Monday, October 15, 2012

That Brown Smokey Eye


As promised, here's the complete breakdown of the look I wore with Dior Vernis Poison, with complete product list at the bottom of the post.

L-R: GA Eyes to Kill Intense #15, Burberry Eyeshadow in Taupe Brown and Porcelain

By Terry Blush Terrybly Exotic Pink #2

Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Shimmer Brick

This smokey eye is particularly easy to achieve. I applied Burberry Taupe Brown with the LMdB Eye Crease Brush all over my eyelid, blending it outward toward my brow bone, then with my ring finger (use your ring finger when handling sensitive areas because it applies the least pressure!), I patted Giorgio Armani ETK #15 over my eyelid. I applied Porcelain under the brows and blended it into the brow bone. A flick of liner close to the upper lashes and a couple coats of mascara, then I smoked out the lower lash line with Taupe Brown to balance the heavy eye.


For cheeks: Chanel Notorious under cheekbones, By Terry Exotic Pink on apples, and Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Shimmer Brick above cheekbones. A slick of Chanel Troublant on lips.


And that's all there is to it!


Shop The Products:
Face -

Eyes -
Shu Uemura Retractable Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown (not available in the US)

Lips -

34 comments:

  1. Burberry eyeshadows are so smooth, just love them. Your pics are getting better and better and are just an eye candy! Your close up pics are so clear and helpful / Claire

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    1. Thank you for the nice words, Claire!

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  2. Gorgeous! A brown smoky eye is my favorite for any occasion :)

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    1. Funny thing is I find it hard to pull off smokey browns (gray is easier for me) but since taupe brown leans cool it works!

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  3. OMG - gorgeous!!! Love the eye makeup - stunning :)

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  4. EEEEE you're TOO pretty, Xiao! I feel the impulse to buy whatever is on your face!

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    1. <3! Like how I want to buy what you have on your face!

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  5. This is my favorite eye look on you - very pretty with your new do!

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  6. I. LOVE. IT. Seriously, it's absolute perfection on you! (And I didn't comment when you debuted it, but your haircut is AMAZING!) Now I want to try a smokey eye, even though my eyeshadow applying skills are...rudimentary, hah!

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    1. The beauty about this look is eyeshadow applying skills are not necessary! It's really a slap-on kind of deal.

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  7. Lovely! That haircut has transformed your look.

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    1. I'm happy you guys like it! My mother's jaw dropped to the floor when I showed it to her

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  8. Ah you have just reminded me that it is time to bust out my Troublant from the depths of my "beauty closet"/beauty stash disaster. Looks so pretty on you--and I LOOVE how you did your eyes! :D

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    1. Hahaha I know!! Exactly the reason I pulled my Troublant out too

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  9. The gold adds just the right amount of depth to the chocolate brown. Beautiful!

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    1. Yeap! It makes it not gold nor brown enough so I can pull it off :)

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  10. I love this look. I do a similar one and I find it easy to put on and easy to wear. BTW, I love the eyebrows.

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    1. Thanks! Eyebrows (or lack thereof) are the bane of my existence.

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  11. I love the complexity you've created: this definitely isn't your garden variety brown smoky eye. You're absolutely beautiful and so is this look!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thanks for the nice words, Jess! <3

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  12. Love it! Have to try it because I'm not very good with working with brown eyeshadows but this looks like there's enough gold to swing it :D p/s Pic #2 from bottom = <3 and I think your new hair is really coming into its own!

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    1. It's growing so fast I'm going to have a mullet in two weeks

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  13. Such an elegant yet dramatic look! That smoky eye would not look quite the same if you still had long hair. I'm loving these look/product breakdowns.

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    1. Having short hair really does force everything to the forefront, doesn't it? I have this "face the world" approach now. If anyone looks at me I look them straight back in the eye :P

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  14. I absolutely LOVE the eye combos.. The outcome is stunnin!

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  15. That lip color is just perfect! I just love love all the products that you use above; By Terry blusher, Burberry eyeshadows, Chanel lip gloss ! So gorgeous!

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  16. You look amazing, I'm loving your new look.
    I now must have that Armani Eyeshadow, so beautiful.

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  17. The smoky brown eye and your new hair style is match made in heaven. You look divine. Now to see your hair slicked back and rocking a vampy lip....You would make a perfect 80's model

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  18. I'm sooo happy I've found your blog!!! I'm Korean and I've had a hard time finding blogs where I share the same-ish skin tone, eyes, and style- thank you so so so much! You look fantastic!

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