Eye Makeup Tricks for Eyeshadow
We all wonder how those Hollywood makeup artists achieve those stunning eye makeup effects on all those famous actresses. We try over and over again, and fail over and over again, but we never seem to achieve even half of the effect that they accomplish every time they hold a makeup brush. Their secret, aside from years and years of practice, is the right techniques. To help you achieve those “Bette Davis Eyes””, here are few eye makeup tricks you can try.
Makeup is always best with a little foundation. Even if you have smooth skin, it’s best that you put a thin layer of foundation on it. Once you are done with it, start applying eye shadow on your eyes. Apply a light colored eyeshadow on it the lids and blend them gently. You can also use a dab of foundation (preferably liquid) for this step.
Next step is to apply a neutral colored eyeshadow; it’s best that you choose brown or grey for this step. Apply this in the middle area of the eyelid and upwards towards the eyebrows. Do not overdo the shadow; it’s best that you apply this layer by layer. Remember it’s easy to add on more make-up, but it’s harder to start over.
Lastly, finish your look with a darker shade of eyeliner on both the upper and lower lids. You can also add a darker color underneath the eye to let the eyes pop up more. Blend all colors with your fingers so that your eyeshadow looks cohesive.
If you have small or closely set eyes, you can create larger looking eyes by dabbing a bit of white eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyelid. Doing this makes your eyes look that they are set wider apart than they actually are. If you have small eyes, definitely avoid using darker shades or using eyeliner in the inner lid. On the other hand, if your eyes are set farther apart than usual, you would need to do the reverse. Apply lighter eyeshadow on the entire lid and apply a colored (medium shade) shadow to the inner corners and extend it to the outer corner of your lid. Line your eyes with liner.
Once you have finished with your eyeshadow, finish your look with an eyelash curler and mascara. Most women prefer black mascara; even those who have red or blond hair can use mascara. Apply it to the lower side of the upper lashes; starting with the base (closest to the eye) and move towards the tip. Another versatile choice is clear mascara, which can be used in many different ways. As you apply mascara, separate your lashes using your mascara wand. For thicker lashes, apply 2-3 coats of your favorite brand.