August 11, 2012


Earlier, I posted a product review on the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips "Nude" Eyeshadow Palette. I think this palette is very durable and there are a lot of looks you can create with the range of shadows in the palette! If you have ever wanted to try out Urban Decay's "Naked" Eyeshadow palette, but you'd rather pay a drugstore price, this palette is essential to have in your kit.. this kit is only $10 before sales tax, and it also comes with 3 different eye liners that are already around $9, so you're getting a pretty awesome deal on this!

This is my very first step-by-step makeup tutorial. I will try to do videos in the future, but for now this will have to do, so any advice or tips that some of you may have to better my tutorials, the comments are much appreciated :)

 This look can be created to be more daytime appropriate, or you can even make it a "going out" night look. You'll see in the steps below how I blend out the colors, but if you want a smokey-er look, you want to blend the black eyeshadow further towards the middle of your lid. You can do this with or without eyeliner, just customize this look to your own personal preference!

Products Used:
- Hard Candy "Sheer Envy" Primer
- Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation in Buff
- Physicians Formula Cover Tox Ten Wrinkle Therapy Face Powder in Translucent Light
- E.L.F. Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer
- Physicians Formula "Nude" Shimmer Strips Eye Shadow Palette
- Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eye Liners {Mix/Blend of all 3}
- Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama Volume Express Waterproof Mascara

- Burt's Bees Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Acai Berry
- Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in "050 Paradise"

{click on photos to enlarge}

1} Apply Eyeshadow Base
2} Apply with a brush all over the lid, and under the lower lash line
3} Using a small precision brush, apply golden eyeshadow in the "Tear-Duct" / Inner Eye
4} Using a flat dome-shaped brush {Like the Mac 213 Brush} Apply Champagne/Tan Shadow all over upper lid
5} Using and angled blending brush, apply Dark Brown in the Outer-V of the upper lid
6} Using a large tapered fluff brush {Like the Mac 227 Brush} Apply your highlight eyeshadow below the brow bone, make sure to blend any harsh lines you may have from the previous shadows used.
7} Using a brown eyeliner, line your lower waterline and lash line, extending the shape towards your eyebrow as far as you'd like.
8} Use a small precision brush and apply a light brown eyeshadow to blend out the harsh line of the eye liner.
9} Using the same eyeliner, or a black eyeliner, connect the liner that was extended from the lower lid.
10} To create a smokey-er look, apply with a small blending brush, your black eyeshadow, and work from the corners and into the crease.
11} Curl Eyelashes {optional}
12} Apply your mascara, and you're finished!

I hope you enjoyed this makeup tutorial, I'll definitely plan to do some more in the future, so requests are definitely welcomed!


  1. Love this. Not enough stuff about brown eyes some days. Makes me feel not as good as other colors.

  2. This is so awesome! I kept seeing examples of blue eyes, thank you! I look forward to more tutorials from you. For some reason I can not do a smokey eye on myself and I already have this kit so that is a major plus! :)

    1. Thank you, I'm looking forward to making some more tutorials. Investing in a good blending brush will really help you achieve the smokey eye! Blending is key.

  3. The smokey eye look is still very popular and it looks fantastic when done correctly. If not done well, it can look like you have 2 black eyes, and no one wants that effect! The smokey eye is sexy and dramatic and alluring. There are many, many tutorials out there that provide step by step instructions on achieving the perfect smokey eye look. In an effort to save you time and any eye makeup disasters ..