Bright smoky eyes: Master the unconventional look with this tutorial

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  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Bright smoky eyes: Master the unconventional look with this tutorial
Bright smoky eyes: Master the unconventional look with this tutorial

We love wearing striking colour on our lips, and now it’s time for your eyes to shine. Say hello to brightly coloured smoky eye  makeup – an unconventional look that allows you to embrace colour like you’ve never done before. The world is full of colour, so why not bring some of it to your daytime or evening makeup look? If you’re feeling nervous about trying out something so avant-garde, never fear. This makeup tutorial looks at a more subtle way of doing a smoky eye – with a pop of stunning colour that’s perfectly suited to the hue of your eyes.


Beautiful contrast for brown eyes

You may feel a little wary about dipping into bright greens and pinks, so if you’re new to coloured eyeshadow, begin with a neutral shade like navy blue. After all, blue is one of the most complementary colours for brown eyes. Combine an ivory base with a metallic navy for an elegant smoky eye.

Feeling a little more daring? Pink and purple are great colours to enhance brown eyes. Use a deep purple for the outer shading of the eye and a dusty pink for the inner corners. The L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Les Ombres Palette in Rose Memories includes a curated selection of four gorgeous burgundy shades, and is ideal for brown-eyed beauties.




Stunning makeup for green or hazel eyes

Green and hazel eyes are wonderfully versatile and can carry off almost any eye shadow look. To complement these captivating and unique eye colours, go for a sunset-inspired smoky eye that pairs pink and orange eyeshadow with a deep brown on the lower lash line.

Pink, peach and orange shades work wonders when it comes to enhancing the brown hues in hazel-coloured eyes. To achieve this soft and feminine smoky eye, try the Maybelline Eyestudio Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette. This palette includes a selection of beach-inspired sunset colours as well as a few shimmering nudes.

Blue, purple and green also work well with green or hazel eye colouring – just remember to stick to a single spectrum of colour for a unified look.




An unconventional look for blue eyes

If you’re looking to create an elegantly subdued smoky eye that is easy to transition from day to night with, try a touch of vibrant forest green. Green is a wonderful colour that highlights the clarity of blue eyes. Use a deep forest green for the outer corners and creases, and a lighter shade of green blended across the lid. Then tie it all together with a smoked-out chocolate brown under the bottom lash line. Add the Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette to your makeup wishlist. This palette contains a selection of beautiful greens as well as deep brown and charcoal for smoky eye blending. There’s even a vibrant purple in there for a pop of regal colour.

So, are you ready to dive into colour with unconventional makeup? While you’re at it, why not try out a few more interesting makeup trends – you’ll surely turn a few heads!



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