Eye Makeup Tutorial – Shimmery Grey and Black Eyes

Posted on Mar 28 2013 - 4:02pm by poonam

Eye Makeup Tutorial – Shimmery Grey and Black Eyes

As the place of Black eye shadow is well taken over by INGLOT AMC 65 eye shadow, I am digging up the Black eye makeup. Today, I tried half Gray and half black understated smokey eyes and will be trying my hands on full on black smokey eyes soon.


Steps to Achieve the Look: 


  1. Prime lids and apply concealer to hide dark circles and blemishes
  2. Apply Shimmery Grey eye shadow on inner half of lids, I used Maybelline Audacious Asphalt creamy eye shadow with Maybelline flat eye shadow brush.
  3. Pick the powder black eye shadow, INGLOT AMC 65 on Faces blending brush and apply it on the rest of the lid area till the outer-V corners of the eye limiting the brush strokes just under the crease.
  4. Line lower lids with Shimmery Grey eye shadow using a pointed pencil brush or the tip of flat shading brush
  5. Apply kohl on waterline
  6. Highlight brow bone & tear duct using a pearly-yellow eye shadow, I used Colorbar Single Eye Shadow – Gorgeous Gold.
  7. Line upper lash line with a dark matte black eye pencil
  8. Using the pinky finger slightly smudge the liner on lower-outer corner of eyes or pat some black eye shadow using pointed brush.
  9. Finish off with 1-2 coats of Mascara and you are done.



This is how it finally looked on me. To bring a balance and some brightness to the face I used my favorite Coral Lip gloss, Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss Papaya over Maybelline Bronze Orange Lipstick



Products Used –


  1. Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Shadow – Audacious Asphalt
  2. Maybelline Eye Shadow Brush
  3. INGLOT Freedom System Eye Shadow -AMC 65
  4. Faces Eye Shadow Brush
  5. Bourjois Kohl & Contour Eye Pencil – Noir Expert
  6. Colorbar Single Eye Shadow – Gorgeous Gold
  7. Lakme Absolute Eye Shader Brush
  8. Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara
  9. Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick – Bronze Orange
  10. Revlon Colorburst Lip gloss- Papaya 

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Hope you like the look!

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. SwarnaliMarch 28, 2013 at 10:57 PM - Reply

    your eye makeup’s are just so awesome, pooo! 🙂 thank you so much for the breakdown! I will try it soon! 😀

    • poonamMarch 29, 2013 at 12:27 AM - Reply

      Thankss a tonn swarnalli.. i am happy that u liked it.. 🙂 🙂
      Do try it.. and I am sure u’ll like it as much as I do.. 😀

  2. JCMarch 29, 2013 at 12:35 AM - Reply

    Looks beautiful! 🙂 This is a good tutorial.

    • poonamMarch 29, 2013 at 12:40 AM - Reply

      Thanks JC.. 🙂 🙂

  3. MuskanMarch 29, 2013 at 12:56 PM - Reply

    The “smokey” eye is made to sound glamorous so women think that is the look that they should aim for. The fact is, that the dark colors around the eye make the eye look smaller and less bright. If you want bigger brighter eyes, lighter colors that reflect light rather than absorb light should be used.

    • poonamMarch 29, 2013 at 5:17 PM - Reply

      Hey Muskan.. Smokey Eyes indeed look glamororus.. and moreover its a personal choice whether you want to go for a smokey eye look..
      I beg to differ here dear that dark colors make ur eyes look small.. I dont think that is the case.. I have done smokey eyes many a times and loved them everytime and never felt that they made my eyes look small.. :).. in fact they add dimensions to your eyes..
      The dark shades definitely doesnt look bright but then you can easily add colors to ur face with a lipstick or blusher.. 🙂

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