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5/1/12

Black Smokey Eyes Tutorial


Here's the tutorial of the eye make-up I wore here & here. I'd just like to say, as always, it's very easy- easier than it looks.

Things you'll need:

Let's get started:
  1. After using eyeshadow primer, apply matte black eyeshadow all over your lid. Remember to tap off excess shadow from your brush to prevent fallout.
  2. Using a thinner brush, apply the same eyeshadow on your lower lash line.
  3. Using a business card, align it with the lower lash line eyeshadow & end of your eyebrow tail. You can also use sellotape (after getting off the extra stickiness on the back of your hand first), but a business card is better if you don't want to spoil your foundation. [If you don't want the edge, you can just make it rounded without the business card.]
  4. Press the business card like you would a ruler & apply black eyeshadow on that area between the edge & black shadow. Decide on the shape you want- you can even apply it straight up for that winged look *It was difficult for me to hold camera, card & brush at once, so it's off there. But you get the idea.
  5. Remove business card. You should see a crisp line. 
  6. Tightline your upper lash line with black kohl pencil.
  7. Also line your lower lash line going all the way to the tear duct area.
  8. Blending time: Using a light brown matte eyeshadow blend the black eyeshadow edges using window wiper & swirling motions. Blending Tutorial here
  9. Also blend the black eyeshadow on lower lash line with the same brown eyeshadow.
  10. Here, you just fill in any gaps with a liner brush or the same pencil brush.
  11. This is optional. You can use a light shimmery shade to highlight your brow bone.
  12. Curl lashes & apply black mascara on top & lower lashes. See how mascara opened up the eye? Mascara rocks! 
DONE! =)

This is a basic smokey eye look. You can always use other colors instead of black. If I were using purple, I'd use a lighter purple or pink to blend.

Hope you'll give it a try & look smokin'!

♥ Cynthia Z *.*

58 comments:

  1. love love love! but you are right its quite simple! thankyou for showing though!xxx

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  2. HOT ! This is damn neat and gorgeous :)

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  3. I love what you did with the first pic! Great tutorial ^_^.

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  4. Soooo gorgeous! I've been straying away completely from black! I tend to get watery eyes so too much touching and smudging for my liking! ^^

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  5. Wow ! this is awesome :) I love the way you take pictures! You're sooo creative :) !

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  6. hi dea.. this looks awesome.. if u were to use sigma brushes wat brushes wud you be using??

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    1. I listed the names of all the Sigma brushes I used up there :)

      ♥xx♥

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  7. ooh your eyes look soo beautiful! thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  8. i love the way i did it
    its so clean..

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  9. this is the best smokey eyes till date that i have seen
    u r a perfectionist, no doubt about it !
    <3 ur work cynthia..you are a powerhouse of talent :)

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    1. Thank you sooooo much Bidisha...that's very sweet of u to say! <3 :)

      ♥xx♥

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  10. agree with Bidisha...this is the best I have ever seen too!!!

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  11. dam sexy.loved it ..i m dying to try this out...

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  12. Which black eyeshadow would you say is best for photos??? :)

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    1. Mmm...the blackest, I guess :D I like this & Bourjois Intense #10 a lot. I see Mac Carbon is quite good too

      ♥xx♥

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  13. Cynthia,
    OMG...The first pic...Love the way you photograph; And yes you made the look sound so simple.

    And your eyes look so stunning..love love

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    1. Thanks Mithu...so happy u liked :)

      ♥xx♥

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  14. Cynthia,
    OMG...The first pic...Love the way you photograph; And yes you made the look sound so simple.

    And your eyes look so stunning..love love

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  15. You make the smokey eyes look stunning and simple at the same time! That's the main reason why people love to read your blog. It has really inspired me to try this look though I wonder how it would look on my small eyes :(

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    1. Aww...thanks Neha. If they're very small, don't darken the lower lash line so much

      ♥xx♥

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  16. amazing tute Cynthia..am def gonna try it with my bourjois eyeshadow..:)

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  17. thanx for doing this CZ..love you ! <3 <3

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  18. I don't think i can do such neat blending in another 10 years. -___- you have a magic touch CZ. :* loved this work.

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  20. wow! amazing. i have some comments. no.1- that picture and the idea of the pic itself is so super creative!!! i love it!
    next- i have to say the makeup is just perfect. you have done it so well. it's refined and super classy. some people do it and just make it look so trashy. yours is just very very neatly done.
    also, i think you are doing such a great job with the blog, you are really super talented. ofcourse, you know that :)
    I am interested in getting a nice kohl that won't smudge for hours through a wedding I need to attend. do you recommend lakme kohl for the waterline, how would you rate it above bourjois clubbing liner or some other? want to get something that will stay put and dark for a long period of time without giving raccoon eyes.

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    1. Thank you! That's very sweet of u to say <3

      Yes, Lakme kohl is great, but you can also try Colorbar I-Glide in Blackout. I hear Bourjois Clubbing is pretty good for a smudge proof pencil.

      ♥xx♥

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    2. Thank you, Cynthia. I really love your recommendations xoxox

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  21. Hi dea it's me again.. I meant to say wat brushes have u used in pic 1,10&11.. Whch sigma brushes can I use instead.. :) ty

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    1. 10 & 11 are Sigma brushes- E05 & E70. #1 is similar to Sigma E55

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  22. SUPER DUPER Classyyyyyy CZ :D absolutely wonderfulllll :D

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  23. I like that you manage to do a smokey eye without it getting messy.

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  24. love it! u made it look so easy, will be trying it tomorrow! finger crossed for a successful result!

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  25. Hi Cynthia,

    Absolutely love your blog.

    I love the smokey eyes look. Problem is I have very big eyelids.. like they look really big so am not sure if it will look good on me..

    Pls advice

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    1. It'll look even better on big eyelids! If it looks too much, try applying black on lower half of yr lid, and a brown shade on upper half.

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  26. hey...i just joined ur site..but the thing is im a complete novice wen it comes to make-up..im 25 n married bt wud u believe i have never ventured beyond kajal n liner n the occasional lipstick!i love smoky eyes bt wenever i try i look like a racoon..will giv ths a try. Also cud u give tips on how to apply foundation without it looking like a mask! (boo hoo..im so embarrassed!)

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  27. gorgeous..... this smokey eye really makes me wanna go dig my vanity case and get my blacks out! will post once i try the smokey eyes :)

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  28. gorgeous..... your smokey eyes really makes me wanna go dig my vanity case and play with the blacks :) will post once i try and let ya know if i pass off a smokey eye or a racoon eye ;)

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  29. Wil this looks good on a 13 year old?

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  30. Love you! Thank you SOOOOO much!!!!<3:)

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I ♥ finding little notes in my Vanity Case, so do drop one. I read all of them & I try my best to reply to each & every one of them [check back in 2-3 days =D] but most times it's physically impossible! Either way, I love to hear from you & really appreciate you taking the time out to share your thoughts <3

Thank you for reading! :)

♥xx♥