Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Tutorial

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m doing a tutorial of the shimmery smokey eye makeup look I did recently with MAC pigment in Dark Soul. Parita had requested the tutorial for this look, hope you all find it useful!

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

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Products used to create this look :

  1. MAC Smolder eye kohl
  2. MAC Pigment : Dark Soul
  3. MAC eye shadows Cranberry(pearl finish berry) and Embark (matte reddish brown)
  4. MAC pigment : Naked
  5. MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara
  6. Brushes : The Body Shop Mineral eye shadow brush, MAC 219, MAC 217, Coastal Scents pointed crease brush

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

Step 1 : Start by apply a black base on your eyes. 

I have used MAC Smolder eye kohl all over the lid, you can use gel liner too, just make sure to blend the edges (next step) before it sets.

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

Step 2 : Using a smudging/pencil brush, soften the edges of the kohl applied in Step 1.

I have used MAC 219 brush for this step.

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

Step 3 : Apply a black eye shadow (or pigment) containing Silver shimmer all over the applied kohl on the lid.

Use a moist brush if you are using a pigment to help it stick on better. Pat the eye shadow/pigment  onto the lid instead of sweeping it to prevent fall out. I have used MAC Pigment in Dark Soul. You could use Inglot eye shadow AMC 65 or L’oreal chrome shine eye shadow in Midnight Stars.

I have used the The Body Shop Mineral eye shadow brush since its stiff and flat and holds pigments well.

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

Step 4 : Apply a berry eye shadow in the outer crease.

I have used MAC Cranberry. You can alternatively use Colorbar Expensive Pink or NYX eye shadow in Rust for this. I have used MAC 217 brush for this step.

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

Step 5 : Apply a little reddish brown eye shadow in the crease and blend the shades together all along the crease line.

I have used MAC Embark eye shadow (reddish brown) and MAC 217 brush for this step.

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

Step 6 : Apply highlighter on brow bone and inner corner. Blend the shades together above the crease.

I have used MAC Naked pigment to highlight, you can use any eye shadow or your choice. Make sure the shade is close to your skin tone and not overly shimmery.

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

Step 7 : Apply the berry eye shadow on the lower lash line about 3/4th of the way in starting from outer corner.

I have used MAC 219 for this step.

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

Step 8 : Apply kohl on waterline.

I have used MAC Smolder.

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

Step 9 : Now smudge the kohl onto the lower lash line for a smokey effect.

I have used MAC 219 for this step.

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

Step 10 : Clean up the sides/under eye for fall out and finish off with mascara!

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

Finished look!

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

Complete breakdown of  look : HERE

 

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

Shimmery Smokey Black and Plum eye makeup : Step-by-step Tutorial

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Hope you liked the tutorial! The key to this look is blending, blending and blending! I have used a berry as well as brown for a more natural transition in the crease. For any queries or your thoughts about this look or any other tutorial you want to see, just drop me a comment below! [/note]

9 Comments

  1. March 31, 2012 / 12:02 pm

    OH wow I clearly need Smolder. It looks like such a great black base! Did…did you switch lenses at some point?

    • corallista
      March 31, 2012 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks Melita!

  2. KejalShah
    March 31, 2012 / 12:47 pm

    Wow!! this looks fab!

    • corallista
      March 31, 2012 / 9:41 pm

      thanks Kejal! 🙂

  3. corallista
    March 31, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    Smolder is the best for smokey eyes! Ya I did switch, did like the ones I started with so switched to the 3-tone ones!

  4. Manali Mayekar
    April 1, 2012 / 1:29 pm

    luvly ankiiii…

    • corallista
      April 2, 2012 / 5:45 pm

      thanks Manali 🙂

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