Dramatic Smokey Eye Using ELF Eyeshadow Quad

Dramatic Smokey Eye Using ELF Eyeshadow Quad

Hi Everyone,

One of you beautiful people asked me to do a dramatic smokey eye. This is my first time creating this smokey look and let me tell you, I LOVE IT! It’s still natural but really dramatic and I love the way it makes my eyes look. Do you agree with me? Anyway, let’s move on to the tutorial.

Dramatic Smokey Eye Using ELF Eyeshadow Quad

(I know I’m fair but I just don’t want a lot of wrinkles later!)

Products Used:

    • ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer.
    • Elf Eyeshadow Squad Butternut.
    • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean.
    • Eyeshadow I created.
    • Lancôme Mascara Base.
    • L’Oreal Liquid Eyeliner in Black Noir.
    • Clinique Mascara.
    • Elf Gotta Glow Blush.

  • Elf Contouring Blush and Bronzer Palette.
  • Wet’n’Wild Lipstick in 901B.
  • Loreal 6H Glam Shine Lipgloss in 102 Always Pink.
  • NYX eye pencil in Black.

Step 1 and 2:

step 1 and 2

Like always, I primed my eyelids to prevent my eyeshadows from creasing. Then, I took my Jumbo Pencil and applied a thin layer on my eyelids staying underneath my crease. I blended it out with a brush.

Step 2

Step 3:

step 3

With a fluffy eyeshadow brush, I picked up the 3rd color in the ELF Squad Palette (the darkest color) and pat it on my eyelid over the black base. Don’t worry about the harsh line, I will blend it out in the next step.

ELF quad

Step 4:

ELF quad

With a blending brush, I picked up the last color in the palette (the bronze one) and blended out the harsh line.

Step 5:

Step 5

ELF eye quad

I applied the lightest shade in this palette, the first shadow, and put it under my eyebrow as a highlight.

Step 6:

smokey eyes



With a pencil brush, I took the eyeshadow I made myself and put slightly on the inner corner of my eye.

Step 7:


I grabbed my eyeliner and drew a thin line on my upper eyelash line and created a winged liner.

Step 8:

I finished the look by applying my mascara base, mascara and eye pencil.

Step 8

Clinique eyeliner

Step 9:

I contoured my forehead because it’s kind of big and used the bronzer in the ELF palette as my blush. I have to be careful because it’s quite pigmented.

Step 10:

I took a duo fiber brush and put some shimmer above my cheekbones using the ELF Blush Gotta Glow. I also applied some over the bridge of my nose.

Step 11:

I’m almost done. I grabbed my Wet’n’Wild lipstick and applied it on my lips. It’s really matte looking and this lipstick I feel cannot be worn without a lip gloss. Over this lipstick, I put a thin layer of the L’Oreal 6h Lip Gloss.


I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial, have a great day or night,


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91 thoughts on “Dramatic Smokey Eye Using ELF Eyeshadow Quad

    1. i know right sometimes when im starting off with the first two colors without bledning yet i look so horrible. i even want to take off all the shadows because it looks weird haha but then at the end it does look so much better with the mascara and the blending of the shadows :snicker:

  1. Yeayeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee… :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: This is such a soooper gorgeoussss look Sahar……. WOWWW!!! I am dumbstruck!!! :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: Amazing look and awessomeee tutorial!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Hey devilgirl…i guess the name of the e/s is i made myself…i think so may be i m wrong…but thats jst the thought…sahar can answer it better…

        1. Plsssssssssssssss do… i loved that eyeshadow… Do you also know how to make lipsticks etc? :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

  2. Whenever I see you,I feel like hugging you! :teddy: You’re too pretty Sahar! :jaiho: Beware of the evil eye! :secret2: :secret2: And dot some kajal behind your ear. :preen:
    And the look is so nice! It’s dramatic but pretty natural too! I will definitely try it out sometime! :makeup: :mirror:
    It looks lovely on you,hun. :puchhi:

    1. haha aww you are just too adorable for the world 🙂 heheh ok i will 😛
      you should im pretty sure it will look amazing on you. you have a gorgezz face

      1. Hihi~ Am I really? :preen: That makes me happy! :victory2: And yes,never forget…especially when you’re taking pictures… :specs:
        Why,I’m flattered! :blush: I’ll rush down and greab a similar palette soon,just to try it then! :jog: I’ve always wanted to try dramatic eyes. :preen: :makeup:

        1. is that what you do in your culture to prevent the evil eye to effect your beauty?
          and yes are really pretty. i wouldnt say your pretty if you werent 🙂 im very honest

          1. Yup. It’s the one I do for my niece 😀 ….but there are many other ways. :haanji:
            :blush: :blush: :blush: :preen: :preen: :preen: Thank you! You’re such a sweet gal!
            And now I’ll preen in front of Ma. :happydance: :dumb:

  3. u looking so beautiful…. :love: :love: :love:.. this eyemakeup is so simple yet super cooll… I am gonna try this for sure… :mirror: :mirror: ..
    And how u created eyeshadow on ur own.. ?:) ?:)

    1. aww thank you doll. i will probably wirte an article about it because if i even try to explain it you will just get confused -__- 😛

  4. Wat d ****? how can anybody luk so beautiful by jst creating a smokey luk…..dame sahar…u luking like an angel….wow luving ur luk…& love u d most sahar auwsum work….. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: for this tutorial im surely to try this…

      1. ya sahar…hats off to u….u tried smokey eye for the first tym that too wid so much perfection….supperb sahar…im ur fan now… :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

  5. sahar, gorgeous makeup and super gorgeous you. Fannnnnnnn!!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

  6. Yep Sahar you are really pretty!! :rose: And this look just makes you look more gorgeous!! O:)

    its a sad thing we don’t get ELF in India!! :sick: :scream:
    I so want to try something from ELF! :pray:

  7. Hey sahar..That eye makeup was really easy and simple to be tried out. Not to forget here u are looking simply stylish :waytogo:

  8. u r the most gorgeous lady i’ve come across till date. :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: n the smokey eye is like suppperbbb :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: i’ll definitely try this out. may be 2moro only :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

    1. awwww then you must have not dealt with alot of women if im the most prettiest one -__- yea try it out and let me know how u like it on you 🙂

  9. gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:
    :stars: dats the word i guess Sahar 😀 😀 looking lovely :thumbsup:

    1. oh wow thats a new one. i have had so many ppl tell me different names. from nathalie to angelina jolie ….. -__-‘ but i just looked up Leighton Meester’s pics and she is gorgg!!!!

  10. You do have chiselled cheeks & nicely defined jawline..makes you look really I.N.T.E.R.E.S.T.I.N.G.. 🙂 And your tutorial is enticing me to give it a try..though never did smokey eyes before..You made it so natural & wear-able with browns rather than blacks.. :thanks:

  11. Such beautiful eyes u have got Sahar! :love: And the tut is really nice :teddy: thanks for sharing. But I was wondering will this smokey eye look good on small eyes? :methinks:

      1. If yours is tiny I don’t know what would be mine :struggle: but will give it try after I get my brushes …I’m pretty new and have never done a smokey look :tongue: Thanks for sharing sweety :puchhi:

  12. Saharrr!!!

    Thanks to you i have finally explored a smokey eye look and not ended up looking like someone punched me in the eye !!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    Thank Youuu :pompom: :pompom:

    and oh Yes, you are absolutely gorgeous !!! :hihi:

    1. elfs mineral eyelid primer, there eyeshadows quad are OK not the best ever.
      i like their studio blushes and brushes
      i use the studio bronzer and blush combo all the time

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