As I recently bought the Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette, I wanted to create a halo smoky eyes makeup that would look great for a night out. If you decide to use this tutorial, I’d love to see pictures of you on instagram and/or twitter! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram/Twitter
Today’s Daytime Brown Smoky Eyes makeup tutorial is a requested look by a good friend of mine, and she wanted me to create a look based on the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette. So, I created this easy to follow brown smoky eyes tutorial for her. This look is simple and very wearable during the day. If you prefer to wear this for a daytime makeup, you can skip the falsies. If you want to wear this for a night look, you can make the smoky eyes even darker by applying Black Market on the outer V and crease.
Today’s Tweezerman Brush IQ tutorial feature the makeup brushes that were given to me as part of the PreenMe VIP program. Earlier this week I received the Tweezerman goodies (picture on Instagram), and today I’ve decided to do an easy Bronze smoky eyes look using mostly those brushes. A big THANK YOU to Preen.me for sending me the Tweezerman products!
The Tweezerman brushes that are featured on today’s tutorial are “blender brush”, “shader brush”. “liner glider”, and “brow brush“. I’ve also used the “Pro-Curl lash curler ” and “no-mess mascara guard“, but it was used off camera. I’ll try to post a short Instagram video on how-to use the curler and mascara guard next time! So, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram!
Just a quick note on these brushes, they are amazing! I’m saying it not because I received it for free, but truly these brushes are on the best synthetic brushes I’ve ever used. The shader brush is very sturdy and really great for packing on the color on the eyelid. The liner glider brush is awesome in creating a soft diffused liner look. I’ll talk more about the brushes when I have the chance to review them. Until then, you’ll see these brushes popping on my tutorials!
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1. I primed my eyelids using Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”. Using Tweezerman Blender Brush, I applied MAC Skinfinish “Medium Plus” powder all over my eyelid.
2. Using a blending brush, I applied KVD Shade + Light Eye palette in “Ludwin” as a transition shade.
3. Using another blending brush, I applied KVD Shade + Light eye palette in “Succubus” on my crease.
4. I applied L’oreal Infallible eyeshadow “Bronze Divine” on my eyelid using Tweezerman Shader brush. I also applied this eyeshadow along my lower lash line using Tweezerman Liner Glider brush.
5. Using a small shader brush, I applied L’oreal Infallible eyeshadow “Sahara Treasure” on the inner corner of my eyes.
6. Using Tweezerman Liner Glider brush, KVD Shade + Light Eye palette in “Shax” along my upper and lower lash line. I lined my waterline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.
7. I filled my brows using Tweezerman Brow brush and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade “Medium Brown”.
8. I curled my lashes using Tweezerman Pro Lash Curler, and applied Dior Backstage mascara on both upper and lower lashes.
9. I applied Gwiyomi Boutique False lashes #3 on my upper lashes.
10. For my face, I applied NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation in “Punjab”.
11. I applied NARS Radiant concealer in “Custard” under my eyes and on my blemishes.
12. I set my face using CoverFX translucent powder.
13. I lightly contoured my face using Smashbox contour kit.
14. I applied Smashbox Halo Powder blush “In Bloom” on my cheeks.
15. I added a little bit of The Balm “Mary-Lou Manizer” highlighter on top of my cheekbones, on the bridge of my nose and on my cupid’s bow.
16. For my lips, I lined and filled it using L’oreal Color Riche lip liner “Beyond Pink”. Then, I applied YSL Pop Water Glossy Stain “Eau de Coral (203)”
- Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”
- Base – MAC Skinfinish powder “Medium Plus”
- Transition – KVD Shade + Light Eye palette in “Ludwin”
- Crease – KVD Shade + Light eye palette in “Succubus”
- Lid/lower lash line – L’oreal Infallible eyeshadow “Bronze Divine”
- Inner corner – L’oreal Infallible eyeshadow “Sahara Treasure”
- Liner (upper and lower) – KVD Shade + Light Eye palette in “Shax”
- Waterline – L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner
- Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade “Medium Brown”.
- Mascara – Dior Backstage
- Lashes – Gwiyomi Boutique False lashes #3
- Foundation – NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation
- Concealer – NARS Radiant concealer in “Custard”
- Setting powder – CoverFX translucent powder
- Contour – Smashbox contour kit.
