Soft, easy, smokey brown
September 14, 2012
Tutorials

Here is another easy eye look for you this Friday that doesn’t involve any complicated blending or contouring of the eye….just a straightforward shadow application!  This is definitely an easy smokey eye…but you don’t have to make it smokey! If you don’t drag your shadow down to the lower lashline, it keeps this as a nice, clean eye while still giving you a little bit of drama for the day ;) If you don’t own “Mystery” from MAC…I don’t know how to explain how it is different from any other brown shade other than the fact that it is definitely more on the cool side . The picture below isn’t the best representation of the true color of the shadow..I apologize for that.  But at the same time, many of MAC’s shadows look entirely different in the pan than they do on the skin.  Any cool medium brown shade will do.

Products Used:

MAC Shadows in “Crystal Avalanche”, “Omega” and “Mystery”, MAC Lipstick in “Velvet Teddy”, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in “Smitten”, Maybelline Gel Liner in “Blackest Black”, MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”

PREP:

Apply concealer to the entire lid, all around the eye and underneath the eye.  Set with powder.  Apply your eyeshadow primer.  I use MAC’s Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”

Step 1:

Using a stiffer fluffy brush or a flat and stiff brush, apply “Mystery” to the entire lid and up..stopping right after the crease of the eye.  I also rounded this out at the sides instead of giving it a “V” shape.  Using your bullet brush, apply the same color to your lashline and connect it at the sides.  We don’t care if it is messy right now…it will look something like this:

Step 2:

Using your stiff fluffy, apply “Omega” where “Mystery” ends and up…stopping at the brow bone.  It will look something like this:

Step 3:

Using a stiff brush, apply your highlight from the brow bone down into the inner corner. Using your fluffy, blend, blend, blend your “Mystery” into your “Omega”. Apply your fake eyelashes. Go over any excess glue with your gel liner.  Apply gel liner to your waterline and smudge any excess into the lower lash line. Your final product should look something like this:

and this:

Now for the lips.  They were an accidental find in terms of the color ;)  I couldn’t decide if I wanted to go with the great nudey color of “Velvet Teddy” or if I wanted the great fall feeling of a perfect plum like “Smitten”.  So…I tried “Velvet Teddy” on and then took it off because I thought I wanted “Smitten”.  Once I had “Smitten” on, I decided I wanted “Velvet Teddy” back….but I couldn’t get “Smitten” off (I told you they were great stains). So, essentially, this color is “”Smitten” with “Velvet Teddy” over it.  Turned out to be a lovely combo right?

Erin