Makeup Tutorial: Denim Eyes

A shimmery blue eyeshadow tutorial is featured, with tips on how to use different shades of blue for a mermaid-inspired look.

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Denim eye makeup tutorial

One of my favorite beauty trends this season is the denim-eye look. It’s all about using those blue satin and shimmery eye shadows to replicate a pair of your favorite skinny jeans, and today I’ve created a look that is definitely eye-catching and plays right into the trend.

This look is so easy and also incredibly fun, and with its extra glittery liner this look is ideal for a night out with friends or even a fun date – the options are endless!

All of the products that I used can be found in the drugstore, and, of course, you can use whatever is in your collection! Scroll on down to check out the tutorial:

What You’ll Need:

Denim eye makeup tutorial products

1) NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 622 Electric Blue

2) L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in 208 Skinny Jeans

3) Physicians Formula Eye Booster in Ultra Black

4) NYX Candy Glitter Liner in 07 Blue

5) Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express Flared Mascara

Denim Eyes Tutorial:

Denim eye step by step tutorial


1) Prime your eyelids with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Electric Blue. Just draw a line on your eyelid and blend out the color with your ring finger. The goal is to create a colored base to further enhance the blues that will go on the lids.

2) With a small eyeshadow brush, take the lightest blue in the palette and pack the color all over your eyelids.

3) With the next-darkest blue, take a small blending brush and blend the color into your crease using small, circular motions.

4) With a small pencil brush and the darkest blue shade, create a ‘V’ shape in the outer corner of your eyelids.

5) Taking the same small crease brush, blend the darkest color more into the crease, eliminating any harsh lines that were created when shaping the ‘V’ in the outer corners.

6) With the white shimmery color and an angled eyeshadow brush, apply the color on the brow bone as a highlight and in the inner corners to brighten up your eyes.

7) With a small liner brush and the medium darkest color, line your lower lashes to create a smoldering effect.

8) We’re done with the eyeshadow, time for eyeliner! Take your eyeliner and create a wing-shape to give the effect of bigger, fuller lashes, and bigger, brighter eyes.

Glitter eyeliner

9) This step is totally optional, but I wanted to give the look a little more flare and pop so I added some glitter liner to my eyeliner!

10) Apply a couple coats of your favorite mascara and you’re done!

The Finished Look:

Denim eyes finished look


I really hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial! I absolutely love wearing fun colors and the fact that this is a trend just makes it that much more awesome. What do you guys think of the trend? Would you ever wear blue eyeshadow? What’s the craziest smoldering eyeshadow look you’ve worn? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

7 thoughts on “Makeup Tutorial: Denim Eyes”

  1. It still looks the same as all the other eye make up tutorials. She does the exact same liner in every single one… I’d like to see something different, other than colour. Try a completely different look, and maybe not use liner at all…

  2. I like the fact that you do makeup tutorials. Really, I do. But honestly, as a cosmetic management graduate student, I have a trained eye for anything makeup and beauty, and you ALWAYS do the same eye looks. It’s always two-three shadows, with a cat liner, and mascara. Play it up! Do something different next time.

  3. It match perfectly with your blue eyes! But i’m not quite sure how it would look on hazel eyes.. I loved glitter though

  4. Beautiful! Next time you do an eye makeup tutorial, though, could you also include a photo of your whole face with that look? So we can see how the blue eyeshadow would look in relation to other makeup and you might use.


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