Posts Tagged Looks: Black

  • Daytime Cat Eyeliner Look - August 22nd, 2011
  • In my recent Technique post about how to create winged/cat eyeliner, I applied a thicker, more dramatic wing in the step-by-step pictures. In this daytime look, I wanted to show you pictures of a more subtle wing. The same technique applies regardless of how you want you cat eye wing to look! Aside from throwing on some red lipstick, wearing winged/cat eyeliner is one of the quickest ways I like to put makeup on when I don’t have much time to get ready.


  • Smokey Burgundy and Black Look - August 15th, 2011
  • I decided to whip out my Urban Decay Book of Shadows palette to create this smokey makeup look. The two main colors I used are Last Call (iridescent plumy-purple) and Perversion (matte black). Although I used these colors from my Book of Shadows palette, both of these are available for purchase as single eye shadows. If you have Urban Decay’s new 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection, try a brighter fuchsia version of this look with Junkshow instead of Last Call! :)


  • Black with Glitter Look - June 13th, 2011
  • This is a glittery take on the Classic Black Smokey Eye. When I add glitter to my eye makeup, I apply all the eye shadows first and then add the glitter. Then I curl my lashes and apply mascara as the last step. For this makeup look, I used one of my favorite and easiest to use glitter products — Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner!


  • Smokey Purple and Black Look - February 28th, 2011
  • This makeup look shows how you can easily add another color to transform the classic black smokey eye. I applied a purple color on the outer V and crease to frame the black on the lid. I also put some purple glitter along the lower lash line for fun. :) For the rest of my makeup, I stuck to contouring and highlighting (no blush) and wore a nude lip to keep the focus on my eyes.


  • Classic Black Smokey Eye Look - January 17th, 2011
  • 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.