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25 Best Eye Makeup Tutorials

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25 Best Eye Makeup Tutorials October 20, 2017

Your eye makeup speaks volumes about your style and when done right, it has the power to be immensely transformative. You don’t have to be a makeup pro or a beauty guru to achieve big, bold and gorgeous eyes. There are endless ways to do a bang-up job with your eyes and we have some of the best eye makeup looks lined up for you.

Yes! You no longer have to worry about what eye makeup you’re wearing on your next night out. We’ve got you covered.

25 Best Eye Makeup Tutorials

  1. Brown and Gold Soft Eye Makeup
  2. Soft Smokey Eye
  3. Gold Festive Eyes
  4. Defined-Crease Smokey Eye
  5. The Simple Day-Look
  6. Deep Blue Eyeshadow
  7. Rose Gold Eyes
  8. Plum Smokey Eye
  9. Blue Winged Liner
  10. Simple Kohl-Lined Smokey Eye
  11. Mermaid Eyeshadow
  12. Brown Cut Crease And Black Eyeliner
  13. Black And Silver Smokey Eye
  14. Copper Gold Eye Makeup
  15. Warm Copper Green Eye Makeup
  16. Simple Eye Makeup For Work
  17. Magnify Your Eyes
  18. Foiled Sunset Eyes
  19. Navy and Purple Smokey Eye
  20. Metallic Blue Smokey Eyeshadow
  21. Leaf Green Eye Makeup
  22. Deep-Gold Winged Liner
  23. The Under 5 Minute Eye Makeup
  24. The Classic Cat-Eye
  25. Sultry Copper-Rose Gold Eyes

1. Brown And Gold Soft Eye Makeup

This pretty eyeshadow oriented look uses brown and gold eyeshadow that’s blended in together. Remember, blending is key. It’s a subtle yet festive look that looks so beautiful.

What You Need

  • Brown eyeshadow
  • Gold eyeshadow
  • Thin brush
  • Flat brush
  • Eyeshadow blending brush
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Start by applying an eye makeup primer.
  2. Using a thin brush, deposit the brown shadow on the inner as well as the outer corner of your eye.
  3. With a flat brush, use gold eyeshadow for the center.
  4. Use the thin brush to enhance your lower lash line with brown and gold.
  5. With your eyeshadow blending brush, blend out the eyeshadows properly.
  6. Swipe on some mascara to complete the look!

This look suits most eye colors, but it tends to pop out more on light eyes.

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2. Soft Smokey Eye

This soft smokey eye look is great for evenings or night outs! It looks sultry and smoking hot. Also, this look is really simple to achieve. Pair it up with nude lips, and you will slay.

 What You Need

  • Flat eyeshadow brush
  • Nude eyeshadow
  • Brown eyeshadow
  • Black eyeshadow
  • Black eyeliner
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Use a primer and cover your eyelid with a nude eyeshadow. This way your makeup will stay put for longer.
  2. Line your upper and lower waterline with a black eyeliner pencil.
  3. With a flat brush, use the soft brown eyeshadow to cover up the upper eyelid and the area right under your lower lashline. Make sure you elongate the outer corners.
  4. Repeat the process using black eyeshadow and start at the outer corner.
  5. Blend well.
  6. Apply mascara to finish the look.

This is a great look for parties or other events. When you’re doing a smokey eye, make sure you use a concealer for your under eye circles to avoid raccoon-eyes. Also, take it easy with the lips and opt for subtle shades or a lip gloss.

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3. Gold Festive Eyes

This gorgeous gold eyeshadow with the perfect winged liner looks strikingly festive. It’s bright and youthful and will look exceptionally beautiful on those of you with brown eyes.

