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!
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!|
Ooooh and for all of you that have been waiting patiently for my giveaway - I've bought the prizes! I'm now just waiting for them to come in the mail, and then I can get this giveaway started! Thanks for waiting guys, it'll be worth the wait, I promise :)