Since so many of you asked me to do a smokey eye tutorial. Here it is. It barely takes me 5 minutes and all you need is a black eye shadow (shimmery / matte), black eye pencil and some eye makeup brushes. Gel eyeliner is optional. Let’s get started. 🙂
- Prime your lids with an eyeshadow primer and apply eye kohl all over the lids. Don’t go past the crease and don’t worry about precision. We’d blend it.
- Blend the liner with a tapered fluffy brush(MAC 217) and soften the edges.
- It should look like this. 🙂 Just follow the shape of your eyes while blending. No rocket science . 😛
- Pat some black eyeshadow on a flat brush.
- Pat it on top of your lid. This way you’d get the intensity of the eyeshadow. Blend the edges with a fluffy brush
- You may use a highlighter but I use a compact or loose powder and apply it on your brow bone and softly blend it with the black blended shadow above the crease. This would soften the edges and neaten yo the look.
- Pick some black eyeshadow on a pencil brush. You can also use the edge of your flat brush.
- Apply it on your lower lash line. You can go all the way in but if you have smaller eyes , I suggest that you stop at 2/3rd of the eye and apply a shimmery golden highlighter on the inner corner.
10. Apply eye kohl on the waterline.
11. These steps are optional. If you want you can stop here and apply mascara. I like to apply gel liner on the upper lash line really close to the lashes. I feel it defines the look a bit more.
12. Gel liner on upper lash line. Finish off with a mascara.
13. And you are done.
14. Done . Done 🙂
15. Products used : NARs eyeshadow in Night Clubbing, Estee lauder Black Gel Eye Liner, MAC Smolder Kohl, MAC Brush 217, MAC brush 219, Colorbar shader brush, Inglot 30 T liner brush.
If you find all black look too intense for your taste. Just use brown. Easy Peasy! 🙂
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78 thoughts on “Easiest Black Smokey Eye Tutorial”
Loved it on u 🙂 Nicely explained..
thankoo girls :)) Try. I did it in like 5-6 minutes. apply apply Blend blend 😛
wow… u mde it so easy
it is easy 🙂
🙂 🙂 … me gonna try it with diff colors ,.. thnx
Wow finally I can try it out! Hey tell me one thing? can we use colored eye shadows like this too? I hav not had the courage to use them but I am craving to use some colored eye shadows now!
yeah you can. Just follow the same steps. try it with a soft brown, purple, blues… whatever you can 🙂
Can’t thank you enough dear Rati….
so easy peasy 🙂 this is how i work with my pigments which are complex enough so i don need to pair with another e/s…..
loved your eye makeup, nicely done 🙂
o wow .. Thanks a lot Rati.. you are simply great puchi..
Awww..he he he..thats super quick and looks soooper sexy..I am gonna try and send you photees!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
Areyyy yaar..I used wrong word and my comment went into moderation!! 🙄 okie I will use Saxxxyyyy next time..maaf kar do moderator bhaiya!! 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳
comment still in moderation!! 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥
he he …Kimi….I will rescue…me was on chutti yeshterday 🙂
Good Morning Jomol… 🙂 How was your day????
Good morning Pallavi…..day was fine….went out and dined….he he
easy peasy luks v good wid brown on my eyes 🙂 🙂 🙂 😛
yayy yayyy… this is my fav tute 🙂 I did this with bloo the other day 🙂
Thanks Rati for the detailed tutorial.I will try it,but dunno if I could get such nice perfect look as your’s. 🙂
looks easy.. I have never worn eyeshadows.. but ur tutorial inspires me a lot to try .. 🙂
omigawd Ratiiiiiiii…. u made it look so easy n simple , but i know i wud still scroo it up and do all guchad muchad 😐 🙁 *headbang*
loved it Rati, when u do it it looks easy when i try this ,,y this is so difficult,,,may b it will take some time n practice..
can u suggest some inexpensive eye brushes and substitute for nars products pls.
niki you can use just any black eyeshadow you have. and any fluffy brush would do. sigma has a super for mac 217 though.
wow…u made it soo simple Rati…luv it…:))
Ooh, I’m loving your look! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!!!
