Applying Eye Makeup In 6 Simple Steps
Eye makeup has set its own trend when talking about looking good. Most women find it confusing and some may even end up using disastrous colors and techniques. Most of the time, women go to salons to have their full makeup done because they can’t do it for themselves. This is without saying that most women want their eyes to truly pop out and look sexy.
There isn’t any specific color and technique that will work best on every woman. Although most women think that this is true, if you’ll go to a salon, the makeup artist can use just about anything and you’ll still have beautiful made-up eyes as a result.
With that said, here are some tips for you to follow on your own at home:
1. Using foundation as base
Foundation acts as base and it also holds the eye makeup the whole day. It is advisable to use powdered foundation in order to set the eye makeup on your eyelids. Use a lighter toned foundation for the base and to set the eye makeup, use pressed powder.
2. Apply eyeliner on the eyelids
It is best to use liquid eyeliner for this purpose. Make sure to hold the eyeliner brush parallel to your eyes instead of holding it like a pen. Liquid eyeliners usually have brush tips instead of felt tips which make it better to apply and the dried eyeliner is smudge-proof.
When applying the liquid eyeliner, make sure that it is not too far outside the eye because it will draw down the eye and make it seem droopy.
3. Smoking the eyeliner
This step actually makes the illusion that you’ve created a perfect line using your liquid eyeliner. Smoking out the eyeliner means cleaning up the crooked line you’ve made to hide the imperfections. You can try mixing a few eye shadows like brown and green colors to hide the imperfect line. Try this step and you’ll be amazed of how it can turn out. Experiment and don’t get intimidated; play with colors that can create the best tone. It is advisable that you look for multi-shade palette so you can create more versatile looks for your eyes.
4. Define your eyelids
Defining your eyelids comes after smoking them. You can use a small creasing brush to create definition using the same dark colors. Draw a “V” in a sideways manner from the outer edge of your eye going into the eyelid’s crease. Next is to blend the line out to soften the look. You may repeat this step if you are to wear the eye makeup longer.
5. Clean up
You may use lighter shades of eye makeup or pressed powder to clean up.
6. Finish up with the bottom eyelids
You may use brown or black eyeliner for your lower eyelids. You can also smoke them using shimmering colors such as peach or gold. Apply mascara to your lashes to finish everything up.
The eye is the window to one’s soul. In a woman’s case, her eyes are just two of her best assets. You can make your eyes speak for themselves using these easy steps as they work for every woman, may it be for a smoky or natural look.