The possibilities with color and smoky eyes is darn near limitless. The combinations and color families are endlessly fun for me to play with, and I stumbled upon this striking combo while browsing Facebook recently. It’s a mixture of soot black with a coppery brown, and it looks really lovely on.
This is a dead simple look to get:
- Prime with an eyelid primer. I’m using NYX Eyeshadow Base in White.
- At the upper lash line, take a kajal-style eyeliner in black in a thick line, at least 1/8 inch wide. I’m using a Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Kohl Kajal Eyeliner. Underline the eyes as you normally would.
- Smudge well with finger.
- Using a dark brown, fill in the remaining areas of the lid, and blend with a good blending brush. I’m using a shade from my NYX Professional Makeup Artist Kit.
- In the crease and up halfway to the brow bone, I applied a coppery shade from the same kit.
- Blend well, and go back and blend again. Add another layer of shadow if you want to intensify the color.
- On the brow bone, apply a highlighting shade. I used the white eyeshadow in the Makeup Artist Kit.
- Blend again.
- Using an angled brush, pack on black eyeshadow and go over the black liner on the top and bottom. This can soften the look while adding intensity to the color.
- Curl lashes, and apply three coats of mascara. Try Too Faced Size Queen Mascara for lots of volume.
- Extra: I used the black eyeshadow to create a little bit of a cat eye on the sides as well, but nothing structured. I like this look, as it helps clean up the line of an otherwise potentially messy smoky eye.
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