Step 2: Apply A Nude Base
Using a fluffy blending eyeshadow brush, apply a nude shadow that complements your skin tone and blend it in thoroughly. This step helps maximize the longevity and intensity of the colors you use in just about any look.
Step 3: Enhance The Crease
Apply a medium brown-toned eyeshadow to your crease using a fluffy blending brush. Add some color to your lower lash line and blend it out well, especially towards the outer corners.
Pro Tip: To contour your eyes at the crease, always use a darker shade of eyeshadow.
Step 4: Add Some Color
Apply a dark burgundy eyeshadow, focusing the color just on the outer corners. Gently extend it past your crease for a smokey effect. Use the same color on your lower lash line as well.
Again, a fluffy brush is your best bet to smoke out the color while blending the shadow beautifully.
Step 5: Create A Gradient
Apply the nude eyeshadow that you used in the second step to your lids. Also, use the nude shadow to blend out the edges of the burgundy eyeshadow for a softer effect.
Pro Tip: Using a nude shadow is the easiest way to make your eyeshadow look super blended and clean.
Step 6: Define Your Lower Lashline
Take a brown kohl pencil and apply it to your waterline. Make sure to really smudge it in to achieve that gorgeous smokey effect.
Step 7: Amp Up Your Lashes
You can add a pair of falsies for a more glamorous effect. Apply a heavy coat of mascara on your lower lashes to balance the top and the bottom.
Now, finish the rest of your makeup! Do your base, add some bronzer, highlighter, and a nude lip color to complete the look.
To prevent your eye makeup from creasing and smudging, follow the tips given in the next section.