How do you look when you’re going out on the town or heading to work? If you’re like most women, your eyes are one of the first things others notice when they look at you. This makes eye makeup crucial to your overall look—and it can be especially tricky if you’re just starting out with makeup! But with the right makeup products and tools, and some helpful advice, anyone can create beautiful eye makeup looks, no matter what their skill level. Here are some tips on how to create a flawless eye makeup look for beginners.
Step 1 – Foundation, Concealer and Setting Powder
Before you start your eye makeup, it’s important to create a smooth and even base. To do this, apply foundation all over your face using a makeup brush or beauty blender. Then, use a concealer to cover any blemishes or dark circles. Finally, set your foundation with a translucent setting powder. A great trick is to mix in some loose highlighter onto the top of the powder so that when it sets, it creates a subtle sheen on your skin.
Concealer: Next, focus on concealing any imperfections in the under-eye area. A good way to do this is by using an eyelid primer first before applying light color correcting concealer with a small amount of shine to brighten up under-eye areas that are prone to darkness like circles and bags (just don’t forget your eyebrows!). For those who want more coverage or want fuller looking lashes (like beginners), then you can choose full coverage liquid concealers which can be used alone as an eyeshadow primer.
Step 2 – Eyeshadow Primer
When it comes to creating a flawless eye makeup look, the key is all in the prep work. That’s why the second step in our guide is applying an eyeshadow primer. This will help to create a smooth canvas for your eyeshadow and make the colors pop. Plus, it will help your makeup last longer throughout the day. For women with oily eyelids, we recommend using a primer that contains silicone. This will help to control oil and keep your makeup in place. For those of you who have dry skin, a moisturizing primer might be more suitable. You can apply your eyeshadow after this – just remember to blend well!
Step 3 – Contouring Your Eyes
When it comes to contouring your eyes, there are a few key areas you’ll want to focus on. First, use a light eyeshadow on the inner corner of your eye and along your brow bone to brighten up the area. Next, use a medium shade in the crease of your eye to create depth and dimension. Finally, use a dark shade along your lash line to really make your eyes pop. Blend everything until there are no sharp lines. You can add false lashes if desired, but it’s not necessary. If you’re feeling daring, go ahead and try out some fun eyeliner techniques like winged liner or highlining!
Step 4 – Eyeliner
Eyeliner is one of the most important steps in creating a flawless eye makeup look. It can help define your eyes and make them appear bigger and brighter. Here are some tips on how to apply eyeliner like a pro:
1. Start with a clean, dry face. Moisturize your skin and apply primer before starting your makeup routine. This will help create a smooth canvas for your makeup.
2. Choose the right type of eyeliner. If you have sensitive eyes, opt for a hypoallergenic formula. Gel eyeliner is great for creating precise lines, while liquid eyeliner is perfect for winged looks. Pencil eyeliner is the most versatile and can be used for both thick and thin lines.
The key to getting a great line is keeping the pencil at an angle that matches your lid’s natural crease. Hold it close to your lashes when applying so that it’s easy to smudge it out and soften any harsh edges.
3. Get precise. Use an angled brush or cotton swab dipped in makeup remover if necessary when drawing out wings or cat-eyes because these are typically more detailed shapes than anything else you’ll do today. Trace the edge of the shape first, then go back over with light pressure as needed until you achieve desired thickness or darkness of line
4. Keep things simple for now! Don’t try too many new techniques at once; start off by mastering one application method well before moving onto another!
Step 5 – Mascara
Mascara is one of the most important products in your eye makeup arsenal. Your eyes will appear bigger, brighter, and more awake when you use it. But with so many different formulas and brushes on the market, it can be tricky to know how to apply it correctly.
Here are a few tips
Do not pump the wand into the tube when using mascara! Doing this will cause air bubbles and lead to clumpy lashes.
Apply mascara from root to tip, wiggling as you go along. Hold each lash about halfway up before slowly releasing back down, following its natural curve as you go along. Do not allow the wand to touch your skin or eyelid because this will smudge your eyeliner!
Once you have applied the mascara all over, wait for about 30 seconds for it to dry. Then if necessary add another coat on top without repeating steps 1-4 again (unless you want an even thicker effect). If you’re trying to lengthen your lashes, use a lengthening mascara instead of a volumizing one.
Finally brush off any excess powder that might have been transferred onto your brow bone area.
Step 6 – False Lashes
Depending on the look you’re going for, you may want to add false lashes. For a more natural look, choose individual lashes that you can apply one by one. If you’re going for a more dramatic look, opt for a strip of lashes. Before applying the lash adhesive, measure the strip against your eye and trim off any excess. Wait 30 seconds for the adhesive to become tacky, then apply the lash strip as close to your natural lash line as possible. Use tweezers to gently press down on the strip and secure in place. You’ll also want to use an eyelash curler before adding falsies – this will help them stand out.
Step 7 – Highlighting/Eyebrows
Highlighting is the process of adding light to certain areas of the face to create dimension, while also making the skin look more radiant. Eyebrow shaping can really make or break your whole look, so it’s important to get it right! Here’s a quick guide on how to do both:
1. To highlight, use a concealer that is one or two shades lighter than your skin tone and apply it under your eyes, on the inner corners of your eyes, down the bridge of your nose, and on your cupid’s bow.
2. Then, take a clean spoolie brush and blend everything out until there are no harsh lines.
3. Next, it’s time to fill in those brows! You should have already cleaned up any unruly hairs with a wax beforehand, but if not, now would be the time to trim them. Start by brushing them up with an eyebrow brush and gel/pomade combo.
4. Follow this by applying powder with an angled brush from underneath your brows (the dark shadowing should help you find where they start). Once you’re done with this step, lightly brush back down over the top of your eyebrows again so they are all set in place. If needed, add some clear mascara over the top as well to keep things tidy!