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Hot Chocolate Eyes: Warming Makeup Tutorial For Brown Eyes

brown eyes close up with brown makeup look

Everything we need during the long winter nights, when the streets outside are covered with piles of rock-hard snow, is a cup of warming hot chocolate. Topped with vanilla Chantilly cream and sprinkled with brown sugar - I bet any sweet-tooth would commit a crime for a sip of this delicious drink. So, what is the best way to accomplish such a cozy evening? Maybe compliment your eyes with matching eye makeup? Today we are going to find out how to re-create this wonderful hot chocolate eye makeup that emphasizes the beauty of brown and blue eyes, making the natural eye color pop!

warm brown step by step makeup tutorial

  • As any other makeup look, we should start with a thorough priming. I used 'Painterly' eyeshadow base by Mac Cosmetics and applied it all over my eyelid with the ring finger. The warmth of the skin will help with the blending of the primer.

  • The next step is eyebrow makeup. I like to fill them in before applying eyeshadows on the eyes. Use sharpened eye pencil, eyebrow pomade, or powder to shape your eyebrows and conceal any imperfections with creamy concealer. If you need a step by step eyebrow makeup tutorial to help you with this step, you can check out mine!

  • Now it is time for the most interesting art - a special Eye Phi or 'golden ration' technique for eyes. I saw a video on this technique on Wayne Goss' Chanel and frequently use it in my makeup looks. The idea of this method is simple - create an elongated shape on your eyelid with the pencil and set it later with eyeshadow. The phi eye technique is particularly good for small, hooded, and downturned eyes. I used a very beautiful brick color pencil for this step.

brown eyes close up with brown makeup look


  • After the pencil is applied, gently smudge it with the help of soft synthetic brush to create the perfect shape. Set the pencil with similar matte eyeshadow. I used 'Embark' shade by Mac Cosmetics. Bend everything with blending brush, slightly dragging the color upwards. On the crease I applied a bit of 'Espresso' color.

  • Another step that needs maximum precision - eyeshadow primer/concealer on the inner half of the eyelid. The smaller is the brush, the more control you will have during the application. Cut the inner part of the crease a set it with warm-toned eyeshadow with shimmer. I used frosty 'Nylon' and softly dabbed it on the top of the primer.

  • We are almost done! For the bottom lash line I also used 'Embark' and also applied a reddish brown pencil on the bottom waterline. Following stroke - black liquid eyeliner. Line your eyes and curl the lashes, because mascara goes next. I also added a pair of false lashes, I feel like makeup is never complete without them.

And, voilĂ , the hot chocolate eye makeup is done! What do you think, lovelies? Would do you wear such makeup look on a daily basis or it is a bit too much for a day? Please, let me know your thoughts in the comment section, I'm excited to know your opinion. Talk to you soon, hugs and kisses!

Lots of love,
Liz