It seems like these days, magazines bombard us with eye makeup trends, eyeshadow colours and all sorts of different eye makeup formulas. Although they look gorgeous on paper, it is far from what most of us wear on daily basis.
If you find that putting on eye makeup can be an overwhelming task, maybe it is time to review some basic tips.
A classic eye makeup only consists of 2 eyeshadows colours, an eyeliner and some mascara.
The easiest technique is to divide your eyes by (1) the eyelid, (2) the outer corner and (3) the crease.
Once you have this figured out, you can start your application.
1 – The base
Using a large eyeshadow brush, apply a light color all over the mobile eyelid. Chose a color from white, beige, rose, peach, gold, silver….
It will make you eyes look bigger and brighter.
2 – The corner
Using a small contour brush, apply a dark eyeshadow on the outer corner. Apply it as an horizontal ‘V’ shape. The general rule is to not go any further than the last third of your eyes. You can imagine a line going down from the eyebrow arch to your pupil. This is the area you want to stay within.
Use any color from earthy brows, purples, greens or even black.
3 – Blend
Use a blending brush and start moving the dark color inside the crease, up and out toward the beginning of the eyebrow. The goal is the soften the dark color and give your eyes a lift.
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Always start with a little bit of makeup on your brush, it is much easier to increase the intensity as you go.
Finish with an eyeliner, two coats of mascara and voila!
Anne Zimmermann is a Toronto based makeup artist and educator. Having completed her training in France, she brings her “beauté” expertise from movie sets and high fashion runways. You can now see her work on TV personalities and celebrity guests at CityTv, CTV and in various Canadian magazines.