Go from Beginner to Expert with 10 Eye Makeup Tutorials

Embarking on the journey of mastering eye makeup can transform your overall appearance. As beauty enthusiasts, we appreciate the artistry involved in creating the perfect eye look. It’s essential to lay a strong foundation with an eye primer to ensure your eyeshadow stays vibrant and crease-free all day. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to refine your skills, discovering the right techniques is key to enhancing your natural features.

We believe that everyone has the potential to create stunning eye makeup looks with the right guidance. Through our comprehensive tutorials, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions that break down complex makeup techniques into manageable basics. Our goal is to empower you to experiment and find your signature style, using expert tips to apply eyeshadow flawlessly. With our help, you’ll learn to navigate the vast world of beauty products, from the perfect cleanser to the nourishing serum that preps your skin for makeup application.

1. Natural Eye Makeup Tutorial

Natural Eye Makeup Tutorial



Let’s begin our natural eye makeup by applying a light eyeshadow—white or cream is ideal—on the inner lid to illuminate the eyes. We’ll use our angled shadow brush for a beautiful golden coral eyeshadow application just above the crease, starting from the middle and blending outwards to the lid’s edge.

Next, with a pointed shadow brush, we create depth by sweeping a matte hazelnut brown eyeshadow through the eye’s crease. To merge these colors seamlessly, gentle blending is essential.

It’s time to define the eyelashes. We line the upper lash line with a chocolate brown shadow using a fine-point liner brush. This same shadow is also used to smudge the outer upper lid for added depth and definition.

To highlight the lower eye area, we line and then smudge the outer lower lash line with the same fine-point liner brush and shadow. For a bolder touch, use black eyeshadow to intensify the upper lash line.

Finish off with a good coat of mascara to bring your lashes into the spotlight. Perfect for that rushed morning routine, this technique showcases a fresh, vibrant look without the clutter of excessive products.

Remember, the right brushes and technique are key. Our minimal and strategic approach ensures that we enhance our natural beauty without overwhelming it.

2. How To Tightline Eyes

How To Tightline Eyes


Tightlining is a makeup method that enhances the base of your eyelashes, creating the illusion of thicker, fuller lashes. This subtle technique adds depth without making eyes look noticeably larger. Perfect for various settings, tightening is straightforward to learn.

What You’ll Need:

  • A black eyeliner pencil


  • Begin with clean hands to ensure hygiene. Lift your upper eyelashes gently to expose the base.
  • Identify the small gaps between your lashes.
  • With the black eyeliner pencil, carefully dab between each lash, aiming for as close to the root as possible.
  • This simple step can significantly impact your lash appearance.
  • For added definition, apply the same method to your lower lash line by lightly pulling down the lashes and filling in the spaces.

To further enhance the tightlining effect, you may optionally select a liquid eyeliner for a more pronounced line. Remember, the key is subtlety, just enough to define the lashes without drawing overt attention.

3. Smokey Eye Summer Moss Makeup Tutorial

Smokey Eye Summer Moss Makeup Tutorial


We’re showcasing a vibrant smokey eye look that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of summer. To craft this look, we will be using a palette of greens and browns to enhance eye shape and add depth to outer corners, embodying a fresh, summery vibe.


  • Medium brown shade eyeshadow
  • Green eyeshadow
  • Deep brown eyeshadow
  • White or nude eyeliner
  • Mascara

Steps to Achieve the Look:

  1. Sweep the medium brown eyeshadow across the outer half of the eyelid, blending into the crease and the outer section of the lower lash line.
  2. Take the green eyeshadow, apply to the center of the lid, and blend towards the inner corner. Echo this application below the eye, stopping midway.
  3. Layer the deep brown shadow over the medium brown to intensify the smoky effect in the outer corners.
  4. Line the upper eyelid and waterline with white or nude eyeliner to open up the eye area.
  5. Complete the look with a few coats of mascara to volumize lashes.

