(Closed) DIY Eyeshadow Tutorial–please help!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

wow…I wish I knew how to do make up that well!  My mom is doing mine.  Can you go back the the MAC counter and ask for a refresher?  Or go to Sephora for advice.

Post # 4
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yea, if you are confused don’t go back to MAC.  When I went at least, I was given so many steps!  I second going to Sephora or Ulta.  

Post # 5
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

This look is very very simple!  First off you need to make sure you have all the right tools to make this work!!! I’m going to recommend colors but you don’t need to use them! Just find ones that are similar.


Apply eyes always before foundation!!! Also make a mess with the eyeshadow when packing it on. By doing this is allows you to make sure you have enough color deposited to last you through the entire day! Once your done applying the eyes you can go in with a eyeshadow cleaner or face wipe to clean off any excess on the skin. 


Flat eyeshadow brush 

Blending brush 

Angle brush (M.A.C. brush # 266)

M.A.C eyeshadow Vanilla

M.A.C eyeshadow Swiss Chocolate (has a little red in it) or Espresso (brown with no red)

M.A.C eyeshadow Carbon

M.A.C Paint in Bare Canvas ( it’s waterproof so it keep the makeup on all-day)

Waterproof mascara black

LIquid liner black ( if you think you can use it) or M.A.C paint in back ( this is easier as you can use a brush and it’s waterproof)

Ok now here’s the steps:

1)  Apply Bare Canvas (eyeshdaow base paint) all over the eyelid from brow to lash line. Put just enough on that it blends into the skin. Don’t overdue it!

2) Apply Vanilla with flat brush from brow to lashline heavily. Due about 3 coatings. 

3) Apply Swiss Chocolate or Espresso to blending brush. Make sure to tap the excess off the brush before applying.

4) Now place the blending brush at the outer corner of the eye and press down. Without lifting the brush off the skin open your eyes and look directly into a mirror. Now you can drag the brush towards the inner corner off your eye but only go 1/4 of the way. This creates a “<” shape at the outer corner of your eye. (By opening your eye then dragging the brush it directs the brush into the crease of your eye without accidently going to high or to low.) If you open your eyes and some of the eyeshadow has accidently fallen pass the bottom lasline use a Q-tip to clean it up. 

5) Now wipe off the blending brush on a tissue and after its clean use it to blend the colors together by doing a small windshield wiping motion. 

6) Now slightly wet your angled brush and dip it into Carbon. You can use the brush to tap the wet shadow into the lashline creating a beautiful liner that’s thin and controllable by using the brush. 

7) You can use the liner as a guideline for applying your liquid liner or the waterproof pot liner. When using liquid liner I learned by using the side of the brush to apply the liquid by tapping it into a line rather then dragging. 

8) After you applied the liner that’s it!! Finish it off with curling your lashes, applying mascara, coloring in your bows (VERY IMP!) , face, blush and lips!


Hope this helps!!!

-Clarissa Malek

Post # 6
32 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

Go to http://www.youtube.com and type in bridal makeup.  I’ve found TiffanyD and MissChevious to have the best videos.  They are very helpful.

Post # 7
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

when i was learning, i went to the stila counter and told them i didn’t know anything about makeup. they did one eye and had me follow along on the other. you’ve got to go on a slow day tho for that. good luck

Post # 8
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow @cmahamed that was so detailed! I saved the picture to one of my wedding files. where did you learn this?! 🙂

Post # 9
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

So I have no idea how to do eyes either or what looks good on me and my sister is doing my makeup for the wedding so I went to the Macy’s Clinique counter this weekend, after kinda eyeballing the girls to see which one looked like they had good makeup on, and had a great time.  The clinique mascara has worked great, no smudging or anything, even after going for a run in the heat.  And to help keep the eye shadow put she put this quick eyes cream on my lids, which looks good just on it’s own too.

I was quite impressed, it might be worth it to go to a few counters and see if you like what they do. 

Post # 10
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I want to try the little tutorial posted its awesome @cmahamed!

I think that I have the majority of the colors or at least close to it…I’m about 3 months out from the wedding day and need to get on the ball in terms of getting my wedding make up in line!  But my tan isnt what I want it to be just yet to I want to make sure my skin is the color I want before I start with adding additional colors!

Post # 11
1053 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

thanks for that info!!

Post # 12
307 posts
Helper bee

oh snap i just tried the tutorial info cmahamed gave… and i have to say THANK YOU! wow… i have never had my makeup look that good when i have done it. i am still in shock. i know have a bit more faith that i can do my own makeup the day of the wedding. though one of my bridesmaids is a makeup artist so i do have back up.

now if only i could find the right foundation… ugh being almost transparent in pale ness is difficult.

Post # 13
1044 posts
Bumble bee

As hard as it is to believe, I’ve learned quite a bit about makeup application through you tube…I’m serious.

Post # 14
3332 posts
Sugar bee

You know what, I’ve totally learned a lot about makeup application from youtube,  hhcheung2000  That’s how I learned how to do the Laura Mercier “tightline” eyeliner technique.

Post # 15
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I also have learned a lot from youtube.com I found that emilynoel does really good tutorials for make up. She also did a bridal look. Also practice alot before the big day so you know what you’re doing. Good luck!!Wink

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