Makeup Tutorial: Max Factor Ad Inspired Black Smoky Eye

Here is the requested tutorial on the Max Factor ad inspired FOTD that I did.

What I Used

* Inoui The Enhancer concealer
* Red Earth Eyebrow Pencil
* MAC Brow Set in Beguile
* MAC Peverted Pearl eyeshadow
* MAC Knight Divine eyeshadow
* MAC Gingersoft eyeshadow
* Jane Clubbing eyeshadow
* CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eye Pencil in Black Onyx
* Ardell False Lashes in 105
* CoverGirl Lash Exact in Very Black
* MAC Lovechild Lipglass

Step by Step Tutorial

1. Cover up any undereye circles and redness with concealer.

2. Fill in your eyebrows with eyebrow pencil. Lighten them with MAC Brow Set.

3. Apply Perverted Pearl from your lashline all the way up to your brow bone. Highlight the brow bone with the Gingersoft.

4. Apply Knight Divine eyeshadow on your lid and extend it up onto your crease. Wing it slightly at the outer corner and stop at the end of your eyebrow.

5. Brush Clubbing onto your entire eyelid and lower lashline.

6. Line your top and bottom lashline with eye pencil.

7. Apply Ardell falsies on to your top lashes and mascara onto your lower lashes.

8. Finish with Lovechild.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Wow this is really detailed. I was wondering whether you could do a tutorial like this one for the 60s mod look you put up last week? I really liked that one.

    Thank you!

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