Warm Toned Smoky Eye

Hey guys!

Smoky eyes are always something I was fascinated with. The classic silver and black smoky eye look would be my go to look for all weddings or parties when I was a freshmen in high school.

Later on that year, however, I stumbled upon my Beauty Guru role model, Jaclyn Hill, who did a tutorial on a warm toned look. That is when I discovered makeup could be versatile and fun.

I began experimenting with makeup and fell in love with the artistic aspect of it. Makeup is supposed to be fun but I was always too afraid to venture outside of putting colorful eyeliner on to match my hijab (oh my gosh, I know).

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This red and brown eyeshadow look is inspired by Jaclyn's warm toned smoky eye- a kind of tribute to her for setting me free and allowing me to truly express myself through makeup.

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In this look, I used my first ever purchased Morphe palette, the 35O which I am still just as obsessed with as I was on day 1. This look is done entirely using this palette.

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I started by applying this yellow tone shade over my entire lid, to the brow bone, with a large fluffy Morphe blending brush. This ensures a smooth base for the darker colors and allows them to be blended more easily.

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Next, I applied the light brown shade as a transition color between the darker brown and red eye shadow. By doing so, your shadows will blend easier and more seamlessly. This was done utilizing a smaller blending brush.

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I applied this brown color using a dome shaped blending brush on the outer half my eye and kept packing until it was a beautiful, smooth dark brown shade. Remember to blend, blend, blend, otherwise the dark brown will not look smooth, rather, like someone smudged some dirt on your eye!

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To create that warm tone smoke look, I applied some red shadow on the outside of the dark brown shadow as kind of a halo. Using a fluffy blending brush, I lightly applied the red shade around the brown and blended until it looked smoked out and smooth.

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On my lid, I applied this beautiful, mettalic reddish brown shade, packing it on using a flat shader brush. I did not have setting spray on me, however, if you're looking for a wet BA-BAM look, I would definitely recommend spraying some on your brush and then applying the lid color. This will definitely give you a more dramatic look!

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After applying my foundation and completing my face routine, I smudged the same dark brown and then red as a halo effect under my eyes. Make sure to connect both the lower and upper shadows- this helps create a cohesive look.

 

Afterward, I applied my favorite black Kohl in my tight line and water line. The final step was applying my favorite mascara and, voila! A beautiful red tone smoky eye.

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I wanted to keep the look a little monochromatic so I wore some red liquid lipstick as well. If you want the keep the focus on your eyes, though, try wearing a brown toned nude and your eyes will stun everyone who walks by!

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I'll talk to you guys soon!

 

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