The Ombre eyeshadow technique is so much fun! I can’t believe I hadn’t done this technique before now. Doing an ombre eyeshadow look is a great way to introduce yourself to a smokey eye look. It’s like a smokey eye for beginners!

Another great thing about this Ombre eyeshadow technique is that it can be done with darker shades for a more dramatic look, or you can use softer colors for an everyday look.

Eyeshadow Techniques 101- The Ombre.

You need three shades of eyeshadow to achieve this Ombre eyeshadow look. I recommend that you choose 3 shades in the same color family; a middle shade, a light shade, and a darker shade. In these pictures I’ve used 3 shades of brown, and 3 shades of pinks to create two completely different looks.

No matter what color family you choose, the method for applying the shadows remains the same. It’s a simple 3 step process.

The ombre eyeshadow technique is quick, simple, and fun!

Here’s how to do the Ombre eyeshadow technique:

Step 1- Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, place the middle shade across your crease using the windshield wiper motion, blending as you go. Carry the middle shade down onto your main eyelid as well.

Step 2- Using the same fluffy eyeshadow brush, dip into your lightest shade and place the color from your crease up to your brows. Don’t forget to blend the light shade into the middle shade along your crease.

Step 3- Using a smudge brush (try this new brush from Maskcara!), dip into your darkest shade and place it along your lash line. Blend the dark color into your middle shade, but don’t blend it out completely or you will lose the Ombre effect of your shadows.

That’s it! You’ve just mastered another eyeshadow technique! Congrats. Give yourself a pat on the back and show off your new-found skill with a selfie. 🙂

Ombre Eyeshadow Technique is so fun and really easy. Have you tried it?


Looking for more eyeshadow techniques? Check out these posts:

The Windshield Wiper

The Halo

The Wash

The Two-Tone



%d bloggers like this: