How to Do a Glam Black Smokey Eye With Glitter Without Making a Mess

12 Materials
15 Minutes

How do you glam up a smokey eye? Well, today, I’m going to be showing you how to get the easiest black smokey eye with glitter. When I say easiest, trust me, even if you’re a beginner you can pull this off like a pro.

The way we’re going to be applying glitter is especially helpful if you have a lot of creasing on your lids so if that’s you, or you just want to know how to do glitter smokey eye makeup, keep reading, and let’s begin.

Tools and materials:

  • Brow pencil
  • Concealer
  • Eye primer
  • Black multi-stick
  • Eyeshadow
  • Translucent gel
  • Pressed glitter
  • Eye pencils
  • False lashes
  • Mascara
  • Makeup wipes
  • Makeup brushes
Filling in brows

1. Fill in your brows

Whenever I do a black smokey eye, I do the eye makeup before the base makeup, because if there’s any fallout, it’s not going to ruin the base makeup.

So, let’s start with the brows. I’m using a micro-tip brow pencil which helps get those realistic hair-like strokes. Just brush out and fill in your brows before blending it out.

Using concealer under brows

Then, use a concealer to clean up underneath.

Applying eye primer

2. Eye primer

When doing a black smokey eye, it’s best not to use a concealer underneath as that can mix with the black base and you’re not going to get the full pigment payoff.

Instead, I’m going to use a couple of dots of a primer and quickly spread it out with my finger.

Applying a stick eyeshadow base

3. Eyeshadow base

For the base, I’m using a black multi-stick and just applying it all the way from my lash line to just below the socket area so that when I blend out the edges, it’ll go up to my socket.

If your multi-stick is dried up, you can warm it up with a hair dryer before you apply.

Blending the black eye base

After you apply, blend it with a mini tapered blending brush. This softens up the edges while taking it up to the socket.

Applying black eyeshadow on top

4. Apply black eyeshadow

Use a flat shader brush to lightly press a black eyeshadow onto the black base. Just like we set concealers with translucent powder, this sets the black eyeshadow and will mattify the shiny base.

When you apply black eyeshadow over a black base, it looks more intense rather than using the black eyeshadow just by itself.

Applying a transition shade

5. Apply transition shade

Next, dip into a deeper brown shade and apply this to the crease or rather your socket area. This will soften up the edge of the black eyeshadow so eventually, it melts into your skin tone.

This is your transition shade, which creates a seamless transition between two contrasting eyeshadows.

Cleaning up the eyeshadow with a makeup wipe

6. Clean up

Clean up underneath for any smudges and to get sharper lines.

Smoking out the lower lash line

7. Smoke out the lower lash line

Use that same brown shade to smoke out your lower lash line with a flat, fluffy brush. 

Highlighting the brow bone

8. Highlight

Then, use a light shimmery shade to highlight your inner corner as well as your brow bones.

Applying translucent gel with glitter

9. Apply glitter

First, start with a glitter base. I’m going to apply a translucent gel with a flat, definer brush. Press that into your lower lash line where you’ll be applying the glitter.

With pressed glitters, you don't usually need a base but it’s always tricky with lower lash lines.

Glitter smokey eye makeup

Then, press in the glitter using a flat, definer brush. If the glitter gets on your lashes, just take a spoolie and brush it off. 

Smokey glitter eye makeup

10. Line your waterlines

To dress up the lower waterline, I’m using a metallic eye pencil. In my upper waterline, I’m using a black eye pencil.

Glitter smokey eye look with false lashes

11. False lashes

Curl your lashes before attaching.

Black smokey eye with silver glitter

12. Mascara

Push everything together with mascara. This will also help your natural lashes stick to false lashes.

Applying lip cream

13. Apply lip cream

Finish off with a nude lip cream.

How to do a black smokey eye with glitter

Black smokey eye with glitter

Black smokey eye with glitter

Here’s the finished glitter smokey eye look! This looks so glam with minimal effort and I love that I didn’t have to apply glitter on my lids because I have a lot of creasing going on.

Let me know what you guys think about this black smokey eye with glitter down below.

Products used

Suggested materials:
  • Brow pencil
  • Concealer
  • Eye primer
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  • Maria Maria on Jul 06, 2022