Your eyes say a lot about you. Learning how to apply eye makeup correctly will allow you to not only look good, but look amazing. The problem is that many women don’t know how to correctly apply eye shadow or eye liner to get the best results. Having the right eye make up technique, though, will allow your eyes to stand out as one of the best features on your face.
Applying Eye Shadow
The first thing to learn is how to apply eye shadow so that it will enhance the color of your eyes and create the look that you are after. Here are some simple steps to follow for your eye shadow needs.
Base Color: To get started, select a base color. Too many women skip the step but what you will find is that it will give much more depth to the eye when you use a base eye shadow. Start with the inside of the eye and apply the makeup towards the outside edge going in one smooth motion. It should cover the entire eye lid.
Second Color: Next, select an eye shadow that is one tone deeper than the last and apply this to the eye crease, just lightly. It will provide the eye with depth and draw the attention in.
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Third Color: Use a lighter shade to extenuate the bone that’s above your eye, under your eye brow. Use this eye shadow to cover the area that extends from the brow down to the crease of the eye.
Do not be afraid to apply eye make up with more than one color. This creates a natural look.
How To Apply Eye Liner
Either you know how to use eye liner or you don’t! Practice makes perfect, though, so take the time to learn how to fully apply eye liner to your eyes. Before you get started, test out the pencil you are using on your hand. This helps you to gauge for the right amount of pressure to use when you get to your eyes.
A great tip to use to help you to successfully apply eye liner is to do so in a sitting position, with your elbow on something flat and solid. This will steady your arm, allowing you more control over what you are doing.
Start with the tip of the eye liner on the inside corner of your eye lash line and move outward. Start with a light line. Keep it nice and even too. Getting the momentum down will help to make this easier for you. Repeat this with the upper eye lid.
Once you’ve done this, you can go back and apply a heavier coloring to them, but don’t over do it. You don’t want to look like a raccoon!
Learning how to apply eye makeup in this manner will allow your eyes to look even more amazing then they already are. Take some time to brush up on these eye shadow techniques and these eye liner techniques.