I love a classic brown smokey eye. It is a universally flattering look, but like any makeup must be tailored to fit you. One of my favourite ways to wear a brown smokey eye is by working with only 1-2 colours for the entire look. Using few colours and applying them in gradient washes (with the darkest point at the lash line), gives a modern spin to an otherwise predicted makeup. This eye makeup pairs beutifully with any lip colour from light, airy pinks to deep, vampy reds and anything inbetween. A glowing cheekbone and subtly bronzed skin works beautifully with the brown eye tones, no matter the lip colour. Blush can be added accordingly, depending on the intensity of lip color.
Tip: You can use the same lipstick for both looks (I did)! For only a stain, lightly dab the lipstick onto your lips and blend in with your finger. For a statement lip, apply the lipstick straight from bullet (tube).