How to: Pink Smokey Eye Makeup Look on Dark Skin (w/ Lash Application)

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I did this pink smokey eye makeup look and decided to post it here on the blog. I’m trying something different here with content. I’ve been doing so much more with video over the last few years—some of my past beauty reviews here on the blog have included quick silent video demos. I also post video on my IGTV and more in-depth videos on my YouTube channel, but wanted to try something like this for the blog. Make sure you’re subscribed to this site so you don’t miss anything.

There’s no sound on the video below. I did this because I figure most people reading blogs are doing so from work or another place where sound would be inappropriate. Let me know in the comments if you like this and I’ll do more!

Products used:

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ABH Eyeshadow Primer
ABH x Alyssa Edwards palette
MAC #252 brush
MAC #296 brush (seems to be discontinued, but the #286 looks similar)
MAC #214 brush (I prefer the Laura Mercier Smudging brush for this but can’t find mine)
Sephora Pro #213 brush
The Lip Bar eyeliner in Straight Outta Patience
The Lip Bar mascara
See my reviews on The Lip Bar’s latest makeup launches here as well as a demo of the face makeup I have on
Estee Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer in 6C
Sephora Pro #59 brush (fluffy face brush)
Blinx Minx Lashes in Cash Out (temporarily unavailable for purchase)
Danessa Myricks Lock-on Lash Adhesive
Lip: ABH Lip Gloss in Sephia with Pat McGrath Lip Gloss in Flesh Fantasy in the center

Things to Know:

* I only use white-colored primers like the Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Primer when I’m using brighter colors like the pink and purple I use in this eye look. White-colored primers can make my neutral-colored eye looks appear a little ashy, so I just use my Urban Decay Primer Potion or LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer for those. I also liked the Fenty Beauty eye primer, but I dropped and broke mine in a way that it couldn’t be closed and the product dried out :/

* Measure your lash to ensure it properly fits around your eye BEFORE you add adhesive. Some lash bands can be too long for some, so you may need to cut it. My eyes are pretty long/big so I very rarely have to trim the band.

* I use my longtime favorite brushes from brands like MAC, Sephora Pro, and IT Cosmetics, but if you’re looking for more affordable brushes to practice on, get a makeup brush set for eyes and face. Those typically come with a good array of brushes at a good price. A lot of brands make similar brushes to what I’m using. It’s better to practice on less expensive brushes and get yourself acclimated with ones that you like and will use the most. Then if you love a brush and want to upgrade, you’ll spend your money on something you’ll actually use often. Some affordable brush brands I like and have actually tried myself include EcoTools, Real Techniques, elf Cosmetics, and Sonia Kashuk. These brands also make brush sets so look out for those as well. You can shop them in the widget below.

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Would you try a pink smokey eye makeup look? Tell me in the comments!

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas,, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style and beauty expert on The Real, CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.

8 Responses to How to: Pink Smokey Eye Makeup Look on Dark Skin (w/ Lash Application)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for this. It was helpful and I’ve been trying to incorporate colors that aren’t smokey into my eye look.
    Love your content.

  2. Miss E says:

    I would mos def wear a smoky pink shadow look on my deep dark skin. Looks fab on you.

  3. Tolani Mathews says:

    I love this look!!! We are similar in complexion so I love to see you do differ Stuff with your makeup. I will definitely be trying this!!

  4. Debbie says:

    Great job!

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