The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. 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.
Using the same eyeshadow, define your lower lashline. With a black kohl pencil, define your lower waterline and lashline, tracing a wing with the pencil. She shows you where to put each shade and even how to perfect the winged eyeliner technique. There are endless ways to do a bang-up job with your eyes and we have some of the best eye makeup looks lined up for you.
Line your lashes with black pencil and you're done. Apply the nude eyeshadow on your upper eyelid, from the center to the inner corners. Curl your lashes and apply mascara, wiggling at the base for a subtle intensity. Apply black eyeliner on your upper lashline to define.
Featuring affordable eyeshadows from the brand Makeup Geek, I have gone for a neutral brown shade selection. As with all eye makeup looks , apply a nude primer all over your eyelids to set the eyeshadows and make sure the effect lasts all day long. Using the same technique as for a classic smoky eye, use your lightest shade of eyeshadow on the inside corners of your eyes and directly under your eyebrow, above your crease.
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 makeup for WOC your upper eyelid, filling in only the outer corner.
The two shades of green should now be blended into a uniform color. They traditionally include three different shades of eyeshadow: a dark, medium, and light shade. Using a black eyeliner pencil, gently define your upper and lower lash line creating a subtle wing.
Next, choose a dark brown color on the outer part of the eye and add a white just below the eyebrow to really bring out the browns. Using your bronze eyeliner pencil, define your lower lash line to highlight the area. Any color can be used to create a smoky eye, although you will need at least three shades of a similar hue.
Take a pencil in whatever color you chose and make a thick line on your upper lash line. Apply a winged line with the black liquid or gel eyeliner. Once again, use a brush to smudge and soften out the kohl along your lower lashline. Apply a primer and start by covering your eyelid with a nude eyeshadow for the base.
Finally, apply black mascara and false eyelashes (Red Cherry #43) if you want to take this look from day to night. Take your medium shade of eyeshadow and start from halfway up your eyelid, sweeping towards your crease. With the blending brush, blend out the colors for a seamless effect.
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.
Make sure that the darkest point still remains at the outside corner of your lash line. You should notice the color on your lids blending gradually into the pink on your crease. To define your crease, use a flat brush and add some brown eyeshadow into the crease area.
Using a medium-to-dark brown eyeshadow, create a deep crease and diffuse it with an eyeshadow brush. Avoid choosing colors that are too bright, or if you have very fair skin, too dark. The aim is for dark smoky eyes so don't be scared to go bold. Make sure you blend the eyeshadow so that it doesn't look blocky.