Smokey Eye: Brown Black Smokey Eye Tutorial

This tutorial teaches you to create smokey eye. πŸ™‚

Smokey Eyes
Smokey Eye

prime your lids. Use primer over lid upto your brows. Using MAC painterly Paint pot for this.

SMokey Eye
SMokey Eye

Use primer on lower lash line. Then wash of loose powder all over the lid. This blends eyeshadows easily for a good smokey eye look.

Primer on lower lash line
Primer on lower lash line

Pick shimmery-brown eyeshadows with a flat shader blush.

Use eyeshadow all over your lids.

Shimmery Chocolate Brown Colour on lids
Shimmery Chocolate Brown Colour on lids

With a pointy brush (MAC 219) apply the same eyeshadows on your lower lash line. This creates a diffused smokey effect.

Shimmery Chocolate Brown Colour on lower lash line
Shimmery Chocolate Brown Colour on lower lash line

Go towards the inner corner of the eyes.

Apply kajal on your waterline. Go twice or thrice on your waterline. We want it to look very smokey.

Lakme Kajal on waterline
Lakme Kajal on waterline

Smudge the kajal gently with your ring finger. This will give a soft look to the eyes and would also prevent your kajal from smudging.

Smudge kajal with ring finger
Smudge kajal with ring finger

Now applyΒ  black liquid liner or gel liner on upper lash line.

Black Gel LIner
Gel LIner

Keep the liner a little thick. Don’t worry about perfect lining.

Liner on upper lash line
Liner on upper lash line

Using a flat brush pick up black shadows

Apply it on lower half of the eyelid. Go on top of your liner and a little above it. Keep the concentration of eyeshadows more on the outer part of the eyelid. Apply more eyeshadows on the outer corner, if required. Your eyes have to look smokey so the colour should go from dark-black to diffused brownish-black..

black eye shadow
eye shadow

With a blending brush blend the black eyeshadow inward and into the crease. Just as you would create an outer V.


Pick up more black eye shadow and place it in the outer corner. Keep the brush slanted. You are increasing the intensity of black in outer V of you eyelid.

More black eye shadow
More black eye shadow

More black eye shadow into the crease.

The eye shadows should looks something like this. Dark black diffusing into the brown.

Smokey Eyes
Smokey Eye

If there are harsh eyeshadow edges, blend them out with a clean fluffy brush.

Pick black eyeshadow with a pencil brush.

Black eye shadow
Black eye shadow

Use black eyeshadow on lower lash line. Leave inner corner of the eye.

Black on lower lash line
Black on lower lash line

Pick highlight colour from Maybelline Chai Latte Quad and apply it on brow bone area.

Place your brush below your eye brow arch. Move your brush left and right. Brush in your highlighter into the lid eyeshadows.Β  This creates the smokey effect and blends the colours.


Curl your eyelashes and apply mascara. Your eye look is almost there.

Apply Mascara
Apply Mascara

Apply the same brown eyeshadow in inner corner of your eye.

Touchup in the inner corner
Touchup in the inner corner

Voila! Brown black smokey eye. πŸ™‚

Smokey Eyes
Smokey Eyes
Smokey Eyes
Smokey Eye

I’ve used pale pink blush and transparent lip gloss for this. This would balance the intense smokey eye.

Products used for this smokey eyes: MAC Painterly Paint pot, Brown eyeshadow Inglot, black eyeshadow VOV, Highlight eyeshadow Maybelline Chai latte quad, MAC Studio Finish Concealer, TBS Loose powder, Lakme Kajal, MAC Mineralize Foundation. Estee Lauder Magnascopic Mascara, Estee Lauder Signature Blush in Tender Petal, Estee Lauder Very hollywood Lip Gloss.

More Smokey Eyes:

Black Smokey Eye Tutorial
Smokey Eye: How to Get Smokey Eyes
Simple Smudgy Smokey Eye Tutorial

And some nice videos


192 thoughts on “Smokey Eye: Brown Black Smokey Eye Tutorial

  1. Lovvvveee it!! The tutorial is great!! :inlove: Its soo detailed. Its really awesome the way you have shown each step. And you look soo very sexy. You are the best :-* :-*

      1. Rati…Everytime I see your brows…I feel ohoooooooooo wowwwwwww :inlove: …lol…Do you thread yourself or in salon? Love it…BTW I’v replied you with my details..I’v another article ready,shall I send it? πŸ™‚

        1. Debasree…. you’re not the only one wondering about ratis eyebrows… ALL of us are in complete awe of ratis eyebrows !! i think she must have received hundreds of compliments on IMBB itself, real mein toh infinte mile honge

  2. omg
    u look amazing!!!!
    also the blush is sooo pretty!!!!!<3 <3
    :yes: :yes: :yes:

    i m so gonna try this look..!!
    :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

      1. i love all these looks… but my eyelids are so dark that the colour payoff is very poor πŸ˜₯

        plus i wear glasses and the makeup hardly shows…. πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

