Makeup Ideas Mag gives you a few simple makeup tips for achieving the perfect smoky eye makeup for brown eyes, that will make your eyes pop with just the right amount of sexy mystery and glamor that we all hope for.
Choosing the Right Color
While any color can be used to create a smoky eye, the most common shades used are black and grey bronze or brown. In order to create the perfect smoky eye you will need a minimum of three similar shades. For people with brown eyes shades of navy and grey can really make your eyes stand out but as a general rule people with very fair skin should avoid very dark colors and overly bright colors are not suited for this type of eye makeup. Make sure that your three shades are:
· A light creamy highlighter
· A medium color for your base
· A dark smokey shade
Get Your Supplies in Order
The smoky eye makeup for brown eyes is best achieved using loose eyeshadow as opposed to creams and pressed powders because they are the easiest to blend. Use clean, job specific makeup brushes in other words don’t use dirty brushes because the eyeshadow doesn’t blend as well and use an eyeshadow brush with a rounded tip rather than any brush. You will also need primer to prep your eye lids as well.
Step 1-Creating a Base
Apply concealer under your eyes for blemishes and follow this by applying your highlighter to the inner corner of your lid near your tear duct, all across your upper and lower lid and under your entire eyebrow as well. This does three things:
· Highlights specific areas.
· Makes blending easier.
· Prevents the other make up from wearing off easily.
Step 2- Medium Shade
Apply your medium shade using your eyeshadow brush over your entire upper eyelid and into the natural crease of your eye but not all the way up to the highlighter under your eyebrows. Make sure to apply the medium shade to your inside corner and blend the two shades so that there is no visible dividing line between the two colors.
Step 3- Smoky Effect
The next step would be to apply your darkest shade in a gentle sweeping motion as opposed to dabbing it on. Begin at the outer corner of your eye moving inwards, start at your lash line and follow a circular motion up to the crease of your eyelid slowly working towards your tear duct. The outer corner of your eye is your starting point, always begin here if you need to add more eyeshadow, this will also be the darkest point while the rest of your eye will have a perfectly blended smokey effect. It’s important to remember not to apply this shadow all over your eyelid rather blend about halfway in so that a little over half your eye has the darker shade while the area beginning at your tear duct moving towards the center has the medium shade.
For a more dramatic smoky eye blend the darkest shade a little above your crease just under the highlighter to make it stand out more and also apply it under your eye in a thin line.
To complete your look add either a liquid eyeliner which will give you a more smooth finish or cream/pencil eyeliner which will add a softer more blended effect. Apply your mascara, dust off any excess color using a makeup brush and viola you’re all set to enjoy a night out with the perfect smoke eye makeup for brown eyes.
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