Plummy brown smokey eyes look: Makeup Breakdown

Hi everyone!

This is a plummy brown smokey eye look what I wore yesterday.  To those who’ve been following me on Facebook would have seen this look  yesterday. It is a neutral smokey eye paired with a warm nude lipstick and blush. This is one of the looks that can be worn with any outfit regardless of color.  Read post on  “Makeup looks to suit every outfit” HERE.

Plummy brown smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look

Summary of the look :

For the eyes, apply kohl on lid as base and smudge, apply plummy brown (or any neutral shade) eyeshadow all over lid and blend at the crease. Apply compact under the brows, kohl smudged with the same eyeshadow on lower lash line and finish off with mascara. Moisturize face well before eye makup and apply concealer, foundation and compact after completing eye makeup. Apply a warm blush under the cheekbones and blend upwards. Apply a nude lipstick with a warm undertone to finish the look. Alternatively, you can use a cool toned blush and pair with a nude lipstick with a pink undertone. 

Products  used :


1. MAC Smolder kohl (as base)- all over lid

2. Coastal scents 88 palette ( marked shades)

3. Blending brush : MAC 222, The body shop brushes for application

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

5. Lakme rose powder for blending and under brow

Eye makeup for Plummy brown smokey eyes

Plummy brown smokey eyes

Plummy brown smokey eyes

Plummy brown smokey eyes


1. Lotus herbals naturablend swift makeup ‘730 Creamy Peach’

2. Lotus herbals compact

3. Maybelline Apricot flush brush

4. The body shop face and body brush

5. Sponge for blending foundation

Face makeup for plummy brown smokey eyes


Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy Collection

Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection

Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection ( SWATCH)

Final look :

Plummy brown smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look

Plummy brown smokey eyes with nude lips makeup look

Did you like the look? What face and lip makeup do you pair with smokey eyes? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Posted on May 27, 2011, in Coastal Scents, Eyes, Looks and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. u do smokey eyes so well…!

  2. u look awesome in every look……… i like u soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

  3. loveeddddd!!!! :)) Those two shades my cs palette is two of the most used shades. infact the dark brown has got a major dent in it. 😛

  4. Hi. Nice look. I can’t believe I did not come across you before. btw, how do I subscribe because I see no GFC here?

    • Thanks Nivedita 🙂 WordPress does not support GFC so I don’t have that feature. You can subscribe through email, you’ll be notified of new posts in your mail. Or you can follow me on Twitter or Facebook (the links are in the sidebar) and you’ll be updated of new posts through that also.

  5. awsum ankita. 🙂 .hey apart frm MAC, as i m on tight budget 😛 . wht blending n eye make up brush wud u recommnd ?? as i wud be buyin sum… i m a newbie in eye make up.. 😛

  6. Looks really pretty… and that lakme lipstick is a divine shade. You haven’t topped it with gloss?

  7. you alway outdo yourself Ankita, loved the way you have connected the lower lash line shadow with the upper one 🙂

  8. loved it..!! ur cs palette is the matte one na?

  9. So pretty! 🙂

  10. I loved the eyes..n 133 is pretty !! hows d lotus natural blend ?

  11. very nice look !i love the whole smokey eyes & nude lips look , my go to products for the look , either chanel eye kohl or mac smolder(i apply it on my lids and smudge it a bit which gives a nice natural look ) and for lips mac fresh brew lipstick with mac lipglass in mad cap

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