Eye MakeUp Tips:
To achieve a clean fresh look you will want to apply as little makeup as possible. The point is to look naturally flawless. You want people to think that you are not wearing any makeup and are just this good looking all the time. To do this you will only want to apply as much makeup as possible to cover up imperfections and to enhance your eyes and lips.
|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.|
So what does this mean? Well you will want to spot cover and use your foundation and concealer only on imperfections, ruddy areas, dark circles under your eyes, and any other areas where there is bruising or discoloration. By evening out your skin tone, you will have already done 80% of the work. Again you want to only cover up uneven areas, do not apply your foundation like a mask especially if this is a day time makeup look. Believe me, even if you do not think it is that noticeable, everybody will know you have layered on the frosting.
|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.
Next you will want to choose a blush shade that resembles your natural flush as close as possible. Apply just a light dusting of blush to the apples of your cheeks. The easiest way to avoid applying too much is to use a large fan brush and a powder based blush.
Then you will want to curl your eyelashes and draw a narrow line of eyeliner. You will only want to use enough eyeliner to give some contrast to your eyes and define their shape. Do not use a Kohl pencil and try to draw a smoky eye. If you have short or thin eyelashes, you will want to use a light coat of lengthening mascara or grow longer eyelashes with an eyelash growth conditioner. Next brush out your eyebrows and apply enough brow powder or use your eyebrow pencil to fill in patchy uneven areas.
Finally you will want to finish off your natural look with a light coat of lipstick or lip gloss. Use a color that is just a shade darker than your natural coloring. Again, we want to define and enhance your natural features. This will give you some color, make you look more awake, and cover up pale lips without looking too overdone. If you use a matte lipstick, you can make your lips look less powdery with just a touch of gloss on the cupids bow of your upper lips and the center of your bottom lip.
These simple makeup tips are a great way to achieve an easy fresh look for going in to work or just out to the grocery store. These are simple things take less than 5 minutes to do and even the most klutzy and artistically challenged among us can learn to apply makeup this way. You will look natural, young, dewy, and fresh faced in just minutes without feeling like you are wearing a thick mask of powder.
|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.