This is my first time doing an eye tutorial for you all. I hope you will be patient with me as I learn the ropes to creating a good step-by-step tutorial. With that said, let’s dive right in and have fun! 🙂
This is the eyeshadow look I ALWAYS go for if I don’t know what to do. It’s easy to do, looks great, and you just need one palette — the Physicians Formula’s Matte Collection Quad in Classic Canyon. I’ve written a review of this palette, which you can read HERE.
I will reference the picture with the numbers above so you know what colors I use. 🙂
Easy ‘Classic Canyon‘ Eyeshadow Tutorial
(I forgot to take a picture of this step (starting out strong, I know… :-P), but make sure you apply eye primer before beginning. I used the LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer. 🙂
And then you…
Step 1: Define Crease
Dusting my brush into Color 3, I use this shade to begin darkening my crease. You don’t need it really dark — we will work on it over time — you just want to give some dimension to your eyelids.
Step 2: Dust Lid
Now that my crease is darkened, I like to take Color 2 lightly over my entire eyelid. Since this color is so close to my own natural skintone, I just use this as a base for my lid color (that I apply later on). If you are not this shade, select another shade that works for you. 🙂
Step 3: Darken Outer Corner
Now I take Color 4 and use a pencil brush to concentrate this in the outer corner of my eyelid. I kind of form a “V”, if you can see that.
I, personally, like to bring my darker shade about halfway into my crease (as you see in this picture). If this is not flattering for your eye shape, then just darken the outer corner.
Step 4: Apply Lid Color
Now is when I apply my lid color. I use the Color 1 on my lid. It looks really white, I know. But don’t worry, I will eventually blend it all together 🙂 For now, just place it on the center of your eyelid and sweep it toward the inner corner of your eye.
Step 5: Blend!
Take your blending brush and dip it in either Color 3 or Color 4 (depending on how dark you want to go in your outer crease.) and use it to blend all the colors together. In this look I alternated the two colors. I used Color 3 to blend all the colors together and then topped it off with a little Color 4 to intensify the outer corner.
Step 6: Darken Lower Lid
Since I think it looks a little uneven when you don’t do your lower lash line, I like to take a bit of Color 4 on a pencil brush and darken it up just slightly.
Step 7: Apply Eyeliner
If you’ve seen some of my eye looks on Instagram, than you know I personally enjoy doing a cat eye, no matter what the occasion. But, for this tutorial, I decided to just keep it simple and not wing it out. Here I am using L’Oreal’s Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner. 🙂
Step 8: Highlight Under Your Brows
Taking Color 1, apply this lightly right below your eyebrows as a highlight. The color is coming off very white in this picture, but in real life, it’s a very soft, natural looking color that blends well into my skin color.
Step 9: Apply Mascara
This step is pretty self-explanatory…just apply your favorite mascara. Here I am using CK One Color Mascara. 🙂
Step 10: Line Waterlines
I like to take a black eyeliner (I recommend this one) and line my upper and lower waterlines. But if you don’t like tackling that upper waterline (It’s a struggle for me, too!) than just line your lower waterline. It really pulls the look together, in my opinion.
I totally forgot to take final pictures after I finished doing the step-by-step pictures, so I went back on another day, redid the look, and took pictures. Of course, I didn’t remember to take them of the same eye. (…sigh…)
Oh well, I will get better at this! But at least now you can see that the results are always almost exactly the same both times. 🙂
If you have any requests for future tutorials using certain eyeshadow palettes, leave them below! I usually stick to neutral brown looks, but I do enjoy trying a colorful look now and then, too. Love you guys!
Question for My Readers: What is your favorite part of your makeup routine? For me, it’s definitely doing my eyes! If I were to get more specific, if would be winged liner. 🙂