LOTW: A Soft Reverse Smoky Eye For Daytime

Add some sultry vibes to your summer routine.
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Add some sultry vibes to your summer routine.

Lately, I haven’t been wearing as much eye makeup as I have in the past. It’s been far easier for me to just slap on some mascara and a bold lipstick and run out the door. I’m starting to get back into playing with eye makeup, though, and I came up with this soft and smoky look to wear during the daytime.

This weeks palette; L to R: MUG Shimma Shimma, MUG Frappe, MAC Folie, MUG Corrupt + Mocha, MAC Blush in Gingerly, Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick in Mocha Muse.

This weeks palette; L to R: MUG Shimma Shimma, MUG Frappe, MAC Folie, MUG Corrupt + Mocha, MAC Blush in Gingerly, Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick in Mocha Muse.

I started with a matte, warm, soft brown shade applied all over the lid up to the brow bone. I concentrated most of the color on the mobile lid and lightened my hand as I got closer to the brow bone.

Blend the shadow upwards.

Blend the shadow upwards.

Next, I tight-lined my upper lash line and lined my lower waterline with black gel liner on a thin angled brush. I smudged just below that lower liner with a mix of black and brown eyeshadow to soften the look.

I'm using an E.L.F. Studio angled liner brush here.

I'm using an E.L.F. Studio angled liner brush here.

I cleaned up any fall-out from the shadow with a cotton round and then applied foundation and concealer. Once that was done, I went back in with a stiff shadow blending brush and applied a brown shadow with purple undertones just underneath the black smudged liner on my lower lash line.

I bring this shadow below the actual lash line.

I bring this shadow below the actual lash line.

With another stiff blending brush, I applied a shimmering champagne shadow to the inner corners of my eyes, added mascara to my upper and lower lashes, and filled in my brows.

Concentrating the color on the lower lash line makes for a different look.

Concentrating the color on the lower lash line makes for a different look.

I finished the look by softly contouring my cheekbones with a cool taupe powder and applying a warm nude blush to my cheeks. I also applied a nude lipstick with a lip brush.

Mocha Muse is a true nude on me.

Mocha Muse is a true nude on me.

Here are my favorite looks from you babes last week:

Do you ever do the “reverse smoky” eye?