To our delight, it’s officially the time of year when the runway trends we first saw in the fall make their collective real-life appearances on Hollywood’s finest. One such trend to know now? A bronze smoky eye that screams ‘70s smoulder (in which your mum rejoices and says she told you so).
A fresh, cool update to a grey or black smoky eye, the latest look is rooted in bronze with undertones of earth shades like copper, brown, terracotta, peach, and amber. The mix of colours is decidedly ‘70s, a la the golden glamor of Studio 54-era sex appeal (think: Bianca Jagger). And because the warm, neutral hues create a soft but statement-making effect, it’s just as stunning a choice for day, or night. Keep clicking to see how nine celebrities have pulled off the look recently!
Alexa Chung proves the appeal of a bronze smoky eye during the day, especially when worn with one of spring’s biggest hair trends: unstructured hair with a natural bend to it.
What’s better than one bronze smoky eye? Two, of course, and on today’s top models no less. When Cara D. and Kendall J. both embrace a beauty trend, you know it’s big.
Chrissy Teigen paired a high-impact peachy-bronze smoky eye with a bouffant ponytail—an emerging spring hairstyle trend that we covered earlier this month.
For the White House Correspondent’s dinner, Ciara channeled ‘70s icon Cher with a stunning bronze smoky eye, center-parted hair, and nude lip.
Given her fair complexion and platinum blonde hair, model Jessica Stam smartly toned down the pigment and opted for a light bronze-meets-champagne smoky eye that looked positively ethereal.
Another example of the look’s daytime versatility, Nicola Peltz wore a killer bronze smoky eye that she balanced with spring’s most popular lip: the new nude, for a mid-day tea.
We’re enraptured with Rose Byrne’s glittery bronze-amber smoky eye. To let the high-wattage look take center stage, she pulled her hair back in an unfussy bouffant.
Keep clicking to shop five palettes and shadows for creating the perfect ‘70s-inspired bronze smoky eye.