Warm Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

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.


hooded eye makeup tutorial


The Goods:

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.


The Tools:

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.

Feel like your brushes need an upgrade? Take a look at my low cost to luxury brush must haves here.

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