Cool Brown Smokey Eye Tutorial

“Follow your dreams. Figure out where you’d like to be, what you would like to be doing, and then figure out what you need to do to get there”

-Kennon M. Sheldon


Hello my lovelies!




I just want to immediately point out that I used a warm toned palette in order to create something that turned out pretty cool toned. Nonetheless I still think it turned out great.




I think that ultimately, there are at least one or two steps that you could reasonably skip in order to achieve this look. While I think this is a gorgeous look and I’m super pleased with it, I can assure you that you don’t necessarily need the gel liner base like I used. In saying that though, maybe you do need it. Who knows? I sure don’t!


Let’s get started:



Photo via Sephora



Photo via JohnLewis


Urban Decay

Photo via Urban Decay


The eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the eyelids with a shadow or powder that best matches your skin tone.
  2. Cut the lid with the Tarte Gel Liner in “Bronze” for a base. I took this opportunity to create a half cut crease-type-thing, but you can create any shape you want, as this step is just to create intensity for the top shadows.
  3. After allowing the liner to completely dry, take the first eyeshadow and blend out the harsh edge of the gel liner, as well as into the crease for a transition shadow.
  4. Pack the second shadow onto the outer corner to create some intensity and dimension. Really blow this out to the brow bone for some drama.
  5. Pack the third shadow onto the lid. Don’t worry about the intensity of this shadow, as we will be going over it with another liquid product.
  6. With the Urban Decay Moondust shadow in “Chem Trail”, load up a flat detailing brush and cut the lid in the same fashion as the gel liner. Allow to dry down completely before opening the eyes.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Blend the third shadow across the entire lashline in a downward motion to create a smokey effect. Connect the shadow to the outer corner on the lid.


  1. Line the waterline with a black or gray eyeliner to intensify and smoke the look further.
  2. Highlight the tear duct with the fourth and final shadow.
  3. Curl and coat the lashes, apply falsies if that’s your thing


That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful Wednesday!


Stay beautiful!


Products Used:

Foundation – Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation “100”, Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer “Porcelain”

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder

All Over Setting Powder – M.A.C Studiofix Powder Plus Foundation “NC15”

Contour/Bronzer – NYX Contour Pro Palette “Sculpt/Toffee”

Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush “Dazzled”

Highlight – Smashbox x Casey Holmes Spotlight Pearl Palette

Brows – Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Define +Fill Duo “Brunette”

Eyeshadow – M.A.C Warm Neutral Palette, Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner “Bronze”, Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow “Chem Trail”

Eyeliner – Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon “Blacquer”

Mascara – Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara “Very Black”

Lips – Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme “Yours To Try”




Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

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