Nice tut Rati… 🙂
ok ..I am copying my comment under moderation here!! 😛
Awww..he he he..thats super quick and looks soooper saxxxyyyy..I am gonna try and send you photees!! happydance happydance happydance happydance happydance happydance happydance happydance happydance 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
luks gorgeous on u rati 🙂 m sure i wl end up luking lyk a dayen :'(
Awesome clicks and you make it look so simple Rati!! you are awesome.. 🙂
u totally rock the smoky eye look rati 🙂
i dont think i will ever be able to master it 🙁
Seeing a tutorial from you after so long . You make everything look so easy
I still do your smudged kohl look every other day 😀
Will try this too for sure
reteeka that toh is my most abused eye makeup look. hihihih 😛
wow that is amazing great job !!
DO try it. It’s very easy and once you get the hang of it, you can do it with just any eyeshadow. Thank you :))
Wowwww..If i tried it , i wouldve been stuck in the 1st step only 😛 I used to do my smokey eyes with a midnight blue shade earlier – gotto try this charcoal black look once – thank you so much for the tutorial
Hey…I just tried the look with brown and am already lovvvvviiiiing it!!!
Give me your address lady, I am coming over to give you a puchee, thankyou so much for this.
I will try this 🙂
yayyy aftr a looooooooonnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggg time
*khushi ke aansu aagaye * 😀
I will definitely look like panda 🙁 but m def gonna try it at least once! just baked a pineapple fresh cream cake
oh wow parita. :)) Btw do you need an oven to make a cake or microwave also does the job. i so want to make muffins but I have microwave and not oven . So i dunno 🙁
you can def make muffins in microwave..though i only prefer OTGs for baking 🙂 but i have seen people baking cakes n muffins successfully in micro as well! do try!
Gorgeous, you made it sound like a cakewalk… 🙂 …
rati make an eyeshadow tutorial on anushka sharma’s canon ad smokey eye look!!!it looks so beutiful!!
Lovvvvvvvvvvved your tutorial Rati……its really the eazziest smokey eyeeeeee……I think many of us have learnt our basics from you…..need to credit you for that 🙂
Jomolllllllllllllllllllllll… Good morning… 😀 😀 😀 Did you get the b’day gift I gave you yesterday? 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆
budday gifptttttttttttttttttttttt….where where where……….
I gave you the link to the smileys on your b’day post!! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
sacchiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii…..thankoooooooooooooooooo Kimi….pucchi to you and C……i was feeling so down without the smilies….I am checking my budday posht now…hehe
Thankoooooooooooo so much Kimis :lol::lol::lol::lol:
Thoda space de ke Jomol!! 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉
smilies class? 😛 😛 good morning 😀 😀
Gooooooooooooooood morning Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆
hihih morning cali 😀 😀
Good morning Rati……thankoooo Kimi….writing down the notes……space dekar…smilies lagao 😳 😳 😳 :oops:….aise na masterji 😳
he he he..bilkul sahiiiiiiiii baalike
Main pass ho gayi……:lol:
Here it is again..but I know it will go into moderation 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 👿
There it went…moderator bhaiya hates me!! 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈
ayyo….wait me rescues….:)
U know many smileys me learning from you
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I may have done similar tutes before as well but oh well! Glad all of you liked it. :))
niceeeeeeee..thankuuuuuuu..will try it this weekend itself. Maybe i’ll use that Spore waala makeup kit 🙂
Good Morning Rati and everyone 🙂 🙂 🙂 :)…great tut Rati 😎 😎
Lovely ……well explained 🙂
Wow you made is so easy Rati.. I still follow ur tut on applying foundations and it works great 🙂 Will follow this one too 🙂
I do the exact thing! 😀 I had made a post on it too, except I did a plum smokey look. 😀 Same pinch!
Woww… This is what I have been looking for!!! Thank you Rati 😀 Well Explained!
i tried.. didn’t look gud on me 🙁