There are many ways to create a smokey eye, but the Classic Black Smokey Eye is one of the most dramatic and sultriest ways to wear it. This classic look is characterized by a black eye shadow that starts from your upper lash line and is blended upwards to just past your crease. Black eye pencil and eye shadow are also smudged/swept along the entire lower lash line to give an edgier look. When I wear this type of smokey eye, I like to use a shimmery black pigment or eye shadow on top of a black base, like MAC Greasepaint Stick in “Slick Black” (which I used here) or MAC Paint Pot in “Blackground”.
- MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” (entire lid)
- MAC Greasepaint Stick in “Slick Black” (lower lid)
- MAC Limited Edition E/S in “Femme Fi” (highlight)
- MAC Pigment in “Dark Soul” (apply dry on top of Slick Black on lower lid)
- Milani E/S in “Storm” (apply and blend on outer V and along entire crease; also smudge along entire lower lash line with a pencil brush like MAC 219)
- MAC Limited Edition Kohl Power Eye Pencil in “Feline” (lower waterline)
- Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in “77″ (upper lash line)
- Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express Waterproof Mascara in “Very Black” (two coats on top and one coat on bottom lashes)
- Benefit Bronzing Powder in “Hoola” (contour)
- MAC Powder Blush in “Cubic” (on apples)
- MAC Slimshine L/S in “Bare”
If you’re looking for a more wearable, everyday smokey eye, then check out my Smokey Eye technique!