Black Smoky Eyes with Gold Liner

Hey all! Today, for another instalment of my Holiday Makeup series, I’m doing a black smoky eyes with gold liner, which is paired with a dark red lips. I know, I know, this is totally out of my usual routine, but I thought why not? You can always just take one of the features and leave the rest out (i.e. keep the smoky eyes and leave the dark lips, or wear the dark lips without the smoky eyes).

Anyways, watch the tutorial below to see how you can achieve the look, or read more below to check out the pictorials!

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Black Smokey Eye Tutorial

Today black smokey eye tutorial is a requested look by  Nurina, who asked for a Taylor Momsen look. I decided to do Taylor’s signature look – the black smokey eyes. Anyways, I’ve done something similar to this look in my Classic Smoky Eyes using UD Naked post.

Since this tutorial is a bit more intense, I brought the black eyeshadow up above the crease. Taylor Momsen signature smoky eyes look is very messy, very dark and sometimes she paired it with red lips. You can pair it with red lips, or dark red lips to make it more goth-like.  However, I prefer to go with a peachy lips instead, keeping the focus just on the eyes.

Keep in mind this is an inspired look, so I’ve modify it to suit my face as well as my style. Taylor Momsen’s smoky eye sits too low on the lower lid to my liking. Be warn if the black eyeshadow is very low on the lid, it might make you look older, or it can make you look like you have panda eyes! As cute as pandas are, I’m sure you don’t want to look like you have panda eyes, right?!

black smoky eyes


1. I applied MUFE Aqua Cream #1 Anthracite using a synthetic paint brush on both upper and lower lid. I’ve decided to use this so I can get interesting texture on the eyes. If you want to use a matte eyeshadow only, please check my Classic Smoky Eyes post.

2. I lined my waterline and tightline using a black kohl pencil eyeliner by Annabelle.

3. Using a shader brush, I applied Crave eyeshadow from UD Naked Basics palette on top of my eyelid. I extended the eyeshadow to slightly above the crease.

4. Using a clean blending brush, I applied Foxy eyeshadow from UD Naked Basics right at the edge of the black eyeshadow.

5. I applied Crave eyeshadow from UD Naked Basics palette on the lower lid.

6. I filled my brows using Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow pencil, and then set it using Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette.

7. I curled my lashes and applied L’oreal Carbon Black mascara on both lower and upper lashes.

taylor momsen makeup tutorial

8. I applied UD Naked Skin foundation using a Sigma Flat Top Kabuki Brush.

9. I contoured and highlight my face using Smashbox Contour kit.

10. I applied Chanel Blush de Horizon very lightly on my cheeks.

11. On my lips, I applied Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede lipstick in Socialite, and add a few dabs of YSL Glossy Stain in Pêche Cerra-Cola (27).

Classic Smoky Eyes using Urban Decay Naked Basics

I’ve been wanting to do a classic black smoky makeup tutorial, but I ran out of my MAC Carbon eyeshadow. Then, I remembered I have Urban Decay Naked Basics, and I wanted to give the palette another try. I wasn’t sure how the black eyeshadow from this palette is going to work, since I do find black eyeshadow to be a bit harder to blend. Not to mention, the skin around my eyelid is quite dry, so lots of factor going on here.

I know this tutorial uses a lot of blending brush, which I have on my kit. If you only have 1 blending brush, just make sure you wipe the brush on a clean towel or tissue before trying to blending the eyeshadow.

Also, let me just mention how much I love the YSL glossy stain! I thought it was just a big hype, but now I see why people love it. I’ll do a review soon!


1. Using a flat eyeshadow brush,I applied Crave from Urban Decay Naked Basics all over my eyelid, stopping just right on the crease.

2. Using a clean fluffy brush, I blended the crease.

3. Using another fluffy brush, I applied a mix of Faint and Naked 2 on the crease, and slightly above it.

4. Using another clean blending brush, I blended out the edge of the crease.

5. I applied black pencil eyeliner on my waterline and tightline.

6. Then, using an angled eyebrow brush, I applied UD Crave eyeshadow on the lower lid.

7. I created a winged eyeliner using an angled eyeliner brush and L’oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H in Blackest Black.

8. I curled my lashes and applied L’oreal Butterfly mascara on both upper and lower lashes.

9. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow powder in Brunette.

(optional: appplied false eyelashes)

10. I applied Venus from Urban Decay Naked Basics on the inner corner of my eyes.

Urban Decay Naked Basics

11. I applied MAC Pro Longwear foundation on my face.

12. I contoured my face slightly using MAC Blunt.

13. On my cheeks, I applied Benefit Hervana blush.

14. On lips, I applied YSL Glossy Stain in Pêche Cerra-Cola (27).

Classic Smoky Eyes