Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Makeup Idea: Smokey Brown Eye Tutorial



Products used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate in "Smote"
Urban Decay "Perversion" mascara

I was opening up my newest, holiday edition Glossybox - which is such a great gift idea for beauty lovers, by the way - when I came across this gorgeous, shimmery loose shadow. I was on my way to the studio to do some holiday looks, so I threw it in my bag and added it to the list, at the last minute. When thinking of holiday makeup, I usually go straight for two different looks: a red lip or glittering eyes. This one falls closer to the latter, and while I have a truly glittery and very holiday-appropriate tutorial coming next week, this one is understated enough for any occasion. Best part? It's done with one eye shadow, in a wet/dry combination. Using liner as a base and dampening the shadow amps up the intensity of color, and finishing with the same product, only dry, gives it dimension. Want to know how to recreate this super simple, smokey brown eye? Follow the step by step tutorial, below:

1. Prep your lids with primer.
2. Use a flat shadow or concealer brush to apply fluid line or other gel liner all over lid.
3. Line the lower lash and water line with gel liner.
4. Mix the loose shadow with mixing medium, or apply with a dampened brush. This makes the color ultra vibrant.
5. Sweep the same loose shadow (with a dry brush, no mixing medium) into and just above the crease.
6. Blend out the outer edges to create a soft, diffused effect.
7. Line your upper lashline with gel liner (liquid or pencil is also fine).
8. Finish with mascara.




20 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot for this helpful and clear tutorial! Hopefully now I will be finally able to do a smokey brown eye although I know I'm not really talented in this way :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  2. I love this! These are such simple steps to create a really beautiful, sophisticated look! Thanks for the pictorial!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  3. Wow! Such a stunning look, Keiko! Going to try this tutorial for a holiday party I have tonight:)

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  4. super pretty

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  5. Keiko, do you think this occ color would work equally well for blue/gray eyes? Love this look!

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    1. Absolutely! It has a slightly coppery color to it, which is one of my favorite colors to pair with blue eyes. But you can essentially recreate this with any color shadow.

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  6. Gorgeous! I love that you can do this look with just one eyeshadow! Simplicity is my favorite thing these days.
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  7. Love this look and I love your lip color! What is it? I'm dying over here!

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    1. Oops, I'm sorry I didn't list it! It's Make Up For Ever Matte 4 with Urban Decay's "Sesso" gloss over it.

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  8. Loveee how this shadow looks!! <3

    Sabrina
    www.stylophyle.com

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  9. Stunning!So inspiring!
    ♥♥♥

    Jeanne

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  10. Wow, this looks amazing! I'm going to have to try it. :)
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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  11. Your makeup looks stunning!!

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com

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  12. Ooh, love the OCC pigment! I haven't tried them yet!

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    1. It was my first time, too - I've only used their lip tars!

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