What You Need

  • Brown eyeliner pencil
  • Flat eyeshadow brush
  • Blending brush
  • Golden eyeshadow
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Mascara

 Steps

  1. Using a brown eyeliner pencil, draw a semi-circle on the crease of your upper eyelid, filling in only the outer corner.
  2. With a flat brush, blend and smoothen the product out until there are no harsh lines visible.
  3. At the center, apply golden eyeshadow and blend properly.
  4. Using a black liquid eyeliner, do a simple winged line on your upper lashline.
  5. Apply a thick coat of mascara to achieve the final result.

Make sure you highlight your eyebrow bone and the inner corner of your eyes with a lighter shade of eyeshadow to make your eyes look more awake and youthful. If you are going in with this look, make sure the rest of your face has a rather minimal do to keep the focus on the eyes.

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4. Defined-Crease Smokey Eye

This classic smokey eye looks fabulous for the times you want to aim for a little bit of drama! Whether it’s a date night or a girls night out, this is one look that will never go out of fashion.

What You Need

  • Black eyeliner pencil
  • Thin brush
  • Flat brush
  • Angled brush
  • Highlighter
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Using your black eyeliner pencil, draw along your crease line and upper lashline, connecting the outer corners as shown in the first step.
  2. Use a thin brush to fill in the color towards the outer corners, the lower lashline and to evenly blend the product out.
  3. Apply a nude eyeshadow to highlight the inner corners and the brow bone using a flat brush.
  4. Use your flat brush to smudge the liner on your lower lashline to create the smokey effect.
  5. With your angular brush, define your waterline using your black liner.
  6. Apply mascara, and you’re done!

Wasn’t that simple? Keep the rest of your makeup to the very minimum as this is a pretty heavy smokey eye.

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5. The Simple Day-Look

If you want to keep it low-key and casual with only some soft, pink eyeshadow and mascara, then this look is an ideal choice for work or when you’re heading out for Sunday brunch.

What You Need

  • Nude eyeshadow
  • Soft peach eyeshadow
  • Blush pink eyeshadow
  • Deep brown or black eyeshadow
  • Flat brush
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Start by covering your upper eyelid with a nude shadow.
  2. With the soft peach shadow, define your crease using a blending brush.
  3. Fill the upper eyelid with the blush pink eyeshadow.
  4. To define your upper and lower lashline, use a deep brown or a black eyeshadow and apply this with an angular brush along the lashline.
  5. Blend this out with the blending brush.
  6. Swipe some waterproof mascara on, and you are good to go!

This is a quick and simple day look that gives your eyes the right amount of definition and color.

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6. Deep Blue Eyeshadow

This look uses a gorgeous shade of blue and hints of white for a super pretty and fresh outcome. You can also use a different shade of eyeshadow as per your preference.
What You Need

  • Blue eyeliner pencil
  • Nude eyeshadow
  • Flat brush
  • Angled brush
  • White eyeliner pencil
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Create a wing along your upper lashline using a blue eyeliner. Also, use this to define the outer corners of your lower lashline.
  2. Using a flat brush, smoothen the lines out evenly and blend the color from the center of your eye towards the outer corners.
  3. Apply the nude eyeshadow on your upper eyelid, from the center to the inner corners.
  4. Line your upper lashline while you hold the eyeliner as close to the lashline as possible.
  5. With an angled brush, blend out the product on your lower lashline till it looks soft and blended.
  6. Take a white eyeliner pencil and use this to line your lower lashline and waterline.
  7. Apply a thick coat of mascara after curling your lashes.

If you have light eyes like hazel or green, this will look beautiful because the color of blue will pop out more than it does on darker eyes. However, this is a great look for all eye colors!

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7. Rose Gold Eyes

Rose gold is perhaps the most flattering eyeshadow in any palette. Doesn’t it look incredible? This can be worn during the day as well, as it’s quite subtle. To achieve this classy look, you only need to follow a few simple steps.

