Best Eye Makeup Techniques
Have you ever spent time searching the Internet for eye makeup techniques and tips? Phew, all sorts of advice, some conflicting, some slavishly following ultra-conservative ideas and some simply downright ridiculous.
You know the ones I mean.
The many, many hours I have spent on researching the best ways of applying eyeshadow, combining ideas from the study of famous makeup artists and their eye makeup techniques plus my own little gems are all here on this website for your benefit and here are the two most important ones:
Two vital guidelines for applying eyeshadow are:
1. Less is more
2. Blend, blend, blend
1. I love mineral eyeshadows and I always use them wet.
Used wet, they reveal a new and exciting aspect of the color -deep and intense (as well as not being so messy). And what indulgent colours: sometimes metallic, sometimes shiny, sometimes be-jewelled.
Another bonus is that when used wet, they last for so much longer.
2. Use a touch of gold shadow on the brow bone to make your eyes look even brighter.
3. A metallic gold eye shadow applied to the centre of the eyelid looks very elegant.
4. With a gold or pink highlighter (white can be too bright) draw a >-shape that follows the inner corner of your eye from top to bottom. Blend with your fingers.
This will help make your eyes 'pop.'
5. To make eyes appear wider, trace the inner rims of eyes with a white or beige pencil. (Soften the tip of the pencil by drawing some lines on the back of your hand.)
6. For sultry evening eyes, trace the inner rims of eyes with a dark eyeliner pencil. This eye makeup technique may make your eyes appear smaller if you don't lightly smudge a deep colour close to the top and bottom eye lashes.
Try purple, grey, navy, a dark green and even black.
I know, I know - black! Just a touch can look quite good ... try it.
A favourite old trick used by top makeup artists
Petroleum jelly on the eyelid.
This look does require a lot of upkeep as the gloss and underneath eyeshadow colour will travel into the crease and look messy. Great for those special photos though.
A Stunning Eye Makeup Technique