Eye makeup can take your makeup game to another level. It is either do it or break it when it comes to eye makeup, really. Things can be horrible. If you try to try things that you are not too sure about, you might be ready for a Halloween party rather than to work. Do not be interested! We have designed an infallible guide to perfect the make-up of the eyes, so plunge well! Read more about Step-By-Step Guide To Apply Eyeshadow
Before you can start talking about eye shadow, we need to look at the different products needed to get the perfect eye makeup.
Table of Contents
- Eye makeup brushes
- Eye primer
- Eye cream
- An eyeliner
- A kohl pencil
- A mascara
Now, let’s look at some of the types of brushes that we will use throughout this tutorial.
Types of brushes
Different brushes have different functions. One would be used for packaging on the shadow of the eyes, the other for mixing and another to smoke the line of the lower shots. Let’s look at a few of them.
Flat and rigid brush
This brush can be used for applying an eye shadow on the eyelid, as well as under the lower line of the eyelashes. A flat brush is preferable for packaging the product on the eyelid. The MAC 239 is an excellent product for this. This also works very well when you want to apply a shiny pigment because the rigid nature of the brush helps to easily recover the product.
The pencil brush is used to apply the product to the bottom whisk line. This is great when you smoke the bottom line of shots, or if you want to create a gentle look. You can also use this option at the fold level to create a gentle fold line. It works well at the outer corners of the eye where you want to add intensity too.
Rigid Dome Brush
This brush is perfect for applying and mixing colors. It is especially useful when you use more than one color and want to create a smooth transition without removing shadow differences.
Fluffy Dome Brush
The fluffy dome brush is for mixing, mixing, then – you understand it – by mixing more. This helps you to make this seamless transition from one shadow to another. It helps to diffuse harsh lines and makes the transition smooth.
Okay, now that you know what the different brushes are doing, prepare them! It’s time for the eye shadow tutorial!
Step-By-Step Tutorial To Apply Eyeshadow
Step 1: It is all on this basis
The preparation of the eye zone is extremely crucial because this is the basis (Meghan Trainor could talk about another type of base, but it is not wrong!). Start by cleaning the area around the eyes. Follow it with a moisturizer or eye cream. Then prepare the eye area with a primer for the eye so that the makeup remains set up for a long time and gives a seamless finish.
You can also use a corrector that matches the tone of the skin around your eyes. Apply the corrector with a brush and seal it with a translucent or transparent powder. This will make the eye area similar, will make the skin imperceptible and will conceal any discoloration of the skin. It also creates a clean base for the colors to integrate better.
Step 2: Choose the type of eye shadow
Now is the time for real eye makeup. You should always analyze the shape of your eyes and therefore decide on a makeup technique that will improve them. The eye zone consists of the eyelid, fold, and bone of the forehead. It is also important that you know what shade or texture to use on each of these areas. Use textures like frost/sparkle / shine on the eyelid and forehead bone, and mature textures on the crease.
Pro Tip: use darker shades to feel the eyes at the crease and use lighter shades in the center of the eyelids to make the eyes appear.
First, apply the color to the eyelid using a brush with a sweeping or mowing motion. Here, a dark gold shade was used in the frost texture, as there is much less lid space. This lighter shade will make the eyelid larger. Start the application from the center, then sweep it to the inside and outside corners. Apply the color uniformly over the lid and apply more intensity.
Step 3: Dark shadows for fold
Now we focus on the folds area. Use a darker shade of eye shadow to define the shape of the eye. To do this, opt for shades of dark brown, black, dark gray, dark purple, and so on. Start inserting from the outer corner of the eye, making a ‘V’ and mix it halfway down the eyelid with a foaming brush. Do this using the motion of the windscreen wiper. Continue to mix until the color starts to look softer. In order to highlight the forehead bone, opt for lighter shades in frosted or icy textures.
Step 4: Rim The Eyes With Kohl
To make eye makeup more dramatic, use a kohl pencil on the bottom line of the eyelashes. Remove it with a pencil/pencil brush if you want a smoke effect.
Pro Tip – Using a colored white / beige eye pencil on the lower rims of the eyes is the best way to make them larger and brighter.
Apply the eyeliner to define the eyes. Start with the outside corner and pull gradually inwards using small strokes. You can simplify it or make it dramatic. And, if in doubt, go for it!
Here’s the Final Look:
Fearing that your eye makeup does not bend?
In order to prevent your eye makeup from sagging and staining, you can follow these tips.
Invest in a good base or bait because it will instantly increase your eye makeup and will cause eye shadow for a long time.
Make sure to put the eye shadow with a powder base if you have used a cream-based eye shadow.
Use a waterproof gel or eyeliner to prevent a transfer of the product.