Instead of layering all the dark and black shades on the lid, you just put it under your lashes and the lid stays light and clean.
Start with giving your eyes a shape - I used a warm light-purple grey and a wine red one on the lid. Then apply black kohl pencil on the water line and smudge it under your lashes. I fixed it with a dark gray shadow and blended it out a little with the wine red one. All products by MAC, mascara by YSL.