        1. Anks, prime your lids. It would erase the darkness from your lids. πŸ™‚

          ummmm…will try to do a look for glasses. I also wear glasses but not all the time. πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Rati………………………..u’r eyes loookkkk soooooooooooooooo pretty…. :lashes: :lashes:
    It is awesum…..loving it..parapapa.. :inlove: :inlove:

  4. OMG Rati!! Goddesssssss EYES!!!!!!! This is so weird actually…I was trying this look today…black and brown smokey eyes!! Turned out really bad…and bf also :no: :no: :no: :no: .. πŸ™ :-(( :-(( :-(( …I desperately wanted to do this right and here came your tutorial!! πŸ˜€ :clap: :jump: :clap: :jump: :clap: :jump: :dance: I :-* :-* you for this lovely and so detailed tutorial!! Thank you soooooo muchhhhhhh!!! :hugright: :hugright: :hugright:

    1. Cali you can try this with matte brown eye shadow as well. It looks fab that ways also. :))

      geeeee,,, glad you liked it. And keep trying. :-* :-* :-*

  5. :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: Rati, the eyemakeup Godddessss :worship: :worship: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :alien:

        1. You have suddenly become such a big copy cat since yesterday… Me not liking… :smug:

          Say some nice words..Like the new ones.. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

          1. Huh? New ones..oh no someone has to say new words..then I will say it here….:D πŸ˜€ And me brain :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: me can’t think :inlove: :inlove: Hehehheee….I don’t even like it anymore..I mean why should I says its nice and good and so pretty… :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien:

  6. I keep experimenting with smokey eye look, it somehow never turns out how I want it to and its so much harder to create a matte look, anyway I love this tutorial, gonna try it πŸ™‚

    1. it is lp. Somehow that pop doesn’t come out with matte eye shadows but if done rightly, it looks fantastic. :))

      Try it and let me know how it turned out to be. :))

  7. Ohh!! so very nice Rati!!…this def is worth a try..!! hope I can get it right!!..BTW do some purples for us plz!!…i really want to learn how to wear that color!.. :yes:

  8. OMG…I just tried this tutorial!! It turned out pretty goooooooooooooooooood!! 😯 😯 😯 😯 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: yippeeeeeeeeee…me sooo happy!!!!!!!! Ratiiiiiii.. .I lou you!!!!!!!!!!!! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

        1. Me buy the eyeshadow first…I am so :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( ashamed Rati might ban me from disqualified to be here :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( you all pls don’t hate me and stop talking to me :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

            1. yeaaaa rads…do it naa…pleaseeeeeeee…its fooooooper easy with Rati’s tutorial!! This is first time I got something looking good on my eyes !!! :beauty: :beauty: :beauty:

      1. ohhhh what? this is the same thing?!?!?!:D i dont like you cali. you are very pretty. katti. :smug: :smug:

        oh no. even i will do. with sasta sada hua preducts! and do it better than you and Rati! hhmmmmmphhhhhh :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: and Rads. hhmmmmmmmmmpppppphhh :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

        1. oh no cali. not pretty at all. stop doing these pretty looks. :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: not suiting you at all. :lying: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: πŸ™„ πŸ™„ only vampire looked right. SCARY! :pain: :pain: :disdain: :disdain:

        2. sasta sast produts.. Me was not flaunting…That’s all I have… :-((

          Greee, I would prrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennnn if you do It… Me would be on :cloudy: :cloudy: :cloudy: :cloudy: :cloudy:

            1. “Me was not flaunting…That’s all I have…” Awwwwwwwwwwww..everyone feel bad for Rati..she doesnt have any sasta sada prodcuts…hawwwwww…me send you..I have one old Lakme ka quad..was super sasta when I bought ages back and its sada give you :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: I just tried this thing…now I know all the steps to do this look.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I just need the eyeshadows…. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: me gone mad…two eyes ..two different colours…and staring at comp…me go tomorrow buy sasta sada matt black..and sasta supersada brown shimmery..oh I have brown shimmery..TBS sada..why didnt I use that…grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…me go wash this muck off my eyes and me trying hate you Rati…grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :bomb: :bomb: and you too Cali…and Ikky till you try that look I don’t hate you

              1. Radhikkkkaa.a… I will forgive you for all the bubbish things you said to me. Mee elooouuu you for trying the look……..Oh!bUy maybelline ka quad .it has black eye shadow… :-*. :-*. :-*. :-*. :-*. :-*. :-*. :-*. :-*. :-*. :-*. :-*

  9. RATIDOOOOOOO where were you – me missed you all day :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

    Black smokey eyes are berry berry purdy :-)) me also louing your lipgloss :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

    1. bah! i hate the gloss!:P purdy!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: oh and :wilt: :wilt: you dint miss me? hmmmphh :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

        1. meee????? 😯 saw Janhavi? :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: Ratidooo missed me. not you :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: :disdain: πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      1. Ikkkky I missed you toooooo ….. * Offers ikky some :alien: tea*

        me got bored today coz not much was happening on IMBB :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

        Why you hate the glosss ??? so nice and pinky pinky ……….. πŸ™

          1. :brokenheart: :brokenheart: :brokenheart: :brokenheart: :brokenheart: :brokenheart:
            :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( Izzzzz ok me know Rati lives in your pocket :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

            but you is nice to me so ……. :deadrose: ———> :rose: :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

