Hi everyone!! ❤️❤️
First of all, apologies if my posting is a bit erratic! It might be a bit on and off for the next few weeks as I have exams soon. Hope you understand 😊
All that aside, I’m so excited about todays post!! I’ve been wanting to do a dark, black smokey eye look for ages but haven’t been brave enough but today I thought, sod it! Let’s DO THIS!
Doing a smokey eye can be extremely scary and can take ages. People tend to give up at the ‘bruised look’ stage but fear not! I hope I can do this a bit of justice 🙈
The palette I used is by w7 and it’s called ‘in the buff’. This is actually a very pigmented palette for the price (I believe I got this for around £5) and the texture of the shadows is sooo creamy and they blend like a dream! (Plus I think it’s a dupe for the naked 2 palette!)
So, let’s get right into it!
I first primed my lids using a dab of concealer.
I then took a light brown colour and used it as my transition shade. I placed it in my crease and used windshield wiper motions using a fluffy blending brush.
This next colour is completely optional but I took a RED eyeshadow and also popped it in to my crease making sure to buff out any harsh lines. I’ve always liked how red looks with a smokey eye 😍 but you can stick to a brown if you want!
Next is the scary bit. The part where it can all go wrong. The BLACK. I place it on my lid from corner to corner and they key is not to go past that crease colour.
Once I have the black on, I went in with a clean blending brush and started to really blend the black in to the red.
Patience is key here. I promise you, as long as you keep blending it will all come together! You can go in with more black and even deepen up that crease colour.
As you can see, it’s starting to come together!
Once you’re happy with how it’s looking, go in with the final touches. I added a inner corner highlight and a matte browbone highlight.
Also, don’t forget to balance out the bottom lash line! I added the same colour palette I used on the top lid and I take the dark colour about halfway making sure to really buff it in.
To make it extra glam, you can add some glitter on top of the black! Perfect for a christmas party!
Add some mascara, liner and even falsies and we’re done! (Don’t you just hate it when mascara doesn’t show up on camera?! I promise I put some on 😂)
This is just in some different lighting. As you can see, it got scary in some places but after a lot of blending I think we did ok right?! 😃
Let’s put it all together with a little pictorial!
And there we have it! A black smokey eye with red undertones! The key is to blend, blend, blend. Blend till your arms drop off 😫
I really hope you enjoyed this little tutorial! What do you make of these tutorials by the way? Are they clear enough? Any improvements? 😊 please let me know! And I’d love to know if anyone tries this!!
If you have any tutorial requests please leave a comment 😊 I’d be happy to do it! 😘
Hope you all have a fab christmas holiday!!