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.
Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara. Now fill in the eyelid with gold-colored eye shadow, extending the color into the cat eye shape on the outer corner. Using your eyeshadow brush, dab it on the inside corner of your eyelid on both your upper and lower lids.
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.
With a flat brush, use gold eyeshadow for the center. Repeat the process using black eyeshadow and start at the outer corner. Apply a warm brown eyeshadow on the outer corner of your lid while leaving the center bare. Start by blending the lightest colors. Wiggle the brush between your lashes to help separate and define them.
Best of all, the colors perfectly match natural brown coloring. Clean your eyeshadow brush by washing it with face soap or shampoo and water, or by spritzing it with an antibacterial makeup brush cleanser. Avoid black eyeliner and mascara for daytime wear and settle for dark brown ones or playful violets.
Apply a nude eyeshadow to your eyelids for a base. To add more drama to your smoky eye, tightline your eyes This is when you use your eyeliner to draw a line on the inner-rim of your eyes, located directly under your upper lashes and above your lower lashes.
Curl your eyelashes and apply mascara. Then, add a white color on the inner corner of your eye. Apply a warmer brown color to the outer V (Cognac from ABH). Line your upper lashline with a black liquid eyeliner. Curl your eyelashes and swipe some mascara on to complete the look.
With an angled brush, blend out the product on your lower lashline till it looks soft and blended. Using a plum shade such as MAC Eye Shadow Sketch , add in some drama and definition to your peepers. I'm using a flat blending brush and just pushing the color into my eyelid, and gently blending it over toward the middle of my eye from the corner.
Next, using a dark green color, fill in the lower half of your eyelid. Smokey eyes are one of the most popular and trendy classic brown eyeshadow current makeup looks. Apply the deep cobalt color all over the eyelid but stop right underneath the crease. If you want more of a warm, brown smokey eyes, which would look incredible on those with lighter eyes such as blues and greens, then opt for warm, rustier shades of browns which are red or orange based.
Keep the rest of your makeup to the very minimum as this is a pretty heavy smokey eye. Next, follow the line back over the crease of the eye towards the inner corner. The intensity of natural brown eyes varies from person to person, so it's important to tell which colors look outstanding on you and which ones make your eyes look dull.
Finally, line the lower and upper lash lines with black eyeliner and finish off with black mascara. With the soft peach shadow, define your crease using a blending brush. Next, use a fluff brush to blend the carbon black shadow upwards and along the outer edge of the eyelid.
Take your blue eyeliner pencil and create a thick winged line on your upper lash line. Use the rose gold eyeshadow to fill in the rest of the lid and blend the two out, so they look seamless. Here's a top tip for brown-eyed girls straight from a professional makeup artist.