Saturday, February 2, 2013

Beginners guide to a basic eye look


Hi guys,
This post is for those who are beginners in applying eye makeup. Definitely when you start you would not be satisfied with your makeup. There would probably be issues like uneven application, harsh edges, uneven lines etc. Whatever reason it may be, application of basic makeup shouldn’t be a hassle. All you need is practice just like any other form of art, makeup is one.

Photo courtesy of google images


What you would need

  •  An eye makeup primer/concealer
  • A medium color eye shadow (e.g. a medium gold)
  • A dark color eye shadow (e.g. dark brown)
  • A light beige eye shadow
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • An eyelash curler (optional)
  • Mascara
  • Makeup brushes

STEP 1
Apply your makeup primer or concealer all over your lid up to your brow bone. This will cover up any blue tones or uneven skin tone. The main purpose of a primer however is to create a base for your eye shadow to stick onto and stay put for a long period of time. You could also use any cream eye shadows as base.

STEP 2
Pack on the medium shade all over your lids until your eye crease. Don’t go above it. At this point you should only dab your brush rather than sweeping off color.

STEP 3
Pick the darker shade on a blending brush and place the colour on the outer corner of your eyes creating a v shape and then take whatever is left on the brush and sweep it in the crease and blend out the colour a little above the crease this will create depth in your eyes and is an important step if you don’t have a deep crease.

STEP 4
Take the light beige shade and place it on your brow bone and also your inner tear duct. This shade is placed on areas you want to highlight. Placing colour in your tear duct is a great way to make you look awake!

STEP 5
Draw a thin line using your eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible. If you have extremely shaky hands, start of using a pencil eyeliner but make sure that the point is sharp to get the line thin. Also if you’re using a pencil, use one that is creamy so that you don’t have to thug and pull your eyelid.

STEP 6
Curl your lashes and apply a good two coats of mascara to your upper and lower lashes. Stay for about 30 seconds between each coat.


Photo courtesy of google images


And there you go! That’s an easy basic eye look. You could make it even more dramatic by popping on some false lashes or applying more of that darker colour on the outer corners but more on that later. :)

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