Purple Black Smokey Eye Tutorial

Hello Sweta, As you mentioned that you have oily skin and have brown eyes I created a purple smokey eye look for you to wear on your cousin’s engagement… As mentioned you’ll be wearing a Mustard colored dress so to add a little oomph I would suggest you to wear purple or plum eye shadow as it will complement your mustard dress. Your eyes are really pretty and big, and I even noticed the way to apply liner/kajal, so if I was at your place I would have done the following look. Please give a frank feedback, i’l not mind if you are not comfortable wearing this… Purple Black Smokey Eyes
Lets begin…

1. Main step is to prime your lids as it will give you a even canvas to start of…



I am using Oriflame Dual skin corrector concealer… you have oily lids so try using something oil free and that doesn’t crease so that you can enjoy the fuction without worrying about your eyeshadow creasing.

2. Now roughly apply a black liner on you lids, near to your lashline as shown in the pic…. Quickly blend the liner before it dries up as you don’t want to be harsh on your lids.

Black kajal
I used Avon Kohl liner in Black.

3. Apply a black eyeshadow on the lower part of your lids, doing so will give a smokey effect to the look.
I used Incolor black eyeshadow

Black Liner

Black eye shadow

Black eye shadow

4. Now apply a plum shade on your entire lid, do not proceed above the crease.

Purple eyeshadow

I used Star Plum eyeshadow by Oriflame

5. Now taking pink eyeshadow on your brush start blending the plum and pink together.


Blend pink and purple

Blend pink and purple

I used a cheap Matte eyeshadow (cnt remember its name)

6. Now use your compact powder and apply it under your brow to soften the pink


I used Vision Silky pressed powder light shade

7. Highlight your brow bone concentrating more on the Arch of the brow.
8. Now line your upper and lower lashes like u usually do, curl lashes and add Mascara

For waterline I used VLCC kohl liner

9. Blend the outer corner where your upper and lower liner meet, the encircled area in the pic..

You can see the difference !!!

Complete look

Purple Smokey Eye

Purple smokey eye

smokey eye final

Purple black smokey eye final

Ready to go

Products Used:

Products used for purple smokey eye


Use a light pink blush with highlight on apple of your cheeks and a soft plumish or pinkish lippie !!

Hope u like it !!

More Smokey Eyes:

Brown Black Smokey Eye Makeup
Black Smokey Eye Tutorial
Eye Makeup: Soft Smokey Eyes- Makeup Tutorial
Smokey Eye: Brown Black Smokey Eye Tutorial
Blue Black Smokey Eye Makeup (Video)
Silver Blue Smokey Eyes Tutorial


150 thoughts on “Purple Black Smokey Eye Tutorial

      1. hey deeptima………….i kept staring on your eyes……………….
        and plz tell me hw do u clend the outer v of the eye where upper and lower liner meet………..???

      1. :-* :-* Deeptima, you are awesome.. The purple goes amazingly well with your green/hazel eyes… Beauuuuuuuuuuutifulll!!!! :inlove: :inlove: :kissblow: :kissblow: :kissblow:

  1. :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: I am getting a purple eyeshadow soon….SOOOON SOOOOOOOOOOOON…sighhhhhhhhhhhhhh :inlove: :inlove: Me want want want…Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii….me no buy now..but me want..you want to gift me for Diwali kinds ?:-)

  2. Rads me too wanna buy purple eyeshadow…mostly that oriflame one..looks cool na..n we jus hav 2 pay for a single shade…me getting 😀

        1. I THOUGHT OF YOU IMMMMMMMEDIATELY…..cos you kept :announce: :announce: :announce: consultant consultant the other day naaaaa… 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 me searching for some other purples too otherwise I catch you for purple 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

            1. I saw Chanel purple…I will go to the grave if I wear that :pain: was wayyy too blingy purple…I actually went “Ohhh” and stepped a few steps back in shock 😮 😮 😮 😮 okay maybe its not that bad but didnt seem like the purple I wanted… 😀 😀 😀 I don’t get it…why am I explaining why I am not getting Chanel 🙄 🙄 🙄

                1. Noooooooooooooooooooooo…me no buy stuff from Dior or YSL or anything that costs arm, leg, and neighbors first-born babies 😀 😀 😀 Me buy nothing…shopping banned for a month. 😐 :cyclops:

                  1. Cali I think it might be nice…I tried purple eyeshadow once at a counter and I thought it looked quite okay..I mean, I thought I would look straight out of some comic page…but it looked prettyish only..not bizarre at all…which is good enough for me. But then again, I suppose it depends on the shade of purple – seems good on Deeptima though and in the swatches also.

