The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. Traditionally, smokey eyes are renowned as a gorgeous nighttime makeup look. For daytime wear, I recommend you choose neutral colors for brown eyes to obtain a natural look and make your eyes appear bigger. Green eye makeup is one of those perfect pairings that goes hand in hand with brown eyes.
Using a neutral palette, pick the eyeshadow color closest to your skin tone and apply it on your eyelids. Apply concealer under your eyes and on any dark or red spots, and then apply a powder foundation over the top to set it. Apply the color straight into the crease of the eyes, working back and forth.
Apply the copper eyeshadow on your crease and the rest of the eyelid. You should use a dark brown, a nude and a white eyeshadow and make sure you blend it all well. Fill in your crease with a subtle hint of the soft brown eyeshadow and blend this towards the outer corner of your eye.
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.
With a black eyeliner pencil, color your eyelid leaving a gap at the center, as seen in the image. I've picked up a smaller, round eyeshadow brush for this shade, because I don't want this color in as much area as the previous colors. Follow this up with a lighter color and apply it all over the eyelid, ending right beneath the crease.
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.
Curl your eyelashes and apply mascara. Then, add a white color on the inner corner of your eye. Apply a warmer brown color to the outer V (Cognac from ABH). Line your upper lashline with a black liquid eyeliner. Curl your eyelashes and swipe some mascara on to complete the look.
Traditionally, smokey eyes are renowned as a gorgeous nighttime makeup look. For daytime wear, I recommend you choose neutral colors for brown eyes to obtain a natural look and make your eyes appear bigger. Green eye makeup is one of those perfect pairings that goes hand in hand with brown eyes.
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.
Unlike green or blue eyes, there isn't a complementary color for brown eyes per se. Because this color actually consists of a combination of blue, yellow and red, there are not many restrictions when it comes to makeup ideas for brown eyes. Start with priming your eyes and applying a nude eyeshadow all over your eyelid.
Apply the beige eyeshadow to your crease area lightly. Use pitch-black eyeliner to accentuate your smoky eye. The trick here is to blend properly and to use eyeshadows that are pigmented enough. Apply a primer or concealer to your eyelids. Warm-toned ladies - choose a bronzed brown color to fill in your entire eyelids, taking care not to color in above the crease of your lids.
For my eyeshadow, I'm how to do makeup step by step using the Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette. The same should be done for the color that has been placed underneath your eyes. Apply a dab of metallic highlighter to the inside corner of your eye as well as right on the brow bone. Fill the remaining area with some shimmery gold eyeshadow.