How to: Sultry Smokey Eye for Fall
Recently QC Makeup Academy posted a picture on Facebook of a lovely fall-inspired smokey eye. Everyone was swooning over it so I was asked to recreate it for you guys in my own way. I hope you like it!
Here are the colors I chose. If you don’t have these exact colors, don’t worry! You can use ones close to these. Unfortunately a couple of these are discontinued or the label has rubbed off, so I can’t list the exact shadow names. Regardless, I thought I would show you what they look like so you can see if you have something similar. Never be afraid to mix colors to get your desired shade. I mixed the dark green single shadow with the lighter green shadow in the palette for the green I used below.
Here are the shadows I used…
Here’s the final look…
And here are the steps to re-create it yourself…
Start with a clean, primed eyelid. Apply your primer from the root of your lash line all the way up to the brow.
Take your desired green shade (I mixed the dark and light green you saw above) and apply it to the center of the lid. You’re applying at the roundest part, or the “peak”, of the lid.
Apply a bronzy gold into the inner corner of the lid and along the top of the green. Blend it into the first half of the crease.
Pick up the cranberry color on a blending brush and apply to the outer corner of the crease, blending into the green and bronzy hues.
Apply a brow highlight underneath the brow and into the inner tear duct. This will add a little pop!
Add liquid liner and lashes.
Smudge the cranberry shade along the outer lower lash line.
Smudge the bronzy shade along the inner lower lash line.
That’s all she wrote, folks! I hope you found these instructions comprehensive and are able to recreate this look with ease. If you have any questions, leave them for me in a comment below!
Brittany Hall has established herself as a freelance makeup artist, with over five years experience in the industry. She’s also an established blogger – on “Makeup by Brittany”, she blogs about fashion, beauty, home decor, and makeup. She brings her flair to the QC blog with regular posts about her experience in the beauty biz.