Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Soft Brown Smokey Eye using Makeup Geek and Mac

In my recent post you may have seen me purchase a few eye shadows from Makeup Geek and I couldn't wait to try them out. This is one of the eye looks I created, a wearable smokey eye using warm browns and gold. This look is ideal for a daytime or can paired with a winged liner and lashes for a more vamped up glam evening look. If you like this look I've listed below the products and brushes used...
L-R Peach Smoothie, Crème Brulee, Cocoa Bear and Amber Lights
  • I used 'Peach Smoothie' in the crease on a Zoeva 227/Soft Definer Brush  as a transition shade to help blend the other shadows out. Peach Smoothie is a perfect matte peach/cream that subtly defines the crease and can be paired with the majority of eye shadows to help blend them out.
  • To define the crease a bit more I added 'Crème Brulee' to the socket line using a Zoeva 228/Crease Brush . Crème Brulee is slightly deeper and warmer than Peach Smoothie, both are buttery soft and blend out beautifully. This shade doesn't do too much for the look but makes blending out the next shade a lot easier and just adds more dimension to the eye. I also used this under the lower lash line from outer to liner corner.
  • To darken up the outer corner I used 'Cocoa Bear' on a Makeup Geek Soft Dome Brush. The brush is a little denser that the previous brushes used but concentrates the colour more by just placing it in the areas you want it. 'Cocoa Bear' to a beautiful rich reddy brown which is a great substitute for black when you want a more natural smokey eye. I also used this on the lower lash line in the outer corner to add more definition for a more 'smoked out' look.
  • To finish off the look and add a bit of sparkle I placed Mac 'Amber Lights' on the inner mobile lid using a Mac 239/Eye Shader Brush. By using this brush to pack the colour on you prevent fall out and the shimmer transferring onto the skin below. I love this colour, it contains just the right amount of gold and copper and is fantastic for anyone with green/blue eyes because it compliments them beautifully and really makes them pop!
I hope you liked this look. Have you got any of these shades? How do you like to wear them?


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