Makeup Tutorial: Brown Eyes

Thanks for all the comments on my last tutorial and thank you for the requests to see more! I am no makeup expert but try to do what I can do so I am happy when my tips help any of you.

I don’t know why I have such trouble photographing my makeup but hopefully these pictures will suffice. I was going for a dark brown eye and natural for the rest of the face.


The makeup used for this look:
tutorial #2

Clockwise from top:

  • Smashbox eyeshadow palette in Pro
  • Ardell false lashes #105
  • Bare Escentuals blush
  • L’oreal Infallible eye liner
  • L’oreal Telescopic liquid eye liner
  • various brushes
  • Bourgeous lipglooss in #1
  • MAC shadestick in Shimmer Sand

The Process:

  • Apply MAC shadestick all over the lid. I like to apply it all over until the spot where I want the shadow to stop at so just slightly above my crease.
  • Use brush #1 and eyeshadow #1 and apply over the shadestick, starting from the middle of the lid to the outer corner.
  • Dip the brush back into the shadow and then apply color heavily just to the outer corner, think of it as the outer triangle of your eyelid.
  • Use brush #2 and eyeshadow #2 and start blending with that shade from the middle of the lid to the inner corner. You will have a bit of a gradient coloring.
  • Using the same brush, flip it over on the other side and apply the lightest shade all over the top of the eye lid to blend the color and then at the brow bone to add shimmer.
  • Apply blush using brush #4 at the apple of your cheeks sweeping up
  • Apply false lashes, I’m wearing Ardell #105.
  • To apply lashes: put a very thin line of glue on the strip. Wait for about 5 seconds so that the glue can become tacky.
  • Hold lash up to your eyelid to check placement. Place the lash on the inside corner near your lash line (but not on your actual eyelashes) first and then slowly pull the lash down to the outer corner. Hold in place for a few seconds to stay in place.
  • Using brush #5 apply the liquid liner #5 to the brush for easier control. Line very lightly over the false lash line to cover it.
  • Use the pencil liner, apply to the bottom of your eye lining until about 3/4 of your eye. Smudge, smudge, smudge.
  • At the inner bottom corner where you stopped the liner, apply eyeshadow #2 for a bit of a shimmer and to brighten your eyes. Smudge some more.
  • Apply golden/nude lipgloss

You can reference yesterday’s lookbook to see how it looks out in the sun. I always try to be creative with my makeup but also try to keep it natural since my work place isn’t the best place to experiment with makeup. Just have fun with it and play around with mixing shadow colors. I love eyeshadow palettes for that very reason!

Apologies for the lack of comments on your blogs and slow response to emails the past week, I have been super busy preparing for my sister’s wedding (as you read this I am on my flight to the Riveria Maya, where it is taking place) which means I also didn’t have time to schedule posts. See you all when I get back next week, can’t wait to get updated on your blogs! Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe fourth of July!

Awesome giveaway when I return! Check out these fabulous ladies for a “sneak peek” of what it will be 🙂

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**go check out Punam Bean’s blog (yes, my wedding photographer too!) for my sister and her fiance’s courthouse ceremony pictures. They are truly beautiful! I have had a lot of people ask but no, Jared and I are not shooting her wedding. I think being her Maid of Honor is enough work for me. 😉 haha, just kidding. She really just wanted us to be guests and relax so expect to see some amazing goodness from Punam when we get back. And if you haven’t checked out my wedding pictures yet, click here and here!

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  • Brown Girl
    July 1, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I love eye shadows but they never turn out right on me, I think it's because my skin is brown?

  • captivateme
    July 1, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    oh, wow–those courthouse pictures are amazing!! I can't wait to read all about it when you get back from the wedding…I'm sure it will be fabulous 🙂

  • Maegan
    July 1, 2009 at 7:20 pm


  • FJ
    July 1, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    You have trouble phtgraphing your makeup because of your asian eyelids silly 😉 Your makeup looks great everyday )

  • Lotus
    July 1, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Love the makeup tutorial- thanks for the link to the false lashes (I like the ones you use- they give you enough oomph but can be used during the day!). Have fun at your sister's wedding:))

  • Kristin
    July 1, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you!! I've never been a fan of my brown eyes. My dad had blue and my mom has green, so I've always been bummed I didn't get blessed with the light eyes. But you have made brownies GORGEOUS!

  • Elizabeth Marie
    July 1, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    So pretty!

  • Savvy Mode SG
    July 1, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    what a great post.

  • Iva
    July 1, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    great job with the tutorial!!

  • roysie
    July 2, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Really helpful tutorial. Whenever I try this look my eyes look bruised.

  • Kwisto
    July 2, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    cute!love the lashes!

  • Pop Champagne
    July 2, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I love your lashes! And the tutorial was very helpful <3 Thanks for doing it!

  • candacerose
    July 2, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Lovely! I can't wait to see pictures of your sisters wedding! Have a great time!!!

  • issa
    July 2, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    gorgeous eyes!! great tutorial

  • Hanako66
    July 2, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    you look so pretty, great tutorial!

    Have a wonderful time…I can't wait to see pics!

  • pranksygang
    July 3, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    you have beautiful eyes! gr8 shape!!! 🙂 and helpful tutorial

  • Rosemary
    July 4, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Hooray for repping the brown eyed gals! I feel like so many eye tutorials are for the fairer shades of eyes. This is an amazing look! 🙂

  • MizzJ
    July 4, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Thx for the tutorial! It's so nice to see some makeup tips for Asians. Have a great time at the wedding 🙂

  • Nicci
    July 6, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    what a great tutorial! Thanks so muich for posting, definitely going to try this out, will let you know how it turns out! x

  • freeteyme
    July 6, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    great make-up tutorial! I can't wait to try it!

  • Stefania
    July 8, 2009 at 2:54 am

    great makeup! You always make your skin look flawless!

  • ♥ Marta ♥
    July 8, 2009 at 5:30 am

    so pretty 🙂

  • All Things Blonde
    July 9, 2009 at 3:18 am

    Pretty makeup! Love the lashes!

  • God Made Me fuNky
    July 28, 2009 at 3:27 am

    As always, your make up posts are great help.