Everyday Neutral Smokey Eye Tutorial

By Dana Fox

You might remember this tutorial from a while ago. It is my everyday neutral eyeshadow… Some like to call it a “neutral smokey eye”.  Truth is, I wanted to redo it because I actually took those other photos SO many years ago, before I even had this blog. Quite honestly, I think it needed an update because even though that tutorial has had about 100k pins on Pinterest, I hate the photos. So, here is a fresh new 2012 update! I simplified things for you too!  Is it horrible that I pretty much still do my makeup the same way every day? I don’t think so! Proves it works and is easy! Enjoy!

Products used:
Brow bone: Everyday Minerals eyeshadow in Bundled Up [similar here – in “Soul”]
Ivory base: Too Faced “In The Buff” from the Naked Eye palette
Brown shadow: Rock & Republic eyeshadow in Tribal [similar here – in “Buck”]
Eyeliner: Rimmel Soft Kohl eyeliner in Black
Mascara: Rimmel Extra WOW Lash in Extra Black


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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
About me

I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14478226440022866687 Sita

    Very pretty neutral everyday look :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05146511656548081602 Lauren

    Beautiful! I love this tutorial. I am handicapped when it comes to "extra" makeup (ie: everything except foundation / mascara / blush) so I love easy to follow tutorials like this. Thanks! :)


    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 dana @ wonder forest

      So glad you like it Lauren!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15492071970682739781 Stefanie Sugia

    thank you so much for the tutorial! :)


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11691575097121848618 Anicajames

    Really cool tutorial ! :) like your blog ! if you like, come check out mine at


    xx Anicajames

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/18363842839944440754 Grace Lynne Fleming

    I can't wear browns on my eyes, but this tutorial is great!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02775372918570823164 nicolina(:

    wow this is a great tutorial! Love your eye makeup :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12874517966951432859 Alex Gladwin

    Great tutorial! I wish I could do my makeup like this!
    Alex Xo

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 dana @ wonder forest

      Why can't you!!? :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14360633957190543689 sarah s.

    Thanks for taking the time to post this! I love that the steps are so easy to follow.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00804978433393252639 Leanne

    You have such pretty eyes! Thank you for the tutorial, i wear very similar colours to that so it's really helpful :) xx


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02479920863937532827 Jen

    I love your make-up tutorials :) You have lovely eyes & do them so well! xx


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01495290619551293588 Stephanie

    Oh gosh! Beautiful- will you come shape my eyebrows for me, lol!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12362884678360472138 Sophierosehearts

    Looks great, you have gorgeous eyes and wow amazing brows!

    Sophierosehearts x

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13300855793123011637 Katie Mee

    I do these colours every day too – its just such a casual yet smart look, I use the MAC colours though in my palette I made in this latest post on my blog – check it out, its all things beauty


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07650587056374483559 his little lady

    Great tutorial girl, you are the queen of the smokey eye. Beautiful!
    xo TJ

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16158525871866334891 Lindsey Louise Bales

    a cute, natural look! your blog is super cute!

    lindsey louise


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08358142239015829996 Jiglycious

    your eyes soooo gorgeous! I have to try this at home 😉


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03726284079486587553 Isabel Santos

    Thanks so much for this!!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08769877554857471397 Nikkiana

    Great tutorial! Thanks!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11400356661650322327 Stevia

    this is a really nice tutorial
    although I don't really wear make up on daily basis but it's definitely useful for special ocassion!

    The Sweetest Escape 

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08628027444649793057 Jessie

    thanks for stopping by my blog, dana. love this makeup tutorial. you made it look so easy! =)


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00426913313597289666 Eimear OReilly

    great tutorial, looks doable! if you get a sec, i have new post, would lov to here your thoughts! x


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16682124196868651393 Adrienne

    What a great tutorial, fab look!

    What Lola Wants

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08613689880928192172 Milla

    wow how cute is your blog! so in love with your header and the whole blog design!!
    xoxo milla

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    very demure and sultry; i love it!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00461997574766486746 Shaylynn… I blahwg It’s True.

    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooh you can do my makeup ANYTIME.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06605155152332839171 Stephanie @ henry happened

    thanks for sharing! I'm just trying to get accustomed to eye make-up, so I'm pretty close to trying the smokey eye :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10334662269079496119 thelovelywar

    I actually have Tribal by R&R! So sad that they went bankrupt (i believe that is what happened) I only have one of their eyeshadows, and it's such a good quality too! :) Might try this easy look soon.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05232155737520099120 Jemma x
  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05583017738947703614 city

    thanks for sharing...

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17464349182902219217 ABI

    Love this and your blog! Following you now :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13814169811296440466 BusyWorkingMama

    Beautiful! I think your eyebrows make the look!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02909668498329774058 Tyra Morrison

    Really pretty look, love how simple it is :)

    Tyra xxx

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10557260308252709014 Chlöe Hughes

    Wow i love your makeup!!!
    mines a new ish blog would you possibly mind checking it out :)

    thankyou so much xxx


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08343591743825553201 Fleur Light

    Wow! I'm in love with this look. I can't seem to master blending but I won't give up.

    Love your blog!



  • Lisa Carmichael

    beautiful eye shadow art :)

  • Dessie

    I love this look, I’d seen it back when you first posted it but I wasn’t much into makeup then, I found in again today and I did it and it looks great, so thank you :)

  • http://lindalibraloca.blogspot.com/ Linda Libra Loca

    It really looks perfect for everyday.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking