Step by Step Eyeshadow Tutorial with Dramatic Black Liner and a Darkened Crease.

Two tutorials in one week, what!? Yeah I know, pretty unusual, but I thought it’d be a nice change from reviews all of the time. This particular look focuses mainly on the dramatic (thick) winged liner and the contrast against the precisely darkened crease and the contrasting light shade on the lids. This is more of a going out/nighttime look, as it’s quite dramatic for the daytime. You can take it up a notch by adding black liner to the waterline or adding a full strip of false lashes.
Products Used:
MAC Groundwork Paint Pot (light brown cream eyeshadow, used as a base in step 1)

MAC Malt Eyeshadow (used in step 2 and step 8)
MAC Corduroy Eyeshadow (used in step 4 and step7)
MAC Black Tied Eyeshadow (used in step 5 and step 6)
Dior Rosy Tan (used the middle shade for a highlight in step 3)
Anastasia Shimmer Highlight Pencil (used in step 11)
Illamasqua Mislead Cake Eyeliner (used in step 9 and step 10)
Maybelline The Falsie’s Mascara (used in step 12)
Andrea Medium Flare Individual Lashes (used in step 13)

Brushes Used:
Coastal Scents Concealer Brush
MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Sigma Pencil Brush
Sigma Small Angle Brush
Coastal Scents Tapered Blending Brush
Coastal Scents Small Eyeliner Brush


Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

72 thoughts on “Step by Step Eyeshadow Tutorial with Dramatic Black Liner and a Darkened Crease.

  1. Oh that cake liner looks so good! I wan't sure about it before but I love how it looks here. This is just gorgeous and sexy. Perfect for date night.


  2. Wow this is stunning! I never thought much about Malt shadow, but now I feel like I have to have it. Maybe it's the groundwork paint pot that you applied under it that really makes it stand out? Either way, it's a gorgeous look.



  3. Thank you! I really like Malt, it's a good blending color and it's good for an all over wash of color. It's like a lighter version of groundwork but with a slight pink tone. It does have tricky undertones though and on some skintones it can look orangy. I've read some bad reviews where people have said it made them look ill, but the overall reviews for it are very good.


  4. LOL that's always how I feel with darker eyes.. I tell that to everyone and they think I'm nuts. I suppose with darker eye makeup, all of your other makeup should be toned down so you don't indeed look like a drag queen. haha!!

    Thank you!!


  5. Thank you! Yep, I used the Nikon P500. I took all of the photos next to a window for natural light. You can actually see it in the reflection of my eye in the “finished look” photo. haha!


  6. Thank you! I actually rarely add anything to the waterline because applying liner to my waterline always irritates my eyes. I like this particular look without it. 🙂


  7. this looks so gorgeous, and kind of exotic. When I first saw the picture, I thought it'd be like an Arabian look.
    Also, you kept it looking very clean.


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