Easy Eyeshadow Tutorial For Beginners

Megan Miloshis from our Social Content Team takes us through her bronzy, matte eyeshadow routine.

About the Author

I am the Social and Content Coordinator here at Adore Beauty. I have been a makeup artist for over 5 years now and love all things beauty.

Learn to master the basics with this flattering and versatile eyelook you can take from day to night.

In this routine Megan Miloshis, an experienced MUA and a member of our Social and Content team, shows us the best techniques to master this beginners eyelook. 

Apply these tips and techniques to other looks to help build up your repertoire, or adopt this look as one of your go-to staples!

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How do you apply eyeshadow properly?

Creating the perfect eyeshadow look is all about using the right techniques and tools.

As Megan shows us in this routine, the best way to apply eyeshadow is to start with a good base, choose the right shades in the right order, and blend correctly.

This makeup look is super simple, but if you’re truly a beginner, or just super low maintenance, you can always blend a cream shadow all over the lid for an easy and effortless look


Megan’s go-to guide for bronzy, matte:

Follow this easy step by step eyeshadow look for a gorgeous and defined bronzed eye

Step 1: Create the perfect base

Step 1: Create the perfect base

Megan primes her eyes using the Kryolan TV Paintstick . Apply to eyelids using a flat foundation brush. This versatile product can also be used as a full coverage foundation.

Step 2: Set your base

Step 2: Set your base

To stop your base from creasing, set it with a powder like the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Finish Powder Foundation using a fluffy brush.

Step 3: Make it matte

Step 3: Make it matte

To create this eyelook Megan uses shades from theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette. First, she goes into the shades “Matt Lopez” and “Matt Evans” on a fluffy brush before applying it to the crease using windshield wiper motions.

Step 4: Define the crease with bronzer

Step 4: Define the crease with bronzer

Megan takes the bronzer she will be pairing with her look, the Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder, and uses the same fluffy brush to blend this colour into her crease. This helps to build up the colour in her crease and helps to add cohesion to the overall look. Bring this shade down slightly into the outer corner of the eye.

Step 5: Lighten the lid area

Step 5: Lighten the lid area

Take the shade “Matt Lin” on your finger tip and apply it to the base of your lid towards the inner corner with your finger. This creates a nice highlighting effect.

Step 6: Deepen the outer corner

Step 6: Deepen the outer corner

Taking a Deluxe crease brush from the Real Techniques Shade & Blend Duo dip into the shade “Matt Reed” from theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette to add some drama to the outer corner. Place this shade only in a “V” shape around your outer corner. Lightly pack on the product to this area and blend it out in little circular motions.

Step 7: Highlight the brow bone

Step 7: Highlight the brow bone

Spritz a detailed brush with some M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+ and dip it into the shade “Luxor Light” from the Eye Of Horus Sacred Earth Bronzing Palette . Then use the shade to highlight the brow bone.

Step 8: Finally, add mascara!

Step 8: Finally, add mascara!

Megan uses the Maybelline The Falsies Lash Lift Volumising Mascara - Blackest Black and a zig zag technique to help lift and coat every lash. 

Step 9: Carve it out

Step 9: Carve it out

Carve out the perimeter of your shadow using a makeup wipe. You want to create a clean and soft line diagonal from the corner of the tip of your brow to the corner of your nose. This will help create a sense of symmetry. Start at the corner of your eyelash and wipe up, diagonally towards the tip of your brow.

We hope you enjoy the final look of this simple, bronzy eye look and benefit from Megan’s tips and tricks for beginners.

Megan’s Best Eyeshadow Tips:

  • Do your eyeshadow before your other face makeup to avoid fall out ruining your base. 

  • Never start with your darkest shade in your crease, this makes it difficult to blend out. 

  • Try using your bronzer in the crease to add cohesion to the overall look. 

  • When blending out shadows, try using a light hand, only lightly pressing on the eye area for the best results. 

  • When creating an eye look, Megan recommends completing each step on both eyes before moving onto the next one, so they stay at the same stage. This makes it easier to judge how much product to apply, so you end up with a more symmetrical look. 

  • To remove any excess mascara, let it dry on your face first and then remove it with a clean spooly or a cotton bud. 




This routine was transcribed by India Williams




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