Dramatic Eye Makeup – Top Makeup Techniques For Achieving Dramatic Eyes

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Dramatic eye makeup is a technique many women try to learn or improve on. In part 1, simple yet dramatic eye makeup application techniques were described. The use of eyeshadow colors is a easy and straightforward way of making your eyes pop. When specific eyeshadow colors are used, your eye color stands out. This draws attention to your eyes.

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.

Secondly, another way of achieving a dramatic look is to master the cat eye technique. This step by step cat eye guide shows you exactly how to master this eye makeup application technique with ease and reproducibility. Visit part 1 of this article for more in depth detail on the uses of color to make your eyes stand out and to learn the basic steps involved in the cat eye technique.

Now for the fun stuff…

#3 – Let’s dive into a dramatic eye with even more intensity. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s more complicated or involves heavier makeup application , it just means that there are a couple of extra makeup application steps. Keep in mind that you can still only use 1 main eyeshadow color, possibly a slightly darker or deeper color for this look, so in many ways, your makeup application technique is still straightforward.

Remember that you can modify this dramatic eye makeup technique according to your particular eye shape.

TECHNIQUE: 1- After preparing face and eye area, apply base color eyeshadow in a light neutral color over entire eye area, from upper eyelid to brow bone. This shade creates a balanced eye by evening out skin tone and by creating a perfect working canvas for the next step.

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.

2- Pick a taupe or medium brown shade depending on eye color and skin tone. Apply to outer 2/3 of upper eyelid area and eye crease with a medium eye makeup brush. Sweep this same color under 1/3 of lower eyelid area with smaller makeup brush. BLEND WELL.

3- Apply liquid or gel eyeliner in black to entire upper eyelid area, from inner to outer corner of eye. Extend into a cat eye if desired. Smudge slightly with a sponge tip applicator into 1/3 of outer area into lower lid lash line for more intensity.

4- Apply false eyelashes , making sure that the longer artificial lashes are at outer corners of eyes.

5- Apply 2 coats of black mascara.

6- Apply highlighter to brow bone and dot inner corners of eyes too.

7- For a more sexy look, line inner rims of eyes.

VOILA!

#4 – Now for my favourite look of all…

SMOKEY EYES

You can’t go wrong with smokey eyes. So many women are now experimenting with different eyeshadow colors to achieve a smokey eye look. All can range from neutral to – colorful to -dark and intense. They also all yield dramatic eyes. They are trendy and fresh. It is an absolute MUST to try some of them!

#5 – Want even more DRAMATIC EYES? Well, there is another way of achieving this. Just when you thought nothing could be more intense and dramatic than smokey eyes with dark eyeliner, eyeshadow and false eyelashes…THINK AGAIN!

If you want to take it up another notch you absolutely MUST learn ARABIC MAKEUP.

There are beautiful, sexy, sultry makeup application techniques to learn for those who would like a little more adventure in their makeup application.

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.
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