Friday, October 1, 2010

How To ... Apply Eye Makeup, Eyeliner and Mascara

The eyes are the window to the soul and are the part of your makeup that will require the most time and patience to do. Knowing how to apply makeup is essential to look good and to have a good overall makeup style. When you are applying eye makeup you need various products varying from a few different eyeshadow tones, eyeliner, mascara and concealer.

You will need a few different tones of eyeshadow, 2 or 3 for each makeup style and you can get these in different types, you can choose between eyeshadow powder, eyeshadow cream in a stick or in pencil forms and paints in a tube in all different textures.

The eyeliner can be a liquid eyeliner that is applied with a thin brush and these require you to have a some training and a steady hand to apply them. For most girls the best is using eyeliner pencils because they are very easy to use and you don’t need such a steady hand.

The final product you will need is the mascara in a tube with a brush or it can come in a powder cake. Powder cake mascara is rare nowadays because the mascara in a tube with a brush gives a much better effect and you can carry it around and use it easier.

An extra product you might want to have handy is a concealer. Although the concealer is part of the foundation it can be use to make the dark circles under your eyes a bit lighter before you start your makeup.

How to Apply Eyeshadow

Most of the eyeshadow sets come in sets of three tones that have three different values from light, medium and dark. As a rule of thumb you should apply the light tone to the top part of your eyelids and on the brow bone. Then use the medium tone to color your eyelids by beginning at the inside corner of the eye and stoking to the outer part of the eye lid. To blend the eyeshadow tones you can use a brush or your fingertip.

After that you should use the dark tone to add some depth and then blend the colors together to finish it off. Remember that dark tones make you eyes look deeper and light tones make your eyes pop out.

How to Apply Eyeliner

The second step in the eye makeup is to apply the eyeliner. Eyeliner can give different effects depending on how you apply it. If you want your eyes to look wider then you start the line about one fourth away

from the inside of the eye. The line should start out thin and get a little bit bigger on the edge. If your eyes are already wide apart then you can make them look closer together by making the line on the whole eyelid length.

How to Apply Mascara

The final touch of you eye makeup is applying mascara. Mascara makes the eyebrows look thicker and longer. When you apply mascara it is important that you look down into your mirror or that you tilt your head so that you can see the whole eyelashes and not just the tips. When applying the mascara use light strokes so that you can separate the lashes and get a nice coat of mascara that makes your lashes longer, darker and thicker. Don’t leave any clumps on your lashes because that will take the natural look away!

The eyes are an essential part of your makeup routine and it is the part of your makeup that will take the longest!

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