Today we are creating a dark, sultry and smoky eye makeup look. Creating smoky eyes with your dark eyeshadow palette doesn’t need to be intimidating. In fact, you don’t have to use just black eyeshadow to create that sexy and mysterious look. Today I am going to teach how you do a smoky eye with a tutorial full of tips and tricks.
To creat this dark eyes makeup look, I am reverting back to the Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette that I used in this makeup tutorial here. If you don’t have this palette, stop everything and get it. It smells like a literal candy bar, and, more importantly the colors are versatile and the pigment is stunning for creating that smoky eye makeup look. Truthfully, I forgot how much I love this makeup palette. so expect more makeup tutorials using it.
If you want to create this smoky eye makeup look, you totally can. Just follow my instructions and you will be on your way to putting on your hot mama, alter-ego, self. Just make sure you have this palette, a black eyeliner, and the right makeup brushes.
Purple Smoky Eye Makeup Look Checklist
- Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
- Black Eyeliner
- Makeup Brushes
If you want to create this makeup look, you totally can. Just follow my tips and tricks and you will be on your way to putting on your hot mama, alter-ego, self. Just make sure you have this palette or something that has similar colors, a black matte eyeshadow, black eyeliner, and these basic makeup brushes.
Dark Eyeshadow Makeup Look Tutorial
Step 1: Prime your eyes with the Urban Decay Potion Primer (always the first step). (Found at Sephora Here)
Step 2: Press Black Forest Truffle onto your full lower eyelid. Make sure to press, not sweep.
Step 3: In small circular motion, apply Salted Carmel to the crease of your eye with the one makeup brush you need, an eyeshadow blender brush. Then, blend a basic black eyeshadow also into the crease of the eye for added depth. (side note: your chocolate bar eyeshadow palette does not have a black eyeshadow…but your Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 does…so snatch that, or any other matte black eyeshadow out and use it.)
Step 4: Sweep Champagne truffle under your brow bown to blend out any harsh lines. Then, with an angled eyeliner brush or smudge brush, sweep the same color under your lower lash-line.
Step 5: Use a liquid liner to the perfect winged tip line and follow these eyliner instructions here.
Step 6: Apply your mascara. In the shot below, I have false lashes on and layered the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara over the top to make my eyes look..over the top.
LIPS: I just used the Naked lipgloss in Walk of Shame.
Who can Wear A Dark Makeup Look
Don’t be scared to wear a smoky eye makeup look my friends. If you have brown eyes, it’s perfect for you because it is a complimentary color of the color wheel (getting back to the basics). If you have green eyes, this dark eyeshadow look will be stunning. If you have blue eyes, it will still look amazing on you because you are pulling in that bronze color, and bronze compliments a blue eye color like none other.
The only way this dark eyes makeup look would look bad on you is if you didn’t rock it with confidence. And, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be fully confident.
Like I said, if you have questions about this dark sultry eyeshadow design and makeup look, or any other, please ask!
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Great tutorial! Pinned this. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the DI & DI Link Party.
I love it, Kendra! Cheers from NYC and wishing you a great new year…I choose this post to be featured in #OMHGWW 🙂
So pretty! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & Shared.
That’s such a pretty eye make-up technique. Thanks for sharing with us at the Funtastic Friday linky party!
This look is gorgeous!! The shows blend so beautifully! I wish I could get close up step-by-step shots of my tutorials…I’ve never been good at that.