There are a lot of factors that go into curating the perfect daytime eyeshadow and eye makeup look. Considering your skin tone and what you’ll be doing that day are two things that can certainly play an important role. Another is your eye color! There are certain hues that can really bring out the color of your eyes for a look that’s totally eye-catching. You can even rock a daytime smoky eye if you pick the right tones! Ready to master your everyday makeup look? Below, find a daytime eye makeup tutorial for blue eyes, green eyes, hazel eyes, and brown eyes.
DAYTIME EYESHADOW FOR BLUE EYES
Were you blessed with gorgeous baby blues? In that case, stock up on browns and taupes to complement their hue. Here’s your daytime eyeshadow and eye makeup match:
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR EYES
STEP #2: PAINT YOUR LID
Start your daytime eyeshadow by coating your lid in a wash of matte nude eye shadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Mix and Matte.
STEP #3: DEFINE YOUR CREASE
Add just a touch of shimmer to your look by popping the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe into your crease. This shimmery taupe hue won’t overpower the look but will still accentuate your features. Consider it a daytime smoky eye!
STEP #4: GRAB YOUR EYELINER
Start by lining your waterline with a nude eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Nude. This will help create the appearance of eyes that are more awake. Then, draw a thin line of black eyeliner along your upper lash line. This will help your lashes look fuller without the drama of winged eyeliner.
STEP #5: COAT YOUR LASHES
Finish your eye makeup look with a few swipes of the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara in Black Brown—black-brown mascara is ideal for daytime!
DAYTIME EYESHADOW FOR GREEN EYES
If you love romantic makeup looks, you’re in luck. As it turns out, rosy tones and green eyes are a perfect pairing! Follow the steps below for the perfect daytime eye makeup for green eyes.
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR LIDS
Start by priming your eyes to ensure your eye makeup stays looking its very best.
STEP #2: GRAB YOUR SHADOW
Use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Avenue Des Roses to create this look. Start by applying either pink shade from the palette onto your lid for a subtle wash of rosiness. Then, use the dark brown shade from the same palette to line your upper and lower lash line for soft definition.
STEP #3: APPLY SOME MASCARA
What’s an eye makeup look without a few coats of mascara? Use the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Black Brown to add volume and length to your fringe.
DAYTIME EYESHADOW FOR HAZEL EYES
Calling all ladies with hazel eyes—this one’s for you! Warm browns and golden shades will flatter you most.
STEP #1: GRAB YOUR PRIMER
You’re probably picking up on a bit of a pattern, but your first step will be to prep your eyes with primer.
STEP #2: APPLY SOME EYE SHADOW
Begin your daytime eyeshadow look by coloring your lids with a warm, medium-brown hue, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte It Up. Blend the color into your crease using a nude eye shadow to get rid of any harsh lines. Then, pop a golden shadow—like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Eternal Sunshine—onto your inner corner to brighten up your look.
STEP #3: ADD SOME VOLUME
Complete your daytime eye makeup look with a few coats of mascara. So easy!
DAYTIME EYESHADOW FOR BROWN EYES
If you’re a brown-eyed girl, you’ll want to incorporate brown and purple shades into your daytime eye makeup look.
STEP #1: APPLY SOME PRIMER
Just as with any eye makeup look, it’s important to begin by prepping your lids with a primer.
STEP #2: COAT YOUR LIDS
A shimmery, warm-toned brown shadow will complement your brown eyes. Paint your lids with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Amber Rush, and for an added touch, drag that same color along your lower lash line.
STEP #3: LINE YOUR EYES
You can add a bit of purple to your eye makeup look while keeping it appropriate for daytime wear, don’t worry. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Purple to create a thin line along your upper lash line before lining your waterline with a brown hue, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Bronze.
STEP #4: GRAB YOUR MASCARA
Complete this look with a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Black Brown.