The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. So as always, you need to apply a makeup base and then a foundation, layering concealer on any problem areas later on. Finally, add a subtle color to your cheeks to brighten up the look. To define your crease, apply the copper eyeshadow along your crease area.
It gives me a smooth, even base to work from when I am applying my eyeshadow. Put your darkest color along the lashline. Tightline the inner rim of your lash line nearest your tear duct by your nose with a white eyeliner pencil. For the crease, use the blush pink eyeshadow.
Apply the light nude eyeshadow shades from The Blushed Nudes® Eye Shadow Palette on the lids. Use a metallic black shimmer eye shadow to dust over the eyelids, breaking the matte effect and leaving a glittering finish. Add definition to the lower waterline using a black eyeliner or kohl.
You don't have to be a makeup pro or a beauty guru to achieve big, bold and gorgeous eyes. Use a pale lilac color and run the brush all along the crease of the eyes, taking care to blend the edge of gold into the soft lilac color. Almond brown and cream colors are always a good natural looking smoky eye look for green eyes.
Make sure that your medium (lid) color does not have a harsh divide with your dark (crease) color. The best makeup brush for a smoky eye is a domed eyeshadow brush, which is rounded at the top. Line your upper lashline with a liquid or gel eyeliner and create a wing.
Using a brown eyeshadow, work into the crease of your eye for a harsh contrast. Step 3: Blend a neutral, medium brown eyeshadow with a matte effect in the crease of your eyes (Fawn from ABH). The medium browns allow great variety with makeup, as all the colors mentioned above can be worn without hesitation.
When done properly the smokey eye is sexy and sophisticated, and with the option to create the look with different shades ranging from browns and golds to greys and blacks, you can wear the look for numerous occasions. Only use your darkest shadow till halfway up your eyelid.
Whatever shade of brown you happen to fall under, rest assured that purple eye shadow will do the trick for you. Cream and liquid eyeliners give a very smooth finish, while a pencil eyeliner gives a softer blended look. Creativity goes a long way when it comes to smokey eye makeup.
I think winter colors usually suit browns, so focus on purples and greens. Apply a nude eyeshadow to highlight the inner corners and the brow bone using a flat brush. Using a blender brush, start gently smudging this inky pencil line all over the eyelid. The darker levels of brown eyes look better with darker colors like gray, browns, purple or navy.
Line your upper lashline while holding the pencil as close to the lashline as possible. When you're doing a smokey eye, make sure you use a concealer for your under eye circles to avoid raccoon-eyes. For even more color dimension, lightly dust an orange eyeshadow to the inner corner of your lower lash line and olive green to the top lash line.
Using a flat brush, smoothen the lines classic brown makeup tutorial out evenly and blend the color from the center of your eye towards the outer corners. Choose a sparkly metallic finish for a night out or, for a more subdued daytime look, olive green matte eyeshadow is just stunning. Now, I'm going to move onto the shade called Buns, and with this color I am going to blend it into my crease as well, over the other colors.
Using a thin brush, deposit the brown shadow on the inner as well as the outer corner of your eye. Using your black eyeliner pencil, draw along your crease line and upper lashline, connecting the outer corners as shown in the first step. Using a brown eyeliner pencil, draw a semi-circle on the crease of your upper eyelid, filling in only the outer corner.