Plummy brown smokey eyes look: Makeup Breakdown

Hi everyone!

This is a plummy brown smokey eye look what I wore yesterday.  To those who’ve been following me on Facebook would have seen this look  yesterday. It is a neutral smokey eye paired with a warm nude lipstick and blush. This is one of the looks that can be worn with any outfit regardless of color.  Read post on  “Makeup looks to suit every outfit” HERE.

Plummy brown smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look

Summary of the look :

For the eyes, apply kohl on lid as base and smudge, apply plummy brown (or any neutral shade) eyeshadow all over lid and blend at the crease. Apply compact under the brows, kohl smudged with the same eyeshadow on lower lash line and finish off with mascara. Moisturize face well before eye makup and apply concealer, foundation and compact after completing eye makeup. Apply a warm blush under the cheekbones and blend upwards. Apply a nude lipstick with a warm undertone to finish the look. Alternatively, you can use a cool toned blush and pair with a nude lipstick with a pink undertone.

Products  used :


1. MAC Smolder kohl (as base)- all over lid

2. Coastal scents 88 palette ( marked shades)

3. Blending brush : MAC 222, The body shop brushes for application

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

5. Lakme rose powder for blending and under brow

Eye makeup for Plummy brown smokey eyes

Plummy brown smokey eyes

Plummy brown smokey eyes

Plummy brown smokey eyes



1. Lotus herbals naturablend swift makeup ‘730 Creamy Peach’

2. Lotus herbals compact

3. Maybelline Apricot flush brush

4. The body shop face and body brush

5. Sponge for blending foundation

Face makeup for plummy brown smokey eyes


Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy Collection

Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection

Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection ( SWATCH)

Final look :

Plummy brown smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look

Plummy brown smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look

Did you like the look? What face and lip makeup do you pair with smokey eyes? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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  1. May 27, 2011 / 1:33 pm

    u do smokey eyes so well…!

  2. nidhi
    May 27, 2011 / 1:47 pm

    u look awesome in every look……… i like u soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

    • May 27, 2011 / 2:35 pm

      That’s so sweet..thank you Nidhi 🙂

  3. May 27, 2011 / 1:54 pm

    loveeddddd!!!! :)) Those two shades my cs palette is two of the most used shades. infact the dark brown has got a major dent in it. 😛

    • May 27, 2011 / 2:34 pm

      Thank you 😛 I love that dark brown shade too! Use it very often 😀

  4. May 27, 2011 / 1:54 pm

    Hi. Nice look. I can’t believe I did not come across you before. btw, how do I subscribe because I see no GFC here?

    • May 27, 2011 / 2:34 pm

      Thanks Nivedita 🙂 WordPress does not support GFC so I don’t have that feature. You can subscribe through email, you’ll be notified of new posts in your mail. Or you can follow me on Twitter or Facebook (the links are in the sidebar) and you’ll be updated of new posts through that also.

  5. preeti
    May 27, 2011 / 2:24 pm

    awsum ankita. 🙂 .hey apart frm MAC, as i m on tight budget 😛 . wht blending n eye make up brush wud u recommnd ?? as i wud be buyin sum… i m a newbie in eye make up.. 😛

    • May 27, 2011 / 2:32 pm

      Thanks Preeti 🙂 Its difficult to find good brushes in Indian brands Preeti..its you’re ordering online you could get Coastal Scents brushes. In Indian brands, I’ve found Faces blending brush really good. And its priced very well at Rs 70. Its fluffy but not too fluffy so you can apply eyeshadow with it and blend with it too.

      • preeti
        May 27, 2011 / 5:15 pm

        thnks ankita..n yayiiee we r FB buddies nw 🙂

        • May 27, 2011 / 7:14 pm

          You’re welcome Preeti 😀 😀

  6. Shai
    May 27, 2011 / 3:52 pm

    Looks really pretty… and that lakme lipstick is a divine shade. You haven’t topped it with gloss?

    • May 27, 2011 / 7:05 pm

      Thank you Shai 🙂 I haven’t topped it with has a satin finish so it looks a bit glossy.

  7. May 27, 2011 / 9:03 pm

    you alway outdo yourself Ankita, loved the way you have connected the lower lash line shadow with the upper one 🙂

  8. Neha S.
    May 27, 2011 / 11:06 pm

    loved it..!! ur cs palette is the matte one na?

    • May 27, 2011 / 11:41 pm

      Thanks Neha 😛 Ya its the matte one- most shadows are semi-satin or satin finish.

  9. May 28, 2011 / 2:25 am

    So pretty! 🙂

  10. May 28, 2011 / 4:40 pm

    I loved the eyes..n 133 is pretty !! hows d lotus natural blend ?

    • May 28, 2011 / 4:52 pm

      Thanks 🙂 Its pretty good..the shade matches my skin very well but it makes my skin a little oily after some time.

  11. Rajni
    June 6, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    very nice look !i love the whole smokey eyes & nude lips look , my go to products for the look , either chanel eye kohl or mac smolder(i apply it on my lids and smudge it a bit which gives a nice natural look ) and for lips mac fresh brew lipstick with mac lipglass in mad cap

    • June 6, 2011 / 8:12 pm

      Thanks Rajni! I absolutely love my MAC Smolder! Will check out MAC Fresh brew lipstick and mad cap lipglass 🙂 Hows the Chanel eye khol? How does it compare to MAC Smolder?

    • Rajni
      June 7, 2011 / 9:33 pm

      they are both equally good but i reach out more for the Chanel one(i got this one after reading somewhere that Kareena Kapoor uses it and i love her eye makeup )

      • June 7, 2011 / 11:04 pm

        Thanks Rajni. How much does the Chanel kohl retail for?

        • Rajni
          June 8, 2011 / 7:53 pm

          i dont remember exactly but i think it was around Rs1200-1300

        • Rajni
          June 8, 2011 / 7:54 pm

          and it comes with a sharpner 🙂

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