Eyes are the window of the soul, but the way you enhance them can really make a difference and propel you to the center of attention. Notice how by using simple eye makeup – eye liner and mascara – you’re like a different person? As you’re adding more color to the eyes, they become deep and mesmerizing.
Eye makeup is far from being ordinary. Even if it’s made using the same old products since ever – liner, eyeshadow, highlighter and mascara – you have infinite possibilities to choose from and how to use them.
Some simple rules: If you don’t want to get puffy eyes in the morning, before going to bed avoid applying the eye contour cream to your upper eyelid, just under the eyes. Keeping your eye creams in the fridge will be an extra treat when applying as it cools your skin and tends to constrict blood vessels slightly making the area firmer.
Makeup base can be also used for the eye area – unless specified otherwise.By using a base, eye makeup will last much longer, won’t crease and colors will be more vibrant. To give more depth and gleam to eyes, use highlighter in the inner corner of the eye and on the brow bone. If you want to line your eyes, you should use liquid/gel eye liner only on the upper eye lid – these tend to irritate the eyes – and use a Kohl pencil on lower lash line and waterline.
Using eye shadows can help creating the illusion of larger, smaller, close set or even wide set eyes. If you go for heavy eye makeup, keep the rest of the face simple – nude lips and natural cheeks. The colors you choose for your eye makeup, besides emphasizing your eyes, can also help slightly change the shades of your iris – especially for green and hazel eyes.
Specialists say, the perfect eye shadow colors would be the complementary shades for the color of your iris. If you chose to wear a “full” makeup on your lids, blend it as you move away from the eyes, and for your lower lids use a pearly white eye shadow, or a highlighter pencil. If you want to get the best results, get a set of brushes with the basic brushes for the perfect eye makeup.
MysteriousWhat any other color would suit this look than a ripe plum, deep purple that adds a certain allure and drama to your eyes that can’t be created with other makeup. First, apply a light silver eye shadow from lash line to brow. Then take the purple one and apply it into the crease, blending it well into the silver shadow. Line your upper lash line slightly with plum or black liner and apply plenty of mascara.
Neutral eye shadows will always compliment your skin and are great for daytime looks.Apply a pale pink eye shadow to your upper lid of a “cafe latte” shade and a shimmery taupe color to the crease to make eyes look larger.Use the same taupe shade just under your lashes. Use light shimmery shades for the inner corners of the eyes and as a highlight on the brow bone. Curl lashes and define them with mascara.
Smokey eye makeup is for the daring ones. It can be created with any colors you want – green with gold for example, if you want a glam look. Use a deep green for the upper lids, mark your eyes with a green eyeliner, than apply a golden eye shadow in the inner corner of your eyes and blend it into the green. Pick up some green eyeshadow with a small brush and carefully mark the lower lash line. Finish with plenty of mascara or for a more dramatic look apply false lashes.