Makeup Tutorials

Makeup Tutorial: Turquoise Smoky Eye Makeup Look

February 19, 2012

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 (MAC 252 Larger Shader Brush), apply an aqua-colored cream eyeshadow (MAC Fluidline in Delphic) over the eyelid as a base.

Step 2. Darken the crease with a deep blue-green shade (the right side of NARS Dogon Eyeshadow).

Step 3. Fluff out the edges with a blending brush (MAC 226 Smaller Tapered Blending Brush).

Step 4. Apply a metallic yellow-gold color (left side of NARS Paramaribo Duo Eyeshadow) onto the inner 1/3 of the eyelid.

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

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

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

Step 8. Highlight the brow bone with a shimmery white gold color (MAC Pollen Eyeshadow).

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

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

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  • Reply Jamilla February 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    An amazing look! Love the contrast of the turquoise and charcoal!

  • Reply Constanze February 20, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Beautiful, looks spring- and summerlike! 🙂

  • Reply MUNA February 20, 2012 at 3:24 am


  • Reply AccidiosaV February 20, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I’m in love with this makeup, I’m certainly gonna try it soon!

    • Reply Phyllis February 21, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Yay remember to post pics! Would love to see your take too 🙂

  • Reply Anna February 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Super gorgeous!

  • Reply amanda February 21, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Love your lashes! Where did you get them from??

    • Reply Phyllis February 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      The lashes are by my favorite Taiwanese brand Jealousness and you can get them at my store.

  • Reply Phyllis February 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks everyone for the compliments!

  • Reply Xoha March 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

    beautiful <3

  • Reply Xoha March 6, 2012 at 11:18 am

    i dun have the same products but i’ll still try it out 😀

  • Reply Tina March 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Love your work! I really the lashes, can you please tell me what lashes you are using in this tutorial?

    • Reply Phyllis April 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks Tina! I’m using Jealousness JS-503. You can get them at my store.

  • Reply Anne April 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Nice! Can you do a tutorial using Maybelline Chai Latte?

  • Reply Rina April 16, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Are there any MAC dupes for NARS dogon eyeshadow?

    • Reply Phyllis October 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Hi Rina,

      MAC Club and Bobbi Brown Charcoal are the closest dupes to the two shades in Dogon.

  • Reply liz October 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    what brush are you using to apply dogon?? the mac 252?

    • Reply Phyllis October 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Hi Liz,

      I just used a small Sable eyeshadow brush to apply Dogon.

  • Reply Dolinar March 26, 2013 at 2:46 am

    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!

    • Reply Phyllis Li April 1, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks Dolinar! You can find Jealousness lashes at my store.

  • Reply Janie January 5, 2015 at 12:14 am

    What lipstick / gloss are you wearinf? Obsessed w/the color!

    • Reply Phyllis January 7, 2015 at 12:32 am

      Thanks Janie 🙂 It was Milani Haute Flash Shimmer Lipgloss in Flash.

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