The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. Take a pencil in whatever color you chose and make a thick line on your upper lash line. Apply a winged line with the black liquid or gel eyeliner. Once again, use a brush to smudge and soften out the kohl along your lower lashline. Apply a primer and start by covering your eyelid with a nude eyeshadow for the base.
Apply the plum eyeshadow towards the outer corner of your eyelid and blend it along with the eyeliner. Now switch to a clean, round, soft eyeshadow brush, and gently go over your crease to blend the colors together. Sweep inwards with your dark shadow, going to only about halfway across your lower lashes.
Curl your eyelashes and apply mascara. Then, add a white color on the inner corner of your eye. Apply a warmer brown color to the outer V (Cognac from ABH). Line your upper lashline with a black liquid eyeliner. Curl your eyelashes and swipe some mascara on to complete the look.
Using a flat brush, smoothen the lines out evenly and blend the color from the center of your eye towards the outer corners. Choose a sparkly metallic finish for a night out or, for a more subdued daytime look, olive green matte eyeshadow is just stunning. Now, I'm going to move onto the shade called Buns, and with this color I am going to blend it into my crease as well, over the other colors.
Brighten the eye by applying the lighter shell eyeshadow all over the eyelid. What is great about this look is that you can amplify it by contouring with the proper eyeliner shades to give depth and create a more intense look for the evening. A few coats of mascara, either black or dark brown, perfectly finish off the look.
Blend the two shades using a fluffy brush. In fact, your natural eye color permits your different tones of brown, golden, bronze, navy blue and charcoal. There are many different variations of smokey eyes that make this style perfect for a wide variety of occasions beyond the classic fancy night out.
For a smudgy look, draw a thick line across the top of your lash line, and then use your fingertip or a small eyeshadow brush to smudge and blur the line. Apply your favorite dark shade to the inner rim of your eyes, followed by the outside upper lash lines too.
Next up, line your lower lash line with black eyeliner and then smudge it ever so slightly to achieve a smoky effect. Using a flat brush, cover your eyelid with the nude eyeshadow as a base and so your rose gold pops out. I made my brush wet before dipping it into the shadow, to give the color extra intensity as I was applying it. Im using this color over my lid, and under the crease, but blending upward into the crease so the colors blend together naturally.
Using a neutral palette, pick the eyeshadow color closest to your skin tone and apply it on your eyelids. Apply concealer under your eyes and on any dark or red spots, and then apply a powder foundation over the top to set it. Apply the color straight into the crease of the eyes, working back and forth.
You can also combine the black liner with a different color of eyeliner if you wish to. If you want a smooth cat-eye look, bring your eyeliner from the inside corner lash line toward the end of your eyebrow. The goal is for your eyeshadow to get gradually lighter from your lashes to your brows.
Apply the beige eyeshadow to your crease area lightly. Use pitch-black eyeliner to accentuate your smoky eye. The trick here is to blend properly and to use eyeshadows that are pigmented enough. Apply a primer or concealer to your eyelids. Warm-toned ladies - choose a bronzed brown color to fill in your entire eyelids, taking care not to color in above the crease of your lids.
Whatever shade of brown you happen to fall under, makeup for black women rest assured that purple eye shadow will do the trick for you. Cream and liquid eyeliners give a very smooth finish, while a pencil eyeliner gives a softer blended look. Creativity goes a long way when it comes to smokey eye makeup.