Get the Look: Brown Smoky Eye with a Twist

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Today's tutorial is a smoky eye with a little twist - I added a gorgeous dark plum/purple colour very close to the lashline. Unfortunately, it doesn't really show up in the pictures, but in real life it is the most gorgeous "What colour is she wearing?!" kind of eye.

Start off by prepping your face.

Colour in your eyelid, up to your crease, with an eye pencil. If you like, you can use a cream eyeshadow. Here, I am using SAX Creme Precision Eyeliner in Bronze.

Then, blend it out with a blending brush.

Apply a purple eyeshadow base to your lid, staying close to the lashline. I used NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Purple. Blend it out with a fluffy blending brush.

Then, take a deep purple eyeshadow and push it on top of your purple eyeshadow base with a pencil brush. I am using Red Earth Single Eyeshadow in Berry Noir. Blend it out with your fluffy blending brush.

Using a fluffy blending brush, apply a brown eyeshadow to your lid, focusing on the crease and then blending out. I used the taupe brown colour in my SAX Love at First Sight Eye Luxe Eyeshadow Quintette.

At this point, you can reapply the purple eyeshadow to add intensity to the colour. There is no need to keep the edges too soft and blended for this look.

Mixing the purple and brown eyeshadows, apply them to your lower lashline using a pencil brush. Then, clean up under the eye with a concealer. I am using Face of Australia Anti-Ageing Stick Foundation in Beige to conceal.

Line your upper and lower waterlines with an eyeliner pencil. I am using Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner.

Apply a blush (Face of Australia Blush in Primrose) and contour your face (I used SAX Eye Delight Eyeshadow Palette).

Apply a lipstick, and top it off with lipgloss, and you're ready to go! I am using OCC Lip Tar in Hush for this look, topped off with a clear Clinique lip gloss.

I really wish the colour would show up more on camera, but I guess you'll just have to take my word for it and try it out yourself to see how amazing this colour combination looks.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! x

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