How To | Step by Step
After priming my lids with the Elf Eyelid Primer, as always, I applied a matte taupe (Tease in the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette) in the crease with a Sigma E25 brush. This step is not completely necessary, but, it will help the black shadow to blend out easier.
This step took quite a bit of layering and blending, but I was pleased with the finial result so it was worth it. To create a sharp line and a cat eye look, I placed a piece of tape at the corner of both of my eyes. I used a small slightly fluffy eye shadow brush to build up the black shadow (Blackout from Urban Decay). I started off with only a little bit of black on the brush and patted it in the outer half of the crease and dragged it onto the outer lid. I gradually took more black shadow on the brush and packed it on to create a gradient. Once the color had been built up I removed the tape and went in with a Sigma E40 to blend out the black.
To balance out the black on the lids, I smoked out the lower lash line as well. First I packed on the black shadow with a flat liner brush right below the waterline. I went in with a little bit of the black shadow on the Sigma E47 to smoke out the color.
I went all out with the liner on this look since it's for New Year's Eve, but it definitely doesn't need the liner. I used the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner to line my eyes and added a small wing that follows the shape of the black eye shadow. In the waterline I used the L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner.
Falsies would also work great with this dramatic look, but I stuck with just mascara. I used the CK One Mascara and Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes. I applied some Nyx Crystal Hip Crystal Liner right along the black liner, but you could keep the look all black if you wanted. I left some of the finished result pictures without the glitter if you are curious.