4. Simple & Natural “Cat-Eye” Makeup

Simple & Natural “Cat-Eye” Makeup

To achieve the timeless cat-eye look, we begin by prepping our eyelids with primer. This sets a smooth canvas for our black eyeliner, which is essential for the perfect cat-eye.

Step Instruction
1 Line the upper lash line using small strokes to avoid mistakes.
2 Gradually thicken the line for a more pronounced look.
3 To find the ideal angle for the wing, extend an imaginary line from the lower lash line.
4 Plot small dots where the flick will end, using the angle as a guide.
5 Connect the dots to the line on the upper lash line, then fill in the shape to create the wing.
6 Use a bit of concealer to tidy up any errors for a flawless finish.

Maintaining a steady hand and a patient approach ensures our winged eyeshadow and eyeliner come together for that sleek, elegant feline effect. Keep in mind that the key to this look is simplicity and enhancing the natural eye shape.

5. Gold and Brown Eye Makeup Tutorial

Gold and Brown Eye Makeup Tutorial

You Will Need:

  • Brown eyeshadow
  • Gold eyeshadow
  • Thin brush
  • Flat brush
  • Blending brush
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Eye makeup primer


  1. Start with an eye makeup primer to create a smooth base.
  2. With the thin brush, apply brown eyeshadow on the inner and outer corners of the eye.
  3. Use the flat brush to pat gold eyeshadow in the center of the eyelid.
  4. Take the thin brush again to lightly sweep a mix of brown and gold along the lower lash line.
  5. Blend the eyeshadows seamlessly with a blending brush.
  6. Create definition by drawing a stroke of eyeliner along the upper lash line.
  7. Finish the look with a coat of mascara on your lashes.

View this eyeshadow look for inspiration. Our guide helps you achieve a soft and elegant look suitable for any festive occasion.

6. The Quick & Easy Eye Makeup Look

The Quick & Easy Eye Makeup Look ANYONE Can Do


We begin by priming our lids to set the stage for a flawless eyeshadow application. A small amount of primer will suffice. Once our base is prepared, we move on to defining our eyes, starting with the lower lash line. We can choose between a soft kohl pencil in dark brown for a gentler effect or black for added intensity. For those of us aiming for a subtle wing, we can create a small flick at the eye’s corner.

Next, we select a light to medium brown eyeshadow and apply a soft stroke to our outer crease, blending thoroughly to avoid harsh lines. To accentuate the lower lash line, we use a slightly darker shade and sweep it just beneath, again blending well with a soft brush. This step ensures that the colors transition seamlessly.

For a smudged, smokey effect, we lightly apply black eyeshadow over the previously lined area, careful to maintain subtlety. The goal is to enhance rather than overshadow the eyes. Those of us seeking extra sparkle for evening events might add a touch of gold shimmer.

Finally, we focus on our eyelashes. Mascara is applied in a coat to define and bring out the lashes. Alternatively, for a more pronounced effect, we can opt for natural false eyelashes.

Essential Items:

  • Natural beige eyeshadow
  • Soft beige/brown eyeshadow
  • Dark brown eyeshadow
  • Black eyeshadow
  • Soft eyeshadow brush
  • Blending brush
  • Black eyeliner

Steps at a Glance:

  • Prime the lid
  • Line the lower lash line with kohl pencil
  • Apply and blend brown eyeshadow in the crease
  • Sweep darker brown under the lower lash line
  • Apply black eyeshadow for a smokey effect
  • Finish with mascara or false lashes

By following these simple steps, we achieve an effortless and versatile look that’s perfect for both daytime and nighttime outings.

7. 5 Minute Everyday Makeup Routine

makeup routine


Every morning presents an opportunity for us to create a fresh, natural look that prepares us for our day. We start with a good base, using an oil-free moisturizer to keep our skin hydrated. Choose one with SPF to protect from the sun’s rays. Next, we apply a BB cream for a sheerer, more natural coverage compared to foundation—ideal for our everyday look.

