My Go-To Brown Smokey Eye: Makeup Tutorial!

If you’re a little hesitant going for a full black smokey eye, this is the push in the right direction you’ve always needed!

One of the many reasons why I LOVE a brown smokey eye is because it’s sultry and it commands the room like any black smokey eye would. Plus it’s a little softer so can be worn for almost all occasions and you definitely won’t look under or overdone!

From a distance and even up-close, it looks very similar to a black smokey eye as it’s still packed with the definition and drama you seek for using black. Plus, you know how I’m a glitterholic – I’ve added sparkle to create this look. But trust me, it’s just as impactful without the glitter.

I LOVE this glitter as there’s NO FALLOUT! Even I was sceptical to add sparkle as it looked PERFECT and sultry already. But after I added the glitter, it made my eyes pop and this whole look increased to another level. Also, the added sparkle contrasted the brown exceptionally well, so the look became even more wearable.

Enough talking. You’re probably wondering, “What is she on about?!” I’m sure people thought the same about Picasso, though I’m not comparing…

… I’ll end the suspense.

Products linked and listed below!

My Go-To Brown Smokey Eye: Makeup Tutorial!
  1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  2. NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette
  3. Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow – All Spice
  4. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil – Perversion
  5. benefit They’re Real Mascara
  6. MAC Lip Pencil – Cork
  7. MAC Matte Lipstick – Velvet Teddy

Did you enjoy this post? What occasion are you thinking of wearing this look for? Do you love glitter or no glitter? Comment below and let me know if you decide to create this look, and if you do, feel free to tag me in the photos so I can see via instagram, or wherever!

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24 thoughts on “My Go-To Brown Smokey Eye: Makeup Tutorial!

    1. Aww thankyouu so much! The great thing about brown smokey eyes is that they really are universal. Lighter skin tones can simply use lighter brown shades to create an effortless brown eyeshadow look. Same with richer skin tones, but just the opposite, by using darker shades! A lighter highlight shade in the middle of the eyelids can also really help brighten any eyeshadows you use, so it’s not too intense on fair skin tones.
      Hope this helps and thankyou so much again, Kerry!πŸ€—πŸ˜

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      1. I tried this yesterday and it looked good – thank you! I inherited my father’s shape of eyes (Mexican) and they are downward sloping with almost an epicanthic fold. K x


  1. You’re absolutely gorgeous hon! I’m definitely gonna try it,it looks sooooo amazing GF! Thanks for the tip I’m always looking for something to ad to my normal routine luv I’m really starting to get in the groove of almost feeling naked without shadows in my daily routine lol πŸ˜‚β£οΈ

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    1. Aww thankyouu so much! It’s so easy, plus the best part is that the glitter won’t get everywhere. That’s something I loathe! Unnecessary fallout😩!
      Trust me it gets addictive – the eyeshadow process.πŸ˜‚ I don’t know if it’s a good thing or notπŸ˜‚πŸΌ
      Thankyouu so much again!πŸ˜ƒπŸ’“

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      1. Oh no! Don’t be deflated! I used to have caterpillars as eyebrows!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ We all start somewhere! Practice does make perfect!
        If you have a larger eyelid space, focus the colour from your lash line, up to the crease area. As my eyelids are more hooded, I work the colour a little higher than if I had non-hooded eyes, so it can be seen when my eyes are open.
        But if you naturally have quite a large eyelid fold, you just need to pack 99% of the brown, on your mobile eyelid area, towards the crease, then take a lighter shade like your bronzer if it’s easier, to blend that into your crease and lightly whatever’s left on your blending brush (hardly any product) blend very lightly towards your brows.
        So you’ll end up with a super easy seamless bronze eye look that looks immaculate!
        I’ve tried many makeup looks that just need tweaking to your specific eye shape!
        I hope this helps, as once you finesse it, it’s stunning!πŸ€—πŸ’— Let me know how it goes!πŸ€—

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      2. Okay I did not know that. I thought black was the only color. I’ve never tried any other color for my eyes except black to make the wing… If I have to go somewhere I make my sister do it… but I’ll try it again and I’ll update you! I feel like some people just have natural magic in their fingers!

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      3. I used black eyeliner but I stayed away from black eyeshadow as black shadow can sometimes be too intense on eyelids. Different shades of brown can make such a beautiful subtle but bold Smokey eye, it gives the same impact that a Black Smokey eye does, but less harsh.

        A range of brown eyeshadows make a superior brown Smokey eye, and just top it off with a glitter, I used a brown glitter from Bobbi Brown, with no fallout, listed in this post.

        I hope this helps! And I can’t wait to hear your update!πŸ‘€πŸ˜

        Antonia xx


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