What You Need

  • A nude eyeshadow for your base
  • Rose gold eyeshadow
  • Soft brown eyeshadow
  • Flat brush
  • Blending brush
  • Deep brown eyeliner pencil
  • Mascara
  • Eyelash curler

Steps

  1. Using a flat brush, cover your eyelid with the nude eyeshadow as a base and so your rose gold pops out.
  2. Fill in your crease with a subtle hint of the soft brown eyeshadow and blend this towards the outer corner of your eye.
  3. Use the rose gold eyeshadow to fill in the rest of the lid and blend the two out, so they look seamless.
  4. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.
  5. Using a deep brown or a black eyeliner pencil, tightline your upper waterline, so your lashes look fuller.
  6. Add a hint of highlighter on the inner corner of your eye and also under the arch of your eyebrow for more definition.

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8. Plum Smokey Eye

This beautiful look uses purple, black and pink. Those of you with light eyes will perhaps love this edgy style of smokey eye. However, it looks pretty on all eye colors.

What You Need

  • Light purple eyeshadow
  • Plum eyeshadow
  • Blush pink eyeshadow
  • Black eyeliner pencil
  • Flat brush
  • Blending brush

Steps

  1. Prime and prep your eyes and start by applying the light purple shade of eyeshadow on your eyelid.
  2. Line your upper lashline while holding the pencil as close to the lashline as possible.
  3. Apply the plum eyeshadow towards the outer corner of your eyelid and blend it along with the eyeliner.
  4. For the crease, use the blush pink eyeshadow.
  5. With the blending brush, blend out the colors for a seamless effect.
  6. Using the black eyeliner pencil, define your lower waterline and smudge this out with an angled brush for a smokey effect.
  7. Add a hint of highlighter in the inner corner of your eye.
  8. Curl your eyelashes and apply two coats of mascara to lift up your eye instantly.

You can play around with a different set of colors as well. The trick here is to blend properly and to use eyeshadows that are pigmented enough.

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9. Blue Winged Liner

This double winged electric blue and black liner looks very trendy and is super easy to pull off. It’s simple and chic and can be worn during the day as well.

What You Need

  • Electric blue eyeliner pencil
  • Black eyeliner
  • Bronze eyeliner
  • Nude eyeshadow
  • Beige eyeshadow
  • Grey eyeshadow
  • Flat brush
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Start with priming your eyes and applying a nude eyeshadow all over your eyelid.
  2. Apply the beige eyeshadow to your crease area lightly.
  3. Apply grey eyeshadow using your flat brush to define the crease further.
  4. Use nude eyeshadow at the center of your eyelid.
  5. Take your blue eyeliner pencil and create a thick winged line on your upper lash line.
  6. With the black eyeliner, create another wing closer to your upper lash line.
  7. Using your bronze eyeliner pencil, define your lower lash line to highlight the area.
  8. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.

Simple, right? This style looks great on any eye color. You can also combine the black liner with a different color of eyeliner if you wish to.

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10. Simple Kohl-Lined Smokey Eye

This look is inspired by Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor as this is her go-to eye makeup off-screen. It’s a subtle smokey eye which is ideal for everyday wear for the perfect sultry effect.

What You Need

  • Metallic grey eyeshadow
  • Black eyeliner pencil
  • Flat brush
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Prime your eyes and apply the grey eyeshadow all over your upper eyelid and lower lashline with a flat brush.
  2. Using a black eyeliner pencil, gently define your upper and lower lash line creating a subtle wing.
  3. Moving to the upper and lower waterline, define them with your kohl or eyeliner pencil.
  4. Gently smudge these lines with a brush to create the smokey effect.
  5. You can further define your crease area.
  6. Curl your eyelashes and apply mascara.

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11. Mermaid Eyeshadow

This mermaid-inspired look pairs aqua blue eyeshadow with gold and it’s such a beautiful combination. It can be achieved in just a few steps and looks so pretty! It’s an ideal summer look for your eyes.
What You Need

  • Aqua blue eyeshadow
  • Golden eyeshadow
  • Coral shimmer eyeshadow
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Flat brush
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Start by applying the coral shimmer/bronze eyeshadow over your crease and outer corner of the upper eyelid to define. Also, define your lower lashline with the coral eyeshadow.
  2. With a flat brush, apply the blue eyeshadow on the outer corner of your upper eyelid.
  3. Fill the remaining area with some shimmery gold eyeshadow.
  4. Blend them out.
  5. Line your upper lashline with a black liquid eyeliner.
  6. Curl your eyelashes and swipe some mascara on to complete the look.