For any discoloration or imperfections, a concealer comes in handy. Using a cream concealer, we target under-eye areas, between our brows, and any blemishes. After these creams are in place, it’s essential to set them. We do this using a powder, dabbing it gently across our face and neck.

To enhance our facial features, we use bronzer. Lightly brushing it around our face’s perimeter and neck adds warmth and dimension. We then define our features further with a bronzing powder for contouring our nose and cheekbones.

Our eyebrows frame our face, so we take a moment to fill them in with a taupe pencil, which complements a variety of hair colors and skin tones. For the eyelids, we choose neutral eyeshadow shades that offer a subtle hint of color without overwhelming our look.

Eyes speak volumes, so a swipe of mascara is essential to make them pop, even for the most minimal makeup routine. Finally, we complete our look with a hydrating butter balm on our lips for daytime wear, or we might switch to a butter gloss if we’re heading out for an evening event.

Remember, while there are several steps, not all are mandatory. We can personalize our routine to what suits us best, skipping certain steps to meet the five-minute mark. This routine is all about enhancing our natural beauty in just a few minutes – perfect for our busy lives.

8. Holiday Shimmer Eye Tutorial

Shimmer eye tutorial


To achieve a look that sparks inspiration, let’s focus on a champagne shimmer that radiates with any outfit.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Light champagne shimmer eyeshadow
  • Gold shimmer eyeshadow
  • Neutral brown eyeshadow
  • Light brown eyeshadow
  • Black eyeliner
  • Mascara

Creating the Look:

  1. Apply the light champagne shimmer eyeshadow to the inner half of the eyelid.
  2. Apply the gold shimmer eyeshadow to the outer half.
  3. Use neutral brown eyeshadow in the crease for depth. For an inspired twist, match a color from your holiday attire.
  4. Blend with light brown eyeshadow in the crease to soften.
  5. Continue the light brown shade around the lower lash line’s outer corner.
  6. Line the upper lash line with black eyeliner.
  7. Finalize with a coat of mascara to enhance your lashes.

Embrace these ideas for a radiant look that complements the festive spirit. Enhance the effect by pairing it with your preferred highlighter to give your eyes an extra glimmer.

9. Perfect Cut Crease Tutorial

Perfect cut crease tutorial

Achieving the perfect cut crease can transform your eye makeup game, giving the illusion of larger eyes by defining the crease. Let’s go through the steps to accomplish this eye-catching look.

What You’ll Need:

  • A light eyeshadow
  • A dark eyeshadow

Step-By-Step Guide:

  1. Select your eyeshadows; begin with a shade lighter than your darkest color.
  2. Carefully apply the light eyeshadow above the lid, blending into the socket and keeping the lid itself light and clean.
  3. Choose a dark eyeshadow, like a deep brown or black, to apply directly into the crease line. Blend it into the light eyeshadow with precision, maintaining a sharp lower edge.
  4. For added glamour, run a line of glitter directly on the crease to enhance the cut.

By following these steps, we can ensure a beautifully defined cut crease that accentuates the eyes.

10. Mermaid Eyeshadow Makeup Tutorial

Mermaid Eyeshadow Makeup Tutorial


To achieve this look, we’re going for a blend of ocean-inspired hues to make our hooded eyes stand out.


  • Matte nude eyeshadow
  • Shimmery turquoise eyeshadow
  • Shimmery gold eyeshadow
  • Matte beige eyeshadow
  • Black cream eyeliner
  • Mascara


  1. We start by applying the matte nude eyeshadow within the crease and at the outer corner of our lids, creating a smooth base.
  2. We then place the shimmery turquoise eyeshadow on the outer corners of the lids to emulate the depth of the sea.
  3. Gently press the shimmery gold eyeshadow onto the inner half of the lid, blending it into the turquoise to reflect the sun’s shimmer on ocean waves.
  4. The brow bone gets a touch of matte beige eyeshadow to highlight and add dimension.
  5. The black cream eyeliner goes on the upper lash line to define our eyes.
  6. We finish the look by sweeping a coat of mascara to give volume to our lashes.