The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. So as always, you need to apply a makeup base and then a foundation, layering concealer on any problem areas later on. Finally, add a subtle color to your cheeks to brighten up the look. To define your crease, apply the copper eyeshadow along your crease area.
Now you can apply your liner and lashes. Using either liquid eyeliner or a pencil, draw solid lines all around the eyes. Makeup Revolution's Ultra eyeshadow palette in ‘Mermaids Forever' can be used to achieve this look. Begin at the outside corner of your eyes, and sweep in a ‘C' shape from the about halfway inwards (from the outside of your face) on the lash line, back up and around to about halfway inwards on the crease of your eyelid.
Apply the light nude eyeshadow shades from The Blushed Nudes® Eye Shadow Palette on the lids. Use a metallic black shimmer eye shadow to dust over the eyelids, breaking the matte effect and leaving a glittering finish. Add definition to the lower waterline using a black eyeliner or kohl.
To accentuate your naturally dark features, we bring you 10 foolproof makeup looks designed especially for brown eyes. Using a flat brush, apply the pearl eyeshadow all over your eyelid. Follow these simple steps to create an easy smoky eye makeup look, perfect to highlight dark brown eyes.
Take your blue eyeliner pencil and create a thick winged line on your upper lash line. Use the rose gold eyeshadow to fill in the rest of the lid and blend the two out, so they look seamless. Here's a top tip for brown-eyed girls straight from a professional makeup artist.
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.
Apply highlighter on the apples of your cheeks and under the arch of your eyebrows to create a healthy, natural-looking glow. Apply gold eyeshadow towards the inner corner of your eyelid. Use a primer and cover your eyelid with a nude eyeshadow. Step 7: To add more drama to your look, apply black gel eyeliner to the waterline (Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner #77).
With a flat brush, use gold eyeshadow for the center. Repeat the process using black eyeshadow and start at the outer corner. Apply a warm brown eyeshadow on the outer corner of your makeup for WOC lid while leaving the center bare. Start by blending the lightest colors. Wiggle the brush between your lashes to help separate and define them.
Blend your colors. Move to the lower lashes and apply the black pencil all along the lash line not forgetting the inner waterline too. Start by covering your upper eyelid with a nude shadow. If you're looking for palette combinations, go for sunset tones in pinks and purples or yellow and orange that will look great on brown eyes.
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.
The deep natural color of brown eyes permits you to wear bright colors for a playful look and even the darker tones that other women have to pass on. The key is to avoid errors in highlighting with the wrong hues or contouring with tones that are too strong and overpower your natural brown eyes.
Then, sweep the brush in soft, broad strokes across your lid at the places where the different shades of eyeshadows meet. It also makes my eyeshadow last longer, and it doesn't smudge as much. Clean your eyeshadow brush with makeup brush cleaner, face wash, or shampoo and water.