This Multicolored Eye Makeup Tutorial Is Your Excuse to Buy More Face Gems

May 26, 2022
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
starry eye rhinestone makeup tutorial
Eye gems are a stunning addition to any makeup routine, whether you’re creating a rhinestone-encrusted eye look or gem-dotted brows. For a fresh, sparkling look, we tapped makeup artist and influencer Sharon Wu and she didn’t disappoint. Read on to learn how to recreate her take on a colorful, studded look.
  • STEP 1: 

    Apply Four Shades of Eyeshadow

    Start by dividing your eyelid space into four different sections to begin the gradient look. Here, Wu used the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencils in Macaroon, Donut, Cupcake and Eggplant. She then went in with the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Brights Shadow Palette and applied corresponding shades to each of the four sections: a light blue, lavender, purple and pink.

  • STEP 2: 

    Blend Out the Edges

    Using a clean, dome-shaped brush, Wu blended the edges of each color slightly to eliminate any harsh lines and to create the gradient look. She notes that you should avoid blending all the colors together because that will end up muddying the finished look.

  • STEP 3:

    Bring the Colors to the Lower Lash Line

    Next, Wu brought the blue-purple gradient down to the lower lash line with a pointed brush. This will add a layer of dimension to the look and provide a nice backdrop for the eye gems.

  • STEP 4:

    Add Your Rhinestones

    Wu added a collection of small and large eye gems to the look for a starry finish. Tip: You can apply rhinestones with nail glue. Have fun and get creative with placement, size and spacing to complete the look.

Photo Credit: Sharon Wu

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