The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. Take a gunmetal gray color and apply it all along the crease of the eyes, blending as you go. Apply the same color to the outside of the lower lash line and brow bone to create a highlighted glow. Apply it to your upper lashes first, and then a quick coat to your bottom lashes.
Avoid shades that overpower your natural spark and limit the darker shadows to the crease, to amplify the look. Really focus this darker color in your crease so you aren't going too high up toward the brow bone or too far down your lid. To create a sexy, smoldering effect, look no further than deep cobalt blue, especially for brown eyes.
Use a thin brush to fill in the color towards the outer corners, the lower lashline and to evenly blend the product out. Do a subtle eye makeup for brown eyes using lighter shades of brown, taupes, camel, vanilla or peach or intensify the look with stronger tones of chocolate, plum, purple, navy or metallic tones of gold, cooper and bronze.
Use nude eyeshadow at the center of your eyelid. As someone who has always gone light when it comes to makeup, I didn't master the smokey eye until well into my college years. If you have golden flecks in your eyes, remember to highlight using yellow-based shadows or champagne, an all-time favorite of makeup artists.
Brighten the eye by applying the lighter shell eyeshadow all over the eyelid. What is great about this look is that you can amplify it by contouring with the proper eyeliner shades to give depth and create a more intense look for the evening. A few coats of mascara, either black or dark brown, perfectly finish off the look.
Be sure to taper the end of the line though, and blend it into the shadow so that it doesn't look too harsh against the color. When you're looking to create a statement, nothing is more eye-catching than dramatic blue eye shadow. Much as people love watching leaves change colors, I feel the same way about watching as people alter their day-to-day makeup choices makeup for black women once the new season comes around.
When done properly the smokey eye is sexy and sophisticated, and with the option to create the look with different shades ranging from browns and golds to greys and blacks, you can wear the look for numerous occasions. Only use your darkest shadow till halfway up your eyelid.
You definitely don't want harsh lines, and you want to make sure all the colors blend together and outward to give a nice finish. Light brown eyes appear either golden or hazel, depending on the flecks of color that make them so striking. Cover your upper eyelid with silver eyeshadow as seen in the image.
Blend your colors. Move to the lower lashes and apply the black pencil all along the lash line not forgetting the inner waterline too. Start by covering your upper eyelid with a nude shadow. If you're looking for palette combinations, go for sunset tones in pinks and purples or yellow and orange that will look great on brown eyes.
For a smudgy look, draw a thick line across the top of your lash line, and then use your fingertip or a small eyeshadow brush to smudge and blur the line. Apply your favorite dark shade to the inner rim of your eyes, followed by the outside upper lash lines too.
Next, apply the metallic blue eyeshadow. Next I am going to go in with the shade Roxanne and apply it under and slightly on the black shade I applyed to sort of mix them together. Make sure you highlight your eyebrow bone and the inner corner of your eyes with a lighter shade of eyeshadow to make your eyes look more awake and youthful.
Next, using a dark green color, fill in the lower half of your eyelid. Smokey eyes are one of the most popular and trendy current makeup looks. Apply the deep cobalt color all over the eyelid but stop right underneath the crease. If you want more of a warm, brown smokey eyes, which would look incredible on those with lighter eyes such as blues and greens, then opt for warm, rustier shades of browns which are red or orange based.