Classic Brown Makeup Tutorial
The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. Take a gunmetal gray color and apply it all along the crease of the eyes, blending as you go. Apply the same color to the outside of the lower lash line and brow bone to create a highlighted glow. Apply it to your upper lashes first, and then a quick coat to your bottom lashes.
If your eyes have slight specks of hazel or light brown in them, purple manages to highlight these aspects. Take particular care to blend the color into the crease of the eyes too. To define the crease, apply the brown shimmer eyeshadow along the crease. Highlight the arches of your brows and the inner corner of your eyes to make your eyes appear bigger and more awake.
If you have a cool complexion, dust your eyelids with a dark gray eyeshadow. With this shade I am only going to apply it to my outer corners of my eye, and blending it in to my crease colors a little bit. Take a deep blue shadow and create a subtle V-shape at the outer corners of the eyes.
Using a flat brush, smoothen the lines out evenly and blend the color from the center of your eye towards the outer corners. Choose a sparkly metallic finish for a night out or, for a more subdued daytime look, olive green matte eyeshadow is just stunning. Now, I'm going to move onto the shade called Buns, and with this color I am going to blend it into my crease as well, over the other colors.
First I am going to press this shade into my inner corner, using a smaller liner brush and then blend the color out over my eyelid about half way. With your eyeshadow blending brush, blend out the eyeshadows properly. Then I am going to use the shade Abyss from the palette, and go in with a super tiny brush and line my lower lashes with the eyeshadow.
Add further classic brown smokey eye definition by lining your upper lashline with a black gel or liquid eyeliner. Use green eyeshadow and apply it along the upper lashline. Step 6: Create a winged line on the outer corner of the eye using a classic black eyeshadow (Noir from ABH). For a fancy dinner party, wear the classic black smokey eye with your favorite LBD.
Use your flat brush to smudge the liner on your lower lashline to create the smokey effect. With these practical makeup tips for brown eyes, you'll discover how to apply your makeup in order to brighten your eyes and give them a subtle enhancement for daytime or amplify the look effectively by giving it depth for evening.
For more of a cool-toned, brown smokey eye, opt for shades of brown that have a taupe or grey undertone to them. You can use a bold black liquid liner for a dramatic look or, for a softer look, a deep brown pencil is also a great match. Take another very small, soft brush and gently blend the two eyeshadow liner colors together under your lashline.
Apply the Brow Precise® Micro Pencil in ‘Deep Brown' in hair-like strokes on the eyebrows to natural looking brows. Start by priming your eyes and applying a nude eyeshadow all over your eyelids. Now apply carbon black eyeshadow above the crease of the eye, creating a half-moon shape.
Use a brown shadow for the crease and to define your upper and lower lashline. Line your upper lashline while you hold the eyeliner as close to the lashline as possible. Again, start at the outside corner and bring it only about halfway in. This will help to balance the darkness out on the top of your eyes.
Next up, line your lower lash line with black eyeliner and then smudge it ever so slightly to achieve a smoky effect. Using a flat brush, cover your eyelid with the nude eyeshadow as a base and so your rose gold pops out. I made my brush wet before dipping it into the shadow, to give the color extra intensity as I was applying it. Im using this color over my lid, and under the crease, but blending upward into the crease so the colors blend together naturally.
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.