Thursday, June 7, 2012

Eye Makeup Tutorial {Step by Step}

here's the eye makeup i wore on my most recent Good Day Colorado appearance. i think a common mistake people make is that when they are going to a fancy event or getting their photo taken, they over-do the eye makeup going for dramatic. often i find that the chicest eye makeup is usually the simplest, so i created this step by step eye makeup tutorial to demonstrate.

while i claim simplicity i was on tv, so i had to make it a little bit heavier than normal (false eyelashes typically not required for this look). this makeup style gives a smokey edge while keeping your eyes bright for daytime.

since i have had several requests for different angles of the look, specifically what it looks like with my eyes open, i added some additional shots. let me know if that helps or not.

  1. apply shimmer shade to entire eyelid
  2. apply medium brown shade to crease. apply with a fluffy brush so that color is diffused.
  3. apply dark brown color to crease in a thin line. use a pencil brush to apply so that color is directly applied.
  4. enjoy!



  1. WOW! Just WOW!
    This looks sooo pretty!:)

  2. Great look, I will have to try this out! :)


  3. simple and natural looking- love it! Thanks too for posting pictures showing the look from different angles.

    1. Kamaile, thanks for always leaving such sweet comments :)

  4. This is a great look, and such a helpful tutorial! Thanks for breaking it all down. :)

  5. Love it! I adore your tutorials. They have taught me that for my eyes less is more :) And the pictures are very useful. Look forward to seeing more!

  6. Love how simple and easy your tutorial is!

  7. This is pretty much my everyday go-to look. I like to use Urban Decay YDK shadow on the lid (it's the best shimmer shadow ever). And sorry you didn't win beauty blogger of the year. I checked out the winner's blog, and yours is about 1000 times better. Keep up the good work! I use many of your tips!

  8. I love this easy but pretty look!