingly and blend well. Bronzer will give a nice glow.

6- With a powder puff, press Ben Nye loose powder all over the face to set makeup. Pressing will help your makeup last longer and look less powdery. Use a loose brush to set under eye concealer.

7- Close your eyes, spray the NYX Matte Setting Spray, and walk into the mist to set makeup, and minimize any powdery areas.


8- Lastly, apply Blushing Beige lipstick and dab a little bit of the Summer Honey gloss on top.


The final result, with flash!


Natural light

This makeup look is long-lasting and doesn’t transfer (I tested it out on my own handsome hubby). Of course, the lips will need to be touched up from all of that wedding day smooching. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I really enjoyed creating this look! I hope you like it!

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8 Responses to Bronze-Eyed Bride Makeup Tutorial- All Drugstore Products!

  1. Tina says:

    You look absolutely stunningn!

  2. budziak says:

    Pretty! You look like you belong in a Taylor Swift video in a meadow clearing with a giant swing that comes out of nowhere ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have you tried any more Khroma products? I always pass by it in CVS but I haven’t tried anything.

    • MelissaC says:

      Hahaha thank you! Love the description. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes about Khroma! I have tried the eyeshadow palettes, bronzer, and the lipsticks. I like all of them, but the lip products are definitely my favorite!

  3. satine89 says:

    Aaaaah, loved the post and how you described everything! This look is just so gorgeous!!!!

  4. tashasface says:

    Great post – very pretty!

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