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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!
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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! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!- Cara
I love that smoky eye look! I’m going to have to try it out 🙂
Thanks Melinda! It’s a really easy look perfect for day or evening! 🙂
It looks so great! You are ready to go girl!
Aw thanks Dia! 🙂
Super cute. You make it seem so easy
Thanks Julia! 🙂 It’s not hard at all!
Beautiful!! I love the lip color too! <3
-Clarissa @ The View From Here
Thanks Clarissa! It’s one of my favorites for the fall months!
Great tutorial! I should definitely try to upgrade my makeup skills. My 11-year-old daughter is much better than I am! 🙂
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
Great tutorial for fall! I need to try some of those eye drops!
Thanks Tif! They help a ton with moisturizing the eye! 🙂
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 🙂
Thank-you Sam! Yes the cold spoon tip works wonders for us tired mamas! 🙂
Such a beautiful look. You look pretty! Love the colors!
Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com
Thank-you Rita! 🙂
You are so so good at make-up! Loving this subtle smokey eye perfect for everyday wear. xo, sharon
Thanks so much Sharon! 🙂
I have to try this look out for myself. I love your blog, I just followed. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks Joanna! So glad to have you following! 🙂
Big fan of these eye drops use them at night before going to be. Your instructions are easy and perfect.
Thanks Candy! Glad you enjoy the eye drops too!
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!
Thank-you! These drops really help with that! My eyes are easily irritated especially when I’m tired, so these are a lifesaver!
Very soft and pretty look! Love the lipstick especially. Really flatters your fair skin.
Thanks Dominique! 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous! I love that you can wear this look during the day and not be too “done up”! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes
Thanks Pamela! 🙂 It’s a great look for day or night!
Browns and nudes are my go-to for a daytime smokey eye! Love it!
Thanks Cathy! Glad you love those shades too!
Pretty look! Blue eyes look so pretty with browns and coppers, and this is very easy to do too!
Thanks Katy! I always gravitate towards those colors! 🙂
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!
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! 🙂
I love a good berry lip combined with a smokey eye. Thanks for the inspo!
xoxo, erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com
You’re welcome! 🙂
So pretty! Good job with all the pics of the process!
Thanks Claudia! 🙂
Love those eye drops and this look, Cara!
Thanks Elle! 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous! A brown smoky eye is my favorite of all time. Perfect.
Thanks Suzanne! This look would look so pretty on you too! 🙂
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. 🙂
Of course! Anytime, Shani! 🙂 Thanks so much!
I love this look! You are so pretty girl!
Thank-you Taylor! That means a lot coming for you since you are GOR-GEOUS! 🙂
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
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! 🙂
Such a pretty tutorial! And I love your eyes! 🙂
xo, Keating | Mimosas and Manicures
Thank-you Keating! 🙂
Beautiful! I’m going to try this!
Thanks Sarah! Hope you love it!
You rock that smokey eye! Love it.
– Cait | http://www.prettyandfun.com
Thank-you Cait! 🙂
Looks great! I’m so bad at doing smoky eye on myself!
Thanks Rachel! It just takes a little practice, and I’m sure you’d look gorgeous with it! 🙂
Beautiful look, and fabulous tutorial!
Thanks so much Rachael! 🙂
You have such beautiful eyes! This eye shadow makes the color stand out!
Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com
Thanks Greta! 🙂
Gorgeous look!!! The brown is so subtle, but absolutely perfect for fall. Thanks so much for sharing
Thank-you Savannah! 🙂
Cara! I’m so excited I found your blog! 🙂 Now we can be friends on here too! You did an amazing job on this make up look lady! Love it!
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! 🙂
Cool look! It’s nice that you have very detailed descriptions 🙂
Great tutorial Cara! I never though about prepping the eye!
Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com
Thanks Rachel! A couple extra steps in prepping the eyes goes a long way in helping your makeup look better overall! 🙂
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!
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! 😉
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!
Thanks Lisa! I like a smoky eye that can be worn for both day or night! 🙂
What a pretty eye makeup look!! So perfect for fall! That lip color also looks amazing on you!
Thanks Amanda! I’m in love with berry shade lips for Fall! 🙂
Such a great tutorial, I love a good smokey eye look. Your lipstick color is fantastic as well!
Very pretty! Looks beautiful.
Thank-you Chrissy! 🙂
So pretty Cara!! Love this look for fall.
Thanks Ashlyn! 🙂
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
I’m sure you would look great too! Thank-you! 🙂
I have always wanted to do smokey eyes but never got it right. Love the way you have done the eyes. so perfeect for fall 🙂
Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com
Thanks Monika! 🙂
You are gorgeous! I love a smokey eye! 🙂
Thanks Melissa! It’s one of my fave looks! 🙂
This is such a pretty and subtle smoky eye…I love the lip color you wen t with. You look gorgeous!
Beauty With Lily
Thanks Lily! It’s Cinnamon Spice by Wet n’ Wild! 🙂
Love this look for the fall, you look gorgeous! XO -Kim
Thanks Kim! 🙂
I definitely need mega help on this! Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome! 🙂
Perfect for Fall!!
Gorgeous as always! Perfect eye look for fall <3
Thanks so much Kate!
Such a pretty look and perfect for fall!
Thanks Nadine! 🙂
I needed this! I’m a mess when it comes to makeup
Glad you found it helpful Sarah! 🙂
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.
Thanks Lauren! I love that too! 🙂
Oh Cara, what a great tutorial for the most beautiful smoky brown eye! I just love this for fall!
Thanks Andrea! 🙂
You look fabulous girl! I love a smoky eye. Beautifully Candid
Thanks so much Sierra! I do too!
You have such beautiful big eyes to pull off that look
Thanks Rebecca! 🙂
Gorgeous! Love the brown and the berry.
Thanks Steph! Some of my favorite shades for this season! 🙂
You are gorgeous!! Your makeup always looks flawless!
Thanks so much Chelsea, you’re so sweet! 🙂
Oh I love this. I would never think to do a brown smoky eye. Love it.
Thanks Marie! 🙂
Looks great! What brand/color lipstick is that, looks great on you!
Thank-you! It’s actually wet n’ wild mega last lipstick in cinnamon spice. 🙂
pretty! i wish i had the creativity to use eyeshadow….i don’t even own a single palette :/
Thanks Kathy! I own like 10 or more. Give me your address, I’ll send you one! haha
So gorgeous, friend!
Thanks Chelsea! 🙂
Such a pretty look for fall. I’ll have to give this a try except the lipstick. I don’t ever wear lipstick LOL
Thanks Melanie! Haha what?! I can’t believe you don’t wear lipstick, girl! You should give it a try!
Your instructions are easy to understand. You make this look easy.
Thanks Candy! I always try to offer simple instructions for how-to’s. 🙂
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 :-]
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.
I love that the brown eye look is subtle yet perfect for fall! Loving this post so much, Cara! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Kiara! 🙂