Thursday, May 3, 2012

A simple & pretty eyeshadow tutorial, using one eyeshadow and an eyeliner!

Here's the look we're going to achieve...
eyeshadow tutorial

I wanted to do this really simple, but really pretty tutorial today using only one eyeshadow and a few basic tools. You can do the same look using any color you want - it definitely doesn't have to be the same color I chose and you can make any substitutions you'd like!

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion *not pictured (used in step 1)
MAC 'Bronze' Eyeshadow (used in step 6 and 8)
MAC 'Feline' Kohl Eye Pencil (used in step 2 and 4)
Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara (used in step 10)

Brushes/Tools Used:

Sponge applicator (to pack on the color, used in step 6)
Precision Tip Cotton Swabs (for smudging the eye liner, you can use any brush or pointed sponge applicator if you'd like - used in step 3 and 5)
Sigma Small Angle Brush (used in step 8)
Coastal Scents Tapered Blending Brush (used in step 7)

mac eyeshadow tutorial

mac bronze eyeshadow

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

100 comments:

  1. I absolutely love it, i will have to try it myself soon:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks! This looks really pretty and simple!

    Jo
    In Which We Start Anew

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow this is gorgeous! I might try this with "Smog" from Urban Decay :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Try it! I love Smog, I bet it'd look amazing on you.

      Delete
  4. So pretty! I did a similar look today. I used Maybelline's Bad to the Bronze (MAC paint pot dupe) and a shimmery dark brown eyeshadow for liner from the nude palette from Physician's Formula.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooh, sounds pretty! I actually have Bad to the Bronze, but have been neglecting it for some time now. I think I have to pull it out and start using it again!

      Delete
  5. You are gorgeous! I didn't even recognize you, did you change something? Maybe your hair color?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thank you! My hair color is awful right now! It's a very ashy brown - not flattering at all. I'm going to dye it this week. :)

      Delete
  6. Love this! I'm all about simple eye looks, so this is great!

    xx Louise

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love Bronze eyeshadow. It's one of my favourite shades!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I will try this except with the black eyeliner on top of the brown shadow on the eyelid :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love just using one shadow. My favourites to use are MAC Sable or Twinks! :)

    Maria xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't have either! I'll have to check those out. :)

      Delete
  10. This is a gorgeous eye look! That bronze eye shadow brings out your eye color. I also find it very easy to follow this pic tutorial! ^_~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!

      I always reach for warm browns, bronze and gold shades. They're my favorite ^_^ I'm happy you find it easy to follow. Thanks so much for the feedback!

      Delete
  11. This is so simple, but so gorgeous! The copper shade really compliments your eyes! Love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Absolutely love this look! You look gorgeous! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your tutorials are the best.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is lovely! Will have to try this xx

    http://nicolesmaquillage.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  15. Just gorgeous!
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your eyes look lovely! Love the tutorial!

    Sophie x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your skin and eyebrows look amazing. Have you done anything in particular for your eyebrows to grow? x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank you! My natural eyebrows are very thick and coarse, but from overplucking, they have been thin for years. I started using Castor Oil at night as a treatment, and they grew back completely in a little over a month. Highly recommend trying it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love how this look is dark but not too dark. I like the idea of covering the eyeliner, I never thought to do that but now I will give it a try! :D

    101FashionStreet.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! You can add the black on top if you want it to be darker, but I like adding it as a base to create a shadow so it's not as one dimensional. It gives off the illusion of using more than one shadow, and because it's slightly darker, you really don't need liner on top.

      :)

      Delete
  20. Natalie!! I love your tutorials!! Simple quick and PRETTY! Keep'em coming PLEASE!! ;-) Going to try this look! Thanks -Leslie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Leslie!! I will keep them coming ;)

      Delete
  21. Beautiful! Love it!
    What are you wearing on your lips?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!

      It's MAC Creme Cup Lipstick; a fabulous light pink. ;)

      Delete
  22. Love how you break it down in simple steps with pics, I definitely going to try this :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. i love how warm this looks on you

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I always gravitate to warm browns. :)

      Delete
  24. OMG I LOVE YOUR TUTORIALS you re the best!!!

    You have to do youtube videos ;);)

    Can you do a Kim Kardashian smokey eyes look ;)?? please and an updated brows routine

    Lya from Paris

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Lya,

      Thank you!!! I'm so happy you like them! I'm going to try doing them more often. Yes, definitely! I'll work on doing both of those.

      xoxo

      Delete
  25. Which E/S did you use?

    ReplyDelete
  26. I could just stare at your face all day :)

    LOVE these tutorials! And I agree...wish you were on youtube!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. AW you're so sweet!!!

      Thank you so much!

      Delete
  27. So simple yet so gorgeous! Love these tutorials :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. this is literally how ive been doing my makeup for the past two months lol. love the bronze! i usually use a taupe (UD toasted) or if i do use a brown i use mulch

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! It's so easy! I think I'll try Toasted. I rarely ever use my UD Naked Palette. It needs some lovin. lol I have Mulch on my wishlist - it seems like a color I could get a lot of use from.

      Delete
  29. Your blog posts are ridiculous now! I love that you spend so much time on your posts. I appreciate all your hard work.

