Subtle Spring Sparkle: Golden Bronze Halo Eyes for HomeGoods With the Urban Decay Beached Summer Collection

Subtle spring sparkle for a trip to HomeGoods

Most of the times when I go to HomeGoods, I’m dressed caj with minimal (or negligible) makeup, but sometimes I like to go gladiator style and do my hair and makeup and get a little more dressed up so I can enter the store like I’m entering an arena.


Granted, there are no predatory animals, javelins, swords or armored warhorses galloping at you while you admire a delicately painted lemon bowl (handmade in Italy!), but if I see you pushing your cart toward the last farmhouse-inspired botanical print, trust that I will body check your @ss into the stratosphere. 🙂

I don’t play around at HomeGoods!

The Coywolf and I were there today to look for herb pots for the Lady Sanctuary, and I wore this golden bronze halo eye.

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I would LOVE a $5,000 shopping spree to this store.

This was a toned-down halo eye, and the highlight in the center of my lids wasn’t as strong as it is in a classic halo.

This was the middle of the day, so I took it down a notch by keeping the golden highlight relatively close in tone to the surrounding bronze shadow, but I didn’t want it to be too subtle, so I layered it on top of a shimmery gold pencil liner and did a swish of teal on the lower lash line.

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Still looks shimmery from a few feet away! Side note: iPhone case is the Attention Lipsticks iPhone Case from my store,

Urban Decay Beached Summer Collection

To keep the focus on my lids, I kept my skin, lips and brows super chill, but I did wear some things from the new Urban Decay Beached Summer Collection, namely the palette, a bronzer and a gold eyeliner.

urban decay beached palette
New for summer

urban decay beached palette swatches
In MAC-speak I’m an NC42.
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The breakdown

If you feel like giving this look a try, here’s what I’m wearing and the steps I followed.

Subtle halo eye

TOOLS (things I used are in italic)


  1. Blend the face primer all over your face, and let it dry while you start the eyes.
  2. Curl your lashes if you want/need to, and then apply one or two layers of your mascara.
  3. Fill in your brows with the brow gel.
  4. Tightline your upper lash line with the brown pencil.
  5. Sweep the matte bronzer into your crease and along your lower lash lines, and blend out the edges.
  6. Pat the shimmery bronze eyeshadow on your lids, stopping just short of your crease, and blend it into the bronzer.
  7. Line the center of your upper lash line with the gold pencil liner, and then draw a few short lines parallel to that line on your lid to create the base of your halo eye.
  8. Pat and blend the gold shadow on top of the gold eyeliner.
  9. Feather out the edges of the gold, blending it into the bronze eyeshadow in the inner and outer corners of your eyes.
  10. Line your lower lash line with the teal liner using a pointed brush.
  11. Smooth the face tint wherever you’d like extra coverage.
  12. Hide any dark circles, and do any other spot treatments you’d like with concealer.
  13. Dust a sheer layer of face powder atop everything to set your base.
  14. Sweep the matte bronzer on your cheekbones, around the perimeter of your face, and across the bridge of your nose.
  15. Apply nude gloss. 🙂

When’s the last time you’ve been to HomeGoods? What did you get?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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