Who hasn’t heard of the old adage, that the eyes are the windows of the soul. They are first feature one notices on another person’s face. Eyes tell their own story and one can guess the age, the mood or disposition of a person by just gazing into their eyes. However, even the plainest of faces can be transformed with the right eye-make. And, the minimal or barest of make-ups can look smashingly beautiful, if the eye makeup is correctly applied.
Follow the following tips and you can be sure that your eye-make has that professional look and feel.
1. Start off by prepping the eyes with concealer to cover up under-eye circles or discolorations just under the inner eye. Begin at the inner corner where skin tends to be darkest. Pat, never rub with your ring finger until it disappears.
2. Next, apply eye-base to the lids, which is the secret to keeping eye shadow in place and preventing it from ending up as a greasy line in the eye crease.
3. Your eyes are now ready for eye shadow. The purpose of wearing eye shadow is to add definition to the eyes. Correct use of eye shadow makes the eyes open up while adding depth to them. Use three tones, beginning with a light colour that almost matches your lid. Sweep it across the lid and up to your browbone. Follow with a medium color across the lid only. Build on this with a darker colour in the crease. Blend colours well.
4. Finish off with eyeliner by wetting a slanted brush and dipping it into dark eyeshadow. Eyeliners add further definition to the eye and put a more finished look to the effect. Line eyes as close to the upper lashes as possible. Follow with liner on bottom eyes, but only from the middle of the eye out. Smudge bottom line with your finger for a softer, smokier look.
5. Optional but you can use a highlighter to brighten eyes by applying a gold or pink highlighter to the inside part of the eye. Blend with your fingers.
6. Curl eye lashes with a curler to make them look more gorgeous.
7. Round off with mascara to top and bottom lashes. Mascara on the eyelashes adds more life to the eyes, making them seem brighter. The mascara colour you choose to use should complement the colour of your skin.