Brown Smokey Eye: In Depth Tutorial + Tips 'n Tricks

Contrary to my first post, this one is very simple and probably more useful for everyday life.
I know there are already many tutorials about the basic brown smokey eye, but maybe you can still learn a certain approach from my detailed tutorial.



  1. First, I applied the lightest shade out of the Concealer Palette onto my inner tear duct and under my brow to shape it and highlight both areas. 
  2. Next, I applied "White Chocolate" out of the Chocolate Bar Palette onto my brow-bone to set my concealer and build up a good base for my following eyeshadow application and blending.
  3. Afterwords I blended "Milk Chocolate," a light brown shade above my crease into the brow-bone highlight. In order to achieve a nice gradient it is to important to build up and start with light colors.
  4. Next, I first darkened the crease with "Semi-Sweet" and then blended it into "Milk Chocolate" using "Salted Caramel."
  5. Apply "Kitten" onto the center of the lid to add a nice shine and highlight to your eye makeup. Remember NOT to exaggerate the use of shimmery eyeshadow. You definitely need some matte eyeshadow in your look to really make it look defined and not overloaded. I personally like to keep the shimmery eyeshadows limited to the center of my lid and my inner tear duct.
  6. Next, I applied "Triple Fudge," the darkest shade out of the palette, as a winged eyeliner. When I want to achieve a soft, smokey look I like to use eyeshadows as my liner before I actually use gel eyeliners on top, blending it into the eyeshadow liner. Using this method you are able to achieve a completely smooth eye makeup look.
  7. As you can see here, I faded out the winged liner blending it into the outer third of my crease and into the darkest brown shade above. Then, I also smudged the eyeshadow onto my lower lashline.
  8. Afterwords, I applied a black Gel Eyeliner onto my upper lashline and waterline, again paying attention to keeping it soft and smooth. 
  9. To finish up the eye makeup, I applied black Mascara to my lashes. Applying false lashes is optional.
  10. Lastly, I applied Lime Crime's Lipstick in D'lilac onto my lips. Of course this color is very special and may not appeal to everyone. I just wanted to apply it because I never really used it since I got it and wanted to add something special to the look.





  • Too Faced - Shadow Insurance
  • BH-Cosmetics - 15 Concealer Palette
  • Too Faced - Chocolate Bar Palette
  • Stila - Eyeshadow in Kitten
  • Manhatten - Gel Eyeliner in Black
  • Too Faced - Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Lime Crime - Lipstick in D'Lilac

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. I would love to hear your opinion if you found it helpful and interesting or not. Also, you can send me requests on whatever you'd like.
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Nice day to everyone and until next time...




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Comment by FACE by Emily on March 10, 2014 at 9:15pm
Comment by sara gulzaib on March 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

perfect smokey eyes, loved em <3

Comment by Chandani Jain on March 9, 2014 at 1:40am

wow loving the look

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