    Loved this post! Gorgeous, gorgeous!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jess! I really appreciate it! Unless you're a blogger, you really don't understand how much work tutorials are. It was fun to do though, and I'm excited to start doing more on the regular.

      Thanks again! :)

      Delete
  30. this looks nice and easy. will have to give it a try!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thank you natalie! I received so many compliments thanks to your tutorial. Confine doing tutorials!


    love,
    Julie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! I'm ecstatic you tried it! Thank you so much for reading and I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

      Delete
  32. The idea of using ONE eye shadow is crazy nowadays it would seem, but you look STUNNING!!!!

    ldmatson.blogspot.ca

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right!? Most of the time I only use one. If I have extra time, maybe I'll use 2-3. But my daily looks are usually very simple.

      Thank you so much!

      Delete
  33. Yay! a full face pic! you look gorgeous

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just for you! haha I tried to incorporate one this time. ;) Thank you, dear!

      Delete
  34. OMG I love this! I'm definitely going to try this!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I'm so happy you like it! Definitely try it out, let me know how it goes. :)

      Delete
  35. Do you remember what lipstick color you were wearing in the above photo? I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  36. This is serious PERFECTION! You look so BEAUTIFUL Natty!
    I really can't wait to try this.
    I love, LOVE your tutorials!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awww! Thank you Laiqah! You're so sweet. :)

      xoxoxox

      Delete
  37. love it! whats on your lips???

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!

      I'm wearing MAC Creme Cup Lipstick. It's one of my (if not my) favorite pink lipsticks!

      Delete
  38. Thank you Natalie so much for these tutorials you have been doing lately... Im just now starting to get into eye makeup instead of it being all about lips! lol I have such a hard time knowing what to do and this has helped me soo much!! -Leslie

    ReplyDelete
  39. omg....sooo pretty yet easy..love how the black eyeliner looks goldish after u apply the bronze eyeshadow... really loved the look n the step-by-step method !! thanks and keep doing more of such looks !!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. OMG, your eyes are so gorgeous!! I love wearing one eyeshadow too and usually I pick bronze/taupe. Love this post!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love your gift! Thansk for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  42. What camera do you use to take your pics?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jaela,

      I use a Nikon P500.

      http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-COOLPIX-P500-Wide-Angle-Black/dp/B004M8SVHK

      Delete
  43. This is so pretty and simple! I will definitely try this. Thanks! :)

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love this look but have trouble with lining the waterline- it just washes away.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Love the tutorial and the look, it's so simple yet gorgeous!! Do u use anything on ur eyelashes to make or keep them do long and full?

    ReplyDelete
  46. Great tutorial! Can't wait to try it and some new products. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  47. wow.. so gorgeous u are beautiful and pro girl

    ReplyDelete
  48. LOOOVE IT!!! Im going to try this :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. I love it, a very easy tutorial, since I just stumbled here I haven't browse the topics yet and just click on the recommended ones, but I really really love it :) Oh! is there a tutorial on how to apply blush? I hope to learn more from you, and I'll definitely try this, though Im not sure if I can get the same results, whew, time for practice :)

    ReplyDelete
  50. Thank you so much I've been trying to find a new eye shadow look for a while and I found this and gave it a try and I absolutely love it!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hey, I dont have much make but I still found a way to do this! Unfortunately I don't have Bronze eyeshadow so if you're like me just mix White, Brown, Light gold, Gold, And dark gold. It really worked! And I was very happy to know that you do not need eyeliner! I ALWAYS mess eyeliner up! THANKs soooo much!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Hi,
    I just discovered your blog and I must say that I absolutely love this look. I will definitely be trying it in the future. Thanks for inspiring me. :)

    ReplyDelete
  53. Hmm. Just stumbled on this. It's high time I gave my poor old gel eyeliner pencil a workout as I'm a fluidline fanatic & haven't gone without winged eyeliner for years.

    Your use of bronze is probably the smartest choice... but I might try one of pinker frosts. The beauty part is that, if I chicken out & can't face going outside without visible eyeliner, I can always whip some on.

    Fabulous idea making use of the different tones in a favourite frosted eyeshadow! Cheers for the tutorial!

    ReplyDelete
  54. This is one of my favorite looks to do... I'm going to try it using the liner first. Thanks for the post!

    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

    ReplyDelete
  55. Your eyes are gorgeous!! I've got to try the liner first, I usually wear liner on the top... excited to try it, hopefully I dont feel to naked without it ;)

    ReplyDelete
  56. You are not accurate in your description of your technique. You tightlined the bottom lid between steps 8 and 9 which changed the look a lot.I think you should add that step in or explain how to do that in step 4 because that is definitely something I need to work on. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  57. You have very thick eye lashes! They were perfect and it look very lovely!! Thanks for this tips!
    __________
    idol lash reviews

    ReplyDelete
  58. Wow! Thank you!!! This is perfect and super easy!!!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Really like this a lot! Beautiful and simple eye look!

    ReplyDelete
  60. I just tried this (yes, I did just do that right now) on and it looks amazing thank you so much for sharing! This will definitely be a Fall staple.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Today first time I came to know about your BLOG...I am reading your tutorials..These are superb dear..the way you interpret the eye makeup is really great!! Your blog is awesome..

    ReplyDelete