Bad eye makeup can ruin your whole look. So if you want to make a statement, then it’s important that your eye makeup is on point! But don’t feel stressed.
Applying eye makeup is fun. And it’s a chance to show your creative side. You can use eye makeup to match any outfit of the day.
But achieving perfect eye makeup take practice. There’s a technique that should be followed. And simply brushing on any color eye shadow won’t make that statement you’re hoping for.
So if you’re wanting to learn how to apply eye makeup flawlessly, then keep reading. And follow these 10 eye makeup tips.
1. Have A Makeup-Ready Eyelid
Before applying any eye makeup to your skin, you need to prepare your eyes and eyelids. Be sure to clean your skin first. Wipe away any oils or old makeup that may be left on your eye.
Then, you’ll need to apply an oil-free primer that’s of good quality. Find a primer that matches your skin tone. Applying a primer to your eyelid as the first step will reduce creases in your eyeshadow.
You can also treat and dark spots or uneven skin color around the eye. Do this with concealer. A good tip for applying concealer is to dap three spots under your eye.
The area closest to the nose and corner of your eye is usually the darkest. Begin patting it into your skin working your way from the inner eye to the outer eye. This blends any uneven coloring or darkening.
2. Choose The Right Brush And Eyeshadow
Choosing the right brush and the right eyeshadow is a vital step in creating a perfect eye. Different eye makeup brushes are used for different steps in the application process. If you’re not sure what the different brushes are or what they’re for, then follow this guide below.
A blending brush does exactly what it sounds like. It’s used to help you blend to the best of your abilities! This brush will apply an even base color to your eyelids.
And it’s great for getting into those small creases, which enables ultimate definition.
When wanting to draw on an amazing wing, try using a flat-angled brush. These brushes are the best at creating wings and enhancing the lower lash line. The flat-angled brush is extremely fine.
So it’s perfect for nice, crisp lines.
Smudging brushes are great for producing a soft look. This is the best brush to use when wanting to create a smoky look. These brushes are dense and help with contouring and intense definition.
For the most intense look, consider using a densely-packed brush. They’re awesome at applying lots of pigment. And if you’re wanting to go with a shimmery eyelid, then a densely-packed brush is the top pick!
3. Draw On Eyeliner
Now that you’ve gathered the right brushes for your look, it’s time to apply the eyeliner. Eyeliner is best for when you’re really wanting to shine. If you’re wanting a more natural look, then skipping the eyeliner might be best for you.
But to really make that statement, bring on the eyeliner! Using eyeliner is the ultimate way to make your eyes stand out. And surprisingly, eyeliner can be applied using three different applications.
You can use liquid eyeliner, an eyeliner pencil, or even dark eyeshadow. Start at the innermost corner and try to get as close to your eyelashes as possible. Keep it as even as possible.
But don’t become discouraged if it’s not precise. You can go back and correct it once you’ve finished. If corrections are needed, then let it dry first while you do the other eye.
Trying to correct it while still fresh can cause smearing. Once you’ve finished drawing it on the other eye, you can come back and make corrections. A good tip is to gently wet the tip of a Q-tip and use it as a correcting tool.
You can also use a baby wipe or wet wipe by placing your nail under it while making corrections. Both hacks work wonders!
4. Brush On Eyeshadow
Now that your eyeliner is absolutely perfect, you can begin brushing on your eyeshadow. Different eyeshadows should be used for different occasions or times of the day. Depending on your mood or style, you can choose the best eyeshadow for you.
But no matter what kind or color of eyeshadow you decide to wear, you’ll need to know the proper way to apply it. You should start with a shade that matches your skin tone first.
Brush it on starting from the eyelid and making your way up until right under the eyebrow. Then choose a bit darker color and apply to the eyelid. Use an even darker color for the crease and be sure to blend well.
For daytime/casual, go with neutral and light colors. You can try a little bit of shimmer as well.
For more drama, you can use toned eyeshadow. Some three-toned eyeshadows are colored to bring out your eyes. Pick the shades that go best with your eye color.
5. Blend Perfectly
To have perfectly blended eye makeup, start out by patting it onto your eyelid. And then use a back and forth motion to blend it in. And always remember to blend up, not down.
Blending down will cause your eyes to appear droopy. You can also try mixing colors!
6. Highlight Your Inner Eye
Highlighting your inner eye is super easy. And it brings stunning results. Choose the lightest color of eyeshadow that you have and gently dab a small brush onto it.
You’ll then want to dab the brush onto the eyelid on the inner corner. If you don’t have a small enough brush, then no worries. You can use the tip of your finger as well.
Both techniques work great! And the outcome is amazing. It really makes your eyes pop!
For an even bigger statement, try using light and shimmery shades.
7. Highlight Your Eyebrow
Don’t stop at highlighting your inner eye. Highlighting your eyebrows is just as fun. And leaves you with just as stunning results!
Use the same eyeshadow that you chose for highlighting your inner eye. Again, don’t hesitate to use your finger for a good blender. Start mid-brow and dab on the eye shadow onto the eyebrow bone until reaching the outer brow.
You can then use your fingertip to blend it in!
8. Curl Your Eyelashes
Curling your eyelashes is a step that should be done before applying mascara. Curling them will make them appear fuller and longer. Plus, they will curl much better as well!
And one eyelash curling tip is to quickly and slightly heat up your eyelash curler with your hair blowdryer. But make sure you don’t heat up for more than just a couple of seconds. And always check it’s temperature before curling.
You’ll want to ensure that it’s not too hot! Keep these tips in mind and your eyelashes will be extraordinary.
9. Brush On Mascara
Now you can brush on your mascara. Begin by placing the brush one the eyelashes near the eyelid skin. Then move the brush outwards.
It helps to blink a couple of time while applying. Blinking helps ensure a smooth and full finish. But be sure not to apply too much onto your lashes.
Overdoing it might cause the mascara to clump up or your eyelashes to stick. If you decide to apply more than one layer, then wait until the first layer is dried. And don’t exceed more than two layers.
Another great tip is to twist the mascara wand while in the tube rather than pumping it. Pumping causes air to become trapped inside the tube, which will ultimately dry your mascara out.
10. Correct Any Mistakes
Now that your eyeliner is drawn on, your eye shadow is applied, and your mascara is brushed on, you’ve reached the last step. That’s right, you’re not done yet! There are several eye makeup steps.
And these steps can be interchanged, replaced, or omitted depending on your own personal preferences. But one step is absolutely necessary no matter what other steps you’ve taken. And that’s the very last step of making any needed corrections.
If you’ve followed these tips, then it’s safe to say that your eye makeup is pretty awesome. But of course, no one is perfect not even the professionals. So doing last minute touchups is a necessity.
Use the baby wipe or Q-tip hack we mentioned before for any touching up that’s needed. Or try using concealer for final blending touches!
Your Perfect Eye Makeup Made Easy
For perfect eye makeup simply follow these steps and great tips! Now that you’ve learned how to apply eye makeup, you’ll be making a statement each and every day. But for the days when you feel like having a professional’s touch, schedule an appointment with us!
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