Saturday, 23 June 2012

Daytime Smoky Eye - Makeup Tutorial

Thanks everyone for the great feedback on my last makeup tutorial on winged eyeliner and plum-shade lips! A lot of you said that you would love to see more tutorials, so I answered!

This tutorial is a photo-tute - my last video took hours and I really wanted to show you this one - so hopefully my pictures are clear enough to follow!

For this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a brown smokey eye. It's a look that suits every skin and eye colour, so I thought it'd be a great one to show you and hopefully a lot of you get some tips out of it :) Plus, even though the smoky eye is usually reserved for nighttime makeup, the brown isn't too intense so you can wear it during the day to school or work! Yay for versatility!!

Taken By Surprise Tutorial: Brown Smoky Eye


Here I'm using Rimmel's English Oak eyeshadow quad, but if you don't have this, have four colours similar to these and use them. When it comes to smoky eyes though, buying your shadows in a quad like this one by Rimmel is a good idea, because the colours are guaranteed to look great together! 

Rimmel Glam'Eyes HD in 002 English Oak & Sportsgirl brushes























1. Starting off with the lightest colour, a champagne shade, apply all over the lid up to the brow bone. Pat a small amount into the inner corners of your eye to open them up.




2. Using a gold brown eyeshadow, apply all over the lid using a patting motion to decrease shadow fallout. That stuff is messy to clean up!





















3. Using an angled brush, apply a bronze colour into the crease and softly blend.


4. With a chocolate shade, apply into the outer "V" of the eye lid, blending to create a shadowed wing that is angled up towards your eyebrow.




5. Using the same chocolate colours and an angled brush, line your top lash line with the eyeshadow by running the tip of the brush along your top and bottom lash lines in soft feathered motions.




6. Line your eyes with a black liner. You can use whatever kind you like - pencil, liquid, or gel - but I find gel is the easiest to apply over eyeshadow as the pigment is really pronounced. Apply in small feathered strokes to create a straight line that follows your lash line. At the outer corner, flick your liner upwards at a 45 degree angle to create a 5mm wing.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Gel Eyeliner




7. If you're lucky enough to have long eyelashes, you can skip this step! But if you're like me and have short, straight ones, curl your lashes with a curler, holding for about 20 seconds.

Pharmacy eyelash curler.


 8. Apply mascara with a shimmying motion to avoid clumps. Rimmel's Scandaleyes mascara is great for this as the bristles kind of overlap each other, stopping too much product from going on your lashes!

Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara.
Here I only have my right eye done,
how much longer does this mascara make my lashes!! In love! 


9. As smoky eyes can be intense and dramatic, play it down for your lips. I'd go for a nude or pale pink lippy - the one I'm using here is fairly similar to my skin tone. Then use a lipstick brush to help define the shape of your lips. Apply a clear or lightly pigmented pink gloss over the top for shine.

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in 14 Rosetto
Rimmel Vinyl Max One Stroke Maxi Shine Lip Gloss in 701 Outrageous
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're done!



I had to share the jumper I was wearing - bunny love!
Do you wear or would you try the brown smoky eye? I'd love to see a picture if you do! If you have any tutorial requests, I'd love to hear them, so leave a comment below!

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  3. Your eyes look so lovely and the colours really suit you :) I also love the jumper it's so cute

    Tanesha x
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  4. Thanks for your comment honey but waiting or following back! ;)

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  5. Wow this looks great! I can see how it would suit everyone though, since it's very neutral and simple, classic make up. Great tutorial, picked up some handy tips! ^_^

    Anna @ FEED ME NANA xoxo

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you think so and have found some tips :) It means a lot, thank you :) x

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  6. Hi dear!
    tnks a lot for ur lovely comment
    Great post!! (:

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  7. wear the brown smoky eyes a few times now, i love it(:
    like the glitter un your nails too(:

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  8. Nice post :) so useful :)) follow you now, hope you visit my blog too
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  9. wow .. beautiful eye - make up :)
    xo
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  10. lovely make up and detailed instructions how to do it!
    i follow you back, here and on bloglovin'. see you around!

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    1. Thanks, I'm happy you found them useful! :) talk soon love x

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  11. I love your tutorial - it's very descriptive. I'm going to try your make-up idea - smoky eyes look great.
    Btw, your jumper is very cute ;)

    Greetings,
    Joanna from THE VIOLIN STYLE

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  12. This looks really great :) well done. xx

    GUILIA'S

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  13. Great tutorial! And I like your nails, cute. By the way, thanks for your lovely comment. I like my cursor too, I found and really wanted to use it for my blog. It suits it so well.

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  15. Now you've got me wanting to go buy Rimmel Scandaleyes Gel Eyeliner! Great tutorial!

    Happy weekend,
    Emily
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  17. Great tutorial!!! I love the Rimmel palette! it's so cute!

    -theresa
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  18. the covert of the make up is amazing! you did it so well and look so great!
    Kisses!!

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  19. Nice method of using method...
    It teaches us on how to use the concealer and the touch for your eyes...

