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Embracing Smokey Eyes Part 1: Matte Brown

I'm not one for smokey eyes much, but after your love on a few of my videos where I cracked out my Naked 1 Palette, I've been playing around with things a little more behind the scenes. I'll talk about the shimmers and jazzy shades in my collection another time, but today I really wanted to focus on the beauties that are matte brown shades.

After a little messing around (messing being the key word when it comes to this - it's better the less perfect you make it) I found that a matte brown smokey eye really does add a dose of definition without the OTT oomph that bronzey shimmers bring. Making it perfect for day time. I've been loving warmer browns over the lid, with more mid/cool toned browns through my crease and underneath my eye. I used Naked and Buck from my Naked 1 palette on a MAC 217 and the fail safe charcoal brown through my crease and along my lower lash line with a 227 angled brush - then blended out with the 266.

Paired with a pinky peach blush and brown-nude lip, it's perfect for most day time occasions, and I find it's one of the few non-monochrome looks that is flattering on my eye colour (the photo above is my eye colour at it's lightest - they look black sometimes!). But I think it's one of those looks that any eye colour would suit. Anyway, stay tuned for next week when I crack out the shimmer. It's gonna be like a party on your eyelids...
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  1. Gorgeous everyday day-time look. I can't wait for my Naked palette to arrive so I can experiment! x

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  2. Gorgeous! I always shied away from Browns because I have blue eyes but recently I've been trying it out and it looks nice and effortless.

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  3. You look gorgeous !
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  4. I do love a matte smokey eye - my go to look for work. :)

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  5. I love a matte brown shadow, its pretty tricky to find them sometimes. I love the Urban Decay basics palette and Mac's Omega. As far as warm tones go, I haven't found anything better than just using Benefit's Hoola bronzer as a eyeshadow, but I am always on the look out!

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  6. I really like it! I only have the naked 1 so it's great to get some ideas :)

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  7. I love a matte brown smokey eye. So subtle but adds heaps of definition!

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  8. That lip colour is perfect on you! I love a matte eye look for during the day :)


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  9. Gorgeous look, the Naked one looks so good! :) xx

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  10. I love a little matte brown eyeshadow - so simplistic yet elegant and chic :) x

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  11. perfect
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  12. OMG so gorgeous!! I love it!! <3

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  13. Really love this makeup! So simple and beautiful

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  14. Looks great on you! Think you could even go a bit darker if you want.

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  15. I'm inspired by this look! Thanks!

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  16. You look so pretty Suzie!! xo
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  17. its such a lovely look for everyday!
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  18. Gorgeous!!

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  19. This is such a gorgeous everyday look! :)

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  20. You've literally just nailed my everyday makeup look - love all the matte brown tones from the Naked palettes!

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  21. I love a matte brown smokey eye, its my go-to daily eye makeup! x

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  22. love!
    xx
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  23. I love seeing that you're experimenting with different looks--you pull off a smokey eye beautifully! I love mattes myself but tend to use them in the crease mostly because I'm a shimmer lover as well haha.
    Amber
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  24. Beautiful Suzie! I'm all about the matte shadows, so much so that I have to twist my arm to venture out to the land of the shimmers and glitters. I don't know there's just something so chic and classic about matte shadows. c:

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  25. A really beautiful look! Your eyeliner and eyebrows def steal the show though :D
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  26. Very nice make up!:) x
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  27. You did a great job in using the Naked 1 colors! A subtle smokey eyes are great for the day. You look fresh indeed =)

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  28. perfect
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  29. gorgeous makeup look :)

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  30. This looks gorgeous on you! So simple too :)

    Megan xxx
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  31. You always look so fresh and natural, love the way you do your makeup <3 X

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  33. Inglot also does a lot of good matte eyeshadows!

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  34. I like this look, it's very natural and suit you very well!

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