Black Glitter Smokey Eyes Tutorial + Where have I been

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Hey my loves!
WOW. I don't think I can put into words how good it feels to be back! I've missed blogging SOO much! I have so many tutorial ideas and I have also been testing out a lot of new products to review! If you don't follow me on instagram, then you probably didn't even know I was going to take a break in the first place but the break wasn't because I was tired of blogging haha! I'm never tired of this! I took almost three weeks to a month off because I was starting a new business. I just launched it a few days ago and haven't told ANYONE about it yet! LOL it has a very small following because I JUST started! But this is an idea I have had in my mind for a very long time and a dream job almost, so I decided I was finally going to invest time, money and hope into it and see what comes of it! Because if for some reason it doesn't work out, I'll still be so content knowing that I tried! And I won't have to deal with a 'what if?' 

black smokey eyes with glitter tutorial
So! That's where I have been and I'm thinking, maybe I will tell you all more about this in a few weeks but for now, let's talk about my other passion. MAKEUP! Today's post isn't going to be my usual step by step pictorial but I am going to guide you through the exact steps that I did to achieve this gorgeous black, glitter smokey eyes look! My next tutorial however, is going to be a step by step tutorial, just like old times! So let's get started my loves!

Here's what you'll need:

  1. Black primer/black cream shadow or creamy black pencil liner
  2. Matte warm brown eyeshadow
  3. Matte deep brown/taupe eyeshadow
  4. Matte black eyeshadow
  5. Gold/Champagne or silver glitter
  6. Shimmery Champagne eyeshadow
  7. Eyeliner(liquid/gel)
  8. Black pencil liner
  9. Mascara
  10. Falsies

Step 1
Blend the warm brown eyeshadow into your crease and a little above it. This will serve as your transition shade and help blend the rest of the shadows.

Step 2
Using a black eyeshadow primer, a black pencil or a dark cream base, prime your mobile eyelids. This will help us achieve that rich intense black we're all after!

Step 3
Now, blend the deep brown eyeshadow into your crease and also use it to blend the edges of the black primer we just used.

Step 4
Pat and blend a matte black eyeshadow all over your mobile eyelids and into your crease.

Step 5
Apply a light layer of glitter glue onto your eyelids and pat the loose glitter onto this area. 

Step 6
While that dries, you can now line your lower waterline with a black pencil liner and then blend the warm brown shadow we used in step 1 all along your lower lashline.
black smokey eyes for beginners
Step 7
Using a small detailed brush or even your fingers, pop some of that shimmery champagne shade into the inner corners of your eyes and blend it out.

Step 8
Do your winged liner. I also decided to extend the liner into the inner corners for a fierce arabic look.

Step 9
Curl your lashes and apply mascara to your top and bottom lashes.

Step 10
Pop on a nice dramatic pair of falsies and you're done love!! Scroll down to see exactly what I used to achieve this look!
makeup for grey eyes
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Thank you so much for reading my loves and I hope you found this post helpful! You can check my last post here. It was my very first colourpop haul! And stay tuned for more tutorials and reviews coming up very soon!
I love you, have a great day and take care!
-Zaha

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