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  20. your brushes are pink! this is a nice tutorial, thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Your make up looks lovely!:)

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  22. great makeup tip, u look gorgeous :)

    xx

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    1. Thank you, that's so sweet of you :) x

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  23. this is a great tutorial! i think brown smokey eyes is a great go-to; it really makes brown eyes pop...
    also, i really like that you use drugstore products; i hate looking at tutorials and realising all the products and brushes costs an arm and leg; keep it up :)

    WEMAKEPLANS

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  24. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog :)

    You're cute :DD I really like the make-up !

    xoxo Virginie

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  25. Thanks for the reply pretty...
    Do you wanna follow each other?
    Follow me, tell me & I'll follow you back :)

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  26. very natural, radiant skin tone, beautifull eyes!
    and i have to say i like this blog so much. maybe you'd like to follow each other?
    Kisses, Lona

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    1. Aww thank you, that's so nice of you! Sure, I'll come visit your blog :) x

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  27. Great smokey eye!!! I love doing this effect plus cat eyes. It's one of my favorite personal looks. I've been using more browns and neutral tones this season.

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  28. cant wait to purchase that glam eye rimmel palet,

    pleas check out my blog just starting would love for you to follow, you sound amazing at make-up

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  29. Gorgeous smokey eye look! Love it! Great tutorial as well, very clear and informative!
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo

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  30. I love those tutorial posts! And this is great!!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you, I'm happy you liked it! :) x

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  31. Looks amazing! Great job.

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  32. You are beautiful dear! cute make-up!

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  33. i love how wearable the look is. some smoky eyes can only be worn at certain times of the day because of its intensity but this look is great for every day wear! i really like how detailed your explanations are! keep on doing tutorials!

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    1. Thank you so much, you really made my day with that sweet comment!! I love sharing makeup tips, so I'd love to do more, we'll see what happens in the future! :) x

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  34. That really is the perfect daytime smoky eye!! The Rimmel color pallet is gorgeous on you :)
    Brooke @ what2wear

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you think so! It's a great palette, the colours look so pretty on everyone :) x

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  35. Great post: I like your perfect make up so much!!
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  36. Great tutorial, your eye make up looks fab! Also, big love for that jumper!

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  37. tutorial is great, love the brown smoky eye on you!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  38. Sometimes I go for a smokey but since I usually don't wear makeup the look is a bit too dark for me. It looks so good on some people though! Follow each other?

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    xo

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  39. The make up is perfect and your jumper is so sweet, adorable ! <3

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Follow each other? :)

    XO,
    Lucija
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  41. Hey there im in love with these glittery shadows ive never been able to do eyeshadow properly before in my life haha >=[ but this picture step by step tutorial looks easy enough...and you look amazing btw!!

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  42. wooo i love those make up <3 gonna try it later! <3

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  43. Nice makeup look!! You make really detailed tutorials, thanks for sharing.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  44. Great make-up tutorial!!! And nice make up!! you seem to love Rimmel! It's such a nice brand right?
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  45. Love it! Great tips!
    Your blog is really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow each other, just let me know :) <3

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  46. beautiful! thanks for sharing dear<3
    checkout mine if you have a chance:)

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    1. Thank you! Sure, I'd love to come visit your blog :) x

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    1. Oh my gosh, thank you thank you thank you! That's so sweet of you to let me know, I'll defs look into it :D x

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  48. I wish I had your gorgeous eyes! the shimmery eye shadow looks so lovely on top. And I need to try out the SHE primer and nude lippies...I've been meaning to get those products but I'm looking for cheaper alternatives haha.

    thanks for following btw, I'm doing the same back! :)

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  49. Great tutorial! I will definitely try this one out! You look gorgeous by the way! Love your eyes!

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  50. Oh wow, this is such an amazing tutorial! I have those very same eyeshadows, and I need to give this a try asap! Thanks for the step-by-step instructions!

    xx Ivana
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  52. What a great tutorial - I love this for a daytime look :)

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    1. Thank you! Shades of brown always look lovely for during the day :) x

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  53. Is it okay to apply the base foundation with brush? If yes, what kind of brush would it be? I'm hooked with your blog!!! Would you mind if we follow each other? Let me know if you followed me already so I can follow back as soon as I can. Would really love to keep in touch with you!

    Keep it up!
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  54. Makeup has never been my strong point but you do an amazing job at it. Great tutorial!

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  55. Great tutorial dear (: You look stunning! I'm following you

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  56. Thank you for your comment.
    The result of this tutorial
    is really nice. Thanks for sharing!

    xx
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  57. Thank you for your comment.
    The result of the tutorial
    is really nice!

    xx
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  58. the bunny jumper is soooo cute and i love the shimmer on your eyes :)

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  59. thanks for this post! I really need make up classes... haha :P

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  60. I love smokey eyes! thankyou for the tutorial, you look great with darkbrown smokey eyes :) check my blog if you dont mind!

    xoxo,
    missingbee

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  61. really great tutorial and you look so pretty. you have such lovely eyes and eyebrows and i like that even tho this was a tutorial your personality shined through. btw, are you mixed? you look slightly asian.

    xx rae

    http://www.loveforschoolgirl.net/ <3

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    1. Thank you so much, your comment gave me such a warm feeling! Yup, I'm half Chinese and half Australian :) x

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  63. Amazing blog dear!!!!
    Now, I'm your new follower... follow me back ;-)
    A big kiss!

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  64. the amazing way to express yourself!

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  65. Really useful! Great blog and really interesting post! I was wondering if you would like to follow each other. Do let know on what you decide, so I can follow back :)

    Have a great weekend! Kisses,

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  66. So helpful! and beautiful!! xx danii

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  68. great tutorial, i'm jealous because i don't know how to put make up!

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  69. wow I love this! great tutorial and love the pictures!:)

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  70. Thanks for this awesome makeup tutorial! You've got such pretty eyes! :)

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