4 Steps to Beautiful Eyes
Posted on April 11, 2012
No matter how old you are, or what you do, every girl needs to have a basic knowledge of eye makeup in her kitty. The humble eye shadow and eye liner can transform you from a plain jane to a cat-eyed beauty in a matter of minutes, as eye shadow when properly applied can enhance the eyes by opening them up and lifting them. With our simple guide on how to apply eye shadow, you can add a hint of playful flirtatiousness to your face.
Step 1: The Primer/ The Base
You may have slight lid discoloration and pigmentation, which is perfectly normal. You can minimize the effects of this pigmentation. Use a beige tinted eye shadow and sweep it from your lash line to your brow bone using a large shadow brush.
Step 2: Highlight Your Lid
This highlighter shade should be the lightest of all the eye shadow shades you use. You can either use a shimmer or matte color based on the look you’re going for. Apply the highlighter to the inner corner of your lower lash line in order to make your eyes pop and look younger.
Step 3: The Mid-tone
This step is super important for eye definition and you should ensure that the color of eye shadow you use as a mid tone should be darker than the highlight shade but slightly lighter than the color you’re going to use to contour. For this step, it is recommended to use a shader or blender brush. From the outside of your upper eye lid corner start blending till you reach the crease of your eye lid. This is done in such a way that you bring the eye shadow from the outer corner to the inside of your eye.
Step 4: Contour Your eyes
This final step influences the final look and adds a pop of color to your look. You should use the deepest of the shade palette and with a contour brush sweep your eye shadow to the inside corner of your eye from the top lash line.