Clinique eyeshadow primer, Clinique quad

Hi peeps!  I’m still pregnant but I have been offline for a couple of days due to the arrival of my Momma from UK and the breakdown of internet at home.  I had a couple of false labour contractions (Braxton Hicks) and they were bloody agony so I’m definitely going to take all the drugs when it is time.  Anyway, due to lack of preparation even though I said I would blog like a maniac, I thought I would blog about a Smokey Brown Eye Tutorial I did for one of my Clinique It Girl posts recently.

Smokey brown eyes are now my usual eye look these days.  It took me a while to get into neutral eyeshadow but Urban Decay Naked 2 did it for me

<< Off tangent, but do you like the new Urban Decay Naked 3?  To be honest, I’m a little bit over it, but I do like the rose gold swatches but doubt I’ll be splashing out on it… >>   

Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes in 02 Moderately Fair, Clinique All About Shadow Quad in 02 Jenna’s Essentials, Clinique Lash Power Mascara, Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

The 4 Clinique products I used for this smokey brown eyes look are :-

1.  Clinique All About Shadow Quad in 02 Jenna’s Essentials
2.  Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes in 02 Moderately Fair
3.  Clinique Lash Power Mascara
4.  Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

However, you can substitute these products with whatever you have in your makeup stash 🙂

Step 1

smokey brown eyes tutorial

Apply Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes all over the eyelids using your finger.  This will ensure that eyeshadow will remain crease free and last the whole day, as well as intensifying the pigments.

Step 2

swatches Clinique All About Shadow Quad in 02 Jenna’s Essentials

Starting from the centre of the lid, blend Shade 2 (dark brown matte) from the Clinique All About Shadow Quad from the lash line to the crease.  We don’t want any harsh lines so remember to blend in both directions.

Step 3

swatches Clinique All About Shadow Quad in 02 Jenna’s Essentials

Pat Shade 3 (taupe) into the inner third of the eyelid and lightly blend where it meets Shade 2 to create a gradient effect.  Bring it slightly above the crease to bring the colours together.

Step 4

Clinique All About Shadow Quad in 02 Jenna’s Essentials

Apply Shade 1 (white pearl) to the inner corner of the eye to open up the eyes.  Line the upper and lower lash line with Shade 4 (black) and smoke it out.

Step 5

smoky brown eyes tutorial, smokey brown eyes, clinique brown eyes

Apply lashings of mascara to top and bottom lashes.  Intensify pigments if required.  I also used Shade 2 on my brows.

Obviously, this is a just a BASIC smokey brown look.  You can have a more INTENSE look by tightlining eyes and vamping it up with a sexy cat eye flick with black liquid eyeliner.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this basic smokey eye look and don’t forget to apply makeup to the rest of your face and pop on some lipstick to transform yourself into a hottie 😀


2 Comments on Basic Smokey Brown Eyes – Step By Step Tutorial

  1. Mitch & Mia
    25/11/2013 at 1:13 am (4 years ago)

    Great tips! Yup, those are the basic steps but that’s pretty much it. If you know how to do the basic, you can start playing with the colours and achieve the look you really want.

    • Ling
      13/12/2013 at 2:08 pm (4 years ago)

      @Mitch & Mia, Back to basics FTW! 🙂