10 Eyeshadow Tutorials That Will Help You Master the Perfect Eye Look

August 11, 2022
Tembe Denton-Hurst
By: Tembe Denton-Hurst | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

Applying eyeshadow is one of those makeup techniques that takes time, practice and patience to master. Creating the perfect eyeshadow look comes down to choosing the best hues for your eye color, your eye shape and lots of blending. And even though we’re all for you taking creative liberties, there’s nothing wrong with a few tips and tricks to help you master your skills. 

Ahead, we’ve gathered 10 eyeshadow makeup tutorials from YouTube that’ll show you how to create all different kinds of eyeshadow looks

An Eyeshadow Tutorial for the Beginner

In this detailed tutorial, Ale Jay teaches you how to get flawless eyeshadow application every time. Her tips are easy to follow, and the resulting look works for virtually everyone. While she uses all neutral matte shadows, feel free to swap out the lid color for something more vibrant and fun.

Eyeshadow Do's and Don’ts

So maybe you already consider yourself something of an eyeshadow pro, or you’ve got the steps down, but it’s not turning out the way Pinterest promised (trust us, we’ve been there). This video by Laura Lee breaks down the “do’s” and “don’ts” of eyeshadow application — perfect for those who need to troubleshoot and tweak their current technique to get that flawless finish.

An Eyeshadow Tutorial to Help You Nail the Everyday Look

We love this tutorial because it gives you the steps to create an everyday eye look in five minutes flat. An Knook makes it look so easy, and we’re confident with her guidance you’ll be a pro in no time.

An Eyeshadow Tutorial for When You’re Ready to Take It to the Next Level

This tutorial from Beats by Deb is perfect for anyone who has a handle on basic eyeshadow techniques and is ready to take it to the next level. Enter: the glitter cut crease. It’s still fairly easy to achieve if you have the basic eyeshadow technique down, so don’t be afraid to try something new.

An Eyeshadow Tutorial for a Fire Eye Look

If you can’t get enough of dark, smoldering eye looks, this tutorial by Sandi Jarquin is perfect for you. Red eyeshadow might sound difficult to pull off, but this tutorial will make you feel like, “Why hadn’t I tried this sooner?”

An Eyeshadow Tutorial for a Smoldering Smoky Eye

YouTuber Smitha Deepak teaches you how to slay a dark smoky eye in the tutorial ahead. The ever-popular smoky eye is one of the most difficult eye looks to master as it can end with you looking like a panda. The key to nailing this look is blending and building. Go slow and know that you can always add more later.

A Dramatic Eyeshadow Tutorial for Hooded Eyes

Hooded eyes — a heavy brow bone with a deep-set crease — can feel challenging to “get the look” on. However, the right tutorial can change your entire outlook on the unique trait. YouTuber Marta designed an easy guide to getting a dramatic eye look specifically for hooded beauties.

An Eyeshadow Tutorial for the Minimalist 

Check out this natural eye makeup tutorial that’s perfect for the makeup minimalist. Here, Daisy Marquez creates a soft look that’ll enhance your natural eyes. This look is so versatile, you can wear it from day to night.

An Eyeshadow Tutorial for Blue Eyes

In this video, Angela Bright creates a beautiful warm-toned smoky eye that looks amazing on blue eyes. You can recreate the look by using the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, which includes 12 amber neutral eyeshadows, including silky mattes, smooth shimmers and sparkling metallics that make those deep blues dazzle.

An Eyeshadow Tutorial for Brown Eyes

Here, Dilan Sabah is teaching you how to make your brown eyes pop. The finished look is a subtle brown smoky eye that’s wearable for both a day and nighttime glam. If a traditional smoky eye intimidates you, start with this.

Additional reporting by Mary Honkus

Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn

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