By Lauren Silverman '17
Autumn is in full swing, and that means warm colors are back in style. Darker, warmer colors may seem intimidating at first, but with this tutorial you will be able to confidently pull off a toasty smokey eye!
(Recommendation: Urban Decay’s Primer Potion.)
Also, before I apply any eyeshadow, I fill in my eyebrows. This is optional, but will truly complete your look. There are many different ways to do your eyebrows- you may use a pencil, powder, or pomade. They mostly depend on personal preference, with pencil being the lightest and easiest to apply and pomade being thicker and more difficult. There is no need to go overboard; just follow the shape of your natural eyebrows to bring out their fullness.
PENCIL: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
POWDER: Urban Decay Brow Box
POMADE: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow)
2) Crease color
Now we are ready to begin. Using a crease brush, apply an orange color to your crease and blend upward. Make sure you do this lightly. The orange will serve as a base for the next pigment applied.
(Recommendation: Urban Decay Slowburn)
3) Crease color continued
Using a crease brush, apply a brown eyeshadow on top of the orange and blend it out so just a bit of orange shows through. You may use any type of brown, whether it is matte or shimmery.
(Recommendation: Urban Decay Busted)
4) The eyelid
Switch to a flat eyeshadow brush for the lid. Starting in the center, apply either a white or silver color and blend lightly over the rest of the eyelid. Make sure most of the pigment is in the middle.
(Recommendations: Urban Decay Verve or Polyester Bride)
5) Outer and inner corners
Now that your lid is lightly covered, take a warm, rich gold and pat it into the outer and inner corners of your eyes. Blend it into your white/silver eyeshadow.
(Recommendation: Urban Decay Half Baked)
6) Outer corner continued
You’re almost finished! Using your crease brush again, lightly apply a black eyeshadow to the outermost corner of your eye and blend it into the crease. Black eyeshadow can be easily overdone because of its heavy pigmentation, so make sure you’re only using a small bit at a time. You can always make it darker if needed… but not lighter!
(Recommendation: Urban Decay Blackout)
7) Brow highlight
This step is optional, but will tie together your eyeshadow look. Using a matte shade lighter than your skin tone, trace the bottom of your eyebrow and blend downward into the crease. Highlighting your brow bone will draw attention to your eyebrows and brighten your eye makeup.
(Recommendation: Urban Decay Foxy)
8) Finishing touches
Now that your eyeshadow is finished, you should line your eyes with a black eyeliner. Whether you should use a pencil or liquid is all about personal preference. You may also want to draw on some wings to add flair. Finally, complete the look with a black mascara of your choice.
EYE PENCIL: Urban Decay Perversion or MAC Pro Longwear Eyeliner in Definedly Black
LIQUID LINER: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
MASCARA: BareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara)
Your autumn eye makeup is complete! This look truly gives off a warm fall glow. You may be shivering on 50 degree, high wind days, but at least your eyelids will be nice and cozy.
Stay tuned for the next makeup tutorial!