            1. :-(( sorry! me missed only you Janhavi. had a very happy day otherwise. so missed no one else!:D only for you- :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :cake: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake:
              :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

              1. You are nice….. you feeed me !!!!!! :plate: :plate: :plate: :plate: :plate: :plate: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: and cheeers !!!! :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

                *feels very very speshul* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

    2. Those servers were shifting no so i decided to take a break. Me made halwa, poori and chola. So kind of enjoyed the day. πŸ™‚

      Took chotu sa break today. :))

          1. Ohhhh thats good :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) My mommy was saying two lil girls were trying to cheat her today as in they lied about their period n stuff – I didnt know people do that 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

              1. Cheat like – you have be a “kanya” no for the ashtmi thingy …. and two of the lil girls said they were umm “kanyas” when they werent – just to get the ashtmi stuff i guess I dunno ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)

                Geddit ikky ?

            1. lied about period? 😯 😯 i dont want to know!!! 😐 😐

              no actually i want to. what was this? 😯 😯 :pain: :pain: ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) πŸ˜• πŸ˜• πŸ˜• :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet:

                1. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

            1. Why you cried ????? Not the scene the film but me thought it was supposed to be entertaining and fundooo ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)

              Curiouser and curiouser ……

                1. heheh i dunno i am mad today!:P the girls father commits suicide because she refuses to marry salman khan cause she doesn’t want to marry so she can take care of her father. salman khan goes to talk t the father and asks him to explain this to his daughter. he says he will explain this to her and she will definitely marry him.. and he kills himself. it was a funny scene 2 minutes back and i was laughing hard. then this happened. i cried:P laughing laughing i cried. πŸ˜› i am mad today!:P

                  1. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

                    1. 😐 😐 i was upset! + stupid brother told ke sonu sood (man b**bs) killed dimple kapadia also. ssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooo i cried off!!!:(:((:((:((:((:((

                  1. WOW watching it again !!!! and that suicide scene does sound so horrid and sad I would have cried tooo …. now I really wanna watch it – any idea if theres a good print available online ?:-)

                    1. no my bahadur got the original cd.. but i am sure there is a decent print available ol.. hit hit na.. :P:D and yeah the scene is sad. you have to watch it to know.. like really sad cause one only thinks of the father as a horrid drunkard who doesn’t care about his daughter and calls her names lovingly!:P and he is actually nice + the melodrama! i louuu it!!:D

            1. No, no one can :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: explain Dabang’s scene like :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: you did. I’ll did laughing nooow.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :weep: :weep: :weep: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

              1. :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: but *accepts the compliment* πŸ˜€ :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff:

                1. Sanjeev is going crazy laughing but he is stuck up with something so can’t write…but our room sounds like a mad room right now…
                  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

                  1. i think i will stop visiting IMBB! BAD RATI SANJEEV AND CALI!
                    jest katti forever with you all!!!!!! :smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug::smug: :smug:

          1. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* LOVVVVVEEEEEEE YYYOOOOOUUUU!!!!!!!!!!:D:D

  10. tht look is reallly nice Rati!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    n ikku…after ur explanantion of the dabangg scene, i am tempted to watch tht movie now :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    1. watchhh it! i remember making fun of Rads for watching it and loving it! oh nd the emotional scene is coming again! πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯
      and dont you make fun of me!!!!!!! :pissedoff:

  11. ikkyyyyyyyyy…I’ve seen your makeup pics on your blog!! …And we all know they are pweetttyyy!! πŸ˜€ :D…So no excuse..he he… (except for you watching dabangg, and crying and spoiling your eye makeup!! ) :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: πŸ˜›

    1. *pulllling my hair* :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed:
      oh and thank you! were you making fun of me?:P

              1. Lol fishing is small scale – Orgres dont fish – they TRAWL ! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

                    1. Yes yes I only drink :alien: tea so I can eat all the yummy food floating around on IMBB and not DIE of indigestion πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  12. wow! i so totally love it! will try the same steps with purple and black πŸ˜€
    Thanks so much Rati… :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  13. truly awesome.. u have evolved into a complete eye makeup maestro! I look no where else but here for eye makeup tutorials. Keep it up. Its superlative stuff.

  14. Aweesome… this is sooo pretty… smokey eyes suit you a lot…!!
    did you do this acc. to what mr. blair adviced the other day??

    hey rati, u got my mail na ? i sent it to u on 13th

    1. Thank you, Smitha. πŸ™‚ Nahin I didn’t. I was just playing with the colours. πŸ˜›

      Let me see his tips again. :))

      I just replied. πŸ™‚

      1. hehe okkay πŸ™‚ i remembered you had asked him this question, and u said you would do tutorial on it.. so i thought this was in regard to that

        replied back

  15. Sooooooooooo beautifulllll Rati…luvdddddddd it…..i soooooo much want to try it!!!!!!!!
    Can u suggest similar colors in sasta waala quads….for beginers like moui!!!!!

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