12 Eyeshadow Tutorials for Perfect Makeup – So Easy Even Beginners Can Learn

Eyeshadow shouldn’t be intimidating: Applied properly, it can be one of the most foolproof steps in your beauty routine.

This video demonstrates an easy way to create a perfect subtle look.

Eyeshadow is one of those makeup techniques that takes time to perfect.

You also need a lot of patience, and over time, you will master the technique.

But in the meantime, eyeshadow should not be intimidating.

When applied properly, eyeshadow is one of the most foolproof steps in your beauty routine.

Today, we will talk about some eyeshadow tutorials that will come in handy as you master the technique.

Remember, lipstick is easy. And everyone can put some lipstick on.

After all, your lips tell you what lines to follow.

With eyeshadow, it is a bit different.

It takes a little more finesse.

Perfect eyeshadow makeup depends on choosing the best colors for your eye color and shape.

And of course, blending them in.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some popular and easy to make eyeshadow tutorials

1.  Perfect Peach Eyeshadow Tutorial

Perfect Peach Eyeshadow Tutorial

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Pastel colors are always a good option.

They are simple, yet elegant.

Once the spring comes, pastel colors are usually the most common eyeshadow.

You can use this tutorial whether you have brown or blue eyes.

What you need?

  • Matte-wear white eyeshadow
  • Peach colored eyeshadow
  • Pointed brush
  • Angled shadow brush

Instructions:

  1. Start by applying the base for your makeup. For this, you need a matte-wear white eyeshadow. Sweep it across your upper lid
  2. It is now time to apply the peach colored eyeshadow. Choose your favorite one, and with a pointed brush, apply it in the crease of the li.
  3. Get your angled shadow brush, and carefully blend the peach and matte-wear white eyeshadow
  4. Apply the matte-wear white eyeshadow to the top third of the upper lid
  5. If you like to get a complete look, get some mascara and apply it for gorgeous and simple eye makeup.

2. Brown Cut Crease with Eyeliner

Brown Cut Crease with Eyeliner

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Sometimes, you do not need to complicate things a lot.

Simple makeup is great for everyday and casual occasions.

And you can get this look in less than 10 minutes.

What you need:

  • Eyeshadow primer
  • Big blending brush
  • Brown eyeshadow
  • Slightly shimmery tan eyeshadow
  • White shadow base
  • Pencil brush
  • Black eyeliner

Instructions:

  1. Start by applying a thin layer of your favorite eyeshadow primer everywhere where you will put eyeshadow
  2. Take a big blending brush and apply brown eyeshadow in and above your crease. Make sure the edges are soft and nice
  3. You want to tone down the brown in your eyes a little, so use a tapered blending brush and blend in a little of slightly shimmery tan right alone the same area. Just make sure not to take it up quite as high
  4. It is time to work on the lids. Use your finger to dab a thin layer of white eyeshadow base on to your lid, and focus on the center area. This will give your pigment a little extra to hold onto and intensify your makeup
  5. Get black eyeliner and apply it on upper lid to create a border. Apply it on the bottom lash line as well. Complete the look with some mascara for a sexy appearance.

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3. Green eyeshadow tutorial

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When you want to experiment with your makeup, and you have a couple of minutes to spare, I recommend this look.

It is fun to create, and your main goal is to be careful not to look like Egyptian.

Of course, if that is your goal, go with super vibrant greens.

What you need?

  • Nude base color
  • Green eyeliner
  • Thin brush
  • Angled brush
  • Dark green eyeshadow
  • Light green eyeshadow
  • Medium shade green eyeshadow
  • Light blue eyeshadow
  • Yellow glittery eyeshadow
  • Black eyeliner

Instructions:

  1. Start by filling your lids with nude base color. You want this to serve as a base for your makeup look
  2. Use green eyeliner to draw a line over crease towards the corner of the eye and connect. You can also use a thin brush to do this step
  3. Fill the corner of your eye with darker green eyeshadow. Now, seep medium shade from the corner of the eye to the center, and then blend them to get a gradient effect
  4. Brush light blue eyeshadow onto the other corner of your eye, and then blend into a medium shade
  5. Use a thin angled brush to apply black over the top of existing cat eye line, and then blend into the green at the edge
  6. Now, brush light blue eyeshadow onto the bottom lid, and follow it with medium green. Add black to the outer corner, and sweep under eye, into your center area
  7. You can add a touch of yellow light glittery shade to the center of the eyelid. Line the lid with black eyeliner, continuing into a tear duct
  8. As always, finish off with two coats of mascara

4. Simple and cute smokey eye

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Smokey eyes is a classic look you can pull at any time.

