Super Easy Brown Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial

Smitha Deepak
by Smitha Deepak
9 Materials
5 Minutes

Today, I'm going to be showing you how to create the easiest, sultry brown smoky eye using just two eyeshadows. This gorgeous smoky eye makeup looks great and it’s so much fun to do. So, if you're ready, let's begin!

Tools and materials:

  • Brow pencil
  • Spoolie
  • Concealer
  • Darker toned concealer
  • Makeup brushes
  • Black eyeliner
  • Black eyeshadow
  • Brown eyeshadow
  • Mascara/false eyelashes
Shaping the brows

1. Shape the brows

The first thing that I'm going to do, as always, is shape my brows using a defining brow pencil. Using the spoolie, I'm going to first brush my brow hair downwards so I can clearly see on top and then fill the brow in.

Then, I’m going to brush my brow hairs upwards so I can clearly see at the bottom and fill the brow in.

I mostly focus on the sparse areas in my brows. I don't like to fill in too much because I have very thick brows. But, if you have thinner brows, you can also use a brow pomade or a brow powder.

Combing brows

2. Comb the brows

Then, using the spoolie again, I'm going to brush my brow hairs one more time, so the product distributes evenly across my brows. 

Cleaning up brows

3. Clean up brows

Next, using a concealer, I'm going to clean up underneath the brows using a flat concealer brush. Then, using my finger, I'm going to buff out the concealer so there are no harsh edges left. 

Applying a darker shade of concealer

4. Apply darker shade of concealer 

Now, here's the trick to creating that beautiful brown smoky eye makeup without putting in any effort. Instead of using the same concealer that I used to clean up under my brows, I'm going to be using a darker shade of concealer as a base on my lid.

You can use any concealer that's at least two shades deeper than your skin tone. I'm just using a tad bit, dotting a couple of drops on my lid. Using a concealer brush, I'm going to blend this out.

I'm going to use a little bit more concealer in my lower lash line. I'm going to buff this out at the edges, just to soften everything. 

Applying eyeliner

5. Apply eyeliner

Next, I'm going to be applying a black eyeliner to my waterline and in my lash line. It doesn't have to be perfect because we'll be smudging this anyway. Just go ahead and line your lash line. 

Applying black eyeshadow

6. Apply black eyeshadow

Now, I'm going to dip into some black eyeshadow. I'm going to simply go over my eyeliner, smudging and smoking it.

Then, I'm using my finger to smudge it out a little bit more, so it blends into that deeper shade of concealer. 

Applying brown eyeshadow

7. Apply brown eyeshadow

If you want to keep it simple, you can now apply a coat of mascara and call it done.

However, what I'm going to do now is set my entire lid with a brown eyeshadow. I'm taking this brown eyeshadow with a flat fluffy brush and I'm going to stamp it all the way from my lash line up to my socket area.

It's going to be the deepest closer to my lash line and, as it moves upward and outward, it fades into my skin tone. I'm also going to smoke some of that brown eyeshadow into my lower lash line.

If you didn’t apply mascara earlier, apply it now instead, or go in with some false eyelashes. You might want to check out my tutorial on How to Apply Mascara Without Clumping.

Completed brown smoky eye makeup

Brown smoky eye makeup  

And that’s your brown smoky eye makeup complete! I hope you enjoyed this super easy, sexy smoky eye! If you did, leave a comment below. I love to hear from you all. 

Products used:

Suggested materials:
  • Brow pencil
  • Spoolie
  • Concealer
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