To make the colour pop, prepare your lids with a base colour. You can go for a nude shade or an earthy brown shade, which compliments the black colour.
For beginners, it’s best to start with a liner. Use a gel liner and draw a liner close to the lash line. This step will help you to trace the shadow later.
Now, layer the liner with eyeshadow and make a ‘V’ on the outer corner of the eyes like the one shown in the image.
The key to achieving flawless smokey eyes is to blend it well. Use a small fluffy brush to blend from the outer corner of the eyes to the inner corners.
To intensify the look further, always apply a coat of black mascara. To complete the look, apply black kohl or a shadow on the lower lids.