How to Create Simple, Everyday Eye- Makeup

by Anna-Marie Yeskey

Here is a set of basic steps on doing a very simple eye look that will take very little time out of your morning regime.


  • 1 Light eyeshadow
  • 1 Medium eyeshadow
  • 1 Dark eyeshadow
  • 1 Black eyeliner or black eyeshadow
  • 1 Mascara
  • 1 Blending brush
  • 1 Small angled eyeliner brush
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I will be using the three colors in the top right of my palette. For beginners, start with shimmery eyeshadows because they are easier to blend.

    Step 2

    I am taking the lightest shade on my ring finger and packing it onto the lid. Use however much you feel is necessary and try not to go above the crease.

    Step 3

    Next, I am taking the medium color and will be packing it onto the outer third of my eyelid for some dimension.

    Step 4

    This is what it should look like after blending. I found it difficult to blend entirely without using a brush, so I cheated and used one.

    Step 5

    Now using the darkest shade, I applied in the deeper part of the crease. For this step it is more important that you use your pinky because it is smaller.

    Step 6

    This is what it should look like all blended out. Again, I had to use my brush.

    Step 7

    For the following step I will be using Urban Decay's Blackout from the Naked 2 palette with my small angled brush.

    Step 8

    Apply this near your lash line for the illusion of thicker eyelashes.

    Step 9

    I only applied it to the outer portion of my eye to flatter my eye shape.

    Step 10

    This step is optional, but I curled my eyelashes.

    Step 11

    Apply mascara. I used Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte. This is the finished look. I hope you enjoyed! :)