How to Apply Eye Shadow & Eyeliner for Brown Eyes

"Brown Eyed Girl" So I'm not young, nor am I a supermodel, but I've been doing makeup like this for years! I learned from an older friend when I was 16 & modified it for the trend.

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How to Apply Eye Shadow & Eyeliner for Brown Eyes
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Brushes! Seriously, they're essential for the success of smokey eyes or any tasteful   make-up application. Invest in good ones, but if you need to buy the cheap ones first to learn, then start there.

Brushes! Seriously, they're essential for the success of smokey eyes or any tasteful make-up application. Invest in good ones, but if you need to buy the cheap ones first to learn, then start there.

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Brushes!

Brushes!

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Primer OR cream shadow. Gel or pencil eyeliner. Brow pencil & brush. Eyelash curler, primer & mascara. (Lash Primer not essential) White eyeliner (just trending now)

Primer OR cream shadow. Gel or pencil eyeliner. Brow pencil & brush. Eyelash curler, primer & mascara. (Lash Primer not essential) White eyeliner (just trending now)

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Some shadow palettes.

Some shadow palettes.

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Gel liner.

Gel liner.

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Creme shadow or shadow primer.

Creme shadow or shadow primer.

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LOVE this brow pencil from Melaleuca! The shape, twist-up & the brush/comb end!! Did I mention that I love this??

LOVE this brow pencil from Melaleuca! The shape, twist-up & the brush/comb end!! Did I mention that I love this??

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Pretty dated color palette holder, but the colors are trendy now. You can see they're  still bearing a faint embossed brand name.  Obviously some colors are more favored & timeless than others.

Pretty dated color palette holder, but the colors are trendy now. You can see they're still bearing a faint embossed brand name. Obviously some colors are more favored & timeless than others.

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Ok, I start with a fair/medium BB cream but you just need to start with your usual foundation applied evenly.

Ok, I start with a fair/medium BB cream but you just need to start with your usual foundation applied evenly.

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Can't believe I'm showing the world my "bare naked" face.

Can't believe I'm showing the world my "bare naked" face.

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Now use the primer of your choice or cream shadow. I've got this neutral brownish copper so I like to use that when applying brown shades.

Now use the primer of your choice or cream shadow. I've got this neutral brownish copper so I like to use that when applying brown shades.

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Apply with finger over entire lid.

Apply with finger over entire lid.

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Spread evenly.

Spread evenly.

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Start in corner and feather up & out.

Start in corner and feather up & out.

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Applying primer.

Applying primer.

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Blunt smudger brush first.

Blunt smudger brush first.

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I'm using iced mocha with a slight metallic effect as my starter color.

I'm using iced mocha with a slight metallic effect as my starter color.

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Smudge in a "V" shape along lash line and into crease.

Smudge in a "V" shape along lash line and into crease.

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"V" shape.

"V" shape.

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Showing the "v" smudge technique.

Showing the "v" smudge technique.

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Nice soft round shadow brush is next.

Nice soft round shadow brush is next.

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Going with a lighter shade of mocha, also metallic.

Going with a lighter shade of mocha, also metallic.

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Haha, my kitten took off with my blush brush! Caught on film! Makes this tutorial a bit more exciting huh?

Haha, my kitten took off with my blush brush! Caught on film! Makes this tutorial a bit more exciting huh?

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Blending.

Blending.

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Finally, I'm going to use a matte (non-metallic) peach called "Bamboo". Also the brush has more of a fan style.

Finally, I'm going to use a matte (non-metallic) peach called "Bamboo". Also the brush has more of a fan style.

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Fan style brush.

Fan style brush.

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Fill in the corners an above the other two colors.

Fill in the corners an above the other two colors.

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Highlighting.

Highlighting.

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Go  all the way up to brow line on the highlighter color.

Go all the way up to brow line on the highlighter color.

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To brow.

To brow.

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Shadow application is done! Keep going for the finished look!➡

Shadow application is done! Keep going for the finished look!➡

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Okay, here's the brow pencil I was talking about love the triangle shape. It really helps draw a wonderful brow.

Okay, here's the brow pencil I was talking about love the triangle shape. It really helps draw a wonderful brow.

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I NEVER wax or tweeze my brows! The key is filling in what God gave you and brushing them neatly. Sometimes I use the small pen razor to clean up my lid line. If I tweeze, I sneeze! Can't help it.

