TUTORIAL: The Perfect Smoky Eye + Youtube Tutorial

I think that the classic smoky eye will always be the sexiest eye makeup look: it's simple, intensifies the eyes, and overall, looks sexy. However, a lot of girls fear the look thinking that they end up with Panda or Raccoon eyes!

Been through all of that and I've perfected my smoky eye makeup skills over the years and I'm sharing it with all of you today!



Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation (Medium)
Club Clio Kill Cover Concealer (04)
Cathy Doll Highlighting and Shading Cushion
Cathy Doll 3D Face Forward Contour Kit


Essence I Love Eyeshadow Primer
Cathy Doll Nude Me Eyeshadow Palette (02 Smoky)
Cathy Doll Real Brow 4D Tint (01)
Cathy Doll Brow Cara (Dark Chocolate)
Bohktoh False Eyelashes (J202)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner (Black)
Max Factor False Lashes Effect Mascara (Black)
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner (Black Ink)


Cathy Doll Nude Me Liquid Lipstick (03 Rose Embroidery)

Let's perfect that smoky eye makeup!

TOP: L-R, steps 1 and 2
BOTTOM: L-R, steps 3 and 4

STEP 1- Prep you eyes with primer and use a matte rose beige/beige eyeshadow to take out the light tones on the eyes.

STEP 2- Apply a dark brown eyeshadow, the first base for the black eyeshadow.

STEP 3- Apply a black pencil on the lower lid. This will intensify the black eyeshadow more and will fill in gaps for a intense look.

STEP 4- Smudge the black liner lightly, just enough to blur out the edges.

L-R: Steps 4 and 5

STEP 4- Apply a matte black eyeshadow on the lower lash line. You have the option to extend it like what I did in case you want a specific shape for your smoky eye makeup. If not, just follow the natural curve of your eyes.

STEP 5- This is the secret to a perfect smoky eye: LOTS OF BLENDING. Warm up your hands by blending out the black eyeshadow in small, circular motions and on small areas only. Next, blend upward and inward going to the inner lids. Keep in mind that you're creating a fading effect, the secret to getting rid of the Panda and Raccoon look.

Remember to apply the black eyeshadow gradually to minimize mistakes and this also helps you control the intensity of the smoky eye makeup. Also, don't blend all the way to the inner lid so you will still have that smoky effect.

Final look:

If you want to see this tutorial in action (plus I threw in quick reviews of the Cathy Doll products I used too!), then please click HERE.

Hope you like today's tutorial! Show me your smoky eye makeup looks, eh? :)

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20 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Yes, smoky is the best for me too. Smoky eye pa lang, you already look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this tutorial Ms Martha. You look gorgeous here!!!

  2. Done watching ur tutorial video ms martha and i love it 😍😊 im still learning how to perfect my smoky eye make up. Thanks for showing us how you do yours i definitely learn something new πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

  3. Ang ganda po ng pagkaSmokey ng eyes nyo Ms.martha! Last time nagtry ako magganyan di ko naperfect parang messy sya na ewan. Ang ganda din po ng ginamit nyong products! Perfect for smokey eyes πŸ’œ

  4. The Cathy Doll products you used on thatt tutorial are pretty. I love the look, sana ma chieve ko gawin yan. Anyways, more tutorials and tips on your makeup artistry skills Ms. M. Thanks!

  5. This is a perfect tutorial. Never try doing smokey eyeshadow. Will watched your video in YT again and again to practice it.

  6. Thanks for the tutorial Ms. Martha! Helpful ito lalo sa mga katulad kong beginner pa lang :) Sana magkaroon din po ng no makeup makeup look tutorial ❤

  7. Are you joining the Cathy Doll contest Ms. Martha? Please join. oh my!!!

  8. Watched this earlier and I super love this look on you. I really love how detailed you are in explaining everything. Plus idk kung ako lang pero sobrang calming sa feeling ng voiceover mo. Super love it Ms.M! ❤

  9. I save your video for offline viewing I really enjoy your straightforward approach in this tutorial.

  10. puro cathy dolls ah bongga! gaganda namn nung mga shades lalo na ung sa lips mo po..heehe, i like that smokey eyes tutorials mo po madam! kahit mahirap for me kakyanin kong aralin ung mga strokes mo po ����

  11. Galing mo ate martha! Sana more on eye tutorials pa kasi wala ako masyadong alam pag sa eyes lalo na paglalagay ng false eyelashes. Btw, gustong gusto ko yung products na ginamit mo nakakainlove ang palette ng cathy dolls, nag iipon nga lang ako ng pambili pati make up brushes kasi i dont have my own set of make up brushes pa, sanay na ko na fingers ko lang gamit ko sa pag mmake up. Thanks for this tutorial ate martha! :)

  12. Done watching this vid kaninang morning Ms. Martha din and feeling ko first ako ngwatch dun hihi :) Hinihintay ko din po ung tutorial na yun since I am not good enough on this kind of eyemakeup huhu :( Cathy doll products is really amazing! Lakas din po maka madam nung gem Ms. Martha :)

  13. Weakness ko talaga ang eyeshadow lalo na ang smokey eyes. I love your look here. Perfect for parties and events. Will have to watch the tutorial on YT! You have to join Cathy dolls contest. You deserve to be the winner! Ganda

  14. Pak ang smoky eye na t'o Ms. Martha! Try ko nga yan minsan pg walang magawa hehe! Na try mo na din b yung smoky eyes effect ng Flormar?

  15. Yaaassss' watched this already on YT. Parang ang dali gawin pero in action na hirap mag blend haha! Weakness ko talaga eyeshadow. But anyway, i love how the look come up.

  16. Ateee, thank you! You know I've been waiting for this tutorial. ❤❤❤ Sobrang excited ko nung nakita ko post mo sa IG 😊 looking forward to more tutorials. 😍 P.S love the look! Sobrang ganda 😍

  17. Sobrang detalyado step by step, thankyou ate martha. Ang ganda talaga di tulad ng pag ako nag aapply para akong may black eye o uling sa na mata hehehehe sana more on tutorials pa sa eyes lalo na pagkakabit ng false eyelashes! Thankyou for sharing your knowledge, skills, and everything ate! ILY! ❤

  18. Thanks for the tutorial Ms M. Ang ganda mo, sobra. Naway magaya ko din to. Palakihin ko lang si baby, makulet kase un eh.

  19. THIS IS BEYOND STUNNING. I have no words. I've struggled so much with smokey eyes! This has been very helpful. Mine still isn't as good. Yet, you inspire me to strive better. I'm really looking forward to more of your tutorials. Please do a pink make up tutorial soon! <3


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