Hello everyone! Today, I am sharing with you my favorite tips in order to achieve a perfect eye makeup look. This post will include general tips like how to have a good base, and how to have a makeup look that goes with your eye shape. This post is not meant to tell you how to wear makeup. There are no rules in makeup. These just are tips that were super useful for me and that I thought I would share with you.
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A beginner’s Guide to a perfect eye makeup
Moisturize your under eyes and eyelids
The first tip on my list is to moisturize your eyes. This part is extremely important if you want your eye makeup to look smooth and nice. Don’t skip this part because honestly, it makes a huge difference, especially if your eyelids tend to be dry. Personally, I love to use my regular face moisturizer. Because, let’s be honest, an eye cream is an expensive version of regular cream.
Eyeshadow Primer is a must!
The next tip is to apply an eyeshadow primer or any type of base. Usually, an eyeshadow primer 1) will make your eyeshadow last longer 2) will accentuate the eyeshadow color, and 3) will make your eyeshadow last longer. Personally, I love using concealer as a primer because not only does it conceal my veins, but it also acts as the perfect base!
Contour your eyes
The third tip is to contour your eyes. Now that may sound weird but I do believe it makes a difference. Contouring is basically meant to shape your features. It’s a wonderful way to enhance your eye shape and make your eyes stand out. I love personally that step because it really gives my eyes more definition. The way I would usually contour is using a shade darker than my transition eyeshadow color or a bronzer.
On another note, each eye shape is different and needs different contouring techniques. I found this tutorial sheet on Pinterest which I think could be very useful but definitely feel free to experiment.
Highlight your inner corners
I think this step is crucial in any eye makeup looks because I find a look to be incomplete without it. Highlighting your inner corner basically consists of applying a light shade [or a pop of color] in your inner corners. This step locks in your eye makeup look and opens up your eyes. For this part, you can either use the highlighter that you use usually apply to your face or just use any light shade that you think can brighten your eyes!
Don’t forget your lower lash line
One thing I’ve noticed among new makeup lovers is the fact that they overlook their lower lash line. I know, that step can be scary. I remember my sister told me she was scared she would look like a raccoon. But trust me, that step will change your makeup game. Personally, I never skip that part because 1) it makes my eyes look bigger 2) without it, I feel like my eye makeup is off 3) it tends to hide my fine lines.
The thing is, you can get super creative with that step. You can apply a totally different shade just for contrast. Makeup is fun and I think you should experiment with that step.
Now, how I apply eyeshadow in my lower lash line? I usually take a really thin brush and apply a dark shade [the same shade I used to contour] very closely to my waterline. Then, with a fluffy pencil brush, I apply the same transition shade I used for my crease and just blend out everything. That’s a nice routine for a simple makeup look and I highly recommend it.
Tightlining is a thing
The sixth tip on my beginner’s guide is to tight line your eyes. This step consists of applying eyeliner to your upper lash line. The reasons why I recommend following this tip are that it helps 1) to darken the roots of the upper lash line 2) to make the eyelashes look fuller. This step is pretty hard to do, I will admit it but trust me, it makes a big difference to your eyes.
Curl your lashes
The next tip in my eye makeup tips post is to curl your lashes. I believe that this step should be embedded in everyone’s makeup routine because it makes applying your mascara way easier and it actually curls your lashes. On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend you to heat your eyelash curler because like your hair, your eyelashes can be damaged. I will also advise you to take care not to pull out some of your eyelashes when you curl them.
Mascara on your bottom lashes
The last tip on my beginner’s guide to perfect eye makeup is to apply mascara on your bottom lashes. I cannot believe that some people do not wear mascara on their bottom lashes. Like eyeshadow on the lower lash line, this step makes a huge difference to your eye makeup. Again, it makes my eyes look bigger and more your makeup more complete.
Carli Bybel gave a super useful tip to make sure you don’t mess up your face makeup when applying bottom mascara. That is to apply a bit of loose powder under your eyes, like this, if you have any excess mascara, it will go on the loose powder and you’ll be able to swipe it away! Amazing, right?!
A beginner’s Guide to a perfect eye makeup
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