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5 Steps to Perfect The Brown Smokey Eye Look

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5 Steps to Perfect The Brown Smokey Eye Look

The festive season has kicked off (across the nation), and if you’re scouring the net for a gram-worthy look – might we suggest a classic smokey eye? Involving intricate detailing, a smokey eye can be teamed with a bold lip or a muted pucker (whatever you fancy) and seldom falters.

While a black smokey look may seem like 'the' obvious pick, today we are rallying for the neutral-toned but equally alluring brown smokey eye. Boasting shades of coco and chestnut-it is the perfect bet for folks who don’t wish to go full throttle and commit to the intimidating hue that is black! Scroll further for a step-by-step guide to perfect brown smokey eyes as seen on your favourite celebrities.

Here’s A Step-by-Step Guide to Perfecting The Brown Smokey Eye

1. Create an Impeccable Base

To ensure immovable makeup and colour retention, start with a thin, even layer of primer. This potent formulation blurs all the imperfections to create a smooth base on the lids. If your vanity is remiss with a primer, use a concealer to double down efforts for your makeup’s longevity. When used strategically, a concealer prevents creasing or folding on the eyeshadow formula. And who doesn’t want that?

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2. Pick the Perfect Palette

The perfect product plays a pivotal role in nailing the brown smokey eye look. If you are a beauty beginner, we recommend quad palettes, carrying a medley of mattes, shimmers, and glitter. For seamless and thorough blending, look for silly formulas which reduce fallout. Also, invest in a good set of brushes, as it facilitates a precise yet organic application process.

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3. Now, for The Colour

Start with a delicate brushing of the lightest shade of brown or beige on the lids. Once your base layer is intact, use a mid-sized fluffy brush and add a generous helping of the deepest brown – under the crease on the outer side of the eye. Use precise, trained movement to slightly span this colour towards the eye socket. Next, pick a mid-tone hue and meld the three shades together to lift your eyes with the soft, circular motions of the bristles. Refrain from applying too much pressure while you manoeuvre the brush to help create an organic, free-flowing gradient.

For the finishing touches, add a shimmer pigment for a high-powered glam avatar. You can even add a twinge of dewy highlighter or pressed pigments to the brow bone. This li'l move adds immense depth and drama to the graze.

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4. Sketch A Strobe on The Waterline

Use brown eyeliner for tightlining! If you're a pro at sketching fine lines, use a liquid variant. A liquid liner guarantees an unmatchable colour payoff with a velvety finish. Otherwise, you may opt for a twist-up gel or kohl pencil that bestows you with an unerring grip. Use the wand to fill in the visible gaps between the roots of the lashes – a barely there strobe to add definition to the look. Repeat this process on the lower lash line and depending on the vision or occasion – proceed to buff the formulation with the smudge tip.

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5. Lush Lashes

For the final step, envelop your lashes with a volumizing formula. Look for water-proof and long-lasting concocts that don’t budge for a prolonged period. We also recommend mascaras that separate lashes and curl (or lengthen) them individually. Swipe the upper and lower lashes for the best results.

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