Dramatic Eye Makeup

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Want dramatic eyes? I have easy step by step eye makeup application techniques you’re sure to learn from. If you’re a beginner at applying makeup or simply don’t feel confident about achieving a dramatic eye, I assure you, you will learn something here. All it takes is a little ambition (which is the reason why you’re reading this), motivation (which is why I am cheering you on), the right step by step eye makeup application tips & techniques (all included below) and a little time set aside to practice what you’ve learned.

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.

Firstly, know that dramatic eyes can be achieved in MANY different ways. It doesn’t always necessarily mean wearing the darkest, deepest eye makeup colors. It also doesn’t mean applying the most intense shades until your makeup brush wears out. In my opinion, creating dramatic eyes should still sport a classy look. Before you begin any eye makeup application, always remember to prepare your eye area such that you have a good base to work with. Wash your face, apply moisturizer, use an eye primer if desired, foundation, concealer, then powder. Now, you’re ready!

#1 – Firstly, one of the most simple ways of achieving a dramatic eye makeup look is by simply picking colors that will make your eye color POP! By selecting the right eyeshadow colors, it will help enhance your eye color. Note: This eye makeup technique is a great way for beginners to learn how to achieve a dramatic eye look without too much fuss.

TECHNIQUE:

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.

A- Select a lighter eyeshadow color that contrasts with your particular eye color. Apply this shade to upper eyelid area and extend into the crease up to the brow bone area. Sweep this same shade under the lower lashes from outer to inner corners of eyes. Alternatively, apply a similar shade, only slightly darker, to lower lash line.

B- Apply pencil eyeliner in dark brown or black to upper lash line as close to lashes as possible. Line from inner to outer corners.

C- For extra definition, line inner rim of lower lid with same color of eyeliner.

D- Curl lashes and apply 2 coats of black mascara.

#2 – Now, we move on to a dramatic eye look that requires just a little more skill; however, anyone can master this cat eye technique with a little practice. The cat eye technique consists of extending your eyeliner beyond your natural lash line. For a clean look, apply eyeliner as is. For a more sexy, sultry look, smudge eyeliner and use a dark eyeshadow to blend in. Nevertheless, we’ll save that for later. First practice your eyeliner application technique and work on your cat eye. Then, move on to more advanced techniques.

TECHNIQUE:

A- Prepare skin as in example #1

B- Apply base coat eyeshadow in a very light and/or neutral shade. If you feel like being a little daring, use a more intense or colorful shade. Sweep this same color on lower lash line.

C- Apply liquid/gel eyeliner (or pencil liner if you’re a beginner) to upper eyelid using an angled liner makeup brush. Extend to obtain a cat eye. Smudge if this is the desired effect. Use a complimenting pencil liner or dark eyeshadow on outer third of lower lash line for added intensity.

D- Apply 2 coats of black mascara. For extra flare, add a few individual false lashes to upper outer corner of eye.

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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