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Friday, November 7, 2014

Tutorial: Simple Duochrome Smokey Eye

Hello Loves,

Today I got a tutorial for you! I haven't done one in a long time cause I've been so busy with class! I did manage to get some time to do tutorials. I actually made this and the next tutorial for my IMAM exchange partner to introduce her to rainbow of colors and duochrome. Colors can be intimidating and it takes time to get used to using them. I used to be strictly a neutrals girl but now, I LOVE color! :)

Today, I am doing a simple smokey eye using ONE eyeshadow. Yes, one eyeshadow was used for this whole entire eye look, but if desired, you can add a transition color and a highlight to the inner corner and browbone. The trick is when and when not to use your brush wet because it changes the intensity of the duochrome shimmer. If you want something quick, simple, yet still sultry, this is for you. I recommend using any darker duochrome colors you want but the eye product I used is Diggy, Diggy Hole by Shiro Cosmetics.

Here is the final look:

Tutorial after the jump!

(OPTIONAL) I added a transition color and used UD Naked. 
Wet your brush with water or MAC Fix+ until it is damp (not soaking wet) and pat the wet shadow on your lid.
Wetting it will intensify the duochrome shimmer.

Use a dry Real Techniques base shadow brush (MAC 217 equivalent) to apply the color to the crease.

Use a MAC 224 to blend out the edge

Use a MAC 219 to apply the color 3/4 the way on the lower lash line.

Wet that same brush and apply the eyeshadow to the inner 1/4 of the lid.

Use the same wet shader brush and pat on your lid to re-intensify the duochrome shimmer.
You may nee to re-wet the brush so that it is damp (not soaking wet).
Add mascara and optional highlighting shades and done!
I hope you (and my lovely exchange partner) enjoyed this look and if you recreate it, #pittpantherelle me on Instagram. I would love to see it!

Until next time,
Have a beautiful day!


  1. Oh this is pretty! I'm going to have to try this out!

  2. Love this!!! Could you do another one of these tutorials (Indies-Duochrome)♡♡ Thank you!😊

  3. Love this!!! Could you do another one of these tutorials (Indies-Duochrome)♡♡ Thank you!😊