The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. Take a pencil in whatever color you chose and make a thick line on your upper lash line. Apply a winged line with the black liquid or gel eyeliner. Once again, use a brush to smudge and soften out the kohl along your lower lashline. Apply a primer and start by covering your eyelid with a nude eyeshadow for the base.
Smudge it on the lid with your finger and pat matching shadow on top of it, blending it out into the crease. Using brown eyeshadow, use your eyeshadow brush and focus at the base of the crease to achieve a gradient look. Fill in your eyelid with green eyeshadow.
You can also combine the black liner with a different color of eyeliner if you wish to. If you want a smooth cat-eye look, bring your eyeliner from the inside corner lash line toward the end of your eyebrow. The goal is for your eyeshadow to get gradually lighter from your lashes to your brows.
The deep natural color of brown eyes permits you to wear bright colors for a playful look and even the darker tones that other women have to pass on. The key is to avoid errors in highlighting with the wrong hues or contouring with tones that are too strong and overpower your natural brown eyes.
Take your blue eyeliner pencil and create a thick winged line on your upper lash line. Use the rose gold eyeshadow to fill in the rest of the lid and blend the two out, so they look seamless. Here's a top tip for brown-eyed girls straight from a professional makeup artist.
Using a brown eyeshadow, work into the crease of your eye for a harsh contrast. Step 3: Blend a neutral, medium brown eyeshadow with a matte effect in the crease of your eyes (Fawn from ABH). The medium browns allow great variety with makeup, as all the colors mentioned above can be worn without hesitation.
Line your upper lashline with a liquid eyeliner. Apply a single coat to your bottom lashes to define them without giving yourself raccoon-eyes. Using a flat brush, apply the peach eyeshadow around the crease of your eyelid, as seen in the image. Next, apply a light brown shade of eyeshadow to just the outer corner of the eyes.
Create a wing along your upper lashline using a blue eyeliner. To begin, apply primer or a concealer on your eyelids. Next up, apply a shimmery shadow in soft rose pink into the crease of the eye and slightly above it. Blend lightly into the crease, ensuring a gradual mix of the two shades.
Define your upper lashline with the black eyeliner. Blend the dark crease shadow outwards towards your brow bone. Cool skin tones look great in black kajal pencil while dark brown works well for warmer tones. This look suits most eye colors, but it tends to pop out more on light eyes.
Keep the rest of your makeup to the very minimum as this is a pretty heavy smokey eye. Next, follow the line back over the crease of the eye towards the inner corner. The intensity of natural brown eyes varies from person to person, so it's important to tell which colors look outstanding on you and which ones make your eyes look dull.
Be sure to use a concealer and eyeshadow primer to prep your lids before applying the smoky eye. Doing this will help the colors meld together and will get rid of any harsh lines you may have created when applying the different colors of eyeshadow. Apply a tiny layer of the mixing gel to your middle eyelid with a flat shadow brush.
Best of all, the makeup for black women colors perfectly match natural brown coloring. Clean your eyeshadow brush by washing it with face soap or shampoo and water, or by spritzing it with an antibacterial makeup brush cleanser. Avoid black eyeliner and mascara for daytime wear and settle for dark brown ones or playful violets.