Makeup is a form of art used to enhance the appearance and personal beauty. Some people also use it to hide birthmarks, moles and other blemishes. It can alter ones’ look, expression, and style. Some people think makeup is used solely for appraisal and catching the attention of others, but it is much more than that. Eye makeup is its’ own country in the world of makeup. Skilled and professional application of eye makeup can instantly makes eyes more glamorous, gorgeous and attractive. However, it is impossible for daily visits to the salon, as most people have a busy enough routine between work and life; but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn these skills yourself.
Try these easy tips of to help enhance your own eyes. These are fairly easy to follow, and will help you save both your money and time. Before applying any shadows, make sure to set your lids with some primer to help everything stay on the whole day. Let’s dive in.
Day Eye Makeup
Apply a light eye shadow that matches your outfit on the entire eye lid, and blend well. Apply liquid eyeliner on lash line, starting from the middle of the upper lash line to the outer eye crease. Be careful not to draw it on too thick. Curl your lashes and swipe on some mascara to make your eyes look bigger.
Evening Eye Makeup
After applying an eye shadow base on the whole lid, with a black eyeliner pencil, trace an eye shape from the outer lash line through and around to the eye crease. Blend this with a bit of shadow from the outer edge of the eye towards the eye crease.
Now, apply any color of your choice on the lid and blend it well with the black. You can use a highlighter to enhance the arch area below your brows. Apply liquid eye liner and heavy mascara on lashes.
Smoky Eye Makeup
First, apply an eye shadow base on the whole lid, then blend in a dark shade from your lashes to your crease. Use an angled brush small enough to drag the shadow along your lower lash lines and into your crease. Next, softly blend the dark shadow at the crease and along the bottom lashes with either a q-tip or smudge brush.
Tight line your eyes with a pencil or gel eyeliner and apply liquid eyeliner on upper lash line. To finish it off, curl your lashes and put on some mascara.
Arabic Eye Makeup
Apply the eye shadow base on the whole lid, and put a golden shadow onto the inner corner of the eye. Add in a rusty color into the middle of the eyelid and then a brown color on the outer edge of the eye and blend it well. Make the crease of the eye more prominent with black eye shadow and the help of a good crease brush. Now, highlight the arch under your eyebrows. Finish with black eyeliner and some black mascara.
Ancient Egyptian Eye Makeup
Apply a base shadow on your eyes and use your choice of green, copper or black shadows. Apply these shades on the whole eyelid and blend it well with a natural brush. The focus of Egyptian makeup is the unique designs made with a black kohl pencil that lines the eyes. Many lines, shapes and styles were used to accentuate the eyes for such a distinctive look. In fact, the Egyptians used makeup for magical and religious purposes, and believed that certain designs could protect them from evil.
Cat Eye Makeup
For this look, it is easiest to use this little trick with a small piece of tape. Following the outer edge of your lower lash line, stick it from the corner of your eye and towards the end of your eyebrow. This helps create a defined line and allows you to be a little messy with your work. Now, apply a light shade on the inner corner of your eye and a darker shade on the outer edge of your eye and blend together towards the center. Apply liquid eyeliner from the inner corner of your eye towards the tape for a bold defined cat eye. Once it has dried, remove the tape towards your eyebrow to reduce chances of smudges. To complete the look, tight line your eyes and add some mascara. Voila, a perfect cat eye!
That’s all there is to it! Make an impression at your special event with your new makeup skills and keep practicing and experimenting to add your own personal flair into these iconic looks!