Eyeshadow Tips: How To Create A Natural Glossy Eye Look

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!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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

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

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

  4. 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(:

  5. 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.


  6. 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.

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