Eye Makeup Techniques
Eye Makeup Techniques - Don’t you just love to see expertly applied makeup that is not overdone?
Using techniques that are basic is your key to success. I
sometimes see women applying way to much color for a daytime look. I
am a great believer in the KISS theory. I would like to share with you
what I consider to be the basics of beautiful eye makeup techniques.
Makeup Technique #1 – Everything starts with the canvas.
Prepare the eye area by applying an eye primer so that your careful
application of shadow will look beautiful and last through the day.
This is a must step.
Makeup Technique #2– Use clean brushes. When was
the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? You are defeating your
efforts when you use dirty brushes. Invest in quality brushes and wash
monthly using ½ cup warm water with your hair shampoo as your soap.
Rinse thoroughly and lay flat till dry.Makeup Technique #3 This technique is waiting to be filled by you. Won't you please share your best technique so others will benefit. Just click on the following link. Do you have any techniques that others would love to know about. Women love eye makeup and thrive on new ideas.Makeup Technique #4 – One of the best eye makeup techniques is to
choose colors that enhance your eye color not the clothes you are
wearing. Although you can use colors that match your eyes your best bet
is to choose contrasting colors that make your eyes pop.
Blue, blue gray or blue green eyes – choose
shades of blue, neutral browns and colors in the orange family like
rust, peach, salmon and gold to compliment your eye color.
Brown and Green Eyes – your range will be all the browns, rusts, peaches, gold, plum and even turquoise as a fun color.
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Makeup Technique #5 - Use liquid concealers sparingly and
only use on the dark areas. I recommend a mineral concealer because
this particular concealer is light reflective which means it won't get
caught in the creases as do the liquids. They are matte and can be
applied with a sponge.
Makeup Technique #6 - Choose shimmery shadows carefully.
They do accentuate lines and wrinkles. Try to avoid them on the brow
bone. Even if the lid is a bit wrinkled I would go ahead and use them
anyway. The shimmer it gives is really pretty on most eyes.
Makeup Technique #7 – Are you familiar with the principle
of light and dark? Use light colors to make eyes look bigger. Use
dark colors to make them retreat and look smaller. The most basic
technique to apply shadow is:
Apply light base color to the eyelid and crease
Apply a mid-tone shade in the crease blending up to the brow bone.
Do not use very dark colors on the brow bone unless you are going for an evening drama look.
Apply third color to eyelids –
If you have lots of eyelid apply mid-tone color If you have little eyelid showing use a light shimmery color
Makeup Technique #8– Use a highly pigmented
eye shadow as eyeliner. It creates a softer line making for a more
natural look. Also, when you choose an eye shadow as a liner you have
so many more gorgeous shades to choose from. Using pencil colors is
Makeup Technique #9 – Use an eyeliner affixitive to keep
eyeliner on all day. After eye liner is applied just dab a drop of
Stuck On You over the eyeliner. Since eyeliner gives the eyes depth you
want to make sure it stays on.
Makeup Technique #10 – Blend, blend and blend some
more. Ideally eye makeup looks the best when you blend at least two to
three shadow colors together.
Makeup Technique #11– Use a highlighter color
under the brow. Do be cautious when applying if you haven’t groomed
your brows. The highlighter will bring attention to brows that need
Makeup Technique #12 - Groom those brows! Brows
are the picture frame for your eyes. They enhance and make your eyes
look larger. They give expression to the face. Go to Eye Makeup Techniques For Brows.
Makeup Technique #13– Use a white shadow or
pencil to brighten and lift. Apply to inside rim near the tear duct and
on the outer corner of the eye to create a lift.
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