Using makeup products such as eyeliner, mascara, and shadows can truly make your eyes pop. Cosmetics emphasize and correct their contours, while skilfully chosen shadows can accentuate your eye color. No wonder many of us simply can’t imagine leaving the house without eye makeup. In this article you can find tips on what products you can use and what to do, step by step, to get the best eye makeup possible!
Looking through Instagram you can see many beauty gurus with impeccably done eye makeup. This can make many of us think that we can only get good makeup if done by a beautician. Thankfully, all you need to do is learn a few tricks of the trade. These tips will visually enlarge your eyes and make them a focal point of your face. Additionally, properly selected colors will reduce dark circles under the eyes and allow you to mask any imperfections.
In order to look beautiful, you don’t need to become a master of smoky eye makeup. And it’s better to start with easier techniques, this will encourage you to learn more later. Basically, start with the basics and work your way up. Here are some tips and tricks about eye makeup for beginners.
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When doing eye makeup, it’s worth using at least two shadows, a lighter one and a darker one. They will be useful for both daily makeup and in case you need a touch up. You may want to consider getting an eye shadow palette, this will allow you to combine different colors and play with your technique.
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When choosing the color of the shadows, you should match them to the color of your iris and the size of your eye. You also need to take into account your complexion and the outfit to which you are going to match the makeup.
It’s best to apply the shadow with a brush, as this will allow you to blend the product. Only a thin layer of eyeshadow should be applied to the eyelid. Don’t overdo it, or you can end up with lumps of rolled shadow. Also, consider applying a base under the first layer of the eyeshadow, this will make your look more durable.
How to apply eyeshadow?
Eyeshadows should always be applied in such a way that the makeup works its way upwards, towards the temples and eyebrows. If done differently, the face may end up looking sad.
When applying the second color from your palette, remember about blending. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is! You should end up with an effect where you can’t tell where the colors come together.
If you’re not sure which colors will match, check the back of the palette. Many companies will have a diagram with hints. Remember, by maintaining the right balance between light and dark colors, you can visually change the shape of your eyes and make them appear larger.
A good habit is to try out different looks in your spare time and not directly before an important event. This will allow you to check if what you had in mind can be translated onto your eyes. It’s essentially like making a test run. Don’t leave experimenting for the last minute, when time is of the essence.
A look with two or three colors
Makeup with two shadows can be applied in two different ways. In the first case, you’ll apply a lighter color closer to the corner of the eye and the darker color on the outer side of the eyelid. The second option is a vertical composition. Here the darker shade is applied above the eyelashes, and the next, softer shade, is placed just above it to brighten the look.
Using three different shades when applying eye makeup isn’t hard as well. Basically, you just have to stick to the rule that you begin with light eyeshadow in the corner of the eye and go darker towards the outer side. And of course, don’t forget to blend!
How to apply eyeliner?
Eye makeup can’t be complete without eyeliner. Eyeliner should be applied just above the upper eyelid, and its line should be adjusted to the shape of the eye. Be sure to bring the line to the outer corner. You can also pull it up a bit, this will allow you to visually lift the corner. Now finish off your eyes with some mascara and voilà! You’re good to go!