Colorful eyeshadow tutorials are great for getting out of your comfort zone. Every now and then, you need to mix up the usual routine.
Sure we love our natural, go-to makeup look with browns and winged liners, but sometimes we need to try out colorful, bold, beauty looks for ourselves.
12 Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials For Beginners
To me, it almost feels like therapy being able to do away with the usual makeup look and getting creative mixing and matching colors. So today, to aid you in your quest for colors, I’ve compiled some eyeshadow tutorials for beginners and advanced makeup users.
Bored of your usual neutral eyeshadow shades? Check this list out for more colorful inspirations and try them out for yourself.
1. Pink Eyeshadow
Pink eyeshadow gives you that soft, feminine look. If you’re feeling fun and flirty, pink is your go-to color. Who doesn’t like a touch of charm, sweetness, and femininity on the first date?
Check out this complete video tutorial below:
2. Green Eyeshadow
Stray from your comfort zone and try a more vibrant color like green! Go darker or lighter depending on your skin tone. Using a brown shade for transition such as what is shown in this tutorial keeps the look edgy and modern.
Take a look at this awesome video tutorial below:
3. Red Glitter Lady Gaga Inspired Tutorial
Want something more fun? How about glitters? Recreate this fun makeup-look with any color you choose. This eyeshadow tutorial for beginners uses drugstore makeup too, so you don’t have to get expensive makeup just to recreate this festive bright look.
Check out the video below:
4. Yellow Eyeshadow
Yellow is such an unexpected color for the eyes but really pretty. It instantly brightens the eye area and creates such a youthful vibe to your look. You can use it with other colors and personally I would use a slight peachy pink as a transition color and maybe two coats of mascara to really make the eyes pop. This would be a top eyeshadow tutorials for beginners choice here.
5. Red Eyeshadow
This is such a bold unexpected look for anyone to wear and sometimes bold and unexpected is just what we need. Personally, I would wear this red eyeshadow to a festivity seeing as this might not be an everyday look or a makeup look I’d choose for a night out of town with friends.
6. Bright Colored Eyeshadow Tutorial
There are times when you get bored with neutrals but you don’t want to overboard on colors, choose just one color and frame your eyes with it like a colored eyeliner or cream shadow, just a hint around your peepers is enough to give a hint of a little bit of adventurousness.
Take this tutorial from the amazing Lisa Eldridge, it’s one of those simple enough eyeshadow tutorials for beginners.
7. Dramatic Bronze Eyeshadow Tutorial
When you want to keep it on the neutral side but would like to add a bit of sparkle for a night out with friends go dramatic with your bronze eyeshadow and create a sultry and sexy look with what is readily available to you. The key is to layer the colors instead of dumping a thick wash of bronze shadow on your lids, I always tell everyone to blend it out first before you add more or else you’ll be blending forever.
8. Purple Eyeshadow
Purple eyeshadow can be very versatile. It looks great on a variety of skin tones and can give you several different looks. Wear it satin or wear it glittery with an awesome graphic liner and you’re set for the night.
9. Blue Eyeshadow
I really love this makeup look, the hint of lavender against that royal purple eyeshadow on the lid creates such a beautiful halo of color that just makes your eyes pop. It’s also not complicated to do and is one of the many easier eyeshadow tutorials for beginners. I would recreate this look using exactly the same color shade just because this is my favorite look out of this list.
10. Gold Eyeshadow
This glam eye makeup is so much simpler than you expect from just by looking at the finished product. It creates such a glamorous look to wear for the night, but it might be a little messy because of the fallouts which is a natural occurrence for metallic eyeshadows. One trick I do is I create the eye look first before I put on my foundation, which makes it easier for me to clean up should I need to. If you have a hard time lining your lids with liquid liner as shown in this tutorial, find out how you can do it with a Kohl pencil on this other tutorial.
11. Metallic – Sparkling Eyeshadow
The ultimate evening makeup any beginner can do is a wash of metallic color all over the lid. Using a metallic mocha color this tutorial shows us how easy it is to create a night time glam with just one color scheme for your eyes and lips.
Let’s take a look at this tutorial and find out how it’s done.
12. Black Eyeshadow
Black is my go-to choice for my eye makeup. It’s so classic and beautiful and really defines your eye. Seriously, what’s an eye makeup without the touch of black? Or really just black all over.
I really love how Lisa Eldridge created this black smokey look and it’s pretty simple to do too, check out the video below:
For added inspiration check this amazing Barbie makeup tutorial from Babs Beauty below:
Like I always say have fun with makeup, it’s just color you’ll eventually wash off your face, the art will come from inspiration and practice. So go ahead and get out of your comfort zone and be fearless.
If you find these tutorials helpful, this next article teaches you how to do your makeup for a night out.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.