BeautyMakeup Tutorials Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Stack Tutorial December 9, 2015 Couple of months ago, I did a review/swatch post of one of my favorite eyeshadow stacks from Melt Cosmetics called Dark Matter. I thought I’d do a tutorial to show you just how versatile this stack is. Check out the full review/swatch post here Dark Matter Stack is a great example that you don’t need elaborate palettes to enjoy different looks which is why I only used the colors from the stack. You can imagine if you were to throw some shimmer colors or glitter into the mix, the number of looks you can create would be endless. Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Stack For all these looks, I prepped my eyelids with Urban Decay Original Primer Potion; I used Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner where needed; and couple of coats of my favorite Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara Note: My eyes have been super sensitive to lash glue lately (including latex free) so I only used black mascara instead LOOK #1: BASIC EVERYDAY This is the easiest look to create and you can make the smudged wing liner as subtle or intense as you like. * Apply the color Blurr all over the mobile lid just past the crease * Apply the color Unseen on the outer third of the mobile lid blending the two colors seamlessly * Apply Unseen along the lower lash line to create a soft shadow. You can also use the black eyeshadow Dark Matter along the lower lash line if you like a more defined look * Apply the black color Dark Matter as a liner from the inner corner to the outer corner, stretching the wing out as far as you prefer * With a pencil brush, smudge this line into lashes to create a soft smoky look * Apply Tarte Tarteist clay paint liner (or black eyeliner) in a thin line along the top lash line to intensify the look. * Apply 2 coats of your favorite mascara and/or false lashes LOOK #2: POP OF COLOR The color Enigma is the star of this shadow stack as it’s such a unique shade which is hard to come by in a matte finish. Originally I planned to round off the outer corner for a softer curve but then decided to create this double sharp wing look. I applied the shadow and used a cleansing wipe to sharpen the line but you can check out my Post-it/Credit Card Trick to see how easy it is to create these sharp lines. You can also use a fine tip liner brush and concealer to clean up around the lines and sharpen them * Apply the color Blurr all over the mobile lid just past the crease * Apply the color Enigma all over the mobile lid stopping just short of the Blurr color. Build up Enigma on the mobile lid until you achieve the desired intensity. Blend the edges well. * Apply the color Enigma along the lower lash line * Using Tarteist clay paint liner (or black eye liner), draw a line along the top lash line * Using a pencil brush dipped in the black color Dark Matter, smudge the liner into a small wing towards the outer corner * Repeat this process along the bottom lash line, including lining inside the waterline * Apply 2 coats of your favorite mascara and/or false lashes LOOK #3: INTENSE SMOKY EYE The only additional product I used here was NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean all over the mobile lid before going in with the black eyeshadow. This not only ensures the shadow stays put but it also creates that really rich intense black you see in the picture. You can also use a black eyeliner or gel liner for this step but make sure it’s a soft texture and easy to blend so you don’t tug at your skin too much. Trick to getting this look right is blending blending…and some more blending. It’s all about building the color layer by layer, buffing out and repeating. Takes a bit of time (and patience) but well worth it for the results. * Apply the color Blurr all over the mobile lid just past the crease * Apply the color Unseen in the same area stopping just short of the color Blurr * Apply NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean all over the mobile lid; blend into the previously applied shadows with a buffing brush * Start applying the black color Dark Matter all over the mobile lid, blend out seamlessly and repeat the process until you get to the desired intensity. * Apply the color Unseen along the bottom lash line and go over it with the black color Dark Matter. Join it with the top lash line in a round shape on the outer corner of the eye. * Line the top lashline and waterline with Tarteist liner (or black eye liner), followed by mascara and/or false lashes As I note on all my makeup tutorials, feel free to use the products you already have or alter the looks to suit what you feel comfortable with. It’s all about exploring, practicing and expression so have fun with it. If it doesn’t work out, you can wash it off and start again :) Don’t forget to tag me on social media if you recreate any of the looks as I love seeing your creations. Please leave any comments or questions you may have in the section below. Which one is your favorite look? Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Stack Tutorial was last modified: July 9th, 2016 by Sarah 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sarah previous post Anastasia Beverly Hills Lustrous Lipgloss Set next post Tarte In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette You may also like Olivia Palermo x Ciate London Nail Collection June 29, 2015 Lancome + Nordstrom Gift With Purchase April 4, 2014 The Blend by Fred Segal August 19, 2015 Tarte Pretty Paintbox Makeup Case September 29, 2016 My Essential Sigma Brushes May 17, 2016 Social Media Beauty Hype March 7, 2016 Favourite Makeup Products Series: BASE August 5, 2013 Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette August 12, 2014 Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette May 4, 2015 Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes 2015 January 7, 2015 2 comments Jackie M. December 10, 2015 at 12:09 pm Beautiful! I can’t even decide which one I love more. I think I’ll have to add dark matter to my Xmas list. Reply Missy December 10, 2015 at 3:34 am OMG!! I love this! I have to try the black base on the eyes before a smokey eye. It looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Sarah :) Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me when new comments are added.