Mastering Eye Makeup Basics - In The Beginning


It is well known that eyes are the window of the soul. It seems our eye beauty is unadorned, but this is not always the case. Sometimes it is better to whitewash something and to make some accents. You know it is easy to guess a person age by wrinkled or bright skin around the eyes.

Eye makeup is the fun part of applying cosmetics. Here are some tips for eye makeup. Use eye shadows that fit the character or to express mood. Apply the lightest shade you have over the entire eyelid and the medium shade on the lower eyelid.

Eyeliner can be applied to flatter all eye shapes and sizes. There are three kinds of eyeliners, liquid, cake and pencil. Liquid eyeliner is the hardest to master because it takes a steady hand to do it.

Cake eyeliner is applied wet using a eyeliner brush. Pencil is just that a pencil. Eyeliner should be applied after your eye shadow and before your mascara. The easiest and most effective way to add extra emphasis to your look is to use a pencil. Carefully draw a soft line, keeping close to your upper lashes then repeat under your lower lashes. Smudge with your finger tips to draw attention to your eyes not your eyeliner.

To make your eyebrows behave if they seem to want to be unruly spray a toothbrush with hair spray and brush it on to your eyebrows to keep them behaving. You can run a pink or white pencil right under the arch so that your eyebrows will look much more dramatic. This will open up your eyes and help make them stand out. To keep your eye shadow from creasing, use a eye shadow primer first. Beautiful Eyes Day to Day as the best eye shadow primer/base out there that comes in Shimmer or Matte Finish. The reason why the creasing happens is your natural oils in your skin tend to mix with the eye shadow causing the shadow to collect in the folds of your upper lids.

Mascara creates a flattering fringe to your eyes. Even more so if you have blond lashes. You can choose black as a common color used. There are products today, Magic Lash for example that helps you further enhance your eyelashes. It’s applied after your first coast of mascara. You apply Magic Lash then a second coat of mascara. For those of us who can’t afford eyelash extensions it’s a God send. It might be something you want to look into.

Following tips can assist you have the best eyes.

1- Dust eye shadow powder over your lids if you have not already put on your eye shadow.

2- Curl your eyelashes first because you don’t want to smudge the line unless you are going for the smoky eyes look.

3- With eyeliner you need to pick the best formula that works for you. If you want a clean straight line, then you would use a cake or liquid liner.

4- To create a softer line, use a eyeliner pencil instead. Make sure you rest your elbows on a hard surface to help steady your hand as you apply the eyeliner. Start in the middle of the eyelid and draw a line as close as you can to the lid. At the outer end of the eyes, draw a slightly upward turn.