Fall Inspired Brown Smoky Eye Tutorial

This Fall Inspired Brown Smoky Eye Tutorial shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyPureRelief #CollectiveBias

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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


Healthy Eyes with Clear Eyes® Pure Relief™

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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!

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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

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130 Comments

  1. Melinda wrote:

    I love that smoky eye look! I’m going to have to try it out 🙂

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
    • Thanks Melinda! It’s a really easy look perfect for day or evening! 🙂

      Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  2. It looks so great! You are ready to go girl!

    Posted 10.3.16 Reply
  3. Super cute. You make it seem so easy

    Posted 10.2.16 Reply
  4. Clarissa wrote:

    Beautiful!! I love the lip color too! <3

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    Posted 10.2.16 Reply
    • Thanks Clarissa! It’s one of my favorites for the fall months!

      Posted 10.4.16 Reply
  5. Great tutorial! I should definitely try to upgrade my makeup skills. My 11-year-old daughter is much better than I am! 🙂

    Posted 10.2.16 Reply
    • 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

      Posted 10.4.16 Reply
  6. Tif wrote:

    Great tutorial for fall! I need to try some of those eye drops!

    Tif
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

    Posted 10.2.16 Reply
    • Thanks Tif! They help a ton with moisturizing the eye! 🙂

      Posted 10.4.16 Reply
  7. Sam wrote:

    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 🙂

    Posted 10.2.16 Reply
    • Thank-you Sam! Yes the cold spoon tip works wonders for us tired mamas! 🙂

      Posted 10.2.16 Reply
  8. Rita wrote:

    Such a beautiful look. You look pretty! Love the colors!

    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

    Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  9. Sharon Wu wrote:

    You are so so good at make-up! Loving this subtle smokey eye perfect for everyday wear. xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/revisiting-childhood-trend-flared-denim/

    Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  10. joanna wrote:

    I have to try this look out for myself. I love your blog, I just followed. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  11. candy wrote:

    Big fan of these eye drops use them at night before going to be. Your instructions are easy and perfect.

    Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  12. 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!

    Posted 9.30.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! These drops really help with that! My eyes are easily irritated especially when I’m tired, so these are a lifesaver!

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  13. Dominique wrote:

    Very soft and pretty look! Love the lipstick especially. Really flatters your fair skin.

    Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  14. Michele wrote:

    Love it!

    Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  15. Pamela wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love that you can wear this look during the day and not be too “done up”! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 9.30.16 Reply
    • Thanks Pamela! 🙂 It’s a great look for day or night!

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  16. Cathy M wrote:

    Browns and nudes are my go-to for a daytime smokey eye! Love it!

    Posted 9.29.16 Reply
  17. Katy wrote:

    Pretty look! Blue eyes look so pretty with browns and coppers, and this is very easy to do too!

    Posted 9.29.16 Reply
    • Thanks Katy! I always gravitate towards those colors! 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  18. 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!

    Posted 9.29.16 Reply
    • 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! 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  19. Erin wrote:

    I love a good berry lip combined with a smokey eye. Thanks for the inspo!
    xoxo, erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

    Posted 9.29.16 Reply
  20. So pretty! Good job with all the pics of the process!

    Posted 9.29.16 Reply
  21. Love those eye drops and this look, Cara!

    Posted 9.29.16 Reply
  22. suzanne wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous! A brown smoky eye is my favorite of all time. Perfect.

    Posted 9.29.16 Reply
    • Thanks Suzanne! This look would look so pretty on you too! 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  23. 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. 🙂

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  24. I love this look! You are so pretty girl!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • Thank-you Taylor! That means a lot coming for you since you are GOR-GEOUS! 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  25. Evelina wrote:

    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

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • 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! 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  26. Keating wrote:

    Such a pretty tutorial! And I love your eyes! 🙂

    xo, Keating | Mimosas and Manicures
    http://www.mimosasandmanciures.com

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  27. Sarah wrote:

    Beautiful! I’m going to try this!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  28. Cait wrote:

    You rock that smokey eye! Love it.

    – Cait | http://www.prettyandfun.com

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  29. Rachel wrote:

    Looks great! I’m so bad at doing smoky eye on myself!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • Thanks Rachel! It just takes a little practice, and I’m sure you’d look gorgeous with it! 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  30. Rachael wrote:

    Beautiful look, and fabulous tutorial!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  31. Greta wrote:

    You have such beautiful eyes! This eye shadow makes the color stand out!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  32. Savannah wrote:

    Gorgeous look!!! The brown is so subtle, but absolutely perfect for fall. Thanks so much for sharing

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  33. Cari wrote:

    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!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • 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! 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  34. Nicole wrote:

    Cool look! It’s nice that you have very detailed descriptions 🙂
    xx nicole
    http://www.nicoleparise.com

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  35. Great tutorial Cara! I never though about prepping the eye!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • Thanks Rachel! A couple extra steps in prepping the eyes goes a long way in helping your makeup look better overall! 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  36. Mistle wrote:

    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!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • 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! 😉

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  37. Lisa wrote:

    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!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • Thanks Lisa! I like a smoky eye that can be worn for both day or night! 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  38. Amanda wrote:

    What a pretty eye makeup look!! So perfect for fall! That lip color also looks amazing on you!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • Thanks Amanda! I’m in love with berry shade lips for Fall! 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  39. Ref J wrote:

    Such a great tutorial, I love a good smokey eye look. Your lipstick color is fantastic as well!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  40. Chrissy wrote:

    Very pretty! Looks beautiful.

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  41. Ashlyn wrote:

    So pretty Cara!! Love this look for fall.

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  42. Tuyet wrote:

    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

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  43. Monika wrote:

    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

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  44. You are gorgeous! I love a smokey eye! 🙂

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  45. Lily wrote:

    This is such a pretty and subtle smoky eye…I love the lip color you wen t with. You look gorgeous!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • Thanks Lily! It’s Cinnamon Spice by Wet n’ Wild! 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  46. Kim wrote:

    Love this look for the fall, you look gorgeous! XO -Kim

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  47. I definitely need mega help on this! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  48. Jenn wrote:

    Perfect for Fall!!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  49. Gorgeous as always! Perfect eye look for fall <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  50. Nadine wrote:

    Such a pretty look and perfect for fall!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  51. Sarah Jean wrote:

    I needed this! I’m a mess when it comes to makeup

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  52. 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.

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  53. Andrea wrote:

    Oh Cara, what a great tutorial for the most beautiful smoky brown eye! I just love this for fall!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  54. Sierra wrote:

    You look fabulous girl! I love a smoky eye. Beautifully Candid

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  55. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    You have such beautiful big eyes to pull off that look

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  56. Gorgeous! Love the brown and the berry.

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • Thanks Steph! Some of my favorite shades for this season! 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  57. Chelsea wrote:

    You are gorgeous!! Your makeup always looks flawless!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  58. Marie wrote:

    Oh I love this. I would never think to do a brown smoky eye. Love it.

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  59. Looks great! What brand/color lipstick is that, looks great on you!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! It’s actually wet n’ wild mega last lipstick in cinnamon spice. 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  60. pretty! i wish i had the creativity to use eyeshadow….i don’t even own a single palette :/

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • Thanks Kathy! I own like 10 or more. Give me your address, I’ll send you one! haha

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  61. So gorgeous, friend!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
  62. melanie wrote:

    Such a pretty look for fall. I’ll have to give this a try except the lipstick. I don’t ever wear lipstick LOL

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • Thanks Melanie! Haha what?! I can’t believe you don’t wear lipstick, girl! You should give it a try!

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  63. Candy wrote:

    Your instructions are easy to understand. You make this look easy.

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • Thanks Candy! I always try to offer simple instructions for how-to’s. 🙂

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  64. Leanna wrote:

    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 :-]

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply
    • 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.

      Posted 9.30.16 Reply
  65. I love that the brown eye look is subtle yet perfect for fall! Loving this post so much, Cara! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 9.28.16 Reply