Monday, January 17, 2011

Tutorial: Dramatic Black Smoky Eyes for Beginners

Hi! :)

This is my first ever tutorial so, be nice!

I thought, to start things off, that I should do my most favorite eyeshadow look. So, here's a black smoky eye look for beginners using only one shadow.

Products Used:
2. Prestige Ultimate Eye Definer (UD01 Blackest Black)
3. Prestige Bake Shadow Quad Mineral Eyeshadow (MEK-01 Gemma) (the darkest shadow from this quad)
4. Face Powder (I don't know the brand of the one I used)
5. Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume (Very Black)

Brushes/Tools Used:
1. Fluffy Eyeshadow Brush (Elianto 8pc Brush Set)
2. Marionnaud No37 Eyes Brush
2. e.l.f. Mechanical Eyelash Curler

1st Step:
Apply a primer.
2nd Step:
Get a creamy black eye liner and apply it all over your lid like this.
3rd Step:
You can use a cotton swab or your finger to blend/smudge out the edges of the liner you just placed on your lid. Also, extend the liner to your lower lash line.4th Step:
All the areas you placed eye liner on, cover it with the black shadow. Take time to blend all the edges out. If the black shadow reaches your eyebrows, use your powder and apply it under your eyebrows and blend downwards.
5th Step: Line your waterline and your tightline, curl your lashes and apply mascara.

Hope you like!


gingerSnaps said...

Ang cute mo dito sa pix na to Michelle.

Michelle said...

Thank you! :) I thought I looked quite like an owl in the pictures.

voodoo girl said...

i love goth make up... great look!

and prestige does have a lot of nice products. glad to see another blogger using the brand.:)

Marie said...

Sexy smokey eyes!:D

***** Marie *****

My-My said...

I applaud those who can wear the black smokey eye out. I wish I was confident enough, but I'm not. This is a great tutorial for your first time. Can't wait to see more.

Michelle said...

@voodoo girl: Prestige is awesome! I love it. Way too underhyped! :)

@Marie: Really? Thanks!! :D

@My-My: I looove it. It's my favorite eye look! It's super easy to do too! :)

Nadine Natalin said...

nice job. Smoky is kinda hard for those who have monolids :|

Michelle said...

Oh yeah, good point. I have pretty deep set eyes.. But some YouTube gurus make 'em look easy, though! :)

Katrina said...

Ok, honestly I'm shocked on the last pic. hahaha :)

Ganda ng eyes :)

Michelle said...

:"> Thanks!

I wasn't even supposed to post it here. It was meant for my Daily Booth! :))


You look super cute here! love the eyes and the pale pink lips:-)

Michelle said...

:"> I blush!

Thank you!!

stella jezebelle said...


Michelle said...

Thank you! :)

iamjenniya said...

That's a nice basic smokey eye tutorial! Good job!
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Michelle said...

Thank you! :D:D