Makeup Revolution’s Ultra eyeshadow palette in ‘Mermaids Forever’ can be used to achieve this look. It comes with a range of nudes, golds, and blues.

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12. Brown Cut Crease And Black Eyeliner

Brown eyeshadows create a stunning and very natural smokey eye. They look incredible on most skin-tones. This classy do is perfect if you prefer neutral shades.

What You Need

  • Nude eyeshadow
  • Dark brown eyeshadow
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Flat brush
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Start by applying a nude shade of eyeshadow over your eyelid.
  2. Using a brown eyeshadow, work into the crease of your eye for a harsh contrast.
  3. Use your black liquid liner to create a wing along your lashline.
  4. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.

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13. Black And Silver Smokey Eye

This black and silver combo looks fabulous when you club them into a smokey eye look. It’s perfect for parties or a date. You can achieve this look in just a few simple steps.

What You Need

  • Black eyeshadow
  • Silver eyeshadow
  • Nude eyeshadow
  • Flat brush
  • Thin brush
  • Black eyeliner pencil (kohl)
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Use a primer or a concealer on your eyelids to increase the longevity of your makeup.
  2. Cover your upper eyelid with silver eyeshadow as seen in the image.
  3. Apply black eyeshadow along the crease of your eye and upper lashline.
  4. Use a brush to smudge the black shadow to create a smokey effect.
  5. Line your lower waterline using a black eyeliner pencil.
  6. Once again, use a brush to smudge and soften out the kohl along your lower lashline.
  7. Use silver eyeshadow to highlight the arch of your eyebrow.
  8. Apply black eyeliner on your upper lashline to define.
  9. Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara to complete the look.

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14. Copper Gold Eye Makeup

This look consists of neutral colors like gold, copper and brown which look exceptionally great on Indian skin tone. It’s a very festive look which will look stunning with your traditional outfits!

What You Need

  • Gold eyeshadow
  • Warm brown eyeshadow
  • Copper eyeshadow
  • Flat brush
  • Blending brush
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Start by priming your eyes. Apply gold eyeshadow towards the inner corner of your eyelid.
  2. Apply a warm brown eyeshadow on the outer corner of your lid while leaving the center bare.
  3. On the center, apply a copper shade of eyeshadow and blend the harsh edges out with a blending brush, taking the color outwards.
  4. Line your eyes with a black liquid or gel eyeliner as per your preference and create a wing.
  5. Line your lower lashline with the copper eyeshadow.
  6. Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara to finish.

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15. Warm Copper Green Eye Makeup

This looks amazing on women with green eyes. It’s a simple, defined look that can be worn during the day and it can be achieved in a few steps.

You can try this look even if you have dark eyes.

What You Need

  • Green eyeshadow
  • Shimmery copper eyeshadow
  • Nude eyeshadow
  • Black eyeliner pencil
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Smudging brush
  • Flat brush
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Apply a primer and start by covering your eyelid with a nude eyeshadow for the base.
  2. Use green eyeshadow and apply it along the upper lashline.
  3. Apply the copper eyeshadow on your crease and the rest of the eyelid.
  4. Line your upper lashline with a liquid eyeliner.
  5. Line your lower waterline and lashline with a black eyeliner pencil.
  6. Use a smudging brush to create a soft, smokey effect on the lower lashline.
  7. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.

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16. Simple Eye Makeup For Work

This look is work-appropriate and is so simple to do! It instantly transforms your face and looks professional as well as charming. It will also go with every outfit. There’s no way you can go wrong with it!

