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How to Apply Eye Makeup & Eye Shadow

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When evening calls for a glamorous look, you want to focus on making your eyes amazing. Here’s how to apply eye makeup in only 8 steps.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 10 minutes
How to Apply Eye Makeup Step 1
Prep your eyes with concealer Concealer can be used to cover up under-eye circlesor just the bluish discoloration just under your inner eye. To cover dark undereye circles, apply three dots of concealer under each eye. Start at the inner corner where skin tends to be darkest, then under the pupil and the third on the outer edge. Pat, never rub with your ring finger (this finger tends to have the softest pad) until it disappears.

How to Apply Eye Makeup Step 2
Apply eye base to your lid Eye base is the secret to keeping your shadow in place for hours. Without properly priming your lid first, your eye shadow will likely end up a greasy line in your crease.
How to Apply Eye Makeup Step 3
Follow with eyeliner Dark eye shadows work great as eyeliners. Wet a slanted brush, then dip in a dark eye shadow. Line eyesas close to the upper lashes as possible from the inner corner to the outer corner. Follow with liner on bottom eyes, but only line from the middle of the eye out. Smudge the bottom line with a Q-tip or your finger. You don’t want a prominent line. For aSmokey eye, use a brush to pat in a dark eye shadow along the upper lid and below the lid. You don’t want a stark line, instead you want to blend it so it’s “smudge-y.”
How to Apply Eye Makeup Step 4
Apply eye shadow. It’s great to use a three-toned shadow and build from lids to brow (see How to apply eye shadow). Allowing them to blend into each other like a rainbow is gorgeous, according to celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal. Start with a light color that almost matches your lid. Sweep the color across the lid and up to your brow bone. Follow with a medium color across your lid only. Build on this with a darker color in the crease. Blend the colors well.
How to Apply Eye Makeup Step 5
Brighten your eyes with a highlighter. This step involves only the inside part of the eye. Putting a bit of your lightest eye shadowin the inner corner of your eye will brighten it significantly (this is the makeup artist’s secret and I use this trick all the time). I usually dab a finger into my lightest eye shadow and then I press it into the inner corner of my eye where the upper lid meets the bottom lid. This totally makes eyes ”pop.”
How to Apply Eye Makeup Step 6
Highlight your brow Take the same light eye shadow and dab it on your brow bone, concentrating on your mid-brow outward. Blend with your finger. I like to use Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat just below my brow and just above it, but a super light shadow will do you.
How to Apply Eye Makeup Step 7
Curl lashes an eyelash curler will make even long lashes look more gorgeous. For added effect, you can heat the curler under a blow-dryer for a couple seconds. Test curler before applying to lashes because you could burn yourself.
How to Apply Eye Makeup Step 8
Apply mascara Place the wand of your mascara brush at the bottom of lashes and wiggle back and forth. Follow with another few sweeps of the wand. Apply to bottom lashes as well. See How to apply mascara for step-by-step instruction and extra tips.
What You Need

  • •             Concealer
  • •             Eye shadow
  • •             Eyeliner
  • •             Mascara

How to Apply Eye Shadow

Women have a thing for eye makeup; however, not all women are masters at applying make up. I mean, even makeup artists require years of learning how to apply eyeshadow. So “how to put on eye makeup?” one may ask. Well, it is rather simple if you know the strokes and blends of how to apply eye shadow and makeup. Here are a number of tricks and tips that you can easily follow…

How to Apply Eye Shadow 1

Blend, blend, blend! Well, this is quite a well known fact, but the trick here is how to blend correctly right? So how to apply eyeshadow if you do not even know how to blend?! For starters, pick out three distinct colors. You can start with a very light shade of taupe. The trick here is to start light and then go darker. Brush your entire eye up to your face’s brow bone with the base color (base are always the lightest color), follow up with the lid color (this is medium shade color), and to finish brush on the highlighter (this is the darkest color). Keep a light hand though, or you may end up starting over again.

How to Apply Eye Shadow 2

Colors that will make your eyes pop are the best when you are choosing eye shadows. These days, matching your beautiful eyecolor with a nice eye shadow can in fact bring out your peepers’ color out! But what if you want to apply eye shadow with a bit of contrast? Actually you can! How about for those blue eyes… try on some gorgeous warm gold eye shadow, while for browneyes, pick out a deep bejeweled blue eye shadow?

How to Apply Eye Shadow 3

Avoid applying deep colored eyeshadow to your brow bone. This will be create too much drama for you. You can apply upon your brow bone ONLY if you are applying neutral colored eye shadow.

How to apply Eye shadow 4

Be careful when you apply eye shadow on your eyes’ creases, especially if you are applying a dark eye shadow. Be sure to blend only on your eyes’ outside edges.
How to Apply Eye Shadow 5

Do you want to keep your eye shadow’s base to be kept in place for hours? Try looking for a great base for your eye shadow. For instance, Primer Potion from Urban Decay is a fool proof primer.
How to Apply Eye Shadow 6

When you are about to apply eye shadow, sometimes you think shimmers are really awesome and can make your eyes pop, however, there is a bad side to everything, it highlights the things you would want to hide, such as, lines, heavy lids and those wrinkles! If you really want to apply eye shadow that has shimmer to it, do a nude lid and then put on a little bit of golden shimmer to your brow bone.

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