This Cosmic Eyeshadow Tutorial Is Out of This World

Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | by L'Oréal
This Cosmic Eyeshadow Tutorial Is Out of This World

Calling all zodiac queens, star gazers and outer-space enthusiasts: This cosmic eyeshadow look is about to blow your mind. Inspired by the swirling colors and dazzling stars of the cosmos, this eye-catching metallic makeup look will have everyone captivated.

To get started, all you’ll need is an eyeshadow palette with a variety of eyeshadow shades with a foil or metallic finish, like the Urban Decay Elements Eyeshadow Palette. While it may look complicated and time consuming to create, you’ll find yourself completing the makeup tutorial with just a few extra minutes tacked onto your makeup routine. Wear this cosmic eye the next time you go out with your friends, on a playful date or for Halloween. To balance it out, keep the rest of your makeup very minimal and stick to a neutral, pink lipstick like the Maybelline New York Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes in Almond Rose.

Follow along with our video, ahead for a gradient cosmic eyeshadow look that’s completely out of this world.


First Eye:

STEP 1: Dip a fluffy eyeshadow brush in a turquoise shade like Heavy Water.

STEP 2: Wet brush with a facial mist or setting spray. (You'll do this for every shade.)

STEP 3: Apply to the inner corner of the eye, blending it up to the inner third of the brow bone.

STEP 4: Using a clean brush, apply a bronze shade like Volcanic to the entire lid, stopping at the crease.

STEP 5: Apply a pastel green shade like Secret Keeper to the outer corner of the lid, blending it into the bronze and turquoise shades.

STEP 6: Clean up the outer corner to define the shape.

Second Eye:

STEP 1: Now apply the turquoise shade on the inner corner of the second eye the same way as the first.

STEP 2: Using a soft brown shade like Moon Rock, apply all over the rest of the lid.

STEP 3: Tap on a purple shade like Hex Remedy to the outer corner of the eye, blending it into the other shades and up to the brow bone.

Under the Eyes:

STEP 1: Sweep the purple shadow across the lower lash line of the first eye

STEP 2: Use the turquoise shadow to do the same for the second eye.

STEP 3: Finish with two coats of black mascara (we like L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Waterproof Lengthening Mascara) on top and bottom lashes.

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