Grunge/Glam Intense Dark Eye Tutorial


Firstly I just want to apologise! My last written eye tutorial was published at the very end of February making me super confused because I thought I had done it in March! Anyway I’m so sorry you’ve all had to wait this long but I’m making it up today with a grunge/glam intense dark eye!!

Enjoy *throws glitter in the air & struts off* 

Intense black smokey eyes are scary for most as they are hard to get right if you aren’t too careful! Hopefully this step by step will help you achieve that sassy look. I’m using my Younique addiction eye palette 3 in shade ‘Irate’, Younique splurge cream eyeshadow in ‘skeptical’ and Younique addiction eyeshadow palette 2 in shade ‘blissful’. You’ll also need a black pencil eyeliner, and a mascara to complete the look.

Lets do this! 

Using a medium eyeshadow brush you need to apply your black powdered eyeshadow into the crease of your eyelid, do this from the outer eyelid to the narrower end of the eye (Try to stay around that vicinity but don’t worry about it being crazy neat just yet).


Now you need to get your blending brush which by now you should know is like a ‘mini blusher brush’, go over the shadow you just applied blending back and forth so that it fades out instead of looking so harsh on the eye. (You can take as long as you need here until you feel you have blended enough.)


Now apply your cream black eyeshadow over your entire lid (I LOVE Younique skeptical because it has tiny pieces of glitter in it creating a really lush glam shade of black)! Take a look in your mirror, if you want to blend in a little more powdered black eyeshadow to balance it all out do that now, again only do this in the crease area of your eyelid.



Take your cream shadow again and apply this under the lower lash line from the outer eye inwards (You can take this as low as you want but don’t go too far below the lashes). Again blend this out but this time use a narrow eyeshadow brush. Add black eyeliner to your lower and upper waterlines (getting to your upper waterline can be a bit tricky so be careful not to stab yourself in the eye)!

Now you want your light shimmery shade and a narrow eyeshadow brush, apply the lighter shade to the tear duct area of the eye, this will give the look a bit of contrast.

Finally apply your mascara and touch up any smudges or ‘over blends’ using your concealer brush. And thats it, in a few little steps you’ve created your grunge/glam look!

I particularly like this look for a night out although its so versatile that it can be worn in the daytime too




    • cheskaaanels April 11, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you! I try to be as detailed and clear as possible when it isn’t a video 🙂 glad you enjoyed it!

  1. Lubka Henry April 11, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    This eye makeup is totally gorgeous and it suits you so nicely! Just inspired me to try out some darker shades these days :))

    • cheskaaanels April 11, 2016 / 5:44 pm

      Awwh thank you! Yes do it darker looks always look lush!

  2. Reg Rodriguez April 11, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    I’ve always been intimidated by doing my own grunge/glam eye make up but your tutorial seems really simple (though I’ve been fooled countless times before, hahaha!). Will definitely give this look another go, thanks for posting 😉

    x Reg

    • cheskaaanels April 11, 2016 / 5:46 pm

      Awwh you are so welcome! Hahaha I promise this is really simple just don’t go crazy with it and all will be fine! 🙂

  3. Mel April 11, 2016 / 11:23 pm

    This is absolutely stunning! I never usually like makeup tutorials but you’ve made this seem so achievable. X

    • cheskaaanels April 12, 2016 / 6:10 am

      Oh thank you! I’m really pleased you think so 🙂 I do try to make them as easy as possible so that they are suitable for beginners too xox

  4. My Life As A Mummy April 12, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    I am definitely going to try this using your technique. I’ve tried so many times before and I end up looking like I have two black eyes 🙁

    Laura x x x

    • cheskaaanels April 12, 2016 / 7:07 pm

      Hahaha it happens easily! Just make sure to take care when applying the first lot of black and all will go well!!

  5. Teri May April 12, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    You have amazing eyes!! This is a fab post – normally written make up tutorials aren’t too great or easy to follow but you’ve made this really easy to follow 🙂

    Teri-May xx

    • cheskaaanels April 12, 2016 / 7:08 pm

      Awwh thank you!! I’m so pleased for the feedback I do try to make them as simple and descriptive as possible! Glad you liked it!

  6. Hayley-Eszti April 12, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Ahhh I love this look! I am a big fan of the smokey eye, I normally opt for dark browns over black, but this has inspired me to give a proper bold smokey eye a go, if it looks half as good on me as it does on you I’ll be pleased!

    Hayley-Eszti |

    • cheskaaanels April 12, 2016 / 7:09 pm

      Haha awwh thank you!! Ooo I do love a brown smokey eye too! Xox

  7. Fashion Du Jour LDN April 13, 2016 / 9:38 am

    So glad to have discovered your page! Great tutorial with a healthy sprinkle of glittery humour – love it! This look is so easy but hella dramatic 💙 Have subscribed!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x

    • cheskaaanels April 13, 2016 / 9:40 am

      Awwh yay I’m so glad you enjoyed the read!! Haha its awfully dramatic isn’t it but really is lush! Ooo I’ll pop over to your blog now! Xoxo

      • Fashion Du Jour LDN April 13, 2016 / 2:07 pm

        REALLY lush!!! Thinking of rocking asap for my next “fashiony” whatever…i.e. maybe a casual Tuesday 😉 xxx

  8. Love, Telina April 13, 2016 / 9:45 am

    Wow, I love this look! I tend to stick to neutrals, but I really need to give this a go! Thanks for posting 🙂

    Telina | Love, Telina

    • cheskaaanels April 13, 2016 / 10:10 am

      Oh no that sucks! Hopefully I’ll post more tutorials that you can try out too 🙂

  9. PurelyAmy April 13, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    I love a smokey eye, I don’t really wear makeup but this is definately something I’d try for a night out!

    • cheskaaanels April 13, 2016 / 12:06 pm

      Oh you defo have to try it at least once!! Xox

  10. Gemma April 13, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    Love this dramatic look, I would have eyeshodow fall out everywhere and end up looking like I’ve got a black eye if I did this x

    • cheskaaanels April 13, 2016 / 7:11 pm

      Haha I actually had really minimal fall out if you tread carefully all will be well xox

  11. Kirsty April 14, 2016 / 11:27 am

    I love the shine and colours! I can’t wear eye shadow it makes my eyes look heavy! Normally just stick with eyeliner and mascara 🙂

    • cheskaaanels April 14, 2016 / 4:22 pm

      I love eyeshadow maybe a little too much! Haha! Xox

  12. katie May 9, 2016 / 9:35 am

    great tutorial! I love this look and always struggle with a smokey eye. Going to give this a try out!

  13. yang September 2, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Amazing… I love playing around with my eye shadow palette and m definitely gona try out this ! So beautiful.

    • cheskaaanels September 2, 2016 / 12:38 pm

      Thank you my love 🙂 I can’t help myself with an eye palette!!

    • cheskaaanels October 24, 2016 / 1:58 pm

      Awwh thank you!! Its a lush look especially for a night out!

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