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Ace the Black Smokey Eye Makeup Look for your Eye Shape in 5 Minutes

Black Smokey Eye Makeup is actually like Math. You find it intimidating at first. But when you understand how to do it, you realize it is the easiest thing ever. Just like any math problem, the only key to acing a sexy black smokey eye look is getting hang of some easy-peasy magic hacks.

The first thumb rule to not look like a raccoon with black smokey eyes is to adapt your makeup to your eye shape. Different eye shapes have varying lid space and crease placements, and therefore, you need to know how to use your eyeshadows and eye pencils to accentuate your specific eye shape. And this is exactly what we are going to help you out with!

For your convenience, we have taken four basic eye shapes that everyone has - Round, Hooded, Almond, and Small Eyes. Read on to know how you can create that sultry black smokey makeup look for your eye shape in just 5 minutes and take the heat quotient up by a notch.

Products Needed to Create Black Smokey Eye Makeup

When you do your makeup, you want to make sure that you don’t unleash pure chaos in the process. For that, you need to have all the right makeup essentials for creating a black smokey eye look by your side. Here’s what you need:

Before you start with your eye makeup, you need to prep your eyes well to make sure that the smokey eye makeup lasts long and does not crease or smudge.

1. To prime your eyelids, take a concealer/foundation, for example, Colorbar’s Full Cover Makeup Stick. Choose a shade that matches your skin tone and swipe it all over your eyelid and brow bone. Blend it with your fingers to achieve an even base.
    2. Eyeshadow application brush. For easy and seamless application, check out Colorbar Eyelluring Eyeshadow Brush which has non-porous and synthetic fibers giving you not only a precise blend along your eye contours but also reducing product wastage.
      3. Eyeshadow blending brush like Emphaseyes Eyes Blending Brush which has extremely soft bristles allowing you to diffuse any lines or creases in your smokey eye makeup.
        4. An eyeshadow palette that includes a black shade (matte and shimmery) for eyelids and a highlight shade. Try our highly pigmented and ultra-luxe Bewitching Eyeshadow Palette in the shade Midnight Kiss which is paraben and mineral oil-free.
          5. A kajal, for example, Just Smoky Kajal. It gives a highly pigmented matte color and also comes with an in-built smudger which allows you to smoke it out along the lower lash line.
            6. An eyelash curler like Showstopper Eyelash Curler and Mascara like Active Swimproof Mascara. This waterproof and long-lasting mascara contains argan oil, mango seed oil, and panthenol for a softening effect and gives a beautiful volume and length to your lashes.
              7. Highlighter like Glow with Love Highlighter which gives a smooth finish and high impact wet shine effect.

                Now that you have packed in all the essentials you need to pull off a Black Smokey Eye Makeup Look, let’s get to the real work.

                How to get black smokey eyes for your eye shape?

                Remember we were talking about magic hacks? Here’s where we spill all the secrets! Scroll to your eye shape to know what smokey eye techniques work for you. And if you are confused about what your eye shape is, no need to fret. We have explained each shape in detail to help you determine what your eye shape is.

                Stunning black smokey eyes for round eyes

                Round eyes are round at the center with a little narrowing in the inner and outer corners of the eyes. The trick to make a black smokey eye look appealing for round eyes is to give them a slight pop. Here’s how you can do it:

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                1. Take a dark shimmery eyeshadow from the Bewitching Eyeshadow Palette and apply it close to the upper lash line with the help of our applicator brush. The dark shimmer shade in this palette is highly pigmented and has a velvety and blendable texture. It settles quickly on your eyelids while lending them a vibrant pop of color.

                  2. Blend the eyeshadow on your eyelid in an upwards motion with an eyeshadow blending brush. This will give a gradient effect going dark to light towards the crease.
                    3. Now apply black eyeshadow right at the outer corner of the eyelid and blend it a little.

                      Sultry black smokey eye makeup for almond eyes

                      As the name suggests, almond eyes are shaped like almonds with a narrow inner corner and a wider outer corner. While doing smokey eye makeup for this eye shape, you just need to ensure that the makeup makes your eyes look wider. Therefore the steps to create black smokey eyes for round eyes will be pretty much applicable to this shape too. Follow the given steps:

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                      1. Take an eyeshadow shade that’s dark and shimmery as it will lend more prominence to your eyes. Apply it close to the upper lash line with the eyeshadow application brush.

                        2. Blend it all over your lid with the blending brush in an upwards motion to achieve a gradient effect going dark to light towards the crease.
                          3. Place black eyeshadow on the outer corner of the eyelid and blend it. This will further enhance your eye shape and make your eyes look wider. The black eyeshadow from the Bewitching Eyeshadow Palette is highly pigmented and long-lasting, giving your eyes the perfect black smokey effect.

