I had a couple of requests for a chocolate brown eye for my third Valentine’s Day makeup look. This is probably the most commonly worn shade in my makeup collection, and it honestly looks great on anyone. When it comes to pulling off a smokey brown eye, you can pull it off, trust me. It’s sultry, it makes your eye color stand out no matter what color you have, and it looks sexy and sophisticated. I used my Too Faced “Chocolate Bar” Palette for this look, which I absolutely love. What better palette to use for the occasion? Full rundown of the look and products used inside!
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THE EYE MAKEUP:
I used the Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette for this makeup look. You can use anything similar in your collection, but trust me when I tell you that this palette is one of my most-used. Here is a diagram below of the shades I used and a quick step-by-step tutorial:
- Using Shade #1 with a fluffy blending brush, apply this generously into the socket of your eye and upward toward your brow-bone. We want this color to be strong and act as a transition shade.
- Using Shade #2 with an eyeshadow brush, apply this over the entire eyelid and along the lower lash-line.
- Using Shade #3 with a pencil brush, apply this to the outer-third of your crease and outer-third of your eyelid only in a sideways “V” shape. This is to create smokey definition on the outer-third of your eye. You can also apply this to the outer-third of your lower lash-line. Keep building up the intensity until you get a nice rich, dark brown shade in the outer corners.
- Using Shade #4 with your eyeshadow brush again, apply this to the inner corners of your eyes generously. This will be the lightest shade and add sparkle to the look.
- Using Shade #5 with your fluffy blending brush, apply this shade to the brow-bone to lightly blend Shade #1 in the crease. We want everything to have a soft, blended, transitional look to it.
Apply black eyeliner to your lower water-line, and your upper lash-line, flicking it out into a wing. Apply mascara (and false lashes if you’d like!), and you’re done.
THE FACE MAKEUP:
- Revlon PhotoReady Makeup SPF 20 in “Natural Beige” was used over my entire face. This gives the face a really nice finish that the camera will be kind to if you’re taking pictures. I love this foundation!
- Revlon PhotoReady Concealer Stick SPF 20 in “Light” was used underneath my eyes, around my nose and chin, as well as on any blemishes. This is a great medium coverage concealer that also blends well and looks great on camera.
- Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer Park Avenue Princess 0.32 oz in “Hotel Heiress.” I also love “Park Avenue Princess” for lighter skin tones. I used this to warm up my face around the temples, as well as contour my cheekbones and my nose.
- MAC Blush in “Modern Mandarin” was used on the apples of my cheeks.
- MAC “Perfect Topping” Mineralize Skinfinish was used all on my cheekbones, down the center of my nose, and on my brow-bones. This is a lovely highlight color.
Keep the lips simple by applying a beige or pink nude shade on them. The focus is the smokey chocolate eye makeup here!
THE FINISHED LOOK:
Your eyes are the star of the show. They’re sultry and dramatic, but because brown is a neutral color, it looks extremely sophisticated. You can never, ever go wrong with a chocolate smokey eye!
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! I’d like to get up one more final look for your special day, and I think I’m going to go with some glitter to finish out this “mini-series” of makeup looks.
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