Eye MakeUp Tips:
1st Step: The Loose Powder
|Eye Makeup Step #1: Always Start With An Eye Primer|
|Eye primer helps create a smooth surface for the eye makeup. Once the primer has dried, you can apply an eyeshadow base that helps make the eyeshadow stick to the skin better. If you don’t have an eyeshadow base, a concealer or foundation will do.|
|Eye Makeup Step #2: Start With 4 Basic Shades|
|For beginners, you want to start with 4 basic shades to pull off an everyday natural look. You need a highlighter that is a shade lighter than your skin tone, a matte mid-tone shade, a contour shade that is 2-3 shades darker than the skin and a matte black shade. If you have a facial highlighter, you can use that too.|
Start by applying some loose powder all over the lid to allow proper operation of your makeup.
Tips: Remember to put some makeup on the eyelid to neutralize the color of it.
2nd Step: The Eye Pencil
I recommend starting with the eye pencil before eye shadow since it has the texture “creamy” while makeup is dry. The application will be easier and will set the makeup pencil (good makeup). Trace the outline of the eye at the edge of the lashes. It just emphasizes the inner edge of the lashes. We start from the outer corner: 2/3 then melt on the upper eyelid, and 1/2 then melt at the lower eyelid. Blend a little pencil (especially under the lower eyelid to be less makeup).
Tips: For perfect makeup use a pencil neatly trimmed. If you are tired do not wear makeup your lower eyelid: This accentuates the dark circles. To effect a “cat eye”: Replace the path of the pencil to the outside of the eye. For small eyes: Apply the pencil to the outside of the eyelid and possibly apply a white pencil inside the eye.
3rd Step: The Eyeshadows
Choose a shade lighter than you put on the whole eyelid. The dark shadow will be applied in the hollow of the arch with the point of the applicator. Blend the color by stretching outwards. You can mark the third eye using a darker shade along the lash, and a white shadow just under the brow bone.
Tips: You have too great an eyelid? Use a dark eye. You have too small an eyelid? Apply a light shade over entire lid, then a dark shade on the outer corner of the eye to widen the eyelid.
|Eye Makeup Step #3: Grab The Essential Eye Makeup Brushes|
|You will need a small flat eyeshadow brush for application, a small and medium-sized blending brush and a smudger (optional).|
|Eye Makeup Step #4: Glide Your Flat Brush|
|Glide your flat brush on the lightest shade and apply this on the inner corner of the eyes. This is where most of the product should be and then you can easily blend outwards after.Make sure to tap your brush before applying to remove excess product.|
|Eye Makeup Step #5: Here’S A Neat Trick You Can Try|
|Dip the tip of the brush in water enough to dampen it. Then glide it on the eyeshadow and apply again in the inner-most corner of the eyes (tearduct area). You’ll be amazed at how pigmented it is.|
When you’re done with that, use the same color and highlight the arch of your eyebrows.
4th Step: The Eyeliner
To draw a sharp line: Apply the dotted and unify the stroke from the inside to the outside. For easy application: One hand, hold a mirror horizontally against your chest. Bow your head, touch your chin, look at the mirror, the eyes are immobile. On the other hand do the eyeliner to the lash by relying on the lash line with a fluid motion. Another possibility: Pull your chin in front of your mirror, bow eyes and not move. Apply eyeliner along the lash.
5th Step: The Mascara
To intensify the eyes: The mascara gives volume, lengthens and plumps lashes. We start with the upper lashes (very close to the root), hold the brush horizontally, make a zigzag motion, looking down (eg a mirror). Although the outside work to enlarge the eye makeup and very slightly the lower lashes. To effect a “cat eye”: Replace the path of the pencil to the outside of the eye. For small eyes: Apply the pencil to the outside of the eyelid and possibly apply a white pencil inside the eye. For eyes: Apply the pencil inside the eye (choose a dark shade).
Tips: For more intensity: Apply mascara color and immediately after a black mascara. Glamour effect guaranteed! For a neat result: Remember to clean the brush in your mascara tube and close well after use. For an evening: You can opt for false lashes! They come in all colors!
6th Step: The Eyebrow Pencil
Choose a shade close to the color of your eyebrows. Brush them from bottom to top. Redraw the hachurant in all of the curve and following the natural course of the bristles. There are also “shadow eyebrows” that you apply with an angled brush. Never remove hair on top. It only removes the hairs that fall under the arcade.
|Eye Makeup Step #7: Contour The Eyes|
|Using the contour shade, apply from the outer corner while blending into the crease on the outer half of the eye. Please make sure that you don’t blend too high because the mid-tone shade should always be higher than the contour shade.|
|Eye Makeup Step #6: Mid-Tone Shade|
|Now on to the mid-tone shade. Use a blending brush to apply the eyeshadow above the crease, blending from the outer corner inwards.|
How will you know you didn’t overdo it with the shadow? Hold your brush at the edge of your nose going up to the edge of the eyes. Anything below the line should be clear.