light smokey brown eyes

happy new year!

the first post of 2013 starts with a light smokey eyes for the summer, inspired by a how-to smokey black eyes for asian eyes i saw from pinterest. i’m not going to include the image in this post since there may be some copyright issues – it appears to be korean but it has an unlegible weibo watermark on the image and i don’t know who this image actually belongs to.

btw, i’m actively pinning again, follow me!

the how-to is for monolids, i have hooded lids so i considered it’s more or less similar.

light smokey brown eyes

i used brown instead of black because i was wearing during the day and wanted to look less dramatic. and it was really hot today. just in case makeup melts and creases to a huge mess under the heat.

i also applied more product than usual, almost occupied 2/3 of the whole eye area so that more color shows through when my eyes are opened.

light smokey brown eyes

products used on the eys:

  • etude house proof 10 eye primer – all over the eye area including the brows
  • detrivore eyeshadow in vulture – filled in the brows
  • bourjois effect smokey eye pencil in smokey brown – do a very winged eyeliner with thickness slightly above the crease, line outer 1/3 of lower lashline, also tightline the top lashline
  • noella beauty works eyeshadow in velvet – applied over the above eyeliner, and bring it further up above the crease, and along the lower lashline
  • djv beautenizer fiberwig lx mascara

light smokey brown eyes - fotd

other products used:

  • bourjois 10 hour sleep foundation in #72
  • maybelline age rewind concealer in medium
  • physician formula cheek palette in rose palette
  • shiro intertube in why not zoidberg?

i didn’t use powder since it was so hot and i didn’t want to load more products on my face. bad choice. my face shined quite quickly. the eye makeup still look good and fresh by the end of the day.

i looked tired due to lack of sleep. :/ a more visible eyeliner might help. the bourjois pencil fades too quickly and doesn’t like to stay on my eyes.

2 thoughts on “light smokey brown eyes

  1. Cynthia Reply

    I like your smokey brown eyes look than the smokey black eyes for asian eyes. I find that it’s harder to sport that look cause I think it’s gear for younger girls and my eyes are hooded and droopy looking. Thanks for sharing this look and it looks elegant on you.

  2. prettymom Reply

    @cyn, it’s more for true monolids. have you seen lisa eldridge’s video on smokey eyes for hooded and droopy lids? it’s quite helpful. i think i need to do a look based on her tips as well.

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