Brown to Black tutorial


In this tutorial I did not apply eyeshadow on my lower lashline. Therefor, i don't think you can really call it a 'smokey' eye look. However, you are always free to add and blend more eyeshadow around and underneath your eyes to make it into an actual smokey eye!

1. Apply black eyeshadow to the outer part of your eyelid.

2. Wing out your black eyeshadow.

3. Take a brown eyeshadow and apply it on the inner part of your eyelid.

4. Blend the two eyeshadows so there will be a smooth fade from brown to black.

5/6. Blend the black eyeshadow upwards. Do the same at the inner part of your eye with your brown eyeshadow.

7/8. Now, apply a bit concealer to your brow bone. It's not very clear on the pictures, but it highlights your brow bone in a subtle way. You can use a white (or a light color eyeshadow close to your skin tone) eyeshadow instead.

9. Take a glittery gold eyeshadow and apply it to the inner corner of your eye.

10. Create a winged eyeliner, make sure it follows the line of the wing you made with your eyeshadow.

11/12. Apply some mascara (or falsies) and you're ready to go!

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  • Added Nov 23, 2012

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Feb 08, 2013

Meaas J.


Jan 31, 2013

Alicia O.

I'm curious on the blending portion. I've never done blending and would love to try it. What did you use to do the blending (as in brush or what)?

Feb 08, 2013

Meaas J.

Hi Alicia! Excuse me for my late reply. Before, I always used a supercheap drugstore blending brush (left brush). This is also the brush I used to create this look and it does the job but the hairs are quite hard. Now my favorites are two Zoeva brushes; the soft definer 227 (white brush) and the crease brush (right brush, which is included in de mini bamboo set). I prefer to use the 227 to blend colors on the lid because the hairs are slightly shorter than the crease brush. I mainly use the crease brush to create the fade from your eyeshadow to your skin. I think the crease brush is quite similar to the Zoeva 229 eye finish brush! If I had to choose one I would go with the crease brush :) I hope my explanation makes some sense, if not just say so! <3