What You Need

  • Brown eyeshadow
  • Nude shimmer eyeshadow
  • Flat brush
  • Angled brush
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Apply a primer or concealer to your eyelids.
  2. Using a flat brush, apply nude shimmer eyeshadow.
  3. Use a brown shadow for the crease and to define your upper and lower lashline.
  4. Blend the color out properly with a brush.
  5. Curl your lashes and apply some mascara!

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17. Magnify Your Eyes

If you have small eyes and want to make them appear bigger in just a few steps, then you will love this eye makeup tutorial.

 What You Need

  • Pearl eyeshadow
  • Brown eyeshadow
  • Flat brush
  • Angled brush
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. To begin, apply primer or a concealer on your eyelids.
  2. Using a flat brush, apply the pearl eyeshadow all over your eyelid.
  3. Gently apply a hint of brown eyeshadow in the crease and towards the outer corner of your eyes.
  4. With an angled brush, create a wing on your upper lashline using brown eyeshadow and define the lower lashline using the same.
  5. Add further definition by lining your upper lashline with a black gel or liquid eyeliner.
  6. Curl your lashes and swipe one-two coats of mascara on.

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18. Foiled Sunset Eyes

What You Need

  • Gold eyeshadow
  • Peach eyeshadow
  • Bronze eyeshadow
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Flat brush
  • Angled brush
  • Kohl
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Start by using a primer or a concealer on your eyelids for a good base.
  2. Using a flat brush, apply the peach eyeshadow around the crease of your eyelid, as seen in the image.
  3. Next, apply the bronze eyeshadow over the peach and blend this properly.
  4. At the center, apply a nice shimmery gold eyeshadow (one that is highly pigmented is preferable).
  5. Line your upper lashline with a liquid or gel eyeliner and create a wing.
  6. Line your lower waterline with some kohl to define your eyes.
  7. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.
  8. You can also add some false lashes if you want a more dramatic effect.

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This is one of the best looks for fall. It uses some really pretty matte shades of eyeshadow that gives your eyes an amazing sultry effect. It suits every skin tone and eye color. Let’s take a look at how to achieve this look.
What You Need

  • Nude eyeshadow
  • Brown eyeshadow
  • Highlighter
  • Navy eyeshadow
  • Flat brush
  • Kohl
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Start by priming your eyes and applying a nude eyeshadow all over your eyelids.
  2. To define your crease, use a flat brush and add some brown eyeshadow into the crease area.
  3. Highlight the arches of your brows and the inner corner of your eyes to make your eyes appear bigger and more awake.
  4. Cover your eyelid with a purple-navy eyeshadow using a flat brush and blend well.
  5. Using the same eyeshadow, define your lower lashline.
  6. Define your lower waterline using a black kohl pencil.
  7. Create a wing, using a black liquid or a gel liner on the upper lashline.
  8. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.

Tightline your upper lash line by applying kohl on the upper waterline. This also makes your lashes appear fuller and thicker.

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20. Metallic Blue Smokey Eyeshadow

This fresh look uses a beautiful metallic shade of blue to create a smokey eye. It’s the perfect look for an evening or a night out with your friends. It can also be achieved using different shades of eyeshadow like greens or purples, as per your preference.

What You Need

  • Nude eyeshadow
  • Black eyeliner pencil
  • Metallic blue eyeshadow
  • Flat brush
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Once you prime your eyelids, apply a nude eyeshadow using a flat brush.
  2. With a black eyeliner pencil, color your eyelid leaving a gap at the center, as seen in the image.
  3. Use a flat brush or a smudging brush, to blend this out evenly on your eyelid towards the outer corner of your eye.
  4. Add definition to your crease.
  5. Next, apply the metallic blue eyeshadow.
  6. Add definition to the lower waterline using a black eyeliner or kohl.
  7. Define your upper lashline with the black eyeliner.
  8. Curl your lashes and apply mascara!

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21. Leaf Green Eye Makeup

If you are someone with green eyes, this look will define your eyes to perfection, and it looks so darn pretty! It’s a classy look that can be worn during the day as well.

What You Need

  • Nude eyeshadow
  • Green eyeshadow
  • Black eyeshadow
  • Flat brush
  • Thin brush
  • Angular brush
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Apply a primer or a concealer to your eyelids.
  2. Apply a nude eyeshadow to your eyelids for a base.
  3. Using a thin brush, trace a wing from your upper lashline that connects to the crease line (it looks like a leaf), as seen in the image.
  4. Using black eyeshadow, enhance the corner of the wing.
  5. Fill in your eyelid with green eyeshadow.
  6. Using an angular brush, further define the outer corner of the wing using some black eyeshadow.
  7. Define your lower lashline with an angular brush using both green and black eyeshadow.
  8. Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara.

22. Deep-Gold Winged Liner

There’s no eye makeup that’s classier than a simple winged liner and when clubbed with this deep gold eyeshadow, there’s nothing better. This look can be achieved in just a few steps.

What You Need

  • Brown shimmer eyeshadow
  • Gold eyeshadow
  • Highlighter
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Flat brush
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Apply a primer on your eyelids.
  2. To define the crease, apply the brown shimmer eyeshadow along the crease.
  3. Fill the remaining area with your gold eyeshadow and blend the two.
  4. Highlight the inner corner of your eye and the arch of your brow.
  5. Apply a winged line with the black liquid or gel eyeliner.
  6. Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara.

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23. The Under 5 Minute Eye Makeup

For those of you who do not have much time to spare, especially in the mornings when you’re rushing to work – this simple, everyday look is a savior. It makes your eyes look flattering in just about 5 minutes.

What You Need

  • Chestnut brown eyeshadow
  • Shell eyeshadow
  • Mascara
  • Kohl
  • Flat brush

Steps

  1. Apply primer or concealer for longer-lasting color.
  2. Brighten the eye by applying the lighter shell eyeshadow all over the eyelid.
  3. Apply the chestnut color right into the crease in a windshield-wiper motion.
  4. Create a subtle wing on just the outer corner of your upper lashline.
  5. Curl your lashes and apply mascara, wiggling at the base for a subtle intensity. This way, you can skip the extra step of lining your eyes.

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24. The Classic Cat-Eye

This signature look is a classic eye flick which is one of the most popular beauty looks. It adds definition and gives you the perfect feline shape. Let’s look at how you can achieve this look in a few steps.

What You Need

  • Shell eyeshadow
  • Deep brown/black eyeshadow
  • Kohl
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Flat brush

Steps

  1. Prep and prime your eyes before you begin.
  2. Apply the shell eyeshadow all over your eyelids.
  3. Apply the deep brown eyeshadow towards the outer corner of your eye and in the crease area.
  4. With a black kohl pencil, define your lower waterline and lashline, tracing a wing with the pencil.
  5. Use your liquid eyeliner to line your upper lashline along the traced area for more precision.
  6. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.

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25. Sultry Copper-Rose Gold Eyes

Doesn’t this look gorgeous? The shimmery rose-gold and the dramatic lashes complement each other so well. It’s super simple to do!

What You Need

  • Rose-gold eyeshadow
  • Copper eyeshadow
  • Flat brush
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Mascara

Steps

  1. Apply primer or concealer on your eyelids to prevent fall out and increase the staying power of the shadow.
  2. To define your crease, apply the copper eyeshadow along your crease area.
  3. Fill in the remaining area with a rose-gold eyeshadow.
  4. Blend the two shades using a fluffy brush.
  5. Line your upper lashline with a black liquid eyeliner.
  6. Curl your lashes and apply mascara. You can also opt for falsies for a more dramatic effect.

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So there you have it, the 25 best eye makeup tutorials. There is a look for every occasion– from special event to everyday wear.  We hope you enjoyed the article and discovered styles that you would want to try out! What’s your favorite eye makeup look of all time? Do let us know in the comments section.

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