- Blush – Smashbox Halo Powder blush “In Bloom”
- Highlight – The Balm “Mary-Lou Manizer”
- Lip liner – L’oreal Color Riche lip liner “Beyond Pink”
- Lip stain – YSL Pop Water Glossy Stain “Eau de Coral (203)”
Hi ya’ll! Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday! Today, I’m back with an UD Naked Smoky tutorial. This time, I used mostly the greys in the palette to create this glamorous smoky eyes. I apologize for missing for almost a week, I’ve mentioned on my Instagram account that I was having an issue with my left eye. Anyways, now I’m back, and you can expect couple posts from me this upcoming week. I have a few products I’ll be featuring, and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for my daily updates!
I’m still loving my Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette, and I’m planning to create more looks using this palette. I’ve done a review and swatches on my previous post, so don’t forget to check my UD Naked Smoky review out! So far, I’ve used 11 out of the 12 shades in the palette (hehehe). I’ll try to create more looks with this palette. This post is my 3rd look, if you want to check out my other posts using this palette, please check out my Iconic UD Smoky Eyes post, and MAC D for Danger post.
A quick note on step 3 (top right corner), I applied Combust using a blending brush to blend out the edge of my crease color. This is an easy way to blend out your smoky eyes to make a smooth transition from the eyeshadow to your skin.
- Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”
- Base/blending color – UD Naked Smoky “Combust”
- Brow bone highlight – UD Naked Smoky “Thirteen”
- Transition – UD Naked Smoky “Password”
- Crease/lower lid – UD Naked Smoky “Dagger”
- Eyelid – UD Naked Smoky “Armor”
- Winged liner – Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink eyeliner
- Outer corner of lower lash line – UD Naked Smoky “Black Market”
- Waterline – L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner
- Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz “Taupe” & “Medium Brown”
- Lashes – Gwiyomi Boutique lashes “no. 3” & “Gillian”
- Foundation – Diorskin Star foundation “31”
- Concealer – Diorskin Star concealer “3”
- Powder – Diorskin Nude Air Healthy Glow Invisible Loose Powder “#30″
- Contour – MAC powder blush “Blunt”
- Blush – Smashbox Halo Powder blush “In Bloom”
- Lipstain – L’oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire “Blushing Harmony”
I’ve been going to this Korean restaurant in Hamilton, and in the restaurant they kept playing some sort of K-pop singers/bands performing on TV. Anyways, I was inspired by the singers from the various girl band to do this Asian smokey eyes look. I love how their skin looks absolutely flawless, with barely any contouring, and just a bit of blush.
Their smokey eyes are slightly winged, and the darker colors are mostly concentrated on the outer corner, since most of these girls don’t have a defined crease, like mine! Their eyeshadows are mostly on the lid, and on the outer half of the eyes, to elongate the eyes even more, creating a bigger eyes illusion.
For this look, I chose to pair it with a peachy lip, most of the girls in K-pop opt for a more pink or ombre pink lips. However, I prefer the peach lips especially with the warm bronze colors on the eyes. Warm tones on the eyes matched the warm tone on the lips to pull the look together.
I also wore a new foundation I recently bought (actually, exchanged for the Diorskin Nude Air). The new NARS weightless luminous foundation is pretty lovely, and I think I’ll do a review about it soon, hopefully next week! I think I might have found a new favorite foundation, guys!
Anyways, I apologize if the colors on my step-by-step pictures are a bit off (slightly cooler than real life) since I was trying out a new zoom lens. The full face pictures show the real colors, especially on the eyes. Pictures for the full face were taken using my usual lens, and with day light.
- Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Base – MAC Brule
- Crease – MAC Soft Brown
- Inner corner (upper and lower lid) – MAC Honey Lust
- Lid – MAC Mulch
- Outer corner/Lower Lid – MAC Bronze
- Outer lower lid – The Balm Balmsai in Righteous
- Eyeliner – Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink
- Waterline – MAC Feline kohl pencil liner
- Eyebrows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Medium Brown
- Mascara – Urban Decay Perversion mascara
- Falsies – Gwiyomi false lashes #3
- Foundation – NARS weightless luminous foundation
- Concealer/Highlighter – YSL Touche Eclat
- Powder – MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder
- Blush – MAC Cubic + MAC Well Dressed
- Highlighter – The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
- Liner – Urban Decay Naked lip pencil
- Gloss – YSL Glossy Stain in Pêche Cerra-Cola
I’ve been wearing trying out a new look last week, and this smokey winged eyeliner look seems to have gotten quite a lot of compliments. I followed quite a few beauty gurus on Instagram and Youtube, and Samantha from Batalash posted a smokey eyeliner video. I loved how it ended up, and I re-created this look. Her technique is slightly different than mine, but the result is not bad I think. I’ve re-done this look when I had to attend the GlamGlow event, and I absolutely love it.
