Smokey Brown Eye Look

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of being asked to do my boyfriend’s sisters make-up, ready for a works do she was going to. For Christmas, my boyfriend and I bought Lauren some of my favourite make-up products from Superdrug so she had some essential items in her collection. Many of these items were used to create the look I am about to show you. This is a really simple look and very easy to recreate. I had taught Lauren the week before how to achieve this look herself if she ever wants to and the way I did that was by taking a side of her face each and she just copied what I did on my side, step by step, and sure enough, it looked great at the end!



This was Lauren before we started.

As you can see she has lovely skin so we didn’t need a very high coverage foundation as there was not a blemish in sight. She already owns the N0 7 Stay Perfect foundation which she likes so we decided to use that, after applying the Nivea Express Hydration Primer to prep the skin.

Next, we primed her eyes using MAC’s paint pot in the colour painterly, taking it right up towards the brow bone. Whilst that settled, I took MAC’s charcoal brown on a MAC 266 to fill in her brows, which didn’t take much as her brows are lovely and full already.

The first eyeshadow we used was a soft brown colour from the MUA Undressed Palette which we placed above the crease using a Sigma E40 blending brush.

We then added the second darkest matte brown shade from the MUA palette and blended that just below where we placed the lighter shadow to create a smooth transition, ready for the darker shadows to be put down.

I then took MAC’s Ricepaper eyeshadow on a MAC 239 and highlighted the inner corner of her eye as well as her brow bone. Using the same MAC 239, I took MAC’s Sable eyeshadow and lightly patted it across the lid and using the tip of the brush, blended it below the lashline.

To define the crease, I took NYC eyeshadow in the colour Bazaar on a MAC 217 brush. I then lined the eyes using MAC’s Blacktrack using a MAC 211 brush, creating a little wing at the corner of her eyes. To complete the eyes, we applied two coats of  Maybelline’s the falsies mascara.

For the rest of the face, I used a wet wipe to clean up any fall out from the eyshadow and then dabbed a small amount of L’Oreal True Match Concealer under her eyes and around her nose. I then set this with Ben Nye’s Banana Powder and I set the rest of the face with MAC’s Prep n Prime translucent powder using a cosmetic sponge.

I then used Bourjois Delice be Poudre Bronzer on a Sigma F40 brush. Using a small fan brush, I applied the cooler shade of Stila’s Kitten to the high planes of Lauren’s face to highlight her features and add some dimension. To finish off, using the same Sigma F40, I applied a Body Shop blusher which I believe has now sold out. 

I’m not sure of the brand or name of the lipgloss we used but I do know that it was a shimmery bronze/nude in a squeezy tube which doesn’t really help much I know!

DSCN0168And that’s pretty much it :)

DSCN0169I think she looks gorgeous but of course, I’m biased :D let me know what you think of this and I’d love to know if you try it out.

If you have any questions about anything, feel free to leave me a comment or contact me on Twitter at @beasbeautyblog.

Thanks for reading!

Bea x



3 thoughts on “Smokey Brown Eye Look

  1. Rowena @ rolala loves

    You did a fantastic job! Lauren looks great!

  2. ambi

    love your look ! such a pretty makeup dear ! very simple but classy :) xx

  3. Kat Frazier

    Ohh how pretty! I recently learned tho to do smokey eyes and its my new fav!
    Kat |


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