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Eye Makeup Techniques That Every Girl Should Know

 

Girls typically learn the basics about make-up from their mothers or older sisters. Unfortunately as fashion is always evolving, the tips and tricks your mom may have taught you might not be the look you’re going for. Below are three of the most popular eye looks being sported by women today, pick your favourite and we’ll show you how to wear it!

The Smoky Eye

What you Need
• Primer
• Eye shadow palette with at least two different colors of differing shades
• Eye shadow brush
• Eye Liner (either pencil or liquid liner)
• Mascara
• Eye lash curler
Creating a smoky eye is a layering act, but you can do it! This look doesn’t take long once you know what you’re doing. Just remember to start from light to dark.

How To:
1. Grab an eye shadow palette with at least two shades of complimentary colors of differing darkness
2. Apply primer so that your eye makeup does not settle into your crease during the day
3. Using whichever type of eye liner you prefer, draw your eyeliner line across the top lashes, making sure the line in the middle of the eye is thicker than the sides
4. Using a pencil liner run it draw a line along the bottom of the eyelashes and run your finger or a q-tip lightly over it to blend in the color
5. Now apply the base or lightest color across the lid and up to your brow line
6. Using an eye shadow brush blend in color starting at your lash line, and blend up. Blend color into the lash line so until the eye liner disappears.
7. Finish by applying mascara and curling your lashes

Tips:
Try a colored mascara to give eyes an additional “pop” of color
Don’t be afraid to stray from the classic black or gray look by adding in a colored shadow. Purples and blues make for an excellent smoky look!
Pair a bold eye with a neutral or pale lip color to add emphasis to the eyes

The 1950’s Classic Winged Liner

What you Need
• Primer
• Neutral eye shadow
• Color shadow (optional)
• Eye shadow brush
• Eye Liner (either pencil or liquid liner)
• Mascara
• Eye lash curler
Retro has been all the rage lately, and everywhere I look I see AMAZING winged or “cat eye” liner looks. This look can be dressed up or worn casual. With one look in this liner no one will doubt how fabulous your “girl-power-attitude” really is!

How to:
1. Apply a primer so that your eye makeup stays fresh looking throughout the day and doesn’t crease
2. Cover the upper lid and up to the brow line in a neutral color before applying a color shadow (if desired) on the upper lid
3. Draw a light dotted line for where you think you want the liner to go and test by opening your eye… it is A LOT easier to fix any mistakes (or uneven lines) now, instead of when the liner is on
4. Join up the dotted lines using your preferred liner type, check again to make sure you are satisfied with the lines
5. Layer additional liner on top until you reach the desired level of thickness
6. Add on as much mascara as is desired (I think this look is best with long thick lashes)
7. Curl eye lashes if desired

Tips:
Try a liquid liner for an easier glide and the convenience of never having to sharpen a pencil again!
Touch up any mistakes you’ve made with a Q-tip and some make-up remover
For a look straight from the 1940’s and 50’s leave the lower eyelashes bare, putting liner on the bottom as well is a look more popular in the 1960’s, but still very chic.
Try using a light pink, brown or orange color to give your look a modern twist
This look is amazing with a bold lip color!

The Neon Shadow



I love the neon look, but before writing this article, I was completely intimidated to apply the look myself. I was scared of looking like a clown by applying too much makeup or not being bold enough by applying too little. It’s time to let go of the fear and embrace the beautiful colors of this look!

What you Need
• Primer
• Eye shadow palette
• Eye Liner (either pencil or liquid liner)
• Eye shadow brush or tipped applicator
• Mascara
• Eye lash curler

How To:
1. Apply a primer so that your eye makeup stays fresh looking throughout the day and doesn’t crease. (This also helps the color show up as it looks on the palette)
2. Apply the desired eye shadow color to either a brush or foam tipped applicator
3. Tap against your wrist to remove and excess color
4. Apply bright shadows from the outside to the inside of the eye to avoid telltale application lines and keep the edge of the color from looking sloppy
5. Add mascara
6. Curl Lashes

Tips:

Try a dark eye liner to make the color really stand out
Color coordinate your outfit so that your eye palette is really the focus of your look
False lashes make this look perfect for a night on the town, don’t be afraid to glam it up by adding rhinestones or other bedazzlements

 

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