Tutorial Tuesday: Watermelon Eyes

Today is Tuesday, and you know what that means: a new makeup tutorial! Today, I’m going to show you how to accomplish Watermelon Eyes. When I think of watermelons, besides how much I hate the way they taste, I think of the colors pink and green. With this eye makeup tutorial, you’ll end up with a bright green and pink eyeshadow look.

Watermelon Eyes is intended to be bright and clean. It’s a look perfect for spring. It’s also great for both day and night.

First, you start with a naked face, just as always:

Naked Face

Before you continue, be sure to set up your face right! You need such things as face lotion and translucent powder. To learn more, visit a previous post: Priming the Canvas: Getting Your Face Ready for Makeup.

Once you’re ready, you’ll need to gather all of your materials. This is what I used:

The Setup

I’ll explain each item as we go along through the makeup tutorial.

First, we must start with the eye shadow:

Deep Pink Eye Shadow

Like in a previous tutorial, Sunrise Eyes, I am using an 88 color eye shadow pallet from Elite Pro Cosmetics. You can use whatever you want just as long as you attempt to match the colors that I use. The first color is a deep, dark pink.

Deep Pink Application

Apply the deep pink eye shadow to the outer corner of your eye. Near the lash line, it should come in about one third of the way, but angle out sharply so that there is just a small triangle of color, as you see above. Also sweep this color onto your lower lid, deeper at the outer corner and fading inward about one third of the way.

Onto the next color!

Pink Shimmer Shadow

The next color is a lighter, shimmery pink shadow. This is more of a delicate, pastel pink.

Pink Shimmer Application

Blend in this new pink color as shown above. It should make it about halfway across your upper lid. Also blend it in with the first color a bit so that there is a seamless transition between the two colors of eyeshadow. As you can see, I’m applying the color a ways above my crease, but not up to the eyebrow. After all, I don’t want to look like a Barbie Doll from the 80s!

And now, for the third color:

Green Eye Shadow

Here’s the rind of the watermelon! I chose a lighter and slightly shimmery green color. It’s less lime and more army green, although still very light.

Apply to the lid in this way:

Green Application

Although the rind of a watermelon is normally on the outside (always, actually), you’ll be putting the green on the inside. Starting from the inside corner of your eye, sweep the green shadow across the lid and toward the pink shadow from the last step. You should overlap the colors a bit. This won’t create a seamless transition since green and pink are so different, but it will soften the look up a bit.

You’re not done! There’s one more eyeshadow trick left:

Shimmer Shadow

Next, you should use some highlighting shadow. You could use a product that’s labeled as ‘highlighter’, but that’s not necessary. Just pick up some regular eye shadow that just happens to be light and ultra-shimmery. I used Revlon Diamond Lust in Champagne Buzz.

Shimmer Application

As you can kind of see above, you should apply the shimmery shadow to the inside corner of your eye, and just below your eyebrows. This will highlight your features and give you a brighter look all around. You’ll definitely look more awake.

You’re done with shadow, but not done with the rest of the look.

Eyeliner Application

Now time for eyeliner! Black is best for this look. Create a line that is thicker at the outer corner and thinner as you go inside. This line should be pretty thin in general. Since Watermelon Eyes is more of a soft, pretty look, avoid lining your lower lid. I used Loreal Pencil Perfect Eyeliner, which I reviewed last week.

Mascara Application

Don’t forget about mascara! I once finished my makeup and thought, ‘this doesn’t look right.’ It turns out, I forgot mascara. It can really make a difference!

Although I used black mascara, you can use brown if you prefer that. I applied the mascara to both the top and bottom lashes because, well, it looks better. I used Maybelline Define-A-Lash Volume Mascara.


Yes, I wear blush. Today, I used Revlon Golden Affair in Rose Rapture, applying it with a medium, soft round brush. I swept it from the ball of the cheek, up toward the temple. Using a lighter, brighter color of blush is best for this makeup technique.

Finally, the lips:

Lips Application

A light, shimmery pink lipstick or lip gloss is best for Watermelon Eyes. I used Prestige PL-45A: Desire, and blotted with a tissue, repeatedly!

All done! You should now be as pretty as you can get with green and pink eyeshadow. Do your eyes look like watermelons? Mine do:

Watermelon Eyes Complete 1

Watermelon Eyes Complete 3

What do you think? Does it make you think of watermelons?

I hope you liked this makeup tutorial! Next week: Steely Smoke Eyes.

Having trouble matching this look to an outfit?  Check out An Outfit to Match: Watermelon Eyes.


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  1. What a fantastic mix of colors! I am inspired to try some brights on my eyes. Fantastic blog! Hope you don’t mind if I add you to my blogroll. 🙂

  2. Meredith:

    Thanks! You have a super cute blog!

    Ya know, I used to be so into muted autumnal color pallets for my eyes. Then I got that big color pallet and I went CRAZY for the brights!

    Experimentation ensued…

    I’m glad you’re here!

  3. Oh, I love this look! The lip/eye combo is perfect as well… very cute!

  4. I’m so glad you all like this look! It’s definitely one of my favorites.

  5. Where did you get that big shadow pallet from? i have been looking all over trying to find something that large and vibrant…i love how your eyes look sleek and simple..

  6. Hi, I think you are very creative and you are not afraid of bright colors or any color, I just started baeuty school here in Mexico and let me tell you my teachers are good people but they are not up to date. I’m learning 80’s looks, good thing I have Internet and that people like you devote themselves to show us your work. Thank you very much. Keep up the good work, I will continue to visit your page. XD

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