As someone with monolids it can be extremely frustrating to see beautiful eye makeup looks on other people and to know that I can never achieve the same effect no matte how much I practice. I learned everything I know about makeup from the internet along with trial and error so it definitely wasn't easy at first to apply eyeliner much less a billion eyeshadows. Since then I know my eye shape much better and subtle smoky eyes are one of the most foolproof makeup looks that someone with single lids and small eyes can pull off.
The photo above makes my browbone highlight look extremely obvious and quite scary but in real life it was a lot more subtle.... I chose to use brown for this tutorial because it is the eyeshadow color I use most often. That doesn't mean it has to be boring because there are so many types of brown eyeshadows out there! Warm tones, cool tones, taupes, mattes, shimmers, metallics... the possibilities are endless! I was determined to find a way to use Mac's Patina eyeshadow because I wasn't too impressed with it as an all over lid color. I used it as my blending color for this look and I actually quite like it.
To see how I do a quick, basic smokey eye check out the video below!