How-to: One Shade Smokey Eyes (Black)

Smokey eyes don’t need to be technical and fancy. In fact you can get sschmokin‘ hot eyes using one shade. For this no-fuss tutorial, all you need is a black eyeshadow and two eye brushes. Ready, missy?

Always start by priming your eyes. It prevents unsightly creasing and makes eyeshadows appear more vibrant.


1. With a flat eyeshadow brush, generously pack on black eyeshadow over the eyelid. The darker, the sexier

2. Blend and buff black eyeshadow using a crease brush, starting from the edge of the lid,working your way up onto the crease. Do this light-handedly to achieve a gradient effect (from dark to light). Reapply black eyeshadow on eyelid as necessary

3. Line and smudge lower lash line with the same black shade; if you don’t have a smudger, use q-tip.

4. Line waterline with black eyeliner.

5. Apply two coats of mascara. Optional:wear falsies.


Now stare like you don’t care.

By the way, how was your Halloween? our neighborhood was surprisingly quiet. I mean, there were lesser kiddos trick or treating this year.

Or maybe they sensed a land shark waiting by the door.

Baby Winky in her land shark costume



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  1. November 1, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    HAHA AWWWWW the shark costume is amazing. She looks so happy wearing it, it's like she's smiling. And the eye look is gorgeous 🙂

    • November 2, 2012 / 5:03 am

      Thanks Catherine! She loves dressing up, she's a happy and sweet dog. I can't imagine a life w/o her. xo

  2. November 2, 2012 / 8:08 am

    The Land Shark sure looks cute! 🙂 Thanks for this tutorial. I'm gonna try to do this too. 🙂 Your simple tutorials always amaze me.Whenever you come up with one,I'll be sure to visit.Glad you're all good after Sandy.

    • November 2, 2012 / 9:38 am

      Hi Belle. Winky says thanks :-)) I'm happy you like my easy tutorial posts, more to come. Stay safe.xo

  3. November 2, 2012 / 3:41 pm

    Baby Winky looks cute in her costume. Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

    • November 2, 2012 / 6:21 pm

      Many thanks JoJo, from the Dog Mama and her baby doggy. xo

  4. November 3, 2012 / 3:37 am

    Black is such a versatile color, if applied appropriately! This is very nice:)

  5. November 13, 2012 / 12:40 am

    I really like this technique. Quick and the end results are gorgeous.

    Your land shark is adorable!

    • November 13, 2012 / 12:45 am

      Many thanks Iris!!! Land shark says thank you as well. xo

  6. November 13, 2012 / 5:52 am

    You look gorgeous! I super love your make up especially the lip color that you have used. I usually prefer make ups like this one for it looks light and natural. Great job!

    • November 13, 2012 / 5:58 am

      I am happy you liked this Emmy! **happy dance** Keep in touch. xo

  7. November 19, 2012 / 1:42 am

    Great look, I would never think looking @ it that only one shade was used.

    -snuggles your dog-what a qt!

    • November 19, 2012 / 2:16 am

      Hi Krystle! Winky says she want to hug you back *licks*
      I'm happy you liked this!xo

    • November 26, 2012 / 2:35 am

      Thanks much Joanne, this is my lazy ala smokey eyes, LOL

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