Of course, it is most often worn during the fall.

The perfect balance of sophisticated and sexy comes to you.

What you need?

  • Brown eye pencil
  • Eyeshadow brush
  • Hazelnut brown eyeshadow
  • Color pop eyeshadow (violet, blue, or charcoal)
  • Small angled precision brush
  • Black eyeliner
  • Small brush
  • White eyeshadow

Instructions:

  1. Start by lining your upper lid using a brown eye pencil
  2. Get a hazelnut brown eyeshadow, and apply it all over the upper lid to create a base
  3. At this point, you can choose one of the following: violet, blue, or charcoal shade to create a pop of color. It is completely your choice. Create the letter “C” using the chosen color on the outer corner of the upper lid
  4. Apply the same shade down and around the bottom lash line. Get a small angled precision brush to be more precise
  5. Use black eyeshadow, and create a smoky crease. Concentrate your color in a small triangle shape on the outer corner of the upper lid
  6. Re-line the upper lash line with a black liner to get an extreme definition
  7. Use the same black eyeliner and apply it to the water line
  8. Using a small brush, apply white eyeshadow in the inner corner to brighten your look, making your eyes pop. Finish off with some touches of mascara to the upper and lower lashes

5. Nude brown eyeshadow for blue eyes

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To be honest, you can try this look on your eyes, no matter the color.

But they work best for light blue eyes, as they definitely make your eyes pop.

What you need?

  • Small eyeshadow brush
  • Medium eyeshadow brush
  • Nude brown eyeshadow
  • Light brown eyeshadow
  • Black eyeliner

Instructions:

  1. Start by applying nude brown eyeshadow on the upper lid
  2. Apply the eyeshadow in the center, and then smudge it to the left and right corner
  3. Using a bigger brush, add a bit darker shade of brown eyeshadow over the base nude brown eyeshadow
  4. Apply some dark brown eyeshadow in the corner of your eye, and smudge it with your brush to create the smoky eyes effect
  5. Using a black eyeliner, line the upper lash line
  6. Finish off with a touch of mascara

6. All nude makeup tutorial by Teni Panosian

All nude makeup tutorial by Teni Panosian

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We all need an everyday look.

This nude makeup is perfect when you are in a rush, and you need something simple, yet elegant.

What you need?

  • Moisturizer
  • Primer
  • Concealer
  • Foundation
  • Brush
  • Creamy bronzer
  • Creamy peachy nude blush
  • Highlighter
  • Tinted brow gel
  • Dark brown or black soft eyeliner
  • Nude matte eyeshadow

Instructions:

  1. Start by making sure your skin is moisturized to allow the makeup to last. Apply moisturizer before putting any makeup
  2. Use skin primer to prepare your skin for the makeup products
  3. Apply foundation that matches your skin tone, and blend it with a brush. Add contour using creamy bronzer under the cheekbone and hairline. Apply some thin lines to the nose if needed. Blend the bronzer using a soft blending brush
  4. Cover your dark circles with a concealer. Use the concealer to highlight high areas of your face as well, and then blend it well
  5. Add creamy peachy nude blush, and then gently pat it onto the apples with a brush
  6. Apply finishing powder under the eyes to make sure the concealer won’t crease during the day
  7. Now, add highlighter with a natural sheen to the high points of the cheekbones and brow bones
  8. Brush your brows with tinted brow gel to bring out the thickness
  9. Add dark brown or black soft eyeliner to the inside of the upper lash line to define your eyes without making it look like you’ve added a ton of makeup
  10. Follow it up with nude matte eyeshadow to the eyelids
  11. Finish off with mascara, mainly focusing on the outer corners of the eye

7. Smokey Taupe Eyes tutorial

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You can try smokey eyes in a number of different ways.

Here is one that will make you look as sexy as possible.

What you need?

  • Eyeshadow brush
  • Nude eyeshadow (by your choice)
  • Colored eyeshadow (by your choice)
  • Black eyeliner

Instructions:

  1. Apply shade across your upper lid from lash line to brow bone
  2. Enrich the look by sweeping eyelid with a pop of color
  3. Create the frame of your eye by blending shade in your eye crease and along the outer half of the eyelid
  4. In the end, you need to intensify the look. Do this by applying black eyeliner along the lash line, emphasizing the outer corner.
  5. Complete the look with mascara

8. Glittery Black Glam

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This is a look you can prepare for a cocktail event.

