A Simple Smokey Eye Tutorial for Indian Skin Tones !

by mehak on December 14, 2013

in Makeup Tutorials

A Simple Smokey Eye Tutorial

Keep it simple silly, is the mantra at P&B and this smokey eye is just 4 steps – easy peasy !! If you are wearing a little black dress for new years, or a simple lace sari for your friends wedding- add a little punch to it with this smokey eye as this one is specially flattering o warm indian skin tones

Stash i used:

1. Gel Liner or any Kajal (I use my Bobbi Brown One, but you can even get by with a black kajal pencil that doesnt smudge)

2.Mac Bronze Eyeshadow (Super versatile shadow)

3. Black eyeshadow (I used one from the Sleek Pallette)

4. Bright Gold eyeshadow (Totally optional, i used my favourite Mac woodwinked)

4. Brushes (I have a flat shader brush from Vega Professional and a rounded blending brush from Vega Professional as well)



Step 1: Put your shader brush into your gel liner and apply a thick line of gel liner on your lid . You can doodle, you can be messy, you can pretty much do what you want ! If you are not using your gel liner, then just take your non smduge kohl and swipe it across your lid.


Step 2: Take a black eyeshadow and layer it on top of your gel liner to make it more intense. Also take the shadow a bit upwards . Use the shadow to line the lower rim softly as well. At this point of time you are pretty much looking like a pirate, but dont worry, it shall get prettier.


Step 3 a.: The fun part starts now. Take your bronze shadow and from the top most part where you put the black shadow start patting the bronze on it. Make sure that the highest point of your shadow is not too high- an easy way to check this is you open your eye you should not see extra eyeshadow above the folds of your eyelid.

Step 3b: Continue patting it towards the center with the same intensity of color .

Step 3c: With much lighter strokes now, take the bronze till the edge of your upper lid – be soft so that the black is  showing through.Also line the lower lash line with bronze eyeshadow

step 4

Step 4: Your shadow should look somewhat like this on the left. Use a blending brush to blend the harsh edges. Add  bright gold eyeshadow (i use mac woodwinked) in the inner corner to add brightness and add kajal on the upper and lower lashline

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Coming next: Work Appropriate eyeshadow tutorial with drugstore products!

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Nandini December 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Perfect! Have a wedding to attend next week…. will try this! :D


pallavi kumar December 14, 2013 at 3:52 pm

beautiful..nice tutorial


Pragnya December 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Wow Mehak!! lovely tutorial. Im commenting first time here but silently reading ur awesome articles! :-)


mehak December 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Thanks Pragnya.
Keep commentin :)


ki. December 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Wow that IS easy and so pretty! I’ll try this soon!


Tiny December 14, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Easy Peasy…love it <3
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Swati December 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

This is super easy. I usually do this with a brown shadow, but bronze will be great for the party season! Loved it :)
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Lisha December 14, 2013 at 5:41 pm

oh my god! this is stunning! will surely give this a try xx
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Nishu December 14, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Love it! Stunning and super easy!
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somya December 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Done really professionally. .lovely..please post the pictures of brushes as well..


Xuvious December 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm

I dunno why I’ve never bought Mac Bronze, it’s so gorgeous!
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fiona furtado December 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Super easy and nice
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Amani Zaara December 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Quite easy.. Will try this ..
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sahana December 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm
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Manasi December 14, 2013 at 10:52 pm

It looks beautiful :)
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nidhi December 14, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Just gorgeous! I’m going to give it a try :)
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Harine December 15, 2013 at 12:14 am

Simple but Stunning Mehak. Thank u for the tutorial :)
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Shikha December 15, 2013 at 9:58 am

beautiful look.. can be paired with lot many outfits :)
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sakshi December 15, 2013 at 10:18 am

Nice one…which eyeshadow palette should I buy fr my bridal vanity…please recommend.


Blushnblossom December 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Looking gorgeous on you….. and always love the motto keep it simple, silly. And, yeah…… please do work appropriate eyeshadow tutorial….. waiting for that tutorial and I request you can you please do a makeup tutorial for a casual afternoon…… lots of love to you and amazing P&B….. and best of luck for tomorrow live video session. Looking forward to it…..


Arzoo December 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Awesome, loved the final look and very well explained Mehak.
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Krithi December 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

wow very good and easy one
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Mayuri December 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm

this is stunning!! :) loved it
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Bipasha December 15, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I do this exact makeup sometimes using gold and black and Vega!

on the other hand, love how despite having such a big blog ,you are not ”too high to use vega” like some other beauty bloggers there ;) (no offence , but there sure are some who would not use anything but MAC!)


mehak December 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm

oh lol. I dont have the heart so spend on fancy brushes


Shilu December 15, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Mehak, what a timing to post this one. :-) its wedding season and u read our mind. Thanks for being always there when we are dreadful on beauty tips.


Bhumika December 16, 2013 at 1:23 am

I lovee bronze..and I end up doing this look too often :p Easy peasy and perfect :) Loved the tut..
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Amruta December 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

Super well done !
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Anupama December 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Bookmarked :p Loved this look Mehak
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Priya December 19, 2013 at 11:50 am

Your tutorials look easy to create for Begineers like me.. You look Pretty :-)


Anupama March 12, 2014 at 11:51 am

Easy one Mehak :D
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