Although there’s really no need to put on makeup when you are at home, this time has given us the opportunity to work on our makeup skills! One of the most classic looks out there that requires a little practice is a smoky eye. However, a black-based one can look too harsh some times and may not be suitable for daytime events. Thus, it may be more practical to try out a brown smoky eye. Ahead are 5 palettes that will help you nail this look.

1. Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

This award-winning palette is perfect for beginners. Featuring 6 matte hues, this compact kit is known for its rich and silky shadows. Use the lighter shades to build your base and keep the darker browns to intensify the outer corners of your lids.

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette | Source: Urban Decay

2. e.l.f. Cosmetics Bite-Size Eyeshadows In ‘Cream & Sugar’

Looking for a little glamour? Turn to this affordable palette! With a mix of matte and shimmer, this product can take your look from day to night in just a few seconds. To amp things up, use a tiny bit of the shimmery shadow on the inner corners of your eyes to open them up.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Bite-Size Eyeshadows In ‘Cream & Sugar’ | Source: e.l.f. Cosmetics

3. MAC Eye Shadow x 9 In ‘Amber Times Nine’

This pan proves that neutrals don’t always mean shades of brown. The inclusion of mauves and pinks complement our skin tones beautifully and help make those smoky eyes pop. The array of finishes (satin, matte and frost) ensure that your makeup always looks multidimensional.

MAC Eye Shadow x 9 In ‘Amber Times Nine’ | Source: MAC Cosmetics

4. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette In ‘The Golden Goddess’

If you are a serial wedding attendee (even if the said weddings are being carried out on Zoom!), you should definitely consider this beautiful palette. The golden and bronze hues make it easy to create a soft, yet stunning smoky eye.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette In ‘The Golden Goddess’ | Source: Charlotte Tilbury

5. Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Here’s another wallet-friendly pick that is worth stocking up on. Comprising of 12 neutral hues, ranging from matte taupes to shimmery browns, this sleek palette is a real workhorse. Whilst you don’t have to use all the shades together, the wide variety of options will allow you to experiment with all kinds of looks.

Source: Maybelline
Maybelline Nudes Palette | Source: Maybelline

Have you tried any of these palettes out? Let me know in the comments below.

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