You will definitely be the star of the show.

Everyone will look at you, and it is all because of your makeup.

Pair it with a sexy dress, and you are ready to go.

What you need?

  • Black glitter eyeshadow pen
  • Fluffy brush
  • Champagne shade eyeshadow
  • Gold shade eyeshadow
  • Glitter
  • Black eyeliner
  • Mascara

Instructions:

  1. Start by applying chunky black glitter eyeshadow pen and draw right across the eyelid
  2. Blend out with a fluffy brush
  3. Add champagne shade, and pat it across the brow bone
  4. Apply gold shade to the same place, and then blend under the lower lash line
  5. Add glitter on top to make it sparkle
  6. Complete your look with eyeliner to define your eyes, and mascara to make them pop

9. Tropical Teal Eye Shadow Look

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The look was inspired by crystal clear waters and sandy beaches.

So, it is only logical that the look is ideal for those summer nights.

If you want a tropical and exotic look, try this eyeshadow tutorial.

What you need?

  • Neutral brown eyeshadow
  • Shimmery teal eyeshadow
  • Matte beige eyeshadow
  • Dark brown eyeshadow
  • Black mascara
  • Eyeshadow brush

Instructions:

  1. Prepare your face for makeup by applying neutral brown eyeshadow as a base within the crease of the lid and outer corner
  2. Get your favorite shimmery teal eyeshadow, and then apply it to the center of the upper lid
  3. Follow it up with matte beige eyeshadow to the brow line. Blend the colors into the base shadow to soften the shape of your eye
  4. With some dark brown eyeshadow, carefully line the upper lash line
  5. Finish off with a coat of black mascara

10. Golden Smokey Eyeshadow Tutorial

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Brown eyes are usually seen as something sophisticated.

But if you like to add a touch of glamour and luxury, there is no better way than some gold eyeshadow.

Here is a step by step tutorial.

What you need?

  • Chocolate brown pencil eyeliner
  • White pencil eyeliner
  • Matte, dark brown eyeshadow
  • Medium brown eyeshadow
  • Champagne shimmery eyeshadow
  • Golden shimmery eyeshadow

Instructions:

  1. Apply chocolate brown pencil eyeliner to your upper lash line. Follow up with white pencil eyeliner to the lower waterline
  2. Apply matte, dark brown eyeshadow on the lower lid. Sweep it across the lower third of the lid
  3. Apply medium brown eyeshadow across your crease
  4. Get an angled brush, and add some dark brown shadow to the lower lash line
  5. At this point, you need to add the glamorous look. Do this by applying a hint of champagne shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eye. This will make your eyes pop
  6. Finish off the look with golden shimmer eyeshadow from the inner corner, and then blend towards the middle of the upper lid
  7. Mascara is a must for this look

11. DIY Blue Icing Step by Step Makeup

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If you want to look like a doll, this is the look.

Some would say you look like an angel, but it is more like a doll from a toy store.

Instructions:

  1. Start by applying champagne shimmery shadow to the upper lid. Add some medium dark brown to the corner, and then blend the colors in the corner
  2. Apply black liner to the upper lash line to create a border and separate the two colors
  3. Apply light blue shadow to the lower lid. Follow it up with a black eyeliner on the lower lash line
  4. Add some golden shimmery shadow on top of the champagne in the upper lid. Blend the two colors together
  5. Finish off with two coats of mascara, focusing on the upper lashes

12. The Simple Day-Look

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This is a subtle look that you can wear when you want to show off your personality.

You are still wearing makeup, but you are not forcing the other person to focus on your makeup.

Instead, he/she is focusing on your personality and character more.

What you need?

  • Neutral shade eyeshadow
  • Pink eyeshadow
  • Black eyeliner
  • Dark brown eyeshadow
  • Nude eyeshadow

Instructions:

  1. Apply neutral shade eyeshadow to the upper lid
  2. Follow up pale pink eyeshadow. Blend the two together
  3. Apply a thin line of black eyeliner along the upper lash line
  4. Apply some dark brown or black shade to the crease. Smudge it and blend it with the upper lid eyeshadow
  5. Finish the look with some neutral or nude eyeshadow to the bottom lid. Put mascara, but not too much, and only to the upper lashes

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