Anyhow, for the rest of the eye makeup, it’s pretty basic nothing fancy. I do not wear this falsies to the GlamGlow event, I actually wore a smaller one. However, for this tutorial I did wear wispy lashes because I wanted to accentuate the wings. Nevertheless, you can opt to wear lashes or not, it’s totally up to you.
You can also pair this look with a simple soft peachy lips like mine or you can pair it with a bold lip color – red, maroon, orange, pink, purple, black etc.
I would like to mention that someone on instagram commented on how she wanted to know how I apply my eyeshadow to my crease. This is how I do it (first photo on top left corner) –
- When I want to apply my crease color, I looked directly on the mirror and marked where I want the shadow to be.
- By doing so, I can make sure the eyeshadow color can be seen when my eyes are open, since I’ve quite a hooded lid.
- Then, I tilted my head back slightly so it looked like I was looking down at the mirror and apply my crease color.
List of products used are at the bottom of the page. All eyeshadows used are from Urban Decay Naked Basic palette unless stated otherwise.
My eyelids are prepped with Urban Decay Primer Potion.
1. I applied a mix of Urban Decay Faint and Naked 2 on the crease using a crease brush
2. Using a fluffy blending brush, I blended the edge of the crease to avoid harsh line.
3. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Urban Decay Venus on my eyelid.
4. I lined my lower lash line using Urban Decay Faint using an angled eyebrow brush.
5. Using the same angled eyebrow brush, I applied Urban Decay Crave eyeshadow on the upper lash line creating a winged eyeliner. I focused most of the eyeshadow near the roots of my lashes.
6. I used a pencil brush to smudge the line slightly.
7. Using Kat Von D Trooper eyeliner, I lined just the bottom part of the eyeliner – very close to the roots of the lashes, and the bottom part of the “wing”.
8. I used the same brush and eyeshadow as step 5, and run it through the winged eyeliner again.
9. I filled my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe and Brunette.
10. I applied Gwiyomi no. 3 false lashes.
11. I applied MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner pencil in NC30.
12. For my face, I applied Shu Uemura Oleopact foundation using the sponge that comes with it.
11. I lightly dust my face using MUFE Pro Finish powder in 118.
12. I applied Benefit Hervana on my cheeks.
13. On my lips, I filled it in using L’oreal Color Riche lipliner in Rose, then applied YSL Glossy Stain in Peche Cerra-Colla (27)
Eyes – Urban Decay Primer Potion (original); Urban Decay Naked Basics (crease: Faint/Naked2, lid: Venus, liner: Crave); Kat Von D Trooper eyeliner; Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe/Brunette; Gwiyomi false lashes no. 3
Face – Shu Uemura Oleopact foundation; MUFE Pro Finish (118)
Cheeks – Benefit Hervana
Lips – L’oreal Color Riche lipliner in Rose; YSL Glossy Stain in Peche Cerra-Colla (27)
Ah, yes, the grunge smokey eye look. This has been my go-to makeup for any night-out or parties since it’s so easy and simple. I could go as dark and intense as I want, and I could even go messier if I need to. Smoldering, sexy and effortless! You can achieve this look in less than 10 minutes, seriously!
For this look, you can use black eyeshadow all around, but I like some warmth on my smoky eyes, so I prefer adding non-black shadow. The technique I showed you in the photo below would be great for those who have troubles creating crease to create smoky eyes.
The key to this look is to use an eyeliner that is soft, and doesn’t set easily. You don’t have to be precise for this look, and I suggest skipping the falsies altogether if you want it to look a bit more grunged or rocker chic! No falsies, falsies = glam! Well, of course you can use falsies, just in my opinion once you use falsies it’s no longer grunge and messy. It becomes very glam.
*Don’t forget to check out my other Smoky Eyes tutorial!*
Eyelids are prepped using Urban Decay Primer Potion original.
1. Using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner, I lined my upper lash line. Don’t worry about it being imperfect.
2. I dotted the same eyeliner on the outer part of my eyelid.
3. Using a pencil brush, I lightly smudged the eyeliner before it has the chance to set.
4. I applied Kat Von D Disintegration eyeshadow (from Kat Von D Monarch palette) all over my eyelid all the way up to my crease using a blending brush.
5. I sprayed water on my flat eyeshadow brush, and applied loose pigment from Gosh Tan Mineral Colour pigment on the inner half of my eyelid.
