Eye MakeUp Tips:
Pure Mineral Makeup Tutorial- Stay Put Eyes; How To Prevent Your Eye Makeup From Running Away From You.
|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.|
The smudge free eye is our goal.
Not raccoon eyes.
Ugh. Seems a small problem in the big scheme of things, yet it can really be an annoyance, for sure. For me, it goes under the category of life clutter. And if you know me, you know I do not like clutter. Messy eye makeup, like clutter, can add to the small annoying things that add up and zap our energy.
Although, I have not had smudgy eyes for some time now, it is not completely foreign to me. And, let me tell you, I am a serious candidate for it. You see, I get teary eyed. A lot. It’s just the way I roll.
So, if anyone is destined to have smudges, it is me.
So, I thought I would explore eye clutter with you. Because, I know this is an irritating fact that all of us eye makeup-wearing-fabulous women have had to deal with at one time or another.
1. Be sure to wash your face in the morning so that there are no extra oils hanging around.
2. Apply your eye creme. This seems contradictory doesn’t it? After all, I just told you to clear the extra oil from our face, now I am telling you to add it back on. “Make up your mind, will ya” I can just hear you saying. Yet eye creme is very important for preventive measures in the long run.
We want it all!
The trick is to be sure to use a lightweight creme in the morning, and don’t over do it. (Slather it on later that night!) and then…
3. Wait for the eye creme to absorb before applying your makeup. Go drink your green smoothie while you wait.
|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.
4. Next apply your powder concealer. I am a huge fan of powder concealers. I truly believe that my eye makeup stays put better than ever now that I have replaced my cremes with powder concealer & correctors.
5. For extra insurance dust your mineral powder foundation on your lids. In fact, dust extra under your eye area as well.
By powdering around your eyes, any product that falls while marking up your eyes, will get caught in the powder, making it easier to wipe away. Sweep excess powder away again when you are all done, with a big powder brush.
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Tip: Pay attention to the way your skin folds in your eye area…….does your crease touch your lash line? Is that the problem? When you do smudge, where exactly is it happening on your eyes? That specific area is where you need to alter your makeup technique.
Begin Applying Your Shadow
6, Use a soft eye pencil for lining around your eyes. Again, this may seem contrary to what would make sense when attempting to avoid smudging, but you want a soft pencil that does not pull on your tender eye skin, as well as a pencil that stays put. A hard eye pencil can tug and pull too much and cause long term damage.
7, Next, dip a fine brush into a matching or coordinating loose mineral powder shadow (tap off excess) and line right smack on top of the pencil liner. This combination of creme (pencil) and powder is stay-put magic.
Finish Off With Mascara
8. Apply mascara on top of powdered lashes and blink on to a tissue to wipe off any excess mascara that could end up falling and becoming a smudge.
Running out the door? Need a quick fix? Use the powder tricks above and be off with you!
What are your tips for keeping raccoon eyes at bay? Comment below. Us healthy style gals need to hear your suggestions!
|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.