I’m always looking for new ways to do my makeup, and I found some great looks for all of us to try. Let’s get to it!
1. Get your brows right! The first thing I like to do is fix my eye brows. If you need in depth tips on how to do the perfect brow, you can click this link: 6 Simple Steps to Perfectly Arched Eyebrows . Make sure you have them perfectly arched and filled in with a pencil or a brow powder.
2. Prime your lids. Please don’t skip this step. You will find that your eye makeup has a very different effect if you prime it first. I personally like to prime my lids with a very thin coat of clear lip gloss or petroleum jelly because it doesn’t interfere with the color of the eye shadows. Some primers have a little beige color to it, but for the most part, they don’t interfere with the color either, so you can use whichever one you like the most. Just spread the primer over your whole eye area all the way up to the brow.
3. Take an eye shadow brush (with bristles) or sponge tip applicator and apply silver eye shadow at the inner corners of your eye moving up toward the brows. Brush the color just below your brows, especially below your arch and below the outer tip of the brow.
4. Next, take a black or dark gray eye shadow and apply it across the eyelid, leaving the inner corners silver. (The silver inner corners keep your eyes highlighted.) Brush the black eye shadow beyond the crease up to the brow bone, and softly blend the edges of the black into the silver eye shadow. There should still be silver color peeking out from below your brows and in the corners of your eyes.
5. Draw a thin line in the crease of your eye lid with a sharp gold shimmer pencil or use an eye liner brush and apply a shimmery gold eye shadow in the crease. Blend it in moving the brush side to side in a windshield wiping motion. The color should be in the crease and slightly above the crease.
6. With a black pencil liner, draw a line starting from the inner corner, and bring it to the outer corner thickening the line as you go. This method is easier if you’re using a liquid eye liner because all you have to do is apply more pressure to the brush as you go. But if you’re using a pencil, you may have to go back and thicken the line by layering on more liner. For your bottom lids, start from the inner corners, and apply the eyeliner throughout the lash line, thickening the line as you meet the outer corner.
7. Then take an eyeliner brush (or the tip of a sponge applicator), and put a little bit of black eye shadow on the brush. Blend the color into the liner, and slightly below the eye liner on your bottom lashes. Apply the eye shadow all the way to the outer corners just as you did the eyeliner.
8. The final step is to apply your mascara. In the photo, the model appears to have gold mascara on her bottom lashes. You can buy colored mascaras for this, or you can use a clear or gold lip gloss and mix it with gold eye shadow until it makes a paste, then apply on your bottom lashes. For your top lashes, you have an option of using false lashes, but I’m just going to give you tips on how to make your real lashes look longer. Check out this article, 6 Ways to Get Long, Lush Lashes: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6101310/6_professional_tips_for_long_lush_lashes.html
Enjoy your new look!
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Color Made Simple! Using the Color Wheel to Master Your Makeup, Pt. 2: PICKING OUT FOUNDATION
Color Made Simple! Using the Color Wheel to Master Your Makeup, Pt. 3: HIGHLIGHTING and CONTOURING