Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How to apply Eye Makeup like a Pro

Makeup is Complicated. There are millions of makeup products out in the world with thousands of purposes. As a girl, your introduction to the makeup world is a treacherous journey, to master the art of applying makeup. I shudder to think how I looked when I first attempted to apply makeup. The part I’ve always struggled with is eye makeup, it’s the most difficult. So many things can go wrong when applying products to the eyes. But once you master the basics in eye makeup, the simplest looks can turn out to be the most stunning.

For me, eye makeup was, and still is a complicated matter. So for this blog, I’ve ventured out of my comfort zone to discover tips to help polish my makeup applying skills.

These Eye Makeup Tips will help your own quest to have flawless-looking eye makeup for both day and night, and formal and casual occasions.

We all have to start somewhere, and the first step in applying makeup is eye shadows! First, you must apply a primer to serve as the base for the eye shadows and for the rest of the makeup products.

A great Primer I would recommend is the Lid Primer by Jane Iredale. Ever wonder how you can keep eye shadows from creasing on oily lids, or how you can get more life and longer wear out of your favorite color? The Lid Primer by Jane Iredale also doubles as a shadow that can be applied with a finger to make the eye look moist and shimmery. It adds a subtle highlight to the lid, and can be worn alone or with shadows on top. Next, you choose what color you’d like! A great tip to remember that eye color is supposed to add depth to your eyes, and make them appear more open. There is such a thing as too much color, or to dark of a shade.

If you are unsure of which colors complement you, a great help is to go by colors that combine well with the color of your eyes.
  • Blue eyes are complemented by violet, deep blue, purple, grey and taupe.
  • Green and Hazel eyes look best in apricot, purple, plum, brown and green.
  • Brown eyes can be highlighted by copper, champagne, bronze and green shades.
Once you find the colors that complement you, you apply the eyeshadow as directed below:

  1. Apply base colour on the upper eyelid. To avoid a clownish look, don’t bring it close to the nose or all the way up to the eyebrows.
  2. Put contour colour along the lashes and in the crease. Add more colour to the outside corner of your eyes, connecting together the lines along the lashes and in the crease.
  3. Use highlight colour in the area under the brow and in the inside corner of your eye.
  4. Accent colour is applied on the mobile lid right above your iris.
The next step to our journey for beautiful eyes is the eyeliner. I personally am addicted to eyeliner. Eyeliner adds the oomph to the polished look provided by the right application of the eye shadow. A general rule is to draw one continuous line on the lower lid and then follow with another line on the upper lid. A great tip, start for the inner going to the outer corner for a cleaner finish.

A Great eyeliner that gives a clean line, is Eyeliner by Blinc. Formerly known as Kiss Me, Blinc is the original eyeliner invented to form a water-resistant "layer of color" that contours your eyes. Since Blinc is not a cosmetic paint like conventional eyeliners, it cannot fade, smudge, run or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes. The intense layer of color creates a dramatic look that lasts all day. Only when you are ready for removal, the layer of color will effortlessly slide off your skin into your hand without the use of a harsh makeup remover. It's better than waterproof! Ideal for those with sensitive eyes, contact lens wearers, and active people in search of an eyeliner whose look, hold and ease of removal is without compromise.

And finally the mascara, Last but certainly not the least, applying mascara for more definition, and to add that last bit of polish to your look. Before applying mascara, it is always good to curl your lashes for longer-looking lashes. And voila! Your eye makeup is perfect!

Speaking of perfect, the Perfect Mascara I would recommend would be the Treatment Mascara Duo by Brenda Christian. This Double-ended miracle Mascara conditions eyelashes; actually plumping them from the inside out with special Panthenol filled eyelash primer and mascara. Plastic surgeons recommend Treatment Mascara Duo because it is easy to remove and allows gentle removal with any facial cleanser. Highly water-resistant, contact lens wearers prefer Treatment Mascara Duo because it doesn’t flake or smear into the eyes.

With these tips, your mission to perfect eye makeup should be complete. If you were like me  I hope these tips, helped add polish to your application skills. And if your already a Pro, I hope you learned something new, or found inspiration! All these Products I've mentioned and More, can be found at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa.


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