By Upasana (Entry 5)
Today I will be doing another smokey eyemakeup tutorial, but this time it is Simple brown smokey. I must admit that I haven’t been a person sporting a brown smokey, perhaps the reason for the same is that I feel brown shadow kind of make me look ill and dirty. So for me a brown smokey eye makeup was a big no, I always used brown to blend in other shadows or to add depth. But in this tutorial, I have just used brown shadows
Step 1 :- Prime lids & apply base
Since I wanted a strong base for this look, actually smokey eye makeup is all about strong firm base no matter what colors you use 😉 . I first applied and blended a shadow base only on the lid. Then with a flat shadow brush, I patted very little amount of a black gel liner (you can use a pencil, or a black shadow base, whichever you have) and applied it close to lashes, and gently patting + pulling it across the lid in order to feather it out. But with this, I didn’t make any specific shape, I just followed the shape of my eye.
Step 2 :- Apply brown shadow
Then before letting the liner dry, I blended and put it to place with the help of a brown shadow. You can use any brown shadow you have, matte, pearl or shimmery. This doesn’t requires a lot of effort, all you have to do is flip the side of flat shadow brush you used previously, and just pack in the brown shadow all over the gel liner, and just following your socket line.
Step3 :- Blend & highlight
Then I used a medium brown shade, and using a fluffy brush, just went to-and-fro on the outer edges of the brown shadow, i.e. blended the edges to make it soft. After that I took some compact powder to highlight my brow bone, this will also help clean up the edges of medium brown shadow. For a night time look, you can opt for a pearly gold shadow to highlight the brow bone.
Step 4 :- Line eyes & Finish up with mascara
At last I used an angled brush to create a smudged liner look along the lashes. If you want you can draw a thin/thick line acc.to your need, but since I was wearing this out daytime I opted for a soft look, hence just used a black shadow along the lashes. Then I filled my waterline with black kohl pencil, and finished up with mascara.
This is the final look in daylight
Products used :-
- NYX e/s base – pearl
- MAC blacktrack fluidline
- Dark brown shadow – Deborah quad (so brown)
- Coastal Scents hot pot – cameo
- Maybelline Colossal kajal
- Lashem DoubleTrouble mascara