Fall Inspired Brown Smoky Eye Tutorial

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The fall beauty season is officially upon us, which means it’s time to trade in those bright and colorful hues for rich, darker, shades for fall. I’m always so excited to see all the leaves change colors on the trees, and naturally my favorite look to rock in the fall months is a brown smoky eye inspired by just that. A brown smoky eye is the perfect, dramatic look to wear and looks beautiful with every eye color.

Today I’ll be showing you how I create my favorite fall eye look using browns, gold, and copper shades. Not only is this fall inspired eye makeup look easy to re-create, but as mentioned in my Fall 2016 Beauty Trends post, the brown smoky eye is one of the most popular looks to wear this season.

Prep the Eyes

Before applying the first ounce of makeup, I always start my eye makeup looks by prepping the eyes. Although we all wish we could get 8-10 hours of sleep every night, life happens and some mornings we end up having that tired eye look that needs a little extra TLC.

First, I grab a cold spoon that I stuck in the freezer the night before and place it on both eyes for 10-15 seconds. I also turn it over and place it on the under eye area for a few seconds. This helps get rid of any puffiness, and the cooling sensation helps wake my tired eyes right up.

Next, I apply 1-2 drops of Clear Eyes® Pure Relief™ Multi-Symptom eye drops in each eye. If you’re like me and wear contact lenses or have sensitive eyes, then the Clear Eyes® Pure Relief™ drops are perfect for you.


These drops help get rid of any redness, and provide up to 12 hours of soothing comfort from that annoying burning and itching sensation that often comes from a lack of sleep. Even better, Clear Eyes® is the #1 selling brand of eye drops, and are the first preservative free eye drops available in a convenient, multi-dose bottle at retail stores across the US.

Lastly, I apply an under eye moisturizer to help get rid of any dryness on the skin and doing this also creates somewhat of a primer for concealing the under eye area.

Brown Smoky Eye Tutorial


Using a contour eye shadow brush, begin by applying a dark brown shade to the outer corner of the eyelid.


Next, using a tapered blending brush apply a medium brown shade to the middle part of the eyelid. Once applied, now it’s time to blend everything, and work to really get that softer look. Begin blending the darker brown shade towards the middle and outer corner by swiping back and forth with the eye shadow brush. Using the same brush, carefully blend the medium shade in the crease.


Using a flat brush, lightly pat on a gold shimmer eye shadow from the inner corner all the way over to the middle part of the eyelid. This helps balance the eye look overall and helps brighten the eyes.


Next apply a rich, shimmery copper eye shadow allover the crease, emphasizing the product towards the outer corner for added drama.


Apply your favorite liquid eyeliner on the top lid, and a lengthening mascara to the top and bottom lashes. To really warm the face up, apply a light pink/peach blush to the apples of the cheeks.


Lastly, add your favorite berry lipstick color to the lips to complete this gorgeous makeup look!

Healthy Eyes with Clear Eyes® Pure Relief™


To keep those gorgeous eyes looking healthy this fall season, be sure and head to your local Walmart and pick up a bottle of the Clear Eyes® Pure Relief™ eye drops available in Multi-Symptom and Dry Eyes formula. Right now both products are on special Rollback, but hurry in as this offer only lasts until November 8th!

Before you go, don’t forget to print off a $3 coupon over here, which will discount your Clear Eyes® purchase even further. To learn more about all of the Clear Eyes® products, head over here to their website or check them out on facebook!


I think it’s the perfect eye shadow look for Fall! What do you think? I hope you’ll give this look a try this season, and let me know what other makeup tutorials you’d like to see from me! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!- Cara


  1. Great tutorial! I should definitely try to upgrade my makeup skills. My 11-year-old daughter is much better than I am! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank-you! Kids are getting better with makeup younger and younger these days. I wouldn’t have known how to apply anything at 11. lol

  2. Wow you make this look so easy, I love it. Also, I hadn’t heard that tip about the spoon before, I may need to try that. I have a 16 month old so I often look really sleepy in the morning…you can imagine why. This look is so pretty on you because you have such big eyes πŸ™‚

  3. Great job on the makeup! I’ll have to look into to Clear Eyes Pure Relief because I feel like my eyes are always dry from my contacts!

    1. Thank-you! These drops really help with that! My eyes are easily irritated especially when I’m tired, so these are a lifesaver!

  4. Your blue eyes look stunning with the brown smoky eye shadow. Love your tutorial. I sometimes struggle to get the color tones blended as well as you did. You’ve inspired me to keep practicing!

    1. Thanks so much! Swiping back and forth with the brush will help get it as blended as you want it. Glad these tips are helpful to you, and thanks for the sweet comment! πŸ™‚

  5. I love the smokey eye but have never taken the time to get it right. Can you just come and do it for me? *wink* Seriously, so pretty Cara. πŸ™‚

  6. I am so in love with this makeup look! That berry lipstick is gorgeous!! I will definitely check out those eye drops. I’m a contacts wearer and experience some dryness from time to time!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

    1. Thank-you Evelina! The drops are so helpful for dryness and any irritation. They also have drops specifically for dry eyes, so check those out as well! πŸ™‚

  7. Cara! I’m so excited I found your blog! πŸ™‚ Now we can be friends on here too! You did an amazing job on this make up look lady! Love it!

    1. Yay Cari! I’m so glad you found my blog too–I love seeing all your posts on Insta so looking forward to following along with your blog as well! & thank-you! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Rachel! A couple extra steps in prepping the eyes goes a long way in helping your makeup look better overall! πŸ™‚

  8. I’ve never put a cold spoon on my eyes before or under them. I will have to try this out! I’ve used Clear Eyes before and it helps so much with keeping my eyes from being dry. Love your smokey eye!

    1. Thanks Mistle! Try the cold spoon trick, it definitely works! I know it always helps give me a nice jolt to wake up on mornings where I’m dragging! πŸ˜‰

  9. This is such a pretty look on you! I love a good smoky eye, and this one isn’t too intense for the day time! Great post!

  10. Love that smokey eyes on you. I wish I could pull off this look but it looks terrible on me lol! You look great though. kimballandkedzie.com

  11. This is beautiful! I love how it isn’t too overpowering for the eyes. I like smokey eyes because you can tone them down for a day-look and then add a little more dark shadow in the outer corner and crease for a night-look.

  12. pretty! i wish i had the creativity to use eyeshadow….i don’t even own a single palette :/

  13. Such a beautiful look! I always struggle with a smokey eye because i’m so fair skinned but this looks beautiful! Thanks for the helpful hints :-]

    1. Thanks Leanna! As you can tell, I’m also fair skinned, but that’s why I prefer using browns and grays as opposed to black shades that can sometimes be a little too harsh for our skin tones.

  14. I love that the brown eye look is subtle yet perfect for fall! Loving this post so much, Cara! Thanks for sharing!

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