Neutral Smokey Eye Tutorial with a Twist

by Sahar on November 3, 2011 · 25 comments

Neutral Smokey Eye Tutorial with a Twist

Hi Everyone,

I thought I should share my favorite neutral smokey eye look with you that make my hazel eyes pop. I have more brown eyes than green, but when the sun shines, my eyes tend to kind-of look brown-greenish. When you have a look at the colorwheel, it tells you that if you have green eyes, the color purple will compliment your eye color and if you have the color brown (light brown), then blue-violet compliments your eye color.  I personally prefer green shadow or liner on my eyes.  I feel like that compliments my eyes plus green is one of my favorite colors to put on my eyes.

Products Used for Neutral Smokey Eyes:

The products that I am using in this tutorial are:

  • ELF Eyelid Primer (studio line).
  • Victoria Jackson Palette.
  • Hypnotic Lashes Mascara by Rival de Loop (Germany).
  • L’Oreal Black Eyeliner.
  • Elf Studio Blush in Tickled Pink.
  • Elf Studio Blush in Gotta Glow.
  • Elf Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in Twinkle Teal.
  • NYC Bronzer in Sunny 720A.

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

1.  Before I put anything on my eyelid, I apply some eyelid primer that helps my shadows stay longer on my lids and prevents it from creasing.

2. After I primed my lids, I take my Victoria Jackson Palette and take the second color from the top and put it all over my eyelids, but staying under the crease with a fluffy eyeshadow brush.

Neutral Smokey eye Tutorial With A Twist

3.  With another brush, I am taking the lightest color in the palette and put it on my brow bone right underneath my eyebrows.

4.  To give my eyes some definition, I am using the fourth color next to the dark brown and swirl it around on my crease with a crease brush.

brown eye

5. I like my smokey eye a little bit more dramatic. That’s why I am using the darkest color in this palette and darken my crease creating a V.


6.  Now, I take my ELF Shimmer Pencil and draw a line below my lower lash line and with a pencil brush, I am smudging it out for a smokey look.

Green eyes

7.  I am almost done. I am taking now my L’Oreal black eyeliner and create a thin line on my upper lashline to make my lashes appear fuller. I am going to let it dry for 2 minutes and then I am putting on my Rival de Loop Mascara. Usually, I put on 2-3 coats of mascara.

smokey eyes

On my face, I have on my Loreal True Match Foundation in Light Ivory and my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Sandstorm. I used the NYC Bronzer on my cheek bone, but leaving out the apples of my cheeks.  I have also put some bronzer on my forehead to make it look smaller. Taking my ELF Blush in Tickled Pink, I am applying this with a blush brush on top of my bronzer on my cheeks. For a nice glow, I am taking my ELF Blush in Gotta Glow and put a little bit on the apples of my cheeks and on the temple of my nose. As for my lips, I just used a clear lip gloss. Hope you liked it :).  If you have any questions, please let me know.

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Monika Agarwal November 3, 2011 at 6:41 pm

You look lovely. It would have been great if your could share pics of the products used 🙂


Sahar November 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

shut i forgot. i did take a pic of everything. is there any other way i could upload this pic somehow ? maybe photobucket?


devilgal November 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Ohhhhhh Myyyyy Gaaad..!!! Sahar, you look sooo beautiful.. :preen: Nice and useful review


Vaishnavi November 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm

very beautiful Sahar!! :yes:


jyo November 3, 2011 at 7:01 pm

u look awesome sahar. with or without make up :haanji: :haanji: and this is such a nice look. :teddy: Very simple and wearable.i like such neutral eye makeups. ‘ll definitely give this a try :))


Bee November 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm

very pretty Sahar 🙂 Im supposed to go to a casual-but-formal kinda party today- will try this look 🙂
are those your real lashes? they look fab!!! if this is the effect this mascara gives I need to hunt it down.. hehheeh


Sahar November 3, 2011 at 8:04 pm

haha yes dear these are my real lashes but i have naturally long lashes i dnt think it had anythign to do with this mascara 🙂


Kimi November 3, 2011 at 7:29 pm

You look soo gorgeous Sahar…Lovely tutorial…I usually do this almost daily for office wear..he he..just that I use all matte shades!!! 😀


Rati November 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm

shara one of my fav looks. i do this a lot. yeah do share the products photo. it would be nice. 🙂

you look cute in the pic. :-*


Sahar November 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm

<3 how can i share this pic? i did take pics but i forgot to upload them in the doc 🙁


Neha S. November 3, 2011 at 9:02 pm

i think u can mail them now.. they will surely update it.. i think… 😉 😉 😉 :)) :)) :))


jomol November 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm

You look very pretty Sahar…….please do share the picture of the products you used too :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:


sukanya November 3, 2011 at 7:42 pm

likeeyyyy :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


bhumika November 3, 2011 at 8:30 pm

awesome look sahar..I love such smokey eyes.. :inlove:


nids November 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm

u r sssoooooooo beautifuuulllll sahar… :mirror: :mirror: :makeup: :makeup: :love: :love: :love: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: n very nice eye makeup.. i think a snap of the eye palette tht u used to create this luvly luk wud hav really helped in judging the shades better.. :methinks: :methinks:


Parita November 3, 2011 at 8:50 pm

you look gorgeous sahar and the tutorial is very easy and helpful..thanks for sharing! :puchhi:


Jyotsna November 3, 2011 at 8:53 pm

u look so good in these pics sahar :love: :love: ……… nice tute… :yes: :yes: :yes:


Neha S. November 3, 2011 at 9:00 pm

ur soo beautiful..!!
amazingly blended shadows too!! very well done.. it looks all the more awesome coz u have perfect lids ,socket crease etc..!!
just amazing!! :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:


Naomi November 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Simple and beautiful! :yes:


rima November 3, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Sahar u look so beautiful…….. :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: Ur hair is so nice tooo……and i liked your post a lot it will be of nice help to those who are a bit scared of the brown black smokey eyes.THis look makes one look sensual ….. 😉 😉


shrreya November 4, 2011 at 12:05 am

u’ve got extremely gorgeous eyes!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the look!!!!


shivani s November 4, 2011 at 2:00 am

Thanks for making it look easy and doable. I am actually gonna try this. You are damn pretty ya, touchwood 🙂


sangeetha November 4, 2011 at 10:46 am

Sahara you look very cute !! :waytogo:


Poo November 4, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Saharr.. u looking so prettyy.. loved the way u did the eyemakeup.. very easy peasyy..


Tina November 4, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Wow sahar…u luk so bbbeeaauuttiiffuulll….. :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:


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