Whether you’re trying out makeup for the first time or feeling disappointed after many attempts, it can be difficult to get to grips with making over your eyes. With eyeliner, eye shadow, mascara, and lash curlers, where do you even start? These tips will help you figure out how to use eye makeup to update your look to leave you looking and feeling gorgeous!
1. Find Your Eye Shape
Whether because of genes or nationality, there are many different eye shapes. Just by looking at your friends, you can notice that some have round eyes, some are wider set, some tilt downwards or up, and some have mono lids (where the eyelid isn’t clearly defined). By figuring out your own eye shape, you can find makeup looks that work better for your particular face.
2. Put Eye Shadow Above Your Crease
Many makeup tutorials instruct you to put eye shadow into your crease, the deepest part of your eyelid where it meets the area below your brow. This creates a shadow that can make your eye look bigger and more impactful. If you want to make sure you’re targeting the right area and making your eyes look even larger, put a darker shadow just above your crease so it sits on the flat part of your eye underneath your brow but close to your eyelid. The difference will be subtle but make you look noticeably more Disney-eyed!
3. Apply Multiple Coats of Mascara
Long-term makeup addicts will be familiar with feeling of layering on mascara, but many beginners apply just one coat. Mascara aims to lengthen, thicken, and curl your eyelashes, and it can make the biggest difference to your look. To add an extra dimension to your look, apply a second or third coat of mascara about 10 seconds after you immediately coat your lashes.
4. Dot Your Eyeliner On
Eyeliner is the worst nightmare for many makeup beginners. Getting a clean line across your upper lid can be difficult, and many tricks simply don’t work. However, by making small eyeliner dots right above your lashes you can create a simple line for yourself to follow. Just drag the eyeliner to connect the dots and you’ll find yourself with a smooth line that won’t require 30 attempts to achieve.
5. Use Highlighter to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger
Maybe you find that whenever you put on eye makeup, your eyes end up looking smaller than you’d like. If that’s the case, try using a highlighter or white eyeliner to define your eyes and open them up. Try lining your waterline (the pinker part behind your eyelashes), the inner corners of your eye, and under your eyebrow to make your eyes truly pop.
Applying eye makeup doesn’t need to be a chore, and it can make a beautiful difference to your face. By trying these simple tips, even the most inexperienced makeup-wearing wannabe can take their eye look to the next level.