I NEVER wax or tweeze my brows! The key is filling in what God gave you and brushing them neatly. Sometimes I use the small pen razor to clean up my lid line. If I tweeze, I sneeze! Can't help it.

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Firm lines here. Start in the center on the bottom and go with the grain of hair.

Firm lines here. Start in the center on the bottom and go with the grain of hair.

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Make a distinct point downward.

Make a distinct point downward.

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See the angle change?

See the angle change?

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Now draw up and across the top.

Now draw up and across the top.

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Just follow your natural brow line.

Just follow your natural brow line.

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Remember we're not designing a brow, just filling in your own.

Remember we're not designing a brow, just filling in your own.

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See the outline?

See the outline?

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Now fill in the outline.

Now fill in the outline.

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And finally brush it and it actually blends the line as you brush it.

And finally brush it and it actually blends the line as you brush it.

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Can you see just how important the brow is? It frames everything! The one on the left isn't done so you can see the difference.

Can you see just how important the brow is? It frames everything! The one on the left isn't done so you can see the difference.

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Now my trendy bit! White eyeliner.

Now my trendy bit! White eyeliner.

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Apply only on water line and not on lashes if you can help it.

Apply only on water line and not on lashes if you can help it.

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So now is the choice of pencil or gel liner. I'm going to compare one of each for you.

So now is the choice of pencil or gel liner. I'm going to compare one of each for you.

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Drag to the corner.

Drag to the corner.

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Gel liner.

Gel liner.

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Big and thick lines like cats eyes.

Big and thick lines like cats eyes.

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Start on The outside and work your way in towards the center.

Start on The outside and work your way in towards the center.

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Applying cream or gel liner.

Applying cream or gel liner.

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See the difference between the gel eye and the incomplete one? It just pops open doesn't it?

See the difference between the gel eye and the incomplete one? It just pops open doesn't it?

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Okay, time to color the other eye using a pencil.

Okay, time to color the other eye using a pencil.

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Pull skin taught also.

Pull skin taught also.

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Drama eyes! The difference.

Drama eyes! The difference.

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The white waterline again.

The white waterline again.

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Now curl your lashes.

Now curl your lashes.

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Then I like priming my lashes first , I don't know if there's a benefit or not except fuller maybe?

Then I like priming my lashes first , I don't know if there's a benefit or not except fuller maybe?

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White primed lashes!

White primed lashes!

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Blush color and a little bit goes a long way!

Blush color and a little bit goes a long way!

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Large blusher

Large blusher

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Alongside and above the check bone.

Alongside and above the check bone.

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Gosh I sure make some funny faces when in my makeup mode! Haha

Gosh I sure make some funny faces when in my makeup mode! Haha

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Mascara time! This is MAC Haute & Naughty with a brush inside the other to achieve the full or normal.  A gift from my son so how can I refuse?

Mascara time! This is MAC Haute & Naughty with a brush inside the other to achieve the full or normal. A gift from my son so how can I refuse?

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Take a microfiber towel to help clean & finish off all the dust & residual liner.

Take a microfiber towel to help clean & finish off all the dust & residual liner.

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Now the final look will NEED lip liner and lipstick. Like my childhood mentor said,  "a little lipstick goes a long way"!!

Now the final look will NEED lip liner and lipstick. Like my childhood mentor said, "a little lipstick goes a long way"!!

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Oh and I also like the pearl white smudged with my finger in the middle corners and along  the cheek bone to highlight.

Oh and I also like the pearl white smudged with my finger in the middle corners and along the cheek bone to highlight.

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A product from Benefit called High Beam is like this in a tube of lipstick style of packaging and its great and trendy, but expensive. So I'll stick with what I know.

A product from Benefit called High Beam is like this in a tube of lipstick style of packaging and its great and trendy, but expensive. So I'll stick with what I know.

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More really weird faces huh??

More really weird faces huh??

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Done.

Done.

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Cute, sexy and professional either way!

Cute, sexy and professional either way!

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Oh, forgot my lips! Darker liner and lighter color of lipstick usually never fails.

Oh, forgot my lips! Darker liner and lighter color of lipstick usually never fails.

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Just changed the filter to polarize for the final. Oh and I'm 41 if you're wondering and I DON'T highlight or dye my hair either. 😜💋

Just changed the filter to polarize for the final. Oh and I'm 41 if you're wondering and I DON'T highlight or dye my hair either. 😜💋

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