How a woman applies and wears her eye makeup determines how the rest of her facial makeup looks. If a woman applies her eye makeup properly, her eyes will draw the attention of everyone who passes by her.
There is a never-ending list of different ways to apply eye makeup to get the exact look that you want. The thing is, if you don’t know how to apply the techniques you’ll wind up with a mess on your eyes.
This article will discuss some simple eye makeup application techniques for those that are new to wearing eye makeup. Through experimentation and the help of these tips you’ll be able to find the look that suits your face best and expresses your individual personality.
Start off by selecting a light or medium colored eye shadow. Gently apply this first layer across the entire eye lid. Be careful because your eyes and the skin around your eyes are very sensitive.
The next step is to apply a darker color that compliments the first shade that you have chosen. This color of eye shadow is applied from the middle of your eye lid to the outside corner. You can even extend it past the outer edge for a winged look.
You can take an application brush or use your fingertips to smooth the darker eye shadow so that it doesn’t appear too harsh. Just remember to clean your fingertips first so that they are oil free.
If there is oil on your fingertips it can smear the makeup. If you don’t trust your fingertips, feel free to use an eye shadow application brush.
After you have applied your eye shadows it is time to go to work with the eye liner pencil. There are many ways to apply eye liner to get different looks. You can use a sharpened eye liner pencil to draw a defined line on your upper eye lid.
If you are looking for a softer look you can just take your fingertip and smudge the line across your eye lid. You can also use a liquid liner to outline your eyes.
It takes a well supported arm and a steady hand to apply eye liner. Place the eye liner pencil in the center of your eye lid near the lash line and draw it across the eye lid to the inner corner of your eye. You can also extend it out towards the outer corner of your eye.
The last step is mascara. It is important to find mascara that does not clump or run when it gets wet. The more mascara you add to your top lashes, the more your eyes will pop and appear wider.