Eye makeup can take your makeup game to another level. It’s either make it or break it when it comes to eye makeup, really. Things can go horribly wrong. If you try and attempt things that you aren’t too sure of, you might have yourself ready for a halloween party, rather than for work. Worry not! We have devised a foolproof guide in order to perfect eye makeup, so let’s dive right in!
Before we can start talking about the eye shadow, we need to look at the various products required to get the perfect eye makeup.
Now, let’s look at some of the types of brushes that we’ll be using throughout this tutorial.
The pencil brush is used to apply the product onto the lower lash line. This is great for when you’re smoking out the lower lash line, or if you want to create a soft look. You can also use this at the crease to create a soft crease line. It works well at the outer corners of the eye where you want to add intensity as well.
This brush is perfect for applying and blending out colors. It’s especially useful when you are using more than one color and want to create a smooth transition without removing the shade differences.
The fluffy dome brush is for blending, blending, and then – you guessed it right – blending some more. It helps you achieve that flawless eyeshadow transition from one shade to the other. It helps to diffuse any harsh lines and makes the transition look smooth.
Okay, now that you know about what the various brushes do, get them ready! It’s time for the eyeshadow tutorial!
Prepping the eye area is extremely crucial since it’s all about that base (Meghan Trainor might be talking about a different kind of base, but she’s not wrong!). Start by cleaning the area around the eyes. Follow it up with a moisturizer or an eye cream. Next, prep the eye area with an eye primer so that the makeup stays put for a longer time and gives a seamless finish. You can also use a concealer that matches the skin tone around your eyes. Apply the concealer with a brush and seal it with a translucent or transparent powder. This will make the eye area look even, make the skin crease-proof, and also conceal any discoloration of the skin. It also creates a clean base so that the colors sit better.
It’s now time for the actual eye makeup. You should always analyze the shape of your eyes and accordingly decide on a makeup technique that will enhance them. The eye area consists of the eyelid, the crease, and the brow bone. It’s also important that you know which shade or texture to use on each of these areas. Use textures like frost/shimmer/shine on the eyelid and brow bone, and matte finish textures on the crease.
Pro Tip– Use darker shades of eyeshadows to contour the eyes at the crease and use lighter shades at the center of the eyelids to make the eyes pop.
Start by applying the color on the eyelid with a flat eyeshadow brush using a sweeping or patting motion. Here, a dull gold shade in frost texture was used, since there is very less lid space. This lighter shade will make the eyelid more prominent. Start the application from the center and then sweep it towards both inner and outer corners. Apply the color evenly on the lid and deposit more for intensity.
Now, we concentrate on the crease area. Use a darker shade of eyeshadow to define the eye shape. To achieve this, go for shades like deep browns, black, deep gray, dark purple, etc. Start applying from the outer corner of the eye, making a ‘V’, and blend it halfway through the eyelid with a fluffy eyeshadow blending brush. Do this using the windshield wiper motion. Keep blending until the color starts to look softer. In order to highlight the brow bone, go for lighter shades in either frost or shimmer textures.
To make the eye makeup more dramatic, use a kohl pencil on the lower lash line. Smudge it with a smudger/pencil brush if you want a smokey effect.
Pro Tip – Using a white/beige colored eye pencil on the lower rims of the eyes is the best way to make them look bigger and brighter.
Apply eyeliner to define the eyes. Start from the outer corner and gradually pull it inwards using small strokes. You can keep it simple, or make it dramatic. And, when in doubt, just wing it out!
Here’s the Final Look:
In order to prevent your eye makeup from creasing and smudging, you can follow these tips.
Applying eyeshadow perfectly takes a little time and patience, but once you’ve got it down, it becomes very easy. I can’t believe there was a time when I was intimidated! Now, I look forward to the days when I have to attend a party or a wedding so that I can go all out with my eye makeup! If you have any queries, just comment in the box below.
What color eyeshadow is to be used for blue eyes?
It is better to use neutral soft tones like coral and champagne for blue eyes. Avoid anything too dark like a black smokey.
What color eyeshadow is to be used for brown eyes?
Neutral shades like copper and bronze accentuate the brown color in your eyes. Try adding a bit of a dark shade in the crease to deepen the look and add intensity.
What color eyeshadow is to be used for hazel eyes?
Opt for the metallics, pastels and dusty pinks.
What are the best eyeshadows for mature eyes?
When dealing with mature eyes, it is best to use shades that make your eyes look brighter. Using too many dark colors will make you look tired. Opt for light shimmer shades.[amazon_link asins=’B01M3UP36R,B076CDN92V,B00OQAUEA6,B01486C41O,B00PGQYEUK,B01D90BYKC,B00YDHI3RS,B0745Z5VBW’ template=’ProductGrid’ store=’yerlist1-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’8c52e940-6792-11e8-b0b8-2bd87e422783′]