This is one of my most requested eye makeup looks. A soft smokey eye using browns, coppers and warm orange based colours now laid out step by step in a tutorial for you.
The best thing about this look is that it suits any eye colour, every skin tone, everyone. So think of this as your best go-to or back up makeup ever.
This shape eye makeup lends itself to a few different eye-shapes including Doe, Almond, Droopy/downturned, close-set and hooded. Mel’s eyes are a Hooded Doe shape.
If your eye-shape isn’t listed above don’t worry, here is how you can change it:
- Protruding: Switch shimmer shades for a matte shadow of the same colour
- Deep-set: Take off the dark crease colour and add extra highlight on the inner corner of your eye.
- Wide-set: Bring the eye liner the whole way into your eye and tone down the inner eye shimmer sides with a slightly darker colour or matte shadow.
- Asian or Mono-lid eyes: create a false crease with your eyes open and add extra highlight to the centre of your eyelid.
The Main product used in this look is the Huda Beauty Rose Gold eyeshadow palette. I love this palette for a high impact mainly matte eye. While the shimmer and glitter shades are great, the matte shades are best for this look.
My go-to Gel eyeliner from Kryolan is also a big player in this makeup tutorial as it will be the easiest way to give you a smokey look that lasts all night. Sometimes a pencil wont last as long as traditional kohl eyeliners contain beeswax which heats up and melts with the heat of your skin.
I’m a lover of the Rae Morris brush collection and have used her cruelty free makeup artist brushes in this tutorial. From a makeup artist’s perspective these brushes are tools of the trade and are well worth the price tag because of how well they are made. If you are after a set for yourself you can grab them from Mecca.
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