Tutorial: Metallic Nudes, a Natural, Illuminated Smoky Eye

A game of highlights and depth, this natural smoky eye look is flattering and elegant. Focussing on three shades from our new and limited Eye Shadow Palette RAW GARDEN, Sunny of Mostly Sunny Blog has created a look that opens up and brightens your eyes – and let us assure you: it’s simpler to achieve than you might think it is.


Metallic Nudes
‘Illuminated Smoky Eye Make-Up’
How to

Step 1:
Line your upper and lower lash line with a black pencil liner (for example Eye Khol FELINE GAZE ‘Salome’). The line doesn't have to be precise. In fact, you can dot plenty of eyeliner along the lash line as we are going to blend that out with eye shadows later. If you normally line your waterline, go ahead and do it. Sunny skipped her lower waterline because she thinks she doesn’t have the biggest eyes, and it is not exactly flattering.

Step 2:
From the Eye Shadow Palette RAW GARDEN 'Chronos' pick up ‘Aged Bronze’ with a paddle (shading) brush (for example Large Shader Brush 003, Mini Shader Brush 005 or Shader 015) and create an almond shape on your lid. Don't worry too much about the harsh edges. We are going to work on that later.
TIP: browse our brush collection to see more or consult our Pro Library series post on make-up brushes for professional advice.

Step 3:
Dip a pencil brush (or any little brush you have) into ‘Champagne Pewter Highlighter’ and highlight your inner corners. Use the same brush to go over your lower lash line with ‘Aged Bronze’. Smudge eyeliner out the best you can!

Step 4:
Pat some ‘Metallic Rosy Brown’ onto the centre of your lid. This will help bring light to the eyes, create more dimension, and give the illusion of rounder eyes.

Step 5:
Take out your blending brush (for example our Blender Brush 016), dip it in a matte brown like our Long-lasting Matt Eye Shadow ‘Chestnut-napped Apalis’, and deepen the outer third/crease with it. Highlight your brow bones. Blend a shade very close to your skin tone between the highlighter shade and the rest of the eye shadows as a transition shade.

Step 6:
Some lash primer and mascara (for example, Modelling Mascara WITCHERY in ‘Midnight’) later you're done!

Step 7:
To complete the look, add a little Original Skin Blush in ‘Orpheline’ and Sheer Lipstick in ‘Fluttering Sighs’ for an understated yet healthy appeal.

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