Eye Makeup- A Step-by-Step Eyeshadow Guide for Beginners

It is easy to apply eyeshadow. It is not easy to apply eyeshadow correctly. How can you find the perfect shade for your eyes and skin tones? Do you need ten makeup brushes? Do you need ten makeup brushes?

We understand that it can be easy to get lost in the details of how to make your eyes shine. So we have created a 5-step guide to help you with all your mascaras, eyeliners, and shadows. Let’s get started:

Step 1: Always begin with a primer


It would help if you also primed your eyes with an eyeshadow primer. Prime your eyes with an eyeshadow primer to create a smooth, even surface for the eyeshadows.

You can also increase the longevity of your favorite eyeshadows with this primer! You don’t have an eyeshadow primer. Don’t you need an eyeshadow primer? A concealer or foundation can be used to cover any redness or darkening of the eyelids.

It will match your skin tone. How do you choose the perfect foundation shade to make your skin look even? Your eyeshadow colors will look brighter if you apply foundation or concealer to your eyes.

Step 2: Apply a primer to a base color


Apply the City Mini Eyeshadow Palette’s lightest matte shade to your eyelids. This will set your primer and remove any stickiness. This will stop your eyeshadows from creasing on the eyelid. 

A flat, stiff brush can be used. You can use a flat, stiff brush to add natural-looking color to the eyeshadow base. You don’t have to use a flat brush to apply eyeshadow. Instead, use your finger to grab the eyeshadow and gently rub it onto your eyes.

Step 3: Define your crease


A medium brown or taupe shade of the City Mini Palette will add depth and dimension to your beginner’s eye makeup look. To achieve the perfect crease transition shade, use a small fluffy blending brush to apply the eyeshadow shade to your crease. Use a light hand to avoid making your crease look patchy or with harsh lines.

Although this step is optional, it can add depth to your eye makeup. You can use a darker brown to cover the outer third of your crease. You can use a darker pink shade in the crease for a pink-colored eye makeup look.

Blend the base and crease shades with a clean brush for a seamless look.

You don’t have to choose between warm brown and soft pink eyeshadow looks. Why not try both? Virtual Try On allows you to give your eyes a virtual makeover without leaving your bed. 

You need to click a photo using the live camera or upload a file from your gallery. Then, choose one of the two eyeshadow palettes. (Or you can try the Nudes Palette for something more dramatic!) 

You can also try the colors on your eyes live. You can also choose other eye makeup products to create a complete look without commitment.

Step 4: Highlight your inner corners and brow bone


Use the lightest shade in the eyeshadow palette to make your brows appear clean and sharp. Apply a champagne shimmer or light gold eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eye using a small, dense brush. 

Your eyes will look brighter, more awake, and wider open. To achieve the same effect, you can use a cream, powder, or liquid eye highlighter instead of a shimmery shadow.

Step 5: Complete the rest of your eye make-up


The final step in the eyeshadow guide is complete! You can take your eye makeup to the next level by drawing a line from your waterline using a kajal and then lining your lashes with a pencil. 

Finally, you can get long, fluttery lashes using a generous amount of mascara. These three products should not be used in excess. You want your makeup to look natural and effortless.

Basic Eyeshadow Application Technique

  1. Apply a base color–a neutral, light shade–all over your lid and to the top of the eyebrow bone. This will help you set your primer and make your eyelids even. This will make it easier to blend your shadows.
  2. Use a fluffy, blending brush to apply a medium-toned color above your eye’s crease. Blend gently upwards to reduce any sharp edges. This is your transition shade.
  3. Use a crease brush to apply the darkest shade of your eye to the outer corner. Then, sweep into the crease.
  4. To create a smooth gradient between these two shades, blend the transition shade and crease using the same brush as in step 2.
  5. Place your lid shade in the middle of your lid, moving towards the inner corner. This is a great spot to use shimmer shades. Have fun! Blend the lines where your outer corner shades and lid meet to create a smooth gradient.
  6. You’re done! Finish the look with mascara or liner.

More Eyeshadow Tips

  • Blending is crucial. Blend in soft, circular motions with the right brushes.
  • You can start light by reducing the amount of shadow that you use. Although mixing excess products is difficult, you can always add more.
  • You can add more definition by using matte (non-shimmering) shades in your transition and outer corners.
  • To enhance your look, apply a light shimmer shade to your tear ducts and under your eyebrows.


This is a great place to start for beginners to eyeshadow. It will teach you how to blend shadows and where to place them before you move on to other techniques. By paying attention to the shades, this look can be replicated with any eyeshadow palette.