Get the Look: Brown Smokey Eye

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

This look isn't anything new, but I thought I'd share it with mono-lidders and small crease-ers, because the shadow extends beyond the crease so that it photographs well. Most of the time, smokey eye make up disappears on Asians, because the way the eyes open hides all makeup unless it extends beyond the crease.

This tutorial isn't very picture heavy, so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me  :)

Sweep a light shimmery beige shadow (I used Clinique's Lucky Penny) onto your lid, staying underneath the crease. Then, concentrate a dark brown shadow on the outer V of your eye, extending it above and beyond your crease, then blend toward your tear duct, contouring the crease as you go. The brown I used was from Elianto's Holiday Palette.

Then, take a black shadow, and concentrate it only on the tip of the outer V that you created with the dark brown shadow. Blend until all harsh lines disappear. My black shadow was from the Prestige Loving Minerals Smoky Eyeshadow Quad.

Line your eyes with a liner. I am using MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. Smudge the liner slightly - you can use your finger or a brush. Line your bottom lids as well. Then, using an eyeliner brush, take the black shadow and layer it over the liner, creating a smokey effect.

Highlight underneath your brow with a luminizer or a shimmery nude shadow. I am using TheBalm's Mary Lou-Manizer.

Redefine the shimmery beige shadow your inner lids if you like. This will make the colour more intense, as it may have gotten slightly muddy from all the blending earlier.

Apply false eyelashes, and curl them with an eyelash curler.

This is the final look for the eyes.

Apply blush (Bare Minerals All Over Face Colour in Bare Radiance) to the apples of your cheeks, then sweep a luminizer over the tops of your cheekbones.

Lipstick colour is your choice - you can use a nude or a berry coloured lipstick to complement this look. Mine is NYX Round Lipstick in Fusion.

And that's it!

Note: only Asians (monolids and small creases) should extend the outer V beyond the crease. This look may be too dramatic for those with larger, more deep set eyes and bigger creases.

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