Classic Brown Makeup
The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. Start by applying a nude shade of eyeshadow over your eyelid. Detect flecks of color in your eyes that seem lighter and match them to your base color. Use Eyestudio® Master Precise® Liquid Liner to line the lash line and apply a small flick at the end for a natural cat-eye.
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.
Use a thin brush to fill in the color towards the outer corners, the lower lashline and to evenly blend the product out. Do a subtle eye makeup for brown eyes using lighter shades of brown, taupes, camel, vanilla or peach or intensify the look with stronger tones of chocolate, plum, purple, navy or metallic tones of gold, cooper and bronze.
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.
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.
Using a brown eyeshadow, work into the crease of your eye for a harsh contrast. Step 3: Blend a neutral, medium brown eyeshadow with a matte effect in the crease of your eyes (Fawn from ABH). The medium browns allow great variety with makeup, as all the colors mentioned above can be worn without hesitation.
You don't have to be a makeup pro or a beauty guru to achieve big, bold and gorgeous eyes. Use a pale lilac color and run the brush all along the crease of the eyes, taking care to blend the edge of gold into the soft lilac color. Almond brown and cream colors are always a good natural looking smoky eye look for green eyes.
Line the waterline with the Eyestudio® Lasting Drama® Waterproof Gel Pencil in ‘Soft Nude' to make the eyes appear bigger and brighter. Use the brush in circular motions to blend it from the inner corner to the outer corner. Fill the remaining area with your gold eyeshadow and blend the two.
Make sure that your medium (lid) color does not have a harsh divide with your dark (crease) color. The best makeup brush for a smoky eye is a domed eyeshadow brush, which is rounded at the top. Line your upper lashline with a liquid or gel eyeliner and create classic brown smokey eye a wing.
Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara. Now fill in the eyelid with gold-colored eye shadow, extending the color into the cat eye shape on the outer corner. Using your eyeshadow brush, dab it on the inside corner of your eyelid on both your upper and lower lids.
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.