Tutorial Thursday : Smokey Gunmetal Eyes


Hey everyone!

Thanks for the great comments on my last FOTD.Β As promised, here’s the tutorial for the eye makeup I wore in that look. Its a pretty simple smokey eye using a gunmetal grey eye shadow – a look that is a favorite on the red carpet! Hope you find the tutorial useful ~


Smokey Gunmetal Eyes
Smokey Gunmetal Eyes


MAC Knight Divine Look
Smokey Gunmetal Eyes




What you need for this look ~

  1. A black kohl pencil (Boujois Khol n Contour – Noir Expert)
  2. A gunmetal grey eye shadow (MAC Knight Divine)
  3. A matte brown eye shadow (MAC Soft brown)
  4. A beige/champagne highlighter (MAC Ricepaper)
  5. Eye lash curler (Colorbar)
  6. Concealer (Clinique Even Better Concealer- Honeycomb)
  7. Mascara (L’Oreal Paris False Lash Telescopic)


Smokey Gunmetal Eyes
Smokey Gunmetal Eyes


Step 1 : Start with a clean moisturized eye. You can use a primer or base if you like.

Step 2 : Line your eyes with black kohl as shown.

Step 3 : Smudge and soften the edges of the kohl applied in previous step. Take care to not oversmudge as this will weaken the intensity of the black.

Step 4 : Apply the grey eye shadow all over the lid and along lower lash line as shown. Leave the inner corner and tear duct bare.

Step 5 : Blend the grey in the crease using a matte brown eye shadow close to your skin tone.

Step 6 : Highlight inner corner and browbone with the highlight shade.

Step 7 : Add some more kohl along the outer half of the upper lash line and lower lash line. Soften it with a pencil brush using very gentle pressure.

Step 8 : Clean up excess eye shadow/fall out and conceal the under eye area. You can go back in with a pencil brush to smoke out the lower lash line after concealer application. The key to a smokey eye is to avoid any harsh lines and edges.

Step 9 : Finish by curling lashes and applying 2 coats of mascara. Reapply kohl along the waterline if required.


Fill in your brows and we’re done! Pair this look with a peachy nude blush and lip color or a nude pink (if that matches your skin tone better!).

See what I used for the rest of the face HERE.


MAC Knight Divine Look
MAC Knight Divine Look



Hope you found this tutorial useful! If you try out this look, do let me know how it turns out!


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