Makeup Tutorial: Turquoise Smoky Eye Makeup Look

I know you guys love step-by-step makeup tutorials so here is a smoky look using a blend of turquoise and brass. Perfect if you are looking for a bit of color for spring!

Turquoise Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial

Step 1. Using a synthetic brush like MAC #252 Larger Shader Brush, apply MAC Fluidline in Delphic over the eyelid as a base.

MAC Delphic Fluidline as a base

Step 2. Darken the crease with the right side of NARS Dogon Eyeshadow.

NARS Dogon to define crease

Step 3. Fluff out the edges with MAC 226 Smaller Tapered Blending Brush.

NARS Dogon blended on crease

Step 4. Apply the brassy color (left side) of NARS Paramaribo Duo Eyeshadow onto the inner 1/3 of the eyelid.

NARS Paramaribo on inner eyelid

Step 5. Pat MAC Aquadisiac Eyeshadow onto the center of the eyelid and blend back and forth so there is a slight gradation.

Step 6. Using CoverGirl Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Midnight, draw a line along the upper and lower lashlines.

CoverGirl Midnight Vivid Impact Eyeliner on lashlines

Step 7. Smudge out the lines with the smudger tip for a softer look.

Smudging CoverGirl Midnight Vivid Impact Eyeliner

Step 8. Highlight the brow bone with MAC Pollen Eyeshadow.

MAC Pollen to highlight browbone

Step 9. Curl lashes, apply mascara and fake lashes. Re-line the eyes with the pencil eyeliner.

Applying Jealousness Fake Lashes

Step 10. Finish with a dab of the brassy color onto the tear duct and pair with a hot pink gloss like the Milani Haute Flash Shimmer Lipgloss in Flash. Done!

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Thank you for this makeup tutorial. I can’t wait to try this Turquoise Smoky Eye Makeup Look! It looks good on you! I assume, this look is great especially at night if you’re partying with your friends or having a night out. ‘Cause the color and the blend of the shades are catchy during this time of the day. I love your lashes! Wanna have one, where’d you buy it? Thanks!

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