Today I’m going to show you a simple soft smokey eye using MAC Antiqued eye shadow (coppery brown – veluxe pearl finish)- one of MAC’s classic shades from the permanent range. To add a little more interest to the look, I’ve added a little kitten flick edge while keeping the look soft and wearable.
Products used –
- Lakme Absolute Face Stylist concealer 05 Honey
- Lakme Absolute Brown Kajal
- MAC Antiqued eye shadow (coppery brown)
- MAC Soft brown eye shadow (matte light brown)
- MAC Ricepaper (soft beige gold highlighter)
- Maybelline Black Gel liner
- L’Oreal Paris Color Riche le kohl (black kohl)
- Colorbar eye lash curler
- Clinique High Impact Mascara
Step 1 : Start by applying concealer/brightener under the eyes to neutralize darkness and pigmentation. I’ve used the Lakme Absolute Face Stylist concealer in shade 05 Honey.
Step 2 : Next, use a brown kohl pencil and line your waterline with it. Also use it all over the lid as shown to create a base. I’m using brown to keep the look on the softer side. If you want to wear this look for an evening function, use black kohl instead of the brown. I have used my current favorite brown pencil – Lakme Absolute Brown Kajal.
Step 3 : Using a smudging brush, soften the edges of the kohl applied in the previous step. Run the brush along the crease line to eliminate harsh line and along the lower lash line to create a soft haze of brown around the eyes. I used Coastal Scents pointed crease brush. You could use Colorbar Smudging brush or MAC 219 brush.
Step 4 : Using an applicator brush (like MAC 239 brush), pat MAC Antiqued eye shadow all over the lid as shown. Do not go beyond the crease. Instead of the sweeping the eye shadow, use gentle patting motion to deposit maximum color onto the lids.
Step 5 : Apply MAC Antiqued eye shadow to the lower lash line as well starting from the outer corner. Make sure to leave the inner corner and tear duct area blank as we are going to place the highlighter in this spot.
Step 6 : Blend the eyeshadow in the crease using a matte light brown eye shadow (MAC Soft Brown) to give a smooth transition and softly blended look. I have used MAC 217 blending brush for this step.
Step 7 : Highlight the inner corner and browbone using a soft beige gold eye shadow like MAC Ricepaper. I used MAC 219 to apply the eye shadow in the inner corner (you could use an ear bud) and MAC 222 for the browbone.
Step 8 : Apply black liner along the upper lash line – keeping it thin in the inner corner and thickening the line as you go outwards. Wing it out a little to get the kitten flick. I used Maybelline black gel liner and Colorbar Angled brush for applying it.
Step 9 : Soften the intensity of the black if you want by running a clean brush over the liner (works only with gel and pencil liners, not liquid liner). Apply black kohl to the outer half of the waterline as shown. I used L’Oreal Paris Color Riche le kohl.
Step 10 : Fill your brows, curl your lashes and apply 2 coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes. I used Colorbar eye lash curler and Clinique High Impact Mascara. For the brows, I used Shiseido eye brow styling compact in Medium Brown. Here’s the finished look –
[note color=”#FFE4C4″] I think Antiqued is a gorgeous color and the coppery rust element makes it different from regular pearly brown eye shadows. Being Veluxe Pearl, it has an excellent formula – smooth texture, rich color pay off, easy blendability and good staying power. Layering it over the kohl makes the color pop better and extends the wear time as well! This eye makeup would work with a wide range of lip colors but if you’re confused – just go with a peach or warm nude lip and coordinating peach/earth toned blush.
Hope you found this simple look tutorial useful! Would you like me to do more of single eye shadow focus tutorials? Do let me know in the comments below! [/note]