Black Smoke Makeup Tutorial

20.9.14


The last time I did a smokey eye like this was... never. I have always been so cautious when it comes to a smokey eye because I'm so fearful that I'm going to end up looking like a racoon with no makeup application ability whatsoever. It's safe to say that I was freaking out whilst doing this makeup and was regretting it not even halfway through. But I actually surprised myself and loved how it turned out in the end. So let's get into the tutorial, shall we?

1. Prime your eye including your under eye area.
2. Take a black eyeliner pencil - preferably one that smudges/blends easily - and roughly place it on your eye lid.
3. Using a shader brush, apply a pigmented black eye shadow over the top.
4. Gently blend the black shadow at the the top of the lid near the crease with a clean fluffy brush.
5. On that same fluffy brush, take some dark brown eye shadow and sweep it through the crease and just above.
6. Line your lower and upper waterline with black pencil eye liner.
7. With a dense brush, apply black eye shadow to the lower lash line. Then take the same brown eye shadow used earlier and blend the black out.
8. Highlight the brow bone with a cream eye shadow and the inner corner with a shimmery white colour.
9. Curl your lashes and coat them with your favourite mascara. Apply falsies if you'd like.

I paired this with a nude lip but anything light would work well.

Products Used
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation & Concealer
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer
Zuii Organic Blush
Starlooks Champagne Palette
Maybelline Eye Liner Pencil
MaxFactor 2000 Calorie Mascara
E.L.F. Studio Eye Brow Kit
E.L.F. Clear Eye Brow Gel
Revlon Matte Lipstick - Nude Attitude

Remember, you can build up the intensity of the colours as much as you like but just make sure to blend everything out - that's the key to a good smokey eye. If you the black is too much for you, you could always use brown for the entire eye. I hope you like this makeup look and please do let me know if you try it out yourself.