Makeup Tutorial: How To Create Simple Colorful Eye Makeup For Spring

February 23, 2011

Since the eyes are all about color this spring, learn how to create a simple eye look with some of the hottest colors right now!

How To Apply Spring Eye Makeup

Step 1. Prep the eyelid with a primer to ensure more vibrant and longer-lasting color.

What I Used: NYX HD Eyeshadow Base

Step 2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush like MAC #239 Eye Shader, pat a matte pink violet eyeshadow on the eyelid.

What I Used: Yaby Cosmetics Eyeshadow in # es015 Purple Elephant

Step 3. Dab a matte navy blue eyeshadow with a small eyeshadow brush like MAC #228 Mini Shader on the outer corner.

What I Used: Yaby Cosmetics Eyeshadow in # es611 Carbon Paper

Step 4. Using a fluffy brush like MAC #226 Small Tapered Blending Brush, blend the blue shadow onto the crease by sweeping back and forth in a windshield motion.

Step 5. Apply a shimmery bright green eyeshadow on the lower eye using a small eyeshadow brush like MAC #228 Mini Shader.

What I Used: Yaby Cosmetics Eyeshadow in # pp071 Psychedelic Caterpillar

Step 6. Draw a line along the upper lashline with a black liquid or gel eyeliner. Drag the line a few mm past the outer corner and add a small flick.

What I Used: Barry M Liquid Liner in Black

Step 7. Curl your eyelashes and apply mascara on top and bottom lashes. Apply fake lashes as desired.

What I Used: Shiseido Eyelash Curler; Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara in Extreme Black; Makeup For Life Lashes in #Babydoll


Extra Beauty Tips

* To avoid an overkill, always pair bright eyeshadow with a clean face and nude lips.

* Mix and match different textures, i.e. pairing matte eyeshadows with shimmery ones, for a modern approach.

* When working with bright colors, apply the shadow with a clean brush and blend with a separate one. This will help prevent the colors from getting dull.

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  • Reply shopcoholic February 23, 2011 at 4:28 am

    oh so pretty! i really love your tuts!

    • Reply Phyllis February 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks Kimberly =)

  • Reply courtney February 23, 2011 at 9:19 am


    • Reply Phyllis February 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks Courtney =)

  • Reply Annie February 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks for the pictures! Very helpful 🙂

    • Reply Phyllis February 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks Annie! Glad the pictures helped =)

  • Reply jenny February 25, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Yay for another tutorial!

    • Reply Phyllis February 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks Jenny =)

  • Reply Love Amatista March 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Do you take those pictures yourself? Do you use a flash or just natural lighting? (I’m trying to attempt my first makeup tutorial) I find that the pictures really help and makes it really easy to follow! 😀

  • Reply Jenny April 5, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    oh i love this look! its appropriate – i think – day OR night! I always have an issue wearing bold colours during the day but this is so wearable.

  • Reply Rowan February 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I just stumbled across your website, and I have to say, this is awesome! I bookmarked it, and started telling my friends to check it out! You have really pretty designs and I really love your tutorials- they’re so easy to follow! There was one tutorial where you mentioned what looked good with your brown eyes; is there any chance you know what colors look best with blue/green eyes? thanks!

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