Gothic smoky eyes was my favorite makeup look throughout the teens years. I did not spare black matte eyeshadow and eye kohl, smudging them all over my eyelids and not caring about the final results. I liked following only one makeup rule - the blacker, the best! And don't even get me started about my eyebrow routine, because there was none. Black eyeshadow and eyebrow absence was fascinating completion of my rebellious grungy outfit.
Many years, hundreds youtube videos and dozens makeup lessons later I have finally mastered or at least moved towards my ideal smoky eye look. That's one great thing about aging, isn't it? I like to call this makeup the Nocturnal Eyes. Highlighted brow bone and eye corners, black matte eyeshadow and incredible dramatic double eyeliner. Today I'm going to show you how to create this charming smoky eye makeup, which will look amazing for a night out with green, brown and even blue eyes.
- As any other makeup look, start your Goth smoky eyes with a nice eyeshadow primer. If you don't have primer use a tiny amount of concealer or foundation, apply the product all over your eyelid and spread it with your ring finger.
- Fill in your eye brows using dark brown or black pencil. Black smoky eye makeup demands well-defined, neatly filled eyebrows. You can follow my easy step by step eyebrow tutorial and learn how to shape your eyebrows in no time.
- Highlight your brow bone and inner corners of your eyes with satin white eyesahdow. To intensify black eyeshadow and make it last all day long on your skin, apply a matte black eye kohl all over your eye lid. Smudge the corners of the black base with soft synthetic brush.
- To make the transition between white eye brow highlighter and black eye lid color, apply a matte gray eyeshadow on the crease. Blend the color with fluffy blending brush. On the top of black eye kohl apply dark gray shimmer eyesahdow and blend it with the crease color.
- For the outer corner use highly-pigmented black eyeshadow and apply it in V-shape. I like to use smaller brushes for precision. Blend it together with a dark gray color.
- The next step will add even more drama to you look - tighlighting the upper and lower waterline. I suggest you to use waterproof eye pencil for tighlighting. For the bottom lash line use black matte eyeshadow and apply some dark gray shimmers as well. Blend both colors together.
- Now it is time for a liquid eyeliner. I like to draw a bold cat wing from the start of the inner corner of my eyes. This trick will make them look longer and almond-shaped. Draw the bold eyeliner and the second wing right under the first one. The second wing should repeat the shape and direction of your cat eye but be a little bit smaller.
- Cur the lashes, apply few coats of your favorite curling mascara and apply false lashes. Clean up the mess and hide any dark circles under your eyes with a good concealer. Your nocturnal eye makeup look is done, how do you like it?
Wondering what lip color goes with such dark, dramatic eye makeup? You can wear subtle, nude shades and clear lip glosses to balance the look or go for a cherry red lipstick. Sheer fuchsia, baby pink and keen shades of ripe berries also go well with strong eye makeup. This time I've decided to wear bright red lipstick with shiny lip gloss on the top. And what do you think nocturnals? Do you like intense smoky eye makeup?