6. Using a smudging brush, I applied Kat Von D Deadhead eyeshadow (from Monarch palette) along my upper lash line, winging it slightly on the outer part.
7. I used the same eyeshadow and brush as no. 6 on the lower lid. I also lined my waterline and tightline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.
8. I curled my lashes and applied several coats of MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash mascara on both upper and lower lashes.
9. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette.
10. I lightly applied Entomology from Kat Von D Monarch palette just above the crease to blend out the eyeshadow a bit more.
11. On my face, I applied Diorstar foundation using Cover FX cream foundation brush.
12. Under my eyes, I applied MUFE HD concealer.
13. I set my face by dusting Cover FX translucent powder lightly with a large powder brush.
14. I also applied a Smashbox contour powder under my cheekbones and on my temples, and very lightly on the sides of my nose.
15. I applied Benefit Hervana on my cheeks, and The Balm Mary Lou highlighter on top of my cheeks, on the bridge of my nose and on my cupid’s bow.
16. On my lips, I applied a little bit of foundation (from whatever was left on my foundation brush). Then, I added YSL Glossy Stain in Peche Cerra-Colla (27) for that nude peachy lips.
Eyes – Urban Decay Primer Potion (original); Kat Von D Monarch palette (Disintegration, Deadhead, Entomology); Gosh Mineral Colour Pigment (Tan); L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner; Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash; Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (Brunette).
Face – Diorskin Star foundation; Make Up For Ever HD Concealer; CoverFX Translucent powder.
Cheeks – Smashbox contour powder; Mary Lou Manizer highlighter; Benefit Hervana blush.
Lips – YSL Glossy Stain in Peche Cerra-Colla (27).
Who doesn’t love a good smoky eyes? I sure do! I’m sure my friend, Finency, loves it too! She showed me this picture on Instagram, and it showed a smoky eyes using NARS Mekong eyeshadow. I love how simple, easy, and definitely I’ll wear this for a night out.
I skipped the whole false lashes so this look is more grungy, and more me. I don’t usually wear falsies, so this really stay true to how I’d wear my smoky eyes. I also filled my brows without shaping it using any concealer. Again, just want to stay true to how I usually do my makeup. As I said, it’s very simple and quick. No fuss, sexy, and sultry. I like my makeup to be as simple as possible. This is just how I prefer to do my makeup, but if you like more of a glam look you can take a look at my other tutorials under smoky eyes.
1. I prepped my eyelids by applying a cream-base eyeshadow. I used Smashbox limitless 15-hour cream shadow in Stone.
2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied NARS Mekong eyeshadow all over my eyelid. The camera didn’t pick it up, but there’s lots of gorgeous golden flecks on my lids.
3. Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied NARS Madrague I on the crease to diffuse the color out.
4. I applied NARS Mekong on the lower lash line using a small shader brush.
5. I lined my waterline, tightline, and upper lash line using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.
6. Using an angled eyebrow brush, I applied NARS Pandora II along the upper lash line. I kind of winged mine a little, but you don’t have to.
7. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash.
8. I curled my lashes and applied MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash mascara on both upper and bottom lashes.
9. On my face, I applied Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation using CoverFX cream foundation brush.
10. I highlighted (under my eyes, bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow, chin, & forehead) my face using YSL Touche Eclat.
11. I set my face using Cover FX translucent powder.
12. I lightly contoured my face using Smashbox contour palette.
13. On my cheeks, I applied Chanel Blush de Horizon.
14. I filled my lips using MAC Spice lip liner, and Clinique Heaping Hazelnut Chubby Stick lip balm.
Eyes – Smashbox limitless 15-hour cream shadow in Stone; NARSissist eyeshadow palette (Lid: Mekong, crease: Madrague I, liner: Pandora II); Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash; MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash mascara
Face – Smashbox Liquid Halo foundation; YSL Touche Eclat; Cover FX Translucent Powder; Smashbox contour powder; Chanel Blush de Horizon
Lips – MAC Spice lip pencil; Clinique Heaping Hazelnut chubby stick
At one point some time last year, I was crazy about anything Rose Gold. In fact, I am still obsessed with anything Rose Gold. Anyhow, I was browsing around and saw this MAC Rose Gold pigment on their website. I bought it, and played with it. To be honest, when it first came, I was quite disappointed how it does not look anything rose-colored. I should’ve paid more attention to the description. On the MAC website it was described as “smooth, tarnished gold with a touch of rose”. Not sure where the “touch of rose” comes from, I think this pigment is a lot more “tarnished gold”.
