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17 january 2024

Eye makeup step by step

Eye makeup is a great way to make your eyes stand out and enhance your entire look. Whether you are going for a natural look or a dramatic look, understanding the basics of eye makeup is essential. In this article, we will give you a step-by-step guide to applying eye makeup, as well as helpful tips and advice to perfect your techniques.

Preparing to apply eye makeup

Cleansing your face

As mentioned earlier, cleansing your face is an important first step in applying eye makeup. Use a mild facial cleanser to remove any makeup residue, dirt and excess oil. Be sure to rinse your face thoroughly with water and pat it dry with a soft towel.

In addition to cleansing your face, it is also important to thoroughly clean your eyes. Use an eye makeup remover to remove all residue from mascara, eye shadow and eyeliner. This will ensure that your eyelids are clean and ready to apply new makeup.

If you suffer from sensitive eyes, it is recommended that you use an eye makeup remover designed specifically for sensitive eyes. These removers are often free of irritating ingredients and will ensure that your eyes do not get irritated while cleaning.

Moisturize skin

Another important step in creating a good foundation is moisturizing the skin around your eyes. This helps to keep the skin supple and hydrated, allowing makeup to apply evenly and stay on longer. Use an eye cream designed specifically for the sensitive skin around the eyes and gently massage it in with your fingertips.

Applying primer

After you have cleansed and moisturized your face, it is time to apply a primer. An eye primer helps eye makeup last longer and prevents it from pulling into the fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes. Apply a small amount of primer to your eyelids and blend it well with your fingertips or a brush.

Different types of eye makeup products

There are different types of eye makeup products available, each with its purpose and effect. 

  1. Eye shadow is used to add color and dimension to your eyelids. There are countless colors and textures to choose from, from matte neutral shades to shimmering metallic ones. 
  2. Eyeliner is an essential product to define your eyes and create a seductive look. There are different types of eyeliners, such as liquid eyeliners, pencils, and gel eyeliners. Practice applying a tight line along your upper lash line. You can also experiment with different eyeliner styles, such as a winged eyeliner or a smokey eye.
  3. Mascara is a must-have product to give your lashes volume and length. There are different types of mascaras, such as volumizing mascaras, lengthening mascaras and waterproof mascaras. Apply the mascara to your lashes using a zigzag motion. This will cover your lashes well and give them a nice curl.
  4. Eye pencil is an indispensable tool to accentuate your eyes and create a seductive look. There are different types of eye pencils available, including kohl, eyeliner, and gel pencils. Whether you go for a subtle outline or a dramatic cat-eye, an eye pencil lets your eyes speak.
  5. An eyebrow pencil is a product for shaping and defining your eyebrows. There are different types of eyebrow pencils, including pencils for emphasizing shape, filling in thin areas and creating a natural look. With an eyebrow pencil, you can achieve the desired shape and thickness for your eyebrow.

Choosing the right eye makeup products is important for a successful makeup look. Make sure you use good quality products that are suitable for your skin type and eye shape. Experiment with different colors and textures to discover which ones best suit your style.

Choosing makeup tools

In addition to picking the right products, you also want to know what tools you need to apply eye makeup. 

Invest in a good set of makeup brushes, such as an eyeshadow brush, a blending brush and an eyeliner brush. These brushes ensure accurate and professional application of your eye makeup.

In addition, it is useful to have an eyelash curler and an eyebrow brush in your makeup collection. An eyelash curler will ensure that your lashes are beautifully curled before applying mascara, while an eyebrow brush will shape your brows and remove any excess eyebrow powder or pencil.

Step-by-step guide to applying eye makeup

1. Applying eye shadow

Before applying eye shadow, start by applying an eye shadow base all over your eyelid. This helps your eyeshadow stay on longer and prevents the colors from building up in the creases of your eyes. Next, apply your desired eyeshadow colors to your eyelid and blend them together nicely for a seamless transition.

If you want a more dramatic look, you can also apply a darker eyeshadow color in the outer corner of your eye and in the crease of your eyelid to create more depth. Remember to blend your eyeshadow well for a natural effect.

Another tip is to apply a highlighter on the brow bone and in the inner corner of your eye to make your eyes glow. This adds a touch of brightness to your eye makeup.

In addition, you can experiment with different eyeshadow techniques, such as a cut crease or a smokey eye, to take your eye makeup to the next level.

2. Using eyeliner

Eyeliner is a great way to define your eyes and create a seductive look. Apply eyeliner along the upper lash line and possibly also along the lower lash line for a more dramatic effect. For a softer look, you can also draw a thin line in the outer corner of the eye.

There are several eyeliner styles you can try, such as a winged eyeliner or a tight line. These styles can give your eyes a unique look.

If you have trouble applying eyeliner, you can also use an eye pencil to define your eyes. The eye pencil can be blurred for a softer look or can be used as a base for your eyeliner.

3. Applying mascara

Mascara makes your lashes look fuller and longer. Start by curling your lashes with an eyelash curler to create a more open look. Next, apply a coat of mascara to your lashes, starting at the roots and working your way to the tips. Repeat this process if desired, and allow the mascara to dry between coats.

To add extra volume to your lashes, you can use a mascara with a volumizing formula. This formula will make your lashes look thicker.

If you like a more natural look, you can also use a brown mascara instead of a black mascara. This will give a softer look to your eyes.

In addition, you can also gently touch up your lower lashes with a little mascara for a more defined look.

Tips for perfecting your eye makeup techniques

Perfecting your eye makeup techniques is an art in itself. Here are some handy tips to help you improve your eye makeup:

How to make eye makeup last longer

To make sure your eye makeup stays on longer, you can use a makeup fixing spray. This spray ensures that your makeup stays in place and prevents it from fading during the day. In addition, it is also important to regularly touch up your eye makeup and check that everything is still in place.

Another tip to ensure that your eye makeup stays on longer is to use an eye primer. An eye primer creates a smooth base for your eye makeup and makes it adhere better to your skin. This will help your eye makeup stay on longer and keep it looking fresh throughout the day.

In addition, it is important to invest in quality eye makeup products. Cheap makeup fades and bleeds faster. Therefore, choose products that are known to last.

Complete your eye makeup routine with Bright Beauty Vanity

You now have the steps to apply your eye makeup perfectly, but for the ultimate experience and precision, a makeup mirror is essential. Bright Beauty Vanity offers the best makeup mirrors to help you perfect every detail of your look. Made of FSC-certified MDF and equipped with long-lasting LED lights, our mirrors offer lighting options for every occasion. Whether you select warm, neutral or white light, our touch dimmer provides the perfect setting. 

Complete your makeup routine and buy your makeup mirror now from Bright Beauty Vanity, the number one choice of professionals.

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