Monday, March 14, 2011


This look was requested by Poohkie. It's a simple brown smoky eye with few products used. The pictures, don't do it justice - browns just looked washed out on me. But I wanted to do the look & explain the technique as well so that it becomes easy and wearable.

Products used:

  • NYX jumbo eye pencil in "Milk" - use as a base for all over lid.
  • Faces brown eye pencil - smudge on upper eyelid, under the crease.
  • MAC e/s in "Twinks" - all over eyelid under the crease; then blend with clean brush above crease.
  • NYX e/s in "Walnut" - as crease colour to blend.
  • Inglot white e/s as highlight, and to blend the brown. 
  • Black eye pencil - to line upper and lower waterline
  • Covergirl Lashblast mascara. 
Ok, so a few things before you see the pics: 

  1. You don't have to use a separate crease colour for this look. Just pack on colour on the main eyelid area and using a clean fluffy brush, blend upwards into and above your crease - thus "smoking" the eye shadow out.
  2. Use a similar coloured base for smoky looks.
  3. Since smokey looks can get heavy, skip eyeliner on upper lid.
  4. Also, use a light colour to highlight tear duct area.
  5. Please forgive the spidery lashes - it's my new mascara that's giving me a tough time.

Sorry about the pics - this was the best I could capture. Hope you like and do leave me questions & comments, suggestions!

Here are the pics: 


  1. Hey thanks a lot! I'm gonna try & recreate this soon. And thanks a lot for keeping the number of products used to a minimum. I have 1 quad, 1 trio & 2 singles. Thats all. And this looks simple enough for me to recreate & actually wear out of my house.

  2. You are welcome! Good luck with the look and do post on how it turns out!

  3. m spellbound :) .... amazing ... its so wearable

  4. Tanveer & Shalini: Thank you ladies! :)

  5. Nice look dear..thanks for the u