Eye MakeUp Tips:
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.
|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.|
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.
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.
|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.
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.
|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.