Brit Morin Jun 26, 2017

Looking to change up your current makeup routine? In need of something new and different for 2017? We scoured the internet for the best eyeshadow looks from everyday wear to special occasions. Here are 12 must-see, easy-to-follow eyeshadow video tutorials that will have you turning heads in no time.

 

Easy Eyeshadow Tutorials

1. Basic Eyeshadow Technique

https://youtu.be/Z1-Wel076ik

 

We love this Basic Eyeshadow Technique video because it’s so straightforward. It’s simple and easy, but still looks great. Feel free to experiment with colors and finishes, like shimmers and metallics, to match your mood and personality.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 complementary eyeshadow colors; a light shade and a medium shade

    • We recommend using a matte bone color and a matte dusky brown for a natural look.

    • For a bolder, nighttime look, we love a shimmery silver and a charcoal grey.

  • An eyeshadow brush

  • Your favorite Mascara

Time To Apply:

5 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

When To Use:

This eyeshadow tutorial is perfect for an everyday look. It’s simple, easy, and can be customized to fit your needs.

2. Big, Bright Eyes

https://youtu.be/M4GVBkicnbU

 

This eyeshadow tutorial creates big, bright eyes for a fresh-faced, wide-awake look. We use this as our go-to for sleepy Monday mornings since the look will naturally brighten your face by raising sunken eyes and lightening dark circles.

 

Before getting started, it’s important to know that this look will require a lot of white and silver, so be sure to choose the right shades that complement your skin tone.

What You’ll Need:

  • White eyeliner

  • A light, shimmery shade, like a peach or cream color

  • A shimmery silver

  • A fluffy eyeshadow brush

  • A fine-tipped black liquid eyeliner

  • Mascara

Time To Apply:

10 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

When To Use:

This look is perfect for when you’re feeling tired and worn down. It will instantly brighten your face and it’s especially useful when you need to fool your friends and coworkers into thinking you slept a full eight hours the night before.

3. Dusky Brown Eyes

https://youtu.be/BTN6V8Q5i_w

 

We are obsessed with soft but smoldering brown eyeshadows. This eyeshadow tutorial will help you achieve a slightly smoky, but not overly dramatic look. The Dusky Brown Eyes tutorial uses dusky browns to create a 70’s glam inspired look that’s perfect for spring or fall. We especially love this soft, blended out look because it’s so feminine and romantic.

What You’ll Need:

  • A medium, matte brown eyeshadow

  • A darker, taupey brown shade

  • An eyeshadow brush

  • A fluffy blending brush

  • A dark brown eyeliner pencil

  • Mascara

Time To Apply:

10 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

When To Use:

This look is very versatile. It’s great for everyday makeup, but it’s also perfect for when your day turns to night. If you have a busy day ahead followed by a dinner date or drinks out with friends, then this is the eyeshadow tutorial for you!

4. Pink Sorbet Eyeshadow Tutorial

https://youtu.be/wjOoyAPP_oU

 

This pink eyeshadow tutorial is great for springtime. We love that it uses pinks and plums to give a soft, ultra feminine look.  

What You’ll Need:

  • A shimmery, off-white eyeshadow

  • A candy pink shade

  • A medium plum shade

  • A frosted white shade

  • An eyeshadow brush

  • A dark pencil eyeliner

  • A black liquid eyeliner

  • Mascara

Time To Apply:

10 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

When To Use:

This look is great for a daytime event, like a barbecue or baby shower. It also pairs well with a floral sundress.

5. Dewy Eyes

https://youtu.be/zdLJkiuQfxo

 

Dewy eyes are super trendy in the spring and summer seasons. This video will show you the techniques you need to create this look in three simple steps.

What You’ll Need:

  • Eyeshadow primer

  • A skin-toned, matte eyeshadow

  • A light, almost white shimmery cream eyeshadow

  • An eyeshadow brush

  • Mascara

Time To Apply:

5 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

When To Use:

We love this look for everyday wear. It’s simple, easy, and will make your eyes really stand out, especially when the sunlight catches them.

6. Copper Smokey Eye

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYzbCfHLuN8

 

Because copper is flattering and trendy, you can’t go wrong with this eyeshadow tutorial. You can pick a super glittery shadow that makes your eyes sparkle or a shadow with a satin finish for a chic, classic look. Plus, it’s quick and easy to apply.

What You’ll Need:

  • A medium bronzey brown eyeshadow

  • A rich, red colored shadow

  • A glittery gold shade

  • An eyeshadow brush

  • A fluffy blending brush

  • A warm brown eyeliner

  • Black liquid eyeliner

  • Mascara

Time To Apply:

5 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

When To Use:

This smokey eye look is perfect for dates or parties. It’s also a great option for when you’re attending a wedding as a guest. It’s sexy and alluring, without being dramatic or glitzy.

7. Golden Eyeshadow Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6VRhOgbYYc

 

If you’re looking for something to elevate your everyday makeup routine, this video has got you covered! This look is perfect for those times when you need a fresh-face, sun kissed look on demand.

What You’ll Need:

  • A shimmery light gold eyeshadow

  • A creamy, champagne shade

  • A bronze colored shadow

  • An eyeshadow brush

  • A fluffy blending brush

  • Mascara

Time To Apply:

5 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

When To Use:

We love this eyeshadow look for everyday wear. It’s soft and glowing, perfect for your daily makeup routine.

