Simple Eye Makeup with One Eyeshadow

Looking to create simple eye makeup using only one eyeshadow? Read on to discover how to do the one-colour eyeshadow look for quick and easy beauty.

Darlings, there’s a magic new makeup trend in town! The quick and easy one-and-done simple eye makeup look involves using just one shade of eyeshadow to create MESMERISING eyes in minutes!

Ready to discover how to do the one-shade eyeshadow look? Read on for my top tips and tricks and three mesmerising one-shade eyeshadow looks to try…

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How To Create Simple Eye Makeup Looks using One Eyeshadow

To get the best beauty results from your single eyeshadow look, there are a few things you’ll need to do to give your shadow some extra MAGIC! Here are my top tips and tricks when creating a one-colour eyeshadow look…

MAGIC TIP 1: Always start with a clean canvas! Darlings, this goes without saying but your face should always be clean, hydrated and moisturised before beginning any new beauty look. My guide to the correct order of skincare products for your routine will help you unlock the secrets to MAGIC skin, day and night!

MAGIC TIP 2: Never skip the primer! One of the last skincare products to apply before your makeup is primer. My collection of hydrating and supercharged face primers will hydrate and smooth your complexion, giving you a perfectly-primed canvas and giving your makeup some serious staying power!

MAGIC TIP 3: Layer your makeup correctly! It might be tempting to dive straight into your eyeshadow application but darlings, it’s so important to apply your makeup in the correct order for the best beauty payoff! Generally, eyeshadow is one of the last things you apply, right before your eyeliner, mascara, lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss, blush and setting spray!

MAGIC TIP 4: Lock your look in place! Darlings, once you’ve created a GORGEOUS eyeshadow look, it’s important to keep it in place! After you’ve finished your entire makeup application, spritz your face with my Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray to set your makeup in place for up to 16 hours with no melting, fading or creasing!

Discover My Simple Eye Makeup Looks

Now that you know how to get the best results from your single eyeshadow look, it’s time to discover three amazing one-colour eyeshadow looks that take just SECONDS to create!

The best thing about one-colour eyeshadow is that it’s so easy to apply! As you won’t need to blend different shades or use advanced application techniques, all you need to do is swipe and go!

Here are three of my favourite one-colour eyeshadow looks to try…

  1. Model wearing Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in Oyster Pearl as a one-eyeshadow simple eye makeup look

    Shimmering Cream Eyeshadow

    If you’re looking for a simple eye makeup look that works from desk to disco, then you’ll love this easy, low-key technique that uses one neutral shimmering shade to give your eyelids a natural warmth and glow!

    To create this effortless and impactful look, simply take my Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in Oyster Pearl and swipe its long-lasting formula onto your eyelids using your fingertips. As you apply, work it backwards and forwards in a windscreen-wiper motion for a sexy but simple wash of colour! For a dose of extra drama, grab my Eye Smudger Brush and run the shadow underneath your lower lash line before finishing off with lashings of my Full Fat Lashes 5-in-1 mascara in Glossy Black for a three-dimensional flutter!

    Tilbury Tip: To give your simple eye makeup look a more sultry effect, apply The Classic Eyeliner in Classic Brown straight after your eyeshadow, running the pencil across your upper lash line and retracing it to dial up the intensity!

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  2. Model wearing Hypnotising Pop Shot in Pillow Talk Diamonds as a one-shadow simple eye makeup look

    Shimmering Pop Shots

    If you’re craving a pop of bright colour with your one-shadow look, then you’ll love my Hypnotising Pop Shots with a multi-dimensional finish!

    When applying this sparkling eyeshadow, you can use your fingertips or my Eye Smudger Brush for extra precision! Once applied, blend, blend, blend! Don’t forget to complement your bold and beautiful one-shade eye makeup look with lashings of my Legendary Lashes Volume 2 super-volumising mascara for a dreamy, wide-awake look!

    Tilbury Tip: If you’re prone to eyeshadow creasing, discover the solution to this common makeup mishap in my how to stop eyeshadow creasing guide.

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  3. Model wearing Matte Eyes to Mesmerise in Diffused Black as a smokey simple eye makeup look

    Matte Smokey Eyes

    While some smokey eye looks require a few different shades of shadow, you can also create a sexy smoke with just one shade… my Matte Eyes to Mesmerise in Diffused Black!

    To create this look, simply use your fingertips to swipe the product onto your eyelids, using a clean finger or Eye Blender Brush to buff and blend the edges for a smokey, diffused finish. As this formula sets in seconds, don’t forget to work quickly and apply it to one eye at a time! To add extra depth and intensity, draw my Rock ‘N’ Kohl eyeliner pencil in Bedroom Black along your lash line before applying lashings and lashings of my Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara to complement your one-shade eyeshadow with a sexy Hollywood flutter!

    Tilbury Tip: Don’t forget to warm up my Matte Eyes to Mesmerise formula first with your fingertips! This will make it easier to apply and blend the product.

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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.