Monday, January 9, 2012

Easy Smokey Brown & Nude Makeup Look

Hi everyone!

I filmed a new makeup tutorial! This look is perfect for the nighttime. Subtle and smoky, brown shades on the eyes, and a classic nude color for the lips. I used local products (Philippines) that are affordable to give fellow Pinays convenience in finding them. However, keep in mind that you can use similar products from other brands. It doesn’t really matter if you’re using low-end or high-end makeup! What matters is the way you apply it! I have to apologize for the shadows appearing in the video tutorial—I filmed at 4:30PM onwards, and the sun was already setting (we won’t have this problem as soon as I get my Tessa Rossa). Nevertheless, I hope you find this helpful! Check out the other photos from this look at the end of this post. I spent about 30 minutes for shooting them and I really had fun!

Love, Say


  1. As always, do your concealing, foundation, and brow routine
  2. Start by applying eye primer on your lids
  3. Take a white eye shadow and apply it all over the lids to set the base
  4. Take a soft brown/taupe color and apply this on the crease area using a windshield wiper motion. Go back and forth until you get a subtle shadow on your lids
  5. Take a darker shade of brown; this time, concentrate blending it on the outer V. Blend the color through the crease and marry it with the soft brown
  6. Take your time in blending. It is always the key in achieving a beautiful smoky eye look
  7. Tightline using a black eye pencil
  8. Line your lashline using a black liquid liner and wing it out to add drama to the look
  9. Curl your lashes and apply mascara
  10. Add in false lashes to complete the sultry eye look
  11. Go ahead and contour your cheeks for a slimmer looking face
  12. Add color on your cheeks to get a gorgeous flush
  13. Highlight the high points of your cheeks and the bridge of your nose
  14. Lastly, apply a nude skin-tone lip color to complete the whole look


Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush

Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Nude 200

James Cooper Cream Foundation 02

Krave Minerale Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator

Krave Minerale Correct and Conceal Stick

Etude House Easy Brow Pencil in Dark Brown

Dolly Eye Cosmetic Lenses in Black from

NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

Seashell Single E/S from Nichido

Nichido Stardust Palette in Totally Neutral (soft brown and dark brown shade)

Nichido Mineral Kohl Pencil in Onyx

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner

ELF Lash Curler

Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara

False lashes

Fanny Serrano 2-Way Cake in Rajah (for contouring)

Megaga Professional Powder Brush 

Mememe Blush Me! in Coral

Etude House Secret Beam Highlighter

Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in SKIN

And there you have it! A simple, smoky brown and nude makeup look.

More photos from the tutorial:


Watch the video here:


  1. Hello I love it! easy to follow too! btw what eye shadow brush did you use for this tutorial?

  2. Good job, L! Been trying to do this look for ages! Thanks for posting the tutorial. :)

  3. oh, i love love it!..gonna try it =D..

  4. I am 100% going to wear it to work tomorrow..Cheers...
    I have the colors in my URban Decay IV...Could you do some tutorials from Urban Decay IV palette?? I love the lens..Thanks!

  5. so easy to follow!!i have to try it also!!thanks for the video!!