Bronze eyeshadow is a staple in my makeup wardrobe; it can be worn day or night and looks amazing on any eye color and skin tone. From my experience many makeup manufacturers have gotten the formula of their bronze shimmery shadows to a T. Some of my favorites are Mac's Tempting, Urban Decay's Smog, and now L'oreal's Gilded Bronze is joining their ranks.
Gilded Bronze is part of the Studio Secrets Professional line of eyeshadows and retails for about $5. A generous .1 ounce of shadow is encased in a plastic flip compact that feels a bit flimsy, typical for drugstore shadows. The quilted imprint looks quite pretty and does not affect the performance of the shadow. I picked this shadow up on a whim because I had to reach a $15 threshold to get some Rite Aid Rewards and I browsed through the whole shadow line up. Just looking at the shadow I could tell it was going to be pigmented and amazing. Something about the shimmery, almost metallic finish was evident.
My instincts were right and one swipe yields beautiful color pay off. Gilded Bronze is reflective yet not glittery and is as smooth as higher end shadows. If your makeup collection is lacking a brilliant bronze shadow, look no further than your local drugstore.