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Simple Brown/Gold Smoky Eye (Day Wear) How To

4 Jul

Hi guys! This is my very first ever make up tutorial. I’ve always wanted to get into doing this but never really had the time (or the guts!). Sorry about the bad lighting,  I’ll improve on this for next time!

So this is a more casual day wear look (or, if you want a more subtle look, it can be used for night time too, just swipe on a line of black eyeliner on the top- magic!) and can be used for most occasions. It’s really simple and easy to do, and looks great on everyone!

The first thing I did was I applied a cream coloured powder base to my eye, to make it easier to blend the colours later on. You can use any cream coloured eyeshadow, or one of MACs paint pots if you’d prefer. Just need a base to make the colours stick longer.

Then I applied a lovely iridescent gold eyeshadow ( I used Woodwinked from MAC) any will do. I used an eyeshadow brush to tap on this beautiful colour to the eyelid.

I then started to blend out the colour with a blending brush. Just use the ‘windshield wiper’ motion (pretty self explanatory?!) along your crease, and you’ll be on the right track!

After that I just dabbed on a bit of a darker coloured matte brown colour (Maybelline Eyestudio Mono in 750 Chocolate Chic) into the corners of the eye, just to give it some dimension. Blend this lightly into your crease too.

Give it a few (thousand, in my case) paints of mascara and voilá! A really easy smoky eye.
These colours work especially well on green eyes, and also brown. Hope you enjoyed!

Rachel x

Browns/Golds really make green eyes pop!