    1. Oh… 😀 😀 still its not very small and is definitely bigger than quads kind…I never use all colours in a quad..so I prefer single eyeshadows – pay for only what you need and will use kinds 😀 😀 😀

  3. Great tut Deeptima!! Love the way you have blended these colors soo beautifully. :inlove: :inlove: I usually end up wearing only one color as eyeshadow, but m definately working on this combination now. :-*

  4. very wearable and lovely look, Deeptims. Me will copy cat again. :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: I was happy with today’s copy cat attempt. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

          1. he he…do it na!! I have to find the shades first!! 😐 😐 Poor me!! :-(( :-(( ..No one gifts anything to me ever!! I have to purchase everything for myself…ALBAYSSSSSSS :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: 😛 😛 😛 😛

                1. Ooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…this Rati is bad inphloooence…she buy datttteee stuff…preeeen preeeen…then we promptly :cat: buy it :-(( I have seen that palette a MILLION times being used by a MILLLLLLION people but never thought of even looking at it till now but now madamji bought..preeened and I am staring at it :pain:

                  1. OH!!! Gigggiggllyyy piggglllyyyy!! It’s such a confooosing palette.. SOOOOOOOOOOO many brownnss. SOOOOOOOOOOO many blues…SOOOOOOOOO many pinks. Now I dip my brush in one blue and 2nd blue and then apply. Then dip brush in one brown, 2 brown ,3 brown and apply. ME soo happy. :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance:

                1. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ….. I am soooper excited about the palette..wanted to buy it since ages…. Now, December I can get it.. yiipeeee!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

  5. You are such a darling Deeptima!! .. :-* :-* :-* Know what? 😛 I’ll be wearing same colored dress in one of the parties before Diwali :party: :party: ..and I was wondering what kinda colors should I use ?:-) :-/ ?:-) !! And Voilaaaa :victory: :victory: ..here comes your tutorial.. :jump: .This is exactly what I wanted 😎 😎 … 😀 😀 😀 You looking soooooooooper hot!! :chic: :chic: :chic: …..and me sooooooooper happy now!! :clap: :clap: :jump: :jump: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

          1. I am happy coz I am having green tea :coffee: right now..and I am happy that its Friday!! 😀 😀 😀 …and I am happy coz we got salary today!! :party: :party: :party: ..and I am happy coz I can do some nice gala shopping in weekend..and then happy coz I will be leaving for home on Monday!! …and I’ll be happy if you are free on monday ?:-) ?:-) , so that you can meet me and we both shop together!! :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: 😀 😀 😀

            1. he he h all jumping funmping day today… :jump: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

              I must also ask for Salary today. :clap: :clap: :clap: Me want to shop as well. It’s been so many days. :wilt: :wilt:

              1. Cali, Rati – :snail: Cut and share okay? :devil: Me no shop nothinnnnngggggg…me go eat like a pig tomorrow…from morning to night I will make hubby take me from one eating place to another and eat eat eat eat eat :pig: :pig2: :pig: :pig2: :cow: :cow2:

                  1. Don’t they give you a glass of water PHREEEEEEEE?? :giggle: :snicker: :giggle: :snicker: :giggle: :snicker: :giggle: :snicker: :giggle: :snicker: :giggle: :snicker: :giggle: :snicker:

                    1. :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: I am liking Rati less and less and lesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss today

    1. Cali u have no idea how happy i am after reading your comment… i was very unsure if anyone would like the look or not… Thanks sooo much !!! Hugs and kisses !

  6. Youe eyes are so lovely Deeptima….u r really blessed. 🙂 Lovely eye make up & I was so happy to see that u used affordable & accessible products 🙂 Love the look 🙂

    1. Hi Monika, m still a student so i prefer using affordable and quality products… 😎 😎 Thanks soo much for your swt comment !!

  7. hey!! i love the eye makeup..am definitely gonna try it out..tho im wonderin about the brushes u used fr it..its really difficult to find fine bristled brushes 🙁 i wud really appreciate ure suggestions on it and also it would be great if you could show us how to do a gold and brown look for the evenings..i have my best frnds weddin comin up and am weain somethin bluish gold..plus i think that look would work for a lotta other clothes too 🙂

    1. Hi Nupur sorry for the late reply… i use oriflame and vega brushes… oriflame brushes i use are in this months catalogue for the 1st time… if u want contact me

      soon i’l do a gold and brown look for you… but plz let me know your skin shade…

  8. Awesum Deeptima :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: …I keep staring at ur pics…MashaAllah!!!!! U hav gorgeous eyes :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: !!!! N u are reallllllllllyyyyyyy gud wid da eye make-up!!!!!! Luuuvvvvvvvvvvvvdddddddd ur tutorial :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: !!!!!!

