The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. Finally, apply black mascara and false eyelashes (Red Cherry #43) if you want to take this look from day to night. Take your medium shade of eyeshadow and start from halfway up your eyelid, sweeping towards your crease. With the blending brush, blend out the colors for a seamless effect.
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 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).
Lighten up before you go dark: Dust a brightening pale eye shadow from lash line to brow before layering a smoky charcoal on lids. Using the black eyeliner pencil, define your lower waterline and smudge this out with an angled brush for a smokey effect. I am going to use the same round, soft eyeshadow brush and just go over my crease again with this shade.
Using a thin brush, deposit the brown shadow on the inner as well as the outer corner of your eye. Using your black eyeliner pencil, draw along your crease line and upper lashline, connecting the outer corners as shown in the first step. Using a brown eyeliner pencil, draw a semi-circle on the crease of your upper eyelid, filling in only the outer corner.
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.
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.
Curl your eyelashes and apply two coats of mascara to lift up your eye instantly. Apply black eyeshadow along the crease of your eye and upper lashline. Wear this dark sixties-style eye makeup, and you're bound to how to do makeup for beginners make a grand entrance. Different shades of gray and moss look extremely well on you, as well as metallic hues that bring out the spark in your eyes.
Using a pale nude color, fill in the entire eyelid, even covering the crease. On the center, apply a copper shade of eyeshadow and blend the harsh edges out with a blending brush, taking the color outwards. Use a brush to smudge the black shadow to create a smokey effect.
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.
When done properly the smokey eye is sexy and sophisticated, and with the option to create the look with different shades ranging from browns and golds to greys and blacks, you can wear the look for numerous occasions. Only use your darkest shadow till halfway up your eyelid.
Best of all, the colors perfectly match natural brown coloring. Clean your eyeshadow brush by washing it with face soap or shampoo and water, or by spritzing it with an antibacterial makeup brush cleanser. Avoid black eyeliner and mascara for daytime wear and settle for dark brown ones or playful violets.