THE ESPRESSO SMOKY EYE TUTORIAL
BY JO BAKER
Espresso smoky eye tutorial archive
PHOTOGRAPHED BY RANDALL SLAVIN
A gaze that commands attention is simultaneously subtle and striking. Makeup artist Jo Baker, whose clients include Emmy Rossum and Shailene Woodley, cleverly blended two eye pencils, one a rich espresso, the other a silvery-brown, to create a soft, smoky look with a refined, cream-sheen finish.
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"I love the sheen this eye pencil delivers, it also complements all skintones and eye colors and is a much more subtle option than black. Scribble the pencil directly to the eyelid as you would an eye shadow."
—— JO BAKER, Makeup Artist

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"Using the darker brown pencil, draw over top the metallic bronze pencil."
—— JO BAKER, Makeup Artist

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"Gently blend the two colors together using a small, soft eye shadow brush. The pencil texture is soft enough to create a cream shadowlike finish."
—— JO BAKER, Makeup Artist

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"To add subtle definition to the eye, apply the deepest shade in the Armani Eyes To Kill #2 palette along the upper and lower lash line."
—— JO BAKER, Makeup Artist

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"Gently curl lashes and apply one coat of Serge Lutens mascara for a natural, fluttery effect."
—— JO BAKER, Makeup Artist

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"Select a short bristled brush to define the brows. The stout and sturdy brush hairs are the perfect size for delivering the right amount of pigment to the brow hairs and the skin below."
—— JO BAKER, Makeup Artist

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"Dip the eyebrow brush into the gel and lightly brush the formula into the brow hairs to keep the overall look natural, yet groomed."
—— JO BAKER, Makeup Artist
As Seen
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Original LOOK
THE DEAL
MAKER
MAKEUP ARTIST JO BAKER TRANSLATES POWER INTO A SMOKY EYED DAY LOOK FOR THE DEAL MAKER.