Smokey Bronze and Purple












For this look, I used a  deep purple liner alongside golden-bronze eyeshadow to create a sultry, smokey effect on the eyes.  You could use a different shade of eyeliner (e.g. navy blue, forest green) to create a fun variation on the same look. Here’s how to re-create this look:


Base: Painterly Paint Pot (neutral light beige)
Upper and Lower Lashlines: UD Empire Eyeliner (smokey deep purple)
Blend Eyeliner: MAC Fig 1 eyeshadow (dark matte eggplant purple)
Crease : MAC Cork eyeshadow (medium matte neutral brown)
Lid: MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow (medium shimmery golden bronze)
Deepen Crease: MAC Fig 1 eyeshadow (as above)
Inner Corners: MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow (shimmery light peachy brown)
Highlight: MAC Blanc Type eyeshadow (light matte cream beige)
Lower Lashline: MAC Cork eyeshadow (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)


1. Apply Painterly Paint Pot all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242).

2. Use Empire eyeliner to line your upper and lower lashlines.  The lines do not have to be perfect as we will use eyeshadow to blend/soften the lines in stage 3 and 5.

3. Take Fig 1 on to a liner brush (e.g. MAC 266) or a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and use this to blend the eyeliner on the upper and lower lashlines.  This step helps to soften and ‘smoke out’ the liner.

4. Sweep Cork into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).  Take a little of Cork into the outer lid as well to help shape the eye.  Applying a neutral brown to the crease helps to shape the eye and balance out the shimmer on the lid.

5. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Woodwinked on to the eyelid.  Applying the lid colour over the liner further helps to soften the lines and creates a smokier look.  The golden-bronze lid colour also provides a pretty contrast to the smokey purple liner.

6. Deepen the crease using Fig 1 on a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217).  This step provides extra smokiness and depth to the eye.

7.  Take a small eyeshadow brush (e.g. MAC 228) or a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat All That Glitters into the inner corners of the eye.  This step helps to brighten and add some ‘lightness’to the eye.

8. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Blanc Type on to the browbone to highlight and further blend out the edges of the crease colour.  Using a matte eyeshadow in this step helps to balance out the shimmery and strong tones elsewhere on the eye.

9. Take a small eyeshadow brush (e.g. MAC 228) or an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Cork along the lower lashline.  This step helps to balance out the smokier and darker tones elsewhere on the eye.

10. Apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

Here’s one more picture of the finished look:


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