I'll let you all in on my little secret, my absolute favourite product for achieving the perfect black smokey eye is Chanel's Illusion D'ombré in shade *Mirifique*
This is a cream eyeshadow so its perfect as a base (although I always use my Urban Decay eyeshadow primer too)
The colour is jet black with lots and lots of sparkle, it's also sooo easy to blend and a little goes a very long way!
I use this all over the lid and usually pat some Makeup Forever Diamond eye shadow in shade *Diamond Black* over the top
or Nars Night Series eyeshadow in shade *Night Breed*
both are equally as pigmented and both are very sparkly which is perfectly matched to Illusion D'ombrè, this is just to set the cream eyeshadow to ensure it doesn't crease.
I am in love with Illusion D'ombrè, and I'm pretty sure me and Clare are going to go out and buy the whole range very soon. There are 7 other shades to choose from, it would be rude not to buy them all!