You don’t have to be a beauty-expert or a makeup artist to learn how to apply eye makeup for a beautiful look. With just a few of the right tools and makeup essentials, you can learn two looks which are sure to leave your eyes looking very pretty. This article will explain how you can get a gorgeous look, as well as how to appropriately make your eyes up for day and evening.
Using Eye Makeup to Create a Stunning Look
For a daytime look, it’s most appropriate to look pulled-together, simple and pretty. Most employers don’t want the women they hire to wear a full face of generously applied eye makeup (which would be more appropriate for a party, date or going out with your girlfriends) to work. To avoid looking overly made-up, stick to light applications and colors that are not too bold. You want people to notice your eyes, not your makeup.
Follow the steps below to achieve a pretty, daytime-appropriate look.
- Apply a thin layer or concealer all over the eyelid, as well as the under-eye area. Blend the concealer thoroughly using your fingers or a makeup sponge. This will even your skin tone and give your eye-shadow a nice surface to stick to.
Using a medium-sized shadow-brush, apply a very light colored (pearly pink, very light lilac, very pale blue, pearly white, champagne, or beige) powder eye-shadow all over the eyelid (from lash line all the way to the bottom of the eyebrows.)
Using a crease-brush, (if you don’t have one, you can use the pointy end of the sponge-tip applicator that usually comes with eye-shadow) apply a slightly darker, yet similar color to the crease (the area in between the lid and brow bone). For example, if you used lilac eye-shadow to fill in the whole eye-lid, use a slightly darker lilac eye-shadow or something in the purple or plum family to fill in the crease.
Carefully line the inner rim or your lower lid with a white eye pencil.
Carefully line the inner rim of your upper lid, only from the outer edge to the middle of the eye, with a black or grey eye pencil.
Using an eyelash curler, curl the upper lashes of both eyes for 10 seconds per eye.
Using a tissue, wipe the wand of a brown or black mascara. Apply one to two coats on the upper lashes.