1) MAC Powersurge Eye Kohl ($16.00) (reviewed here): A stunning "bronzed-brown with golden shimmer." Powersurge, which is part of MAC's permanent range, is glorious in all of her bronzy goodness. MAC describes Powersurge as a "bronzed-brown with golden shimmer"- which I think is an accurate description minus any effusive embellishments of speech. Powersurge is a bit of a chameleon in that the color modulates depending on the light that captures it. This is a creamy pencil that can easily be smudged, but it also makes a lovely base as well.
2) Painted Earth SuperWear Gel Liner in Baroque No. 04 ($18.50) (reviewed here): A gorgeous rich golden bronze with a slight olive green undercurrent.The texture of this gel liner is amazingly smooth, and it effortlessly glides on without any pulling or tugging whatsoever. The color payoff is very impressive in this richly pigmented opaque hue. I have experienced no migration or smudging, and once it sets it stays put until you remove it. It has the ease of application associated with gel products, but with the convenience of a pencil. It is easy to create the most beautiful cat eye with no effort. It can easily deliver the precise line and flick associated with liquid eyeliners without the same need for that level skill, or a super steady hand. In that way this is a perfect product for those making their first forays into looks that require greater skill without the fear of making a mess. This is truly one of the very best eyeliner pencils that I have used, and I have used many!
3) Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eye Shadow in Khaki Pulse No. 06 ($33.00): A gorgeous rich golden bronze. A small sample pot that has lasted a long time! This product is a creamy loose powder shadow that almost applies like a cream shadow. It is very finely milled, and offers unbelievable opaque coverage, but it can likewise be sheered out for a simple wash of color. There is no fall-out whatsoever, and the lasting power is impressive. I will definitely buy this once I finish my sample because the quality is simply superb.
4) Rouge Bunny Rouge Loose Glitter Pigment Fire Drops Caress of Mink ($23.00) (reviewed here): "A scintillating medium taupe brown with pewter-plum highlights." Added to the line up because it really lets you see the true bronze and green character of the other shades. Caress of Mink is an an incredibly complex shade that certainly is a "scintillating medium taupe brown with pewter-plum highlights" as Rouge Bunny Rouge suggests. However, even their description fails to reveal the complexity of this otherworldly shade. There is no question that this lovely hue is in the taupe family of colors, but the true character of this color is unleashed when the sun dances on the surface of the skin revealing the ethereal character of this shade as it modulates from one color to the next. This is makeup magic of the highest order. It is nearly impossible to capture the essence of Caress of Mink with a camera- it really needs to be experienced first hand. Every taupe lover out there needs this in their stash, period! This product in very very finely milled, and of the highest quality imaginable.
5) Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird Long Lasting Eye Shadow ($25.00) (reviewed here): An out-of -this-world stunning "metallic bronze with golden highlights." Abyssinian Catbird, like all of the Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadows, is ultra finely milled, buttery soft, intensely pigmented, highly buildable, and simply extraordinary to use. The quality really is as good as it gets! Simply put, I covet my RBR eye shadows and they are my most beloved eye shadows. While I have a cool leaning skin tone, Abyssinian Catbird makes my Hazel eyes sing!
6) By Terry Silky Eye Shadow Dapple Bronze No. 5 ($40.00) (featured here): A beautiful golden green that is silky smooth! This powder eyeshadow is so finely milled that it nearly feels like a cream when applied. The color and pigmentation are so rich that a single pass will deliver opaque coverage. This is a lovely eyeshadow indeed!
7) NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Paramaribo ($34.00) (reviewed here): The stunning rich golden bronze shade on the left side of the compact. This gorgeous Duo Eyeshadow is described as Metallic Brass/ Metallic Bronze, and it is crazy beautiful, velvety smooth with super-saturated pigmentation.
The quality of each of these pencils and eyeshadows is very high, and all of them are a pleasure to use. Clearly the only one that I don't own in the full size is the Armani Eyes to Kill in Khaki Pulse, but it is so stunning, and the quality is so amazing that I will definitely purchase it once I finish the sample.
What are your favorite eyeshadows and pencils in the golden bronzy green range?