How to apply eye makeup for impressive results
In this article, you will learn how to put makeup on your eyes and get amazing results. As you probably know, your overall appearance can be greatly affected by the way your eye makeup is applied. Unfortunately, many women tend to overdo their makeup, especially when trying to create the smokey eye effect, and they end up looking silly and even unattractive.
The key point to remember is that when you are learning how to make up your eyes you must make sure that you are drawing attention to your eyes and not doing something that ends up taking the focus of attention. The basic purpose of all makeup is to improve your overall appearance and this is especially important when it comes to eye makeup. The eye makeup tips in the following article will help you get it done quickly and easily.
Both your skin tone and the color of your eyes will determine the eyeshadow colors that will work best for you. Knowing this makes it very important that you select only eyeshadow colors that draw attention to your eyes and complement your skin tone. If you have fair skin, the best-looking eye makeup colors will often be blue, silver, and pink. Conversely, women or girls with darker skin tones may find the best eye makeup colors to be bronzes, browns, and greens. Finally, your eye color should also take into account which eyeshadow colors you decide to use. One of the easiest eye makeup tips to remember is that blue eyes generally look best with blue undertones, brown eyes favor brown undertones, while women with green eyes should wear eye makeup with green undertones. When learning how to apply eye makeup, a few simple tips like the one above can make things easier from the start.
A myth that circulates in many fashion and cosmetic magazines is that eyeshadow should match your outfit and even your bag. Following this advice will usually make you look a bit silly and should be avoided unless the color of the clothes you are wearing really complements your eye color and skin tone. For example, you wouldn’t want to wear black eye makeup if you were wearing a black and white outfit. Another key point to remember is that the job of your eye makeup is to complement you, the person, and not what you are wearing.
You may have heard an old saying that “less is more.” When learning how to do eye makeup, this should be a rule that you will never forget. This will help you avoid the very common mistake many women and girls make who think that applying too much makeup to their eyes will make them look even more attractive. Yes, you do get the attention you’re looking for, but it will be of a negative variety. Make sure your makeup does what it is supposed to do, that is, enhance your skin tone, lashes, and eye size rather than diminish these natural characteristics.
When it comes to achieving a great effect with your eyeshadow, it is essential that you select three colors that complement each other and use different shades, namely light, medium and dark. Someone with fair skin should choose colors such as silver for the light tone, a light blue for the medium tone, and a dark blue for the dark tone. Next, take the lightest color, for example silver, and apply it in an arched way from the crease of the eyebrow. Remember to apply this eye makeup very lightly so it doesn’t appear caked. Doing this procedure correctly will give your eyes a three-dimensional appearance in addition to highlighting the arch of your brow.
A key component to achieving a three-dimensional look is using a dark color to create a shadow effect. This basic concept is important to keep in mind when learning to apply eye makeup if you are looking for a three-dimensional effect. In our example, you would take the darkest color, in this case dark blue, and then apply it to the crease of each of your eyes. This will give it a layered effect.
Now we have to work on the eyelid. Again in our example, we would take our medium color which was light blue and apply it to the eyelid. This helps to enhance your eyelid so that when you blink it looks natural. Yet another tip is to apply the medium color very sparingly, as you don’t want the color to appear dark. Just use enough to draw attention to the eyelid. If you are having trouble with this step and find that it takes a lot for the color to work, it may mean that you are wearing poor quality eye makeup. Most good quality eyeshadow products contain more concentrated color pigments that will get the job done in one or two applications at most.
Mixing can be the most important step in learning how to apply eye makeup correctly, as it is key to achieving the ideal effect for your efforts. Start by taking a cotton swab and slowly blend the edges of the eyeshadow. Resist the urge to use a circular motion when mixing, as this can cause staining. Something you want to avoid at all costs. The effect you are looking for is one that makes your eyeshadow appear well blended, not smudged, with the result that your eyes are lifted.
I hope by now you can see how easy it can be to get great eye makeup results if you use your common sense and take your time. So don’t be afraid to experiment and see which eye makeup colors and combinations give you the best effects. Just keep the eye makeup tips discussed in the previous article in mind when learning how to apply eye makeup for amazing results!