Simple Rhinestone Eye Makeup Tutorial

Shonagh Scott
by Shonagh Scott
19 Materials
30 Minutes

Today, I have a simple rhinestone eye makeup look to show you that is perfect for the festive season, a date night, or a special occasion.

Who doesn't love a bit of sparkle around their eyes? Follow along as I show you what to do!

Tools and materials:

  • Primer
  • Foundation
  • Beauty blender
  • Eyeshadow
  • Makeup brushes
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • Highlighter
  • Rhinestones
  • Rhinestone picking-up tool
  • Cosmetics glue 
  • Bobby pin
  • Pencil eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • False lashes
  • Tweezers
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Setting powder
  • Lip pencil
  • Lipstick
Priming skin

1. Primer

Start by applying a primer.

Applying foundation

2. Foundation

Then, go in with a foundation.

I'm going to apply three thin layers so that I get the coverage that I need.

Applying eyeshadow

3. Eyeshadow

Take a matte brown eyeshadow and blend it into your eyelids.

Applying eyeshadow

Then, using your finger, apply a shiny bronze shade.

Because it has that metallic finish, if you swipe it rather than just pat it, you'll get more of a reflective finish.

Adding eyeliner

4. Eyeliner

Next, go in with a liquid eyeliner with a fine nib and line the bottom of your lid. Then, wing the ends.

Adding eyeshadow

5. Eyeshadow

Go in with some dark brown eyeshadow over the top of the eyeliner to give it a smoky effect.

Apply it with a small smudger brush, pat it on, and gently build it up to create a gradient.

Adding eyeshadow

Once you’ve done the wing, go back in with the brow shade on a small blending brush and darken the socket on the outer edge.

Adding highlighter

6. Highlighter

Apply some highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes.

Adding rhinestones

7. Rhinestones

Apply small dots of glue on the inner corner of your eyes with a bent, out-of-shape bobby pin.

Then, pick up some rhinestones with your picking-up tool.

Apply four of them in a slight arc, just following the natural curvature of the eye 

Applying eyeliner

8. Eyeliner

Next, apply some eyeliner under your eyes. 

Applying eyeshadow

9. Eyeshadow

Then, go in with some brown eyeshadow. Work it in with a small brush backward and forwards under the eyes to create a very subtle, smoky finish.

Adding rhinestones

10. Rhinestones

Apply some more glue under your eyes and stick the rhinestones on top.

Adding mascara

11. Mascara

Now, apply some mascara.

Adding false lashes

12. False lashes

Next, I wanted to create some spiky lashes with a fluffy finish to them.

Take some individual lashes in a range of sizes from 9mm to 12mm and apply them to your lashes.

Add some cluster lashes as well.

Adding concealer

13. Concealer

Add a bit of concealer to brighten and clean up underneath the eyes in case you've got any eyeshadow fall down.

Applying bronzer

14. Bronzer

Go in with some bronzer to sculpt your face by applying it to the cheekbones.

Take it around your hairline as well.

Adding blush

15. Blush

Next, apply some blush in a peach shade to add a hint of color to the cheeks.

Adding setting powder

16. Setting powder

Apply setting powder along the center of your face to diminish any shine.

Lining lips

17. Lips

Finish by lining your lips with a matte pencil in a warm-toned light-medium coral shade.

Then, fill in your lips with lipstick in the same color.

Simple rhinestone eye makeup

Simple rhinestone eye makeup

This is the final makeup look. I love the warm, natural-looking glow that the makeup has created.

Simple rhinestone eye makeup

The rhinestones around my eyes are so beautiful, and they catch the light at different angles as I move.

I also love the warm bronze eyeshadow and the big, voluminous lashes.

I hope you like this makeup look as much as I do, and you’ll give it a try this holiday season!

Next, check out this Easy Metallic Silver Eye Makeup Tutorial.

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