Do you ever wonder how celebrities so easily transform their look from one day to the next? The answer, of course, is having a professional makeup artist at hand – but with a little ingenuity, you too can use your eye makeup to switch up your style dramatically. All you need are a few makeup essentials and our tips and tricks!
We just love Rihanna, Katie Holmes and Kristen Stewart’s latest makeup looks – the stars manage to completely change their styles by simply swapping out their eyeshadow. Whatever look you’re going for, be sure to start with the basics. Clean and tidy eyebrows are essential, so make a trip to your beautician if needed. Once they’re in shape, invest in a good brow kit for that extra definition. Always apply a good primer before getting handy with your eyeshadow, and keep an eyelash curler handy for extra-long lashes.
Now let’s have some fun and get you on your way to show-stopping eye makeup!
THE 5 ESSENTIALS
With these five products in your makeup kit, you can create any look you want.
Wet N Wild Photofocus eyeshadow primer – Use code RMZM for 10% off
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer luminizer – Use code RMZM for 10% off
Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme! Volum’ Express mascara
Lamora 7-piece eye makeup brush set – Use code RMZM for 10% off
Wet N Wild Ultimate brow kit
RIHANNA LOOK 1: BRONZE SMOKY EYE
A look perfect for a night out on the town.
Step 1: Apply black kohl eyeliner along your upper lash line and waterline. Smudge it on your upper eyelid with a pencil brush – don’t worry about it being neat and tidy at this stage.
Step 2: Apply bronze eye shadow across eyelid, all the way to the crease, followed by a dark brown matte shadow in the outer corners, crease and lower lash line. Blend into the crease and soften the edges with your brush.
Step 3: Apply highlighter to brow bone and inner corners of eyes.
Step 4: Reapply kohl on upper lash line and waterline, and soften with a pencil brush.
Step 5: Add bronze eyeshadow to lower lash line.
Step 6: Clean any excess eye makeup with a cotton bud.
Step 7: Curl lashes and apply mascara to top and bottom lashes.
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense – Use code RMZM for 10% off
Missha Modern Eye Shadow Glitter in SBR02
Flormar eyeshadow in EBO3 brown
RIHANNA LOOK 2: TANGERINE DREAM
These bright orange eyes offer an alternative to traditionally darker night-time makeup. It’s also a stunning look for a brunch or lunch date.
Step 1: Apply orange eye shadow along upper eyelid and lower lash line and blend.
Step 2: Add a hue of pink or blush above the eye crease and blend outwards.
Step 3: Apply highlighter to the brow line and inner eye corners.
Step 4: Finish with mascara.
Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
KATIE HOLMES LOOK 1: SULTRY SHIMMERING EYE
This look is so pretty and super easy to achieve.
Step 1: Applying a shimmery eye shadow across eyelids and blend.
Step 2: Apply the same colour just below the eye.
Step 3: Apply black or dark brown eyeliner to the water line.
Step 4: Finish with mascara on top and bottom lashes.
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Mona Lisa chocolate bronze
Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on waterproof eye pencil in whiskey – Use code RMZM for 10% off
KATIE HOLMES LOOK 2: BROWN-EYED GIRL
This look is particularly striking on brunettes with brown eyes. Sultry but not too dramatic, it’s a great look for day or night. You’ll need a selection of matt browns.
Step 1: Apply a medium tone neutral brown to the outer corners and in the creases of the eye – do not apply near the inner edges (this will work to create a cat-eye look).
Step 2: Next, apply a darker brown shade along the outer lash lines and blend.
Step 3: Apply black eye shadow to the outer corners of the eyes.
Step 4: Apply the same neutral brown to your lower lash line.
Step 5: Line eyes with black gel eyeliner on upper and lower lash lines and waterline.
Step 6: Finish with false lashes and mascara.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow natural eyeshadow palette
Clarins Ombre matte eye shadow in 07 carbon – Use code RMZM for 10% off
MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline in blacktrack
Velour lashes effortless kit
KRISTEN STEWART LOOK 1: ELECTRIC BLUE EYES
You’ll definitely want to recreate this look for a night on the town or a special occasions!
Step 1: Cover eyelids with cool nude shades. Use a light nude shade to start and apply over entire lid, up to the brow bone.
Step 2: Apply a light brown shade in the creases and blend.
Step 3: Apply a medium brown shade and blend outward to give a cat-eye shape.
Step 4: Line your entire eyelid (top and bottom) with the lightest shade of blue.
Step 5: Apply the darker shade of blue to the top outer corners and lower lash line. Blend.
Step 6: Finish with black eyeliner in the waterline and lashings of mascara.
Illamasqua precision ink in zircon – Use code ARABFUN for 22% off
Max Factor masterpiece kohl kajal automatic pencil in azure – Use code ARABFUN for 22% off
M Cosmetics In The Buff eyeshadow palette – Use code RMZM for 10% off
KRISTEN STEWART LOOK 2: PRETTY IN NUDES
While using natural-looking colour, this is a strong eye makeup style that you can pull off for a daytime look.
Step 1: Apply a shimmering nude over the eyelid, using a definer brush to sweep the colour into the crease and create your desired shape.
Step 2: Once blended, wet the applicator and apply the same colour in the centre of the eyelid for depth.
Step 3: Apply a blush tone in the crease.
Step 4: Sweep the lower lash line with the nude shade before again wetting the brush and applying the same colour to the middle section to help open up the eyes.
Step 5: Finish with mascara and highlighter under the arch of the brow.
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Shadow Gel-Powder Eyeshadow in O!MG 550
Nars Blush in O