Eye MakeUp Tips:
I am going to show you a evening look that is dark and smokey, it can also be used in the day time with a different combination of colors. Follow these simple guide lines and learn how to create a great brown eye for any occasion.
|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.|
1. Choose 3 shades of brown eye shadow, they can be cream or powder depending on how heavy you want the color to be. They must also be a dark brown, middle brow and light brown but you can use other colors to mix things up such as gray or black.
2. Apply a base to your eye lid, this will help the makeup from creasing or smudging during the day.
|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.
3. Now you need to apply the middle brown onto the lid, make sure you apply all over the lid and into the crease of the eye. You can use any regular brush for this application.
4. Now take the darkest brown color with a blending brush apply into the crease of the eye. You can also blend it together with the first brown color to make it look more even and fluid.
5. Now take the light brown color, you can apply it two ways. Either buy applying the shadow just under the eyebrow arch to give your eyebrow more definition or simple by blending into the eye shadow you already have on your eye to lighten the makeup a bit.
6. Adding false lashes will help give you a more dramatic, evening look. You can also add glitter onto the eye for that little extra glamor!
7. Remember to blend your makeup! Blending is what really makes or breaks this smokey eye look. Invest in a great blending brush that you can use again and again!
8. You can try this look with different colors, why not try pinks for a flirty look or beige for an everyday, casual look. The possibilities are endless.
|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.