Advanced Eyeshadow Tutorials

8. Green Smokey Eyes

https://youtu.be/4EmPRyWnulc

 

This smokey eyeshadow tutorial creates a smouldering look that is perfect for a night out. We love this video because it’s a unique take on a classic smokey eye, thanks to its use of green eyeshadow. Despite the advanced nature of this look, the instructions are clear and straightforward so you’ll be glammed up in no time.

What You’ll Need:

  • A greenish charcoal kohl eye pencil

  • A fluffy eyeshadow blending brush

  • A shimmery, mid-toned army green eyeshadow

  • An eyeshadow brush

  • Mascara

Time To Apply:

10 minutes

Difficulty:

Advanced

When To Use:

This look is perfect for a fancy night out. If you have a big dinner date or party to attend, follow this eyeshadow tutorial and you’ll be set. It’s super glamorous and even a little edgy. It looks especially great paired with a little black dress and leather jacket.

9. Plum Glossy Eyes

https://youtu.be/J1RsZGk8Ptg

 

When you want, dare we say need, something glamorous and feminine, we highly recommend this plum glossy eyeshadow tutorial. What makes this eyeshadow tutorial so unique is the gloss. We think a glossy eye look is fresh, modern, and fun. Best of all, the plum color palette is perfect for autumn, but can worn year round.

 

When creating this look, be sure to use a shadow that has a lot of pigment. This isn’t the time to be subtle, you want the color to really pop!

What You’ll Need:

  • A medium, shimmery plum cream eyeshadow

  • An eyeshadow brush

  • A skinny eyeliner brush

  • Plum eyeliner pencil

  • A reflective, glittery loose pigment

  • Clear face gloss

  • Mascara

Time To Apply:

10 minutes

Difficulty:

Advanced

When To Use:

This eyeshadow look is perfect for a special occasion or night out. It’s bold and colorful, and will be sure to leave a lasting memory with that special someone.

10. Perfectly Winged Eyes

https://youtu.be/XLX5DzvdutM

 

This eyeshadow tutorial shows you how to create the winged eyeliner look you’ve always wanted. Winged liner can be intimidating, but we promise this tutorial isn’t too difficult. By using a gel liner and brush, you can achieve a perfectly winged eye that is symmetrical and even.

 

Expert Tip: Using a fine-tipped eyeliner brush and gel formula, rather than a liquid eyeliner pen or marker, allows for more control.

What You’ll Need:

  • A matte bone colored eyeshadow

  • A matte soft brown shadow

  • Black gel eyeliner

  • Eyeliner brush

  • Mascara

Time To Apply:

10 minutes

Difficulty:

Advanced

When To Use:

This look is perfect for any occasion. It’s chic and classic, so you can wear it daily or save it for a date night or party. You can also add this winged liner to any eyeshadow combination for that extra wow factor!

Professional Eyeshadow Tutorials

11. A Special Occasion Eyeshadow Tutorial

https://youtu.be/1Wrl29rBG2A

 

Need to do your makeup for an upcoming event? We recommend checking out this Special Occasion Eyeshadow Tutorial. It is very thorough, so you’ll be able to replicate the look on your own but it will take some time to perfect. You can choose to use a simple, neutral color palette like the one shown in the video or opt for something more colorful. The video is meant for bridal makeup, but we think it’s a gorgeous look for any special occasion.

What You’ll Need:

  • Eyebrow powder

  • Eyebrow brush

  • Eyeshadow primer

  • A matte, skin-toned color eyeshadow

  • A light, shimmery vanilla color

  • A medium, matte taupey brown

  • A dark, matte chocolate brown

  • An eyeshadow brush

  • An eyeshadow crease brush

  • An angle brush

  • A black, fine-tipped liquid eyeliner

  • Mascara

Time To Apply:

20 minutes

Difficulty:

Professional

When To Use:

This eyeshadow tutorial is perfect for special occasions like a wedding. It’s feminine and natural looking, and it makes eyes really sparkle. This look photographs especially well, which is a plus when you want to create lasting memories.

12. Intense Smokey Eye

https://youtu.be/2Bpu6BWG7pg

 

This eyeshadow tutorial is all about creating a glamorous, dramatic look. It’s very intricate, so you’ll want to follow the video carefully and pay close attention. Since this look uses winged liner both on the top and bottom eyelids, you may want to revisit the winged liner tutorial in Tip #10 as a first step.

What You’ll Need:

  • A light silvery lilac shimmery shadow

  • A darker, shimmery medium grey shade

  • A black eyeshadow

  • A matte cream shadow

  • A light highlight shade

  • An eyeshadow brush

  • A fluffy blending brush

  • A light blue, silver, or purple glitter eyeliner

  • Black gel eyeliner

  • Eyeliner brush

  • White eyeliner

  • Mascara

  • False eyelashes

Time To Apply:

20 minutes

Difficulty:

Professional

When To Use:

We recommend saving this look for nighttime as it’s fairly dramatic. It’s perfect for a fancy night out because your eyes will really stand out, thanks to the heavy use of black liner.

Getting The Right Eyeshadow Look For All Occasions

From glamorous to everyday, these twelve eyeshadow tutorials will quickly become the cornerstone of your makeup routine. There’s a look for everybody and every occasion. Best of all, you can personalize each look to accent your own unique style. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the color palettes, thin or thicken the lines, or pump up the intensity to fit your mood. No matter which eyeshadow look you’re going for, there is a tutorial for you!


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