Have you ever seen someone with killer eye makeup, but had no idea how to duplicate the look? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? In the above photo, Leighton Meester‘s eye makeup is stunning. It’s a perfect smokey eye; sultry and elegant, but not overdone. You, too can have Ms. Meester’s perfect eye makeup, with the help of an easy tutorial! Read on for step-by-step instructions for how to complete this look, in addition to many other gorgeous eye shadow looks.
From neutral browns to smokey grays, pale pink to shimmering bronze, I’ve gathered multiple eye makeup tutorials in different colors to suit every outfit and occasion. It may help to bookmark your favorites, or copy the instructions down for the next time you need to break out your eye shadow for a fun evening out. I realize it’s summer, and eye makeup tends to take a backseat to the season’s natural, sun-kissed look. However, even on summer nights a shimmery shadow is great for highlighting bronzed skin! Check out the tutorials below for how to achieve perfectly shadowed eyes.
Neutral Eye: This low-key but pretty eye makeup look is a perfect complement to a casual or professional outfit. The brown tones in the shadow make it more suited for daytime, as opposed to the dark colors of an evening smokey eye.
Pop of Pink: I love this pink shadow look! This is a bright, but not overdone, use of bright color. I would totally wear this with a plain outfit (jeans and a white tee, or a little black dress) and a pink accessory. Learn the step by step process at Pigments and Palettes.
Like a Kardashian: Kim Kardashian bothers me, but I have to admit, her eye makeup look here is pretty glam. This is an extreme smokey eye, which could be great for a fun night out or a formal evening occasion. Learn how to get this look from the Makeup Geek. Note: the video is long, but the eye makeup portion only goes from 3:08-8:30.
Bronze Shimmer: I absolutely adore this look for summer, and it’s so easy to do! The step-by-step is pretty easy to pick up from this picture, but you can read the instructions at Miss Kristin Kickass.
Leighton Meester Style: Leighton’s gorgeous red-carpet eye makeup can be found at Bella Sugar.
Poolside Shimmer: I love the blue accents in this shimmery bronze eye shadow look! Find the instructions at the Makeup Geek. Note: the shadows used in the tutorial are sold exclusively on the website, but the look can be achieved similarly with your own bronze and blue shadows and eyeliners.
Extreme Eyeliner: These images depict an easy step-by-step process to creating the most extreme of eye shadow looks. Though I wouldn’t use this often, I love it for an occasional super-dark makeup look.
Would you wear any of these eye makeup looks, Lovelies?