The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. Use nude eyeshadow at the center of your eyelid. As someone who has always gone light when it comes to makeup, I didn't master the smokey eye until well into my college years. If you have golden flecks in your eyes, remember to highlight using yellow-based shadows or champagne, an all-time favorite of makeup artists.
Blend the two shades using a fluffy brush. In fact, your natural eye color permits your different tones of brown, golden, bronze, navy blue and charcoal. There are many different variations of smokey eyes that make this style perfect for a wide variety of occasions beyond the classic fancy night out.
Step 8: When it comes to your lip makeup, you can either leave it subtle using just a dusty rose lip-gloss (Vintage and Undresses lip-glosses from ABH) or create a more intense look by opting for a dark burgundy lipstick with a matte effect (Heathers from ABH).
Be sure to use a concealer and eyeshadow primer to prep your lids before applying the smoky eye. Doing this will help the colors meld together and will get rid of any harsh lines you may have created when applying the different colors of eyeshadow. Apply a tiny layer of the mixing gel to your middle eyelid with a flat shadow brush.
Blend your colors. Move to the lower lashes and apply the black pencil all along the lash line not forgetting the inner waterline too. Start by covering your upper eyelid with a nude shadow. If you're looking for palette combinations, go for sunset tones in pinks and purples or yellow and orange that will look great on brown eyes.
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 classic brown makeup to the inner corner of your lower lash line and olive green to the top lash line.
Line your upper lashline with a liquid eyeliner. Apply a single coat to your bottom lashes to define them without giving yourself raccoon-eyes. Using a flat brush, apply the peach eyeshadow around the crease of your eyelid, as seen in the image. Next, apply a light brown shade of eyeshadow to just the outer corner of the eyes.
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.
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.
Take your middle eyeshadow shade and sweep it over your entire eyelid. Professional makeup artists use a beige pencil in order to make brown eyes look bigger. This is a quick and simple day look that gives your eyes the right amount of definition and color. Prime and prep your eyes and start by applying the light purple shade of eyeshadow on your eyelid.
Blend in strokes that go in the direction of your lash line (horizontally), but create the appearance of color blending upwards. Brushingly truly An to me is one of the best makeup artist , clean smooth work with a very impressive color choice. Apply your eyeliner to your tear duct area and go soft for underneath your eyes.
With a flat brush, apply the blue eyeshadow on the outer corner of your upper eyelid. To achieve that sexy smoky effect, apply a dark gray color along the crease of the eye, blending it gently from left to right as well as onto the outer corner of the eyelids.