                            Flattering black smokey eye look for hooded eyes

                            If you have hooded eyes, you basically have excess skin that folds down from below the brow bone. And yes, black smokey eye makeup looks as glamorous on hooded eyes as it does on other eye shapes. For such eye types, you need to draw your smokey eyes in such a way that it doesn’t further make your eyes look narrow or deep-set. Long story short, make them look wider with the given steps.

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                            1. The first thumb rule for hooded eyes is to avoid applying dark colors like grey and black on the entire eyelid. Rather apply highlighters on the inner eyelid near the tear duct (which makes the 3/4th portion of the entire eyelid). This helps your eyes pop and look wider. Use the silver shade from Bewitching Eyeshadow Palette for an intense payoff and apply it with the applicator brush.

                              2. Place the black eyeshadow on the outer corner of the eyelid and blend it with the eyeshadow blending brush to get a smoked-out effect.

                                Gorgeous black smokey eye look for small eyes

                                Smokey eyes for small eyes is very much doable if you have the right techniques and products to play with. The magic hack for small eyes is to make them pop and look bigger. Here’s how you can do it:

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                                1. To not narrow down your eyes further, avoid using a black matte eyeshadow and opt for dark glittery eyeshadow instead from Bewitching Eyeshadow Palette. This shade gives full-color release and high impact, thus accentuating your eyes.

                                  2. This black glittery eyeshadow needs to be placed on the outer corner of the eye with the applicator brush and then blended inwards using the eyeshadow blending brush. This will give a gradient effect that goes lighter towards the inner eyelid.
                                    3. Complete the look by applying a highlighter near the tear duct and blend.

                                      So you have unlocked the basic techniques to ace a black smokey eye look for your eye shape. You can further enhance your smokey eyes with the help of some game-changing touch-ups. Read on to know how.

                                      Read More: How to Rock Mesmerizing Glittery Eyes?

                                      What are the pro tips to give your Smokey Eye Makeup an edge?

                                      To make your black smokey eye makeup stand out, all you need is some pro tips from beauty experts themselves. Read to know what secrets Colorbar makeup experts have up their sleeves to take your smokey eye makeup to the next level:

                                      1. Always complete your smokey eye makeup looks with smudged kohl to make your smokey eyes more appealing and softer.
                                        2. When doing smokey eye looks, always have these two products apart from the essentials mentioned above - an eyelash curler and mascara. Curl your lashes, and coat them with two coats of mascara. This will add volume to your eyelashes and adds a whole new pop to your eyes.
                                          3. Apply some highlighter on the outer edges of your brow bone. The area under your eyebrows catches light naturally and when highlighted defines your eye area and makes it look wider.

                                            Bob Ross’s concept of happy accidents is very much applicable to makeup too. For there are no mistakes in makeup, there are just ‘beauty accidents’ that can always be fixed! While doing your smokey eyes for the first time, you are bound to make mistakes, and that’s okay. While mastering a look takes time, you can also use some hacks to quickly fix any imperfections. Here’s how you can do it.

                                            How to fix common mistakes in smokey eyes?

                                            A perfect black smokey eye needs to look neat, precise, and balanced. However, achieving that degree of perfection can be a tad bit difficult for first-timers, considering we are dealing with black/dark pigments and shimmers. There’s always a possibility of spilling or going overboard with them! If you happen to do these mistakes too, don’t worry, you can fix them in no time. Here are a few fixing techniques -

                                            While applying dark or shimmery eyeshadows on the eyelid, fall out is inevitable. Wiping the fallout away from under your eyes and cheeks is a blunder, and make sure you never do that. The simplest way to avoid eyeshadow fallout is to apply a hydrating eye patch under each eye before applying the eye makeup. Once you are done with the eye makeup, just take off the patches.

                                            When doing smokey eye makeup look, one tends to apply a lot of dark eyeshadow on the lids. In such a case, you need to tone down the color. Take a cotton swab and dip it in the cleansing water. Run the cotton swab around the perimeter of the smokey eyes and then run it lightly over the lids to pick off the excess color.

                                            To prevent your eye makeup look from smudging off and getting it on your cheeks, apply some translucent powder just outside the edges of your eye makeup. Dust off the powder using a small and fluffy brush.

                                            Conclusion: And that’s how you fix it and flaunt it!

                                            Be it the boardroom or the ballroom, a black smokey eye makeup look happens to be the go-to look for every occasion, since it always looks relevant and impactful. Let us reiterate, don’t give in to your fears and deprive yourself of the joys of a perfectly drawn black smokey eye. Just follow the easy steps shared above, and catch yourself stealing the spotlight!

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