Makeup by Brittany: Clean Edge Smokey Eye
Today’s tutorial is going to be a soft golden brown smokey with a super clean cut edge. It’s very easy to achieve and gives a very “pro” feel to your look. Here is a peak at the look…
Follow along with my step by step tutorials below!
- As always, start with a clean primed lid. Then apply a champagne, gold shadow. I used Soft and Gentle highlight powder by MAC. Use a flat dense brush and press the shadow into the lid rather than swiping your brush. This will help achieve a more pigmented application.
- To create a subtle cut crease, apply a dark brown shadow along your crease. I used Hand Written by MAC. Use a small liner/lip or brow brush—anything small and dense!
- Take a blending brush and pick up a little more of the dark brown, soften up your cut crease.
- To add a little dimension to the look, and also to help with blending, use a peachy colour to soften up the crease colour into your brown highlight. I used a little bit of Ablaze by MAC. You can also use a pinky hue, anything to soften the brown and add a tiny hint of colour. Pick up the product very sparingly and add more as needed. It’s way easier to add more then take away!
- Apply your brow highlight, I used Naked Lunch by MAC.
- Take a touch of a matte black shadow on the same small brush as used earlier and deepen up the crease just a bit, blending as you go.
- Take a makeup wipe and wrap it around your finger, using the edge of your nail, carve out a clean edge in your shadow. Naturally extending your lower lash line. Then, take a bit of concealer and sharpen up the edge that much more, be sure to get nice and close and soften, so you can’t see any excess product.
- Apply your liquid liner using the line you carved out earlier as a guide. Don’t try to create your wing with one motion, use little strokes to achieve that perfect wing.
- After applying a white eyeliner to your lower waterline, take a bit of the dark brown shadow you used and soften it along the lower lash line, making it a bit thicker near the center of the lid (right where you iris sits).
- Use that same peachy colour that you used to blend out the crease and the brown highlight and buff it just below the dark brown shadow.
- Apply false lashes.
- Apply mascara on your lower lashes.
- The finished result!
Hope you guys enjoyed that tutorial and feel free to leave any questions or comments below!