The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. 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.
It gives me a smooth, even base to work from when I am applying my eyeshadow. Put your darkest color along the lashline. Tightline the inner rim of your lash line nearest your tear duct by your nose with a white eyeliner pencil. For the crease, use the blush pink eyeshadow.
Tightline your upper lash line by applying kohl on the upper waterline. With the black eyeliner, create another wing closer to your upper lash line. Apply a primer or a concealer to your eyelids. Gently blend the colors until the blue, purple and gold subtly blend into one.
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.
With a flat brush, use the soft brown eyeshadow to cover up the upper eyelid and the area right under your lower lashline. For a summer wedding, wear a brown smokey eye with a pastel floral dress. For a night out with the girls, a smokey eye with a pop of color will have all eyes on you.
Avoid shades that overpower your natural spark and limit the darker shadows to the crease, to amplify the look. Really focus this darker color in your crease so you aren't going too high up toward the brow bone or too far down your lid. To create a sexy, smoldering effect, look no further than deep cobalt blue, especially for brown eyes.
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.
Whatever shade of brown you happen to fall under, rest assured that purple eye shadow will do the trick for you. Cream and liquid eyeliners give a very smooth finish, while a pencil eyeliner gives a softer blended look. Creativity goes a long way when it comes to smokey eye makeup.
In this step-by-step tutorial, Tina Yong demonstrates how to create the perfect smokey eye using rich brown shades. To add a dramatic look to your classic smoky eye, sweep your dark eyeshadow to a point (more makeup for WOC of a <” shape than a C” shape) towards the end of your eyebrow.
Add further 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.
With a combination of neutrals, here is a color palette that will make you fall in love with your brown eyes. It should be the darkest near the roots of your lashes, and then blend upwards toward your crease. Blues and purples make brown eyes pop, and you can add in gold as a highlight to the purple and blue.
With a flat brush, apply the blue eyeshadow on the outer corner of your upper eyelid. To achieve that sexy smoky effect, apply a dark gray color along the crease of the eye, blending it gently from left to right as well as onto the outer corner of the eyelids.