Thursday, September 20, 2012

Guest Post: Kristen Stewart Burgundy Smokey Eye Tutorial!

burgundy smokey eyeshadow tutorial

Kristen Stewart Burgundy Smokey Eye Tutorial

Kristen Stewart’s looks on the red carpet have been hit or miss. This burgundy smokey eye look happens to be one of the more popular ones and is my favourite look of hers because she rarely goes out in anything pink or girly, so a cranberry/burgundy smokey eye look is a great way to make her grunge-y style appear more feminine.


The eyes are the main focus, so keep the rest of the face looking natural. Apply something sheer like the MAC Face and Body Foundation, and buff it in to achieve your desired coverage. Conceal any dark circles or blemishes as well. To set the foundation, apply a translucent powder very lightly over the sides of the forehead, jaw line and chin. Leave a bit of shine on the T-zone.

A light pink blush may be applied to the cheeks, but is not entirely necessary as the overall finish is very subtle and natural. Ladies with naturally rosy cheeks may skip this step.


Kristen doesn’t look like she has a lot on, just a nude lip liner and a peachy-toned gloss. Go for something that’s close to your natural lip color so it doesn’t overpower the eye makeup.

Continue Reading (after the jump) to see how the eyes are done!


1 Prime your lids with your primer of choice. I’m using the Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base.

2. I’m using a black eyeliner as a base for my eyeshadow. This will help create a deeper black later on. There’s no need to be overly neat about it just yet.

3. Blend this out into a slight wing, with the deepest black near the lash line. Keep adding eyeliner and continue blending until you have a nice black smokey eye.

4. Take a warm brown eyeshadow like Mulch by MAC and apply that to the eye socket with a tapered blending brush.

5. Then take a matte black eyeshadow and pat it over the lid to set the eyeliner. Use a blending brush to blend the shadow upwards over the rest of the eyeliner base.

6. You’ll need a berry colored eyeshadow for this step. I’m using Cranberry by MAC. Pack the color onto the lid, making sure to cover the inner corners until you are almost to the outer corners of the lid. Don’t forget to put a little bit along the lower lashline as well.

7. Take the same matte black eyeshadow as earlier and apply it on the outer corners of the lid in a V shape. Make sure this color is blended into the berry-toned eyeshadow.

8. Line the top and bottom waterlines with black pencil liner. You can also add a bit of mascara if you want. I opted not to because it doesn’t make much difference on my short lashes anyway.


    MAC Face and Body Foundation
    Missha Black Eyeliner
    MAC Mulch Eyeshadow
    MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
    MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow
    MAC Taupe Brow Pencil
    MAC Mocha Blush
    Real Techniques Buffing Brush
    Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush
    Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush
    Sigma E55 Brush
    Sigma E45 Brush

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    1. This is beautiful! And love the colours! :)

      Aysh xox

    2. I love the pop of burgundy, such a nice twist for the usual black and grey smokey eye!

    3. great look!

    4. This is such a beautiful look and I love that you showed us how to do it on Asian eyes as well! Thanks for this tutorial, love your blog and this gorgeous makeup :)

    5. Wow!!! Good and Nice Work! Thanks for explaining the ideas about how do smoky eye makeup. It's look simple so I will definitely try this one.

    6. Kristen Stewart’s is showing here the way to do make up. Very useful tips

    7. Hi this is very delicious and testy. thanks for sharing.

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