Anyways, I actually love this pigment. It has amazing pigment pay-off, and it’s super smooth! I have used this pigment before on my New Year makeup post. I think the hardest part of using this pigment is actually finding a combination of color that will match it. I’m not that crazy on the result for this tutorial, I feel like the pigment should’ve been paired with a warmer shade. May be I’ll re-do this look in the future.
1. I prepped my eyelids using Urban Decay Primer Potion.
2. Using a small fluffy blending brush, I applied Ultra Mattes V2 from Sleek Makeup iDivine Showstopper on my outer V. If you have a monolid, or droppy/hooded eyelids, apply this eyeshadow with your eyes open.
3. I blended out the crease using a clean fluffy blending brush. I added a little bit of the same black eyeshadow to create more depth.
4. I wanted to add a bit more warmth, so I ran a little bit of bronzer, from the Smashbox contour palette, just above the crease.
5. I applied MAC Rose Gold pigment on my eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush.
6. Using the same brush as no. 2, I applied Ultra Mattes v2 on my lower lid. I applied a little bit of the pigment just on the inner corner of the lower lid.
7. I created a winged liner using Kanebo Super Sharp eyeliner. I also applied a little bit on my waterline.
8. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash. Then, I feathered in Brunette a bit more.
9. I curled my lashes, and applied Gwiyomi Boutique false eyelashes in Annabelle.
10. On my face, I applied MAC Pro Longwear foundation using MAC Masterclass Oval 6 brush.
11. I applied the concealer from MAC Pro conceal/correct palette under my eyes.
12. I set my face using Cover FX translucent powder.
13. I lightly contoured and highlight my face using Smashbox contour palette.
14. I applied MAC Cubic blush on my cheeks.
15. For my lips, I lined and filled it in using MAC Spice lip liner.
If you guys followed my Instagram account, you’d have known that last night I was doing a tutorial, yes? Anyways, today’s look is a Pink Smokey Eyes tutorial using Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. Yes, again! Naked 3 again! I know you guys might have gotten bored with Naked 3, but I have not. I loved this palette and wanted to make use of this palette as much as I can. If you want to check out my other Naked 3 tutorials, please take a look at Urban Decay Naked 3, and UD Naked 3.
I created this look since I wanted a more girly take on the smoky eyes. At the same time, I wanted a darker, more glam, and sultrier looking smoky eyes using the Naked 3 palette. Check out my review on the naked 3 palette.
I would like to mention that I absolutely love how my skin looks like in this tutorial. I, for some reason, love how MAC Pro Longwear foundation photographs. It makes my skin looks absolutely flawless, at the same time it doesn’t feel heavy at all. I really should give this foundation more compliment. I’ll try to do a review of this foundation next time.
1. My eyelids are primed using Maybelline Inked in Pink cream eyeshadow.
2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Blackheart on the outer third of the eyelid, extending it slightly on to my crease.
3. Using a small fluffy blending brush, I applied Nooner on my crease to blend Blackheart out.
4. I applied Buzz on the eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush.
5. To add extra sparkles, I applied Dust using a small eyeshadow brush on the inner corner, and in the middle of my eyelid.
6. I created a winged liner along my upper lash line using Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner, and lined my waterline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.
7. I also applied Blackheart along the lower lash line, and Buzz on the inner third of the lower lash line.
8. I curled my lashes and applied Buxom Lash mascara. I, then, applied Lavie Lash Bluebell falsies.
9. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette.
10. I applied MAC Pro Longwear foundation all over my face using MAC Masterclass brush Oval 6.
11. I lightly contoured and highlight my face using Motives Fire sculpting palette.
12. On my cheeks, I applied Maybelline Master Glaze in Make A Mauve.
13. I set everything using CoverFX Translucent powder.
14. I filled my lips using MAC Whirl lip liner. Next, I applied Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip balm in Honey Douce just in the center of my lips. I blended the 2 shades together by pursing my lips.
I forgot to take pictures of the products, so I’m just going to list them here.
Eyes – Maybelline Inked in Pink; Urban Decay Naked 3 (eyelid: Buzz, outer V: Blackheart, inner corner: Dust); Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner; L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner; Buxom Lash mascara; Lavie Lash Bluebell falsies; Anastasia Brow Wiz in brunette.
Face – MAC Pro Longwear foundation; Motive Fire sculpting palette; Maybelline master glaze in Make A Mauve; Cover FX Translucent setting powder.
Lips – MAC Whirl lip pencil; Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm in Honey Douce.