Iridescent Eyeshadow Look Makeup Tutorial

Create an iridescent eyeshadow look that steals the show using NEW! Hypnotising Pop Shots!

Darlings, create an out-of-this-world iridescent eyeshadow look for the holiday season using Charlotte’s NEW! Hypnotising Pop Shots! Designed to hypnotise at a glance, these shimmering single eyeshadows illuminate the eyelids with pearlescent sparkle and multichrome magic to create moments of ICONIC IRIDESCENCE!

From Cosmic Rocks, a sparkling sapphire blue with a purple and turquoise shift, to Diamond Eyes, a sheer, pearlescent white-gold that captures the fizz of champagne, Hypnotising Pop Shots come in seven show-stopping shades that are perfect for creating party-ready, iridescent eyeshadow looks.

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How To Create an Iridescent Eyeshadow Look

  1. An open, single-pan eyeshadow with a mirrored lid in an iridescent duo-chrome purple and teal shade with very fine shimmer.

    STEP 1: Tap on NEW! Hypnotising Pop Shots

    NEW! Hypnotising Pop Shots are the key to creating your iridescent eyeshadow look this holiday season. Inspired by the twinkle of DAZZLING DIAMONDS, Charlotte created these single eyeshadows to give the eyes high-impact sparkle for party season and beyond!

    After choosing your favourite shade, apply the iridescent eyeshadow formula to your lids using your finger, patting it on and diffusing it out to create an ethereal eyeshadow look that channels the sparkle of a disco ball!

    Tilbury Tip: For a wet-look application, pick up your shadow using Charlotte’s Eye Blender Brush and spritz it with Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray for an even more hypnotising POP of colour!

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  2. An open, mirrored-lid, 6-pan eyeshadow palette in shimmery and matte nude shades.

    STEP 2: Build Dimension with a Deeper Eyeshadow

    Your iridescent eyeshadow look is hypnotising with just a single shade of NEW! Hypnotising Pop Shots, however, building dimension with a deeper eyeshadow will give your look a smokey, sultry feel. Focusing on the outer corners and lower lash line, apply moody mattes or deeper-toned shimmers that add depth and contrast to the iridescent shade on your lid.

    Charlotte recommends applying the shade Smokey Quartz on the outer corner of the eye to create eye-enhancing definition, or alternatively, reach for her Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette to deepen up your look with mesmerising mattes.

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  3. An open eyeliner pencil in a soft dark brown colour with its cap next to it.

    STEP 3: Define the Eye with Black Eyeliner

    A classic black eyeliner belongs with every iridescent eyeshadow look, defining the lash line to provide contrast to the SHIMMER and SHINE of your favourite hypnotising eyeshadow shade. Charlotte’s beloved eyeliner pencil, The Classic, is an effortless eyeliner that glides along the eyelid, accentuating the look of your eyes with buildable, no-budge pigment.

    With The Classic in Classic Black, intensify your upper and lower lash lines with dark, dramatic colour that adds dynamic contrast to your iridescent eyeshadow look. Want more drama? Use your The Feline Flick liquid eyeliner to create Charlotte’s ICONIC feline flick winged eyeliner!

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  4. Hypnotising Pop Shots in Diamond Eyes, a sheer iridescent shade with white-gold sparkle

    STEP 4: Highlight the Brow Bone with Shimmer

    Carry through the iridescence of your eye look into your brow bone, applying a brightening shimmer shade as a gleaming highlight. Using your finger or a fluffy brush, apply Hypnotising Pop Shots below the arch of your brows to accentuate their expertly defined shape. For fairer skin tones, choose Diamond Eyes, a sheer, white-gold pearl, and for deeper skin tones, reach for Rose Gold, an effervescent pink champagne.

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  5. Mascara in a pink-coloured tube with its gold-coloured lid with a black applicator next to it.

    STEP 5: Lift the look of Lashes with Volumising Mascara

    Finally, add plenty of mascara to make your eyeshadow look POP! Charlotte’s Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara helps lashes to look dark, dramatic and defined, giving them a 24-HOUR VERTICAL LIFT EFFECT that gives them the look of length and volume. The super-black formula effortlessly builds to leave the lashes looking stretched and separated, putting the finishing touches on your iridescent eyeshadow look.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.