DIY: Natural Brown Smoky Eye

Monday, June 24, 2013

Some girls might think it’s too harsh if you to draw black smoky eyes, especially on Asian eyes. Well, it’s not necessary have to be black to get yourself a pair of big, alluring smoky eyes. It works quite well with brown smoky eyes, bigger eyes but with more natural. Here’s our tutorial:

Model: Genevieve           Make-up Artist: Ashley

Tools that I use:

1.       Urban Decay Eye Shadow (Zodiac)
2.       Urban Decay Eye Shadow (Diamond Dog)
3.       Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-wear Cream Shadow (Antique Gold)
4.       Bobbi Brown Long-wear Cream Shadow (Sand Dollar)
5.       Kate LIMITED EDITION Brown Collection (BR-3) – Silver Grey and Medium Charcoal
6.       Cyber Colors Gemstone Mono Eye Shadow (Brown Tiger Eye)

Brows, Eyeliner, Mascara
1.       Cyber Colors Glittering Eyeliner (Silver)
2.       Cyber Colors 24hr Eyebrow DUO (Dark Brown)
3.       Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Perfect Eyeliner N (Black)
4.       Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Perfect Liquid Eyeliner
5.       Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara (Black)
6.       Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Mahogany (for brow)

** You may use similar shades too

1.       Divide your eye area into three parts: front, middle, end.
2.       Apply light cream shadow on the inner corner of the eye, dark cream shadow on the rest of the eyelid.
3.       Dap on powder shadow colour on top of it, but not to brush it. The shadow colour will stay longer and easier to blend.
4.       Continue with second shade for your middle eye, dap on top as well.
5.       Blend both colours gently between light colours and dark brown.
6.       Apply the darkest shade lastly.
7.       For illuminating effect, add on a small amount of dark green shadow colours between second shade and the darkest shade.
8.       Draw a thick layer of black eyeliner on upper lid. Start small and gradually work your way to the thickness.
9.       Bond the liner pointy edge on under eye, but until middle of the eye.
10.   Use silver eyeliner to draw at the inner corner of the under eye, and also a little bit on upper lids.
11.   Complete the look with mascara and eyebrow.

Things you need to remember:
1.       Once you’ve applied cream shadow as your base, dap on top but not brush on to avoid mistakes.
2.       You may draw thicker if you wish to look more chic and glamorous; especially you’re up for night parties or dinner.
3.       Avoid solid colour separation between light and darker colours. Blend them to illustrate a great fade in effect.
4.       The darkest colour should start from the middle eyelid, and then spread to the end of your eyes.

5.       Preferably use brushes for hygienic purposes.

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