Tips & Tricks

How To: Create A Natural Glossy Eye Look

November 23, 2008

Glossy eyes have always been one of my favorite beauty looks. The subtle sheen can brighten up your eyes instantly and give off a fresh, luminous glow to your whole face. But while the look is pretty to look at, it can get pretty messy too. So here is a brief tutorial on how you can create a natural glossy eye in just a few steps. Hope you guys like it!

Glossy eye makeup tutorial

What You Will Need

* Vaseline/Clear Gloss. I have tried a few of the eye glosses out there and unfortunately, most of them have failed miserably (and I don’t even have oily lids!)
* Waterproof Eyeliner.
* Waterproof Mascara.

Glossy eye makeup tutorial

1. Start out with a clean eye area. Remove all traces of makeup and tidy up your eyebrows a bit.

2. If you have discolored eyelids, apply a very thin layer of foundation to even out the discoloration. Otherwise, skip all kinds of base makeup on the eyelid including primer.

3. To really play up the sheen, apply a sheer layer of shimmery beige or white eyeshadow all over the eyelid and a little past the crease.

4. Line your upper and lower lash lines with a charcoal or brown eyeliner to give your eyes more definition. Curl your lashes and apply a few coats of mascara.

5. Pat a thin layer of Vaseline or clear gloss over the eyeshadow. Apply a little at a time and resist the urge to blend or you will end up smudging and rubbing the color off.

6. Clean up the undereye area with a foundation brush dipped in foundation/concealer.

Viola! A clean glossy eye! Check out my other tutorial on how to create a dramatic glossy eye!

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  • Reply .val. November 24, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Sweet Jesus, your eyes is perfect. I cannot find a flaw in it. Keep up the good work!

  • Reply xphoebelinax November 24, 2008 at 1:51 am

    that’s so pretty 🙂
    what brand fake eyelashes are you wearing…? (you ARE wearing eyelashes right? lol if you’re not im JEALOUS :))

  • Reply Connie November 24, 2008 at 2:40 am

    Thanks so much for the tutorial! I’ll definitely try it out. I’ve been wondering how to effectively do the glossy eyed look

  • Reply Rachiee November 24, 2008 at 3:59 am

    lol those are fake lashes right phyllis? you look amazing as always 🙂 xx

  • Reply Tammy November 24, 2008 at 6:57 am

    i really love this look too!

  • Reply Anonymous November 24, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Love this,, your eyes are very nice,, ! cant week for next week!

  • Reply Karen November 24, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    sorry for replying so late…
    anyways I’m in town right now so ring me up when you want to meet up… 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous November 24, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    what kind of false eyelashes are you wearing???

  • Reply ladyish November 24, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    wow how do you make you lashes blend with the falsies?

  • Reply Keira H November 24, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I”ll definitely try this out in Thanksgiving and Christmas. Your eyes are really very nice.

  • Reply Anonymous November 25, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    hi could i ask, where can i buy Vaseline from? i googled it and stuff but it says its more for the body etc, to make skin smooth:X thanks for the makeup tips its really great(:

  • Reply Phyllis November 28, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    aww thanks guys =)

    The false lashes are by a Korean brand (Ipum).

  • Reply Beda December 1, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to thank you for this tut. I’ve been wanting to do one of these since I saw Gwen Stefani in one of her ads with the glossy eye look.


  • Reply ros January 24, 2009 at 2:35 am

    wow..looks so wonderful!!! nice tutorial…

  • Reply erika February 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I find that Vitamin E oil works well too (instead of vaseline)I learned this because ever so often i have eczema on my eyelids…and i use vitamin e oil. Gives the same effect and is ultra moisturizing.

  • Reply fariha May 6, 2012 at 5:00 am

    it was fabulous!!!!!!!! thanks alot for sharing

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