There are plenty of eye makeup tips out there that will either make you want to roll your eyes or pop them all together. Eye makeup can be tricky, and so, we will simplify things for you by giving some life-changing tips that will make putting on eye makeup a real feat.
For beginners, some may ask, what should be in my eye makeup kit? The short and long answer is that: you have to have primer, correct brushes, eye shadow, eyeliner, eyebrow make up, and mascara.
Some Things to Remember
Here are some eye makeup tips and tricks that you have to remember to achieve that flawless look that will either make your eyes pop or make them smoking hot.
1. Prepping is crucial
Priming will lead to more successful eye makeup. Creating a base will ensure that blending, later on, will not make that eye makeup patchy and that your eye shadow is creaseless and capable of lasting the entire day!
How to prime your eyelids?
Step 1: Using a dry sponge, lightly press your eyelids to remove any excess moisture or oils.
Step 2: Use a primer that will soak any moisture or residue from your eyelids. You may opt to use an oil-free or a matte primer to avoid those major crease lines showing up on your eye shadow.
Step 3: Set it by dusting it lightly with a setting powder.
2. Define them, eyebrows
Defined eyebrows are important to frame your face and your overall look. Eyebrows also draw attention to the face. Fill in your brows with a color that matches the natural color of your brows. Use feathery, light strokes and create upward brushstrokes that move towards the tail. Follow the natural arch of your brow to create a more natural look.
3. Know your brush, know your makeup
It is imperative that you know where each type of eye makeup goes. If you do, then almost a big chunk of the job is done. In the same way, if putting on eye makeup is war, then you should know what are the best weapons to use and how to use them.
Identify whether your eye makeup is for the brow bone or highlight, or is it for the upper lashline or the lid? You should know if that type of makeup is for the crease or lower lash line? And so on. Similarly, knowing the right brush for the task will help you in applying your makeup.
Here are some types of brushes for eye makeup:
· Blending brushes
· Packed brushes
· Flat angled brushes
· Smudging brushes
4. Blending is a weapon too
Here are some great tips on how to blend:
Step 1: Gently press the powder onto the eyelids to create an even base.
Step 2: Use back and forth motions to blend it out.
Step 3: Lifting and blending upwards and outwards will make an open eye effect. Avoid blending downwards as these tend to create a tired look.
Step 4: Choose colors and experiment on mixing eyeshadows but remember–harmony. Dust off any excess powdered pigment before applying.
5. Choose the correct liner and layer it with eyeshadow
Using the proper eyeliner and style will make a huge difference in your overall look. Simple eye makeup becomes ten times more amazing with eyeliner. When done correctly, your eyes look bigger, and you will look younger! Use the liner to enhance your look. Choose the right style or wing, depending on your eye shape. This takes practice, but don’t give up! Also, layering your liner with eye shadow will ensure that any missed pigments are covered and it will also help set your liner.
6. Curling your lashes and applying mascara
Curling your eyelashes will make your eyes look bigger. Using a lash curler before applying mascara is an easy way to define your eyes and will avoid pulling out your lashes. If you are a beginner and are not into falsies yet, a great tip to make your lashes stand out is to use two types of mascara: a thickening and a lengthening. Your lashes will be more enhanced with this trick.