  9. wow…..again an awesome tutorial….
    I do this look quite a lot with my Avon quad 😀

    Purple really makes brown eyes pop :D….such a beautiful color specially for fall/winter :-* :-* :-*

    nice work Deeptima… :clap: (and of course gorgeous eyes :-* 😛 )

  10. ufffooooo my last comment jst dint show :reallypissed: :pissedoff:

    deeptima i lurrrvvveeee uuu & d look sooo much…cn surely carry this welll & hey my mustard colored suit has purple work tooo 😉 😎

    i seriously cant thank IMMB gang enuf…hats off 2 all u talented ppl :yes: :dance: :clap: :clap: :clap:

    m nw growing impatient jst 2 show off my killer eyes :beauty: :beauty: :beauty:

    love u baby…keep it coming :kissed: :-* :-*

  11. sorry coudnt comment earlier…my laptops wsnt wid me 🙁
    hey deeptima i loveee both ur tuts & this is certainly gonna suit my eye color toooo…muaaaahhhhhh sweethrt :kissed:

  12. GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE UR EYES! :-* :heart: and you know what! i had done the same combo few days ago just for practising..i am going to start my freelance makeup services in january.. i will link the pics..tell me how it is..i would love to know what you guys think..please let me know ur honest opinions coz i need to know if i made any mistakes so that i can correct them and hopefully be successful in making my dream career..so here are the pics :
    (PS. my digicam sucks! too much flash washed out the colours a lil bit..and also pls dont mind my crazy head band and the background..my room is always a big hot mess! 😛 )


  13. can anyone pls tell me how to post links to my pics here(in comment box)? i just wanted to share some pics here but i am confused about how to post them here..i tried to poat the links in above comment but it is not working..help me. 😕

      1. thanQ so much rati..soooooo glad you liked it.. :blush: i did this look about a month ago..i used ‘oriflame dual skin corrector in medium’ to prime my lids and used streetwear kajal as a base for the purple eyeshadow..and the eyeshadows i used are from some no brand palette which i bought from the local fancy store.for cheeks i used a matte pink eyeshadow from another no brand palette as a blush and used a bronzy brown eyeshadow to contour my nose and cheek bone(it hardly shows up in those pics) and for lips i used ‘dusty rose’ lipliner from mary kay to line and fill my lips and again filled it with a light brownish nude lipstick from lakme(dont know the number..it’s gone)..thats it.. 🙂

        PS: im so sorry rati for posting the links to my pics without your permission.. i was so excited that i forgot to ask you once before doing it..if you have any objection please let me know and i’ll never do that again..

        1. It’s a very pretty look Sereesha and suiting you a lot. 🙂

          No it’s okay to post links once in a while. It’s just that we don’t allow promotional links. That’s it/ I am glad you shared your look with it. It’s always fun to see different look.s :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

  14. Sireesha…take off the [img] from beginning and end of the links you have put…works fine and you look pretty..and nice eye makeup – saw only one pic 🙂 🙂

    I am not sure if its okay to put links in comments section, though…

    1. thanQ so much radhika.. 🙂 i was sooo excited after realising that i had done almost the same look and wanted to share it with all of you..in that excitement i completely forgot to ask rati before posting links..i realised that only after reading your comment..and that’s y i apologised to her in the below comment.

      1. :shame: :shame: :shame: me did tell her to del my comment :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: she ignoring me completely :shame: :shame: and you look very pretty and headband no crazy looking 😐 😐

          1. Both you and Rads….just fighting and chitchatting!! :-X :-X :-X ..Me tab se waiting :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: for your purple eye pics……………… :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: Not fair!!! :-(( :-((

            1. Oh!! me went out today, didn’t get time to do the look. :(( I did a day time smokey eye today. Got so many compliments..even from MUA at MAC :cute: :cute: :cute: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: I’ll try to do its tutorial tomorrow only. 🙂

                  1. I can imagine that!! …….When me (who is so dumb in doing eye makeup) can go so gaga over it… :-P…I can very well understand what you’d be going through with!! :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

        1. thanQ radhika..and ur comment made me realise my mistake..so dont feel bad sweet heart.. 🙂 rati glad me glad so now u also be glad.. happy ending :laugh:

          1. post post post!!! 😀

            BTW!! I got the reply to my mail to Inglot, the one in which I asked if they test on animals or not!! Here is the reply :

            “thank you for your contact.

            Our products are not and have never been tested on animals.

            To the best of our knowledge, the ingredients used for our cosmetics are not tested on animals.


            Magda Kuciel
            Inglot Cosmetics”
            :clap: :jump: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

            1. WOWWWWWWWWWWW…I was super scared after that commenting session…I buy Inglot and ask you to get for me and you find out they test on animals….tadaaaaaaaaaaaaa…Cali throws my palette out of the plane window! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

          2. And it doesn’t even look like the same thing…is different colours ..and didnt look proper..so I did cover up….and and and..oh no more ands…only thing similar na..is eye makeup..thats all…beyond that no similarities only!!!!!

  15. Heheheeee…me toooooooooooo…now I want more and more stuff from Inglot..and they no open in bangalore dont understand whyyy…I BUY INGLOT…..INGLOTTTTTTTTTT COME TO BANGALOREEEEEEE…ME LOUUUU YOU :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

  16. Thanks soo much Vinitha, Jinal, Suma, Beena and Arch…

    @Sireesha: i love love love your look… u look soo pretty !! u a certified makeup artist ???

    1. thanQ deeptima 🙂 no iam not certified.. i am a self taught makeup artist..i learnt tons of things on net..afte rhearing so many makeup guru’s advice i decided not to go to any makeup school right now..but in future i plan to attend a makeup school to learn special fx..

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