Eye Makeup Tutorial For Beginners
Here we have a complete eye makeup tutorial that everyone can use no matter what look you are going for.Let’s go ahead and get started with the basics and move on from there.
1.) How to Apply Eye Shadow
Eyeshadow is a frequently used cosmetic. It is commonly applied on the eyelids as well as under the eyebrows. It is used so as to make one’s eyes stand out and look more attractive. Proper use of eye shadow can help in adding definition to one’s eyes, be it in terms of size, depth or shape. Then again, it could even be used to simply give a better definition to the eye by drawing more attention to it, without any heavy application. They come in a variety of colours and textures, each of it made to fit a specific purpose. Coming to the actual usage of eye shadow, it isn’t necessarily the most simple of tasks. On the contrary, it happens to be quite difficult if one doesn’t know what to do. Regardless, here is a step-by-step guide to applying eyeshadow to get a great look every time:
Step 1: The foundation colour, that is the main colour being used, should be placed evenly across the eyelid.
Step 2: With the help of a brush or a piece of cotton, the foundation should be thoroughly spread across.
This should be done until one gets an even colour all across the eyelid.
Step 3: Apply an additional amount of eye shadow, if in case the colour isn’t even enough for the next step.
THE ACTUAL EYE MAKEUP
1.) Shining colours that are meant for highlighting should be used if in case one desires to get a bright and awakened look. This is the way to create the appearance of bigger eyes.
2.) When creating details, one should stick to the darker colours. These colours should be used in such a way that they match the foundation. For example, if one uses blue as the foundation colour, the preferred colour for details should preferably be dark blue or purple.
3.) If one desires to create the effect of curvature and mould the eyes in a specific shape, it is advisable to use a darker colour alongside the foundation.
4.) If one wishes to create a gradient look, the colours chosen should be compatible with that of the foundation, so that the colours stand out in the end, as opposed to getting mixed up.
ADVANCED EYE MAKEUP TIPS
1.) When trying to highlight the eyebrows as opposed to the eyelids, it is best to use a neutral and preferably light colour for both the base as well the actual makeup. In general, it should be lighter than the colour of the eyebrows.
2.) If there is a desire to create contours, one will need to blend darker colours along the crease of the eye, which is between the eye and the brow bone.
3.) When creating a crease and fade effect, one can have the whole eyes primed with an eyeshadow base and have it augmented with a suitable colour.
4.) Apply several layers of eyeshadow, if in case there is a desire to create a multicolour effect.
ADDITIONAL EYE MAKEUP TIPS
1.) Never mix the brushes or cotton swabs that are used. This could result in the colours getting mixed up and making a mess.
2.) Always apply the foundation after deciding what the secondary coat is going to be. This will help in bringing out the desired effect, as opposed to creating a mixed up mess.
3.) Ensure that the eyeshadows are applied as close to the eyelid’s edge as possible, so as to give a more even look.
4.) Don’t hesitate to apply a bit more colour when working on a blending or a fading effect. They usually require more colours than the more basic styles.
5.) Always make sure to create an even distance between the two ends of the eye and maintain those proportions on both the eyes, so that the end result
will be a mirror image of the eye shadow on both the eyes.
That would be it. These are some of the most effective and yet simple tips when applying eye shadow.
Carefully following these simple eye makeup tutorial steps are more than sufficient to get that look that you’ve always been dreaming about.
2.) How to Use Glitter for Eye Makeup
This next eye makeup tutorial is a little bit more advanced, yet will be picked up with a little practice and patience. Glitter is an integral part of makeup and used all across the beauty industry. They are used to accentuate the look due to the way they help to reflect light and create a shimmering effect. The glitter that is used commonly comes from the mineral mica. They comprise of tiny reflective particles that bounce off light and help to create the sought after shimmering look. As much as it might look great, there is a specific way to apply the glitter. It is important to keep this in mind since these particles are loose and in a powdery form, which makes it very easy to fall into one’s eye and cause discomfort. Here is a general guide on how one needs to use glitter when applying them as part of eye makeup:
1.) Choose the Ideal Colour
The colour that is to be chosen will depend on the kind of eye shadow one is using. In addition to this, one will also have to take other things into account such as the colour of one’s skin, hair, dress, etc. The best colour would be that which works harmoniously with all of these elements.
2.) Use a Good Primer
A primer is used to provide a good base for the glitter particles. Once the primer has been applied, the glitter needs to be carefully spread out with the help of a suitable brush. Care should be taken that they don’t fall into the eye when this is being done.
In addition to this, care should also be taken to ensure that the glitter is carefully spread out to give an even coat without falling off. The whole process should be done slowly so as to allow the glitter to set into the primer. Rushing through this phase will cause the glitter to simply fall off.
The primer should be of the same colour as the glitter or one which complements it.
3.) Create a Good Outline
One of the best ways to get a good finish with glitter is to finish everything off with the help of eyeliner.
Eyeliners help to draw clear lines across the eyes and fill out gaps that weren’t filled up with the glitter. This gives the make up a smooth and consistent look all over. The best eyeliner to use would depend on the colour of glitter being used. In addition to being compatible with the glitter, the eyeliner should also be compatible with the primer that was used in the beginning.
4.) Use a Tissue during Application of Glitter
A good strategy to prevent glitter from falling into one’s eye is to simply place a piece of tissue below the eyelid.
This tissue will catch any and all pieces of stray glitter and prevent them from falling into the eyes.
5.) Remove the Excess Glitter
The next thing to do would be to remove any excess glitter that might be lying around on the eyelid.
This can be done by gently brushing the glitter that has already been applied on the eyelid. Another alternative is to gently place a piece of tissue and let any stray glitter particles to stick to the tissue, before throwing it away.
As a whole, glitter can give an amazing look and immensely enhance one’s appearance when used properly.
Dine right; it is an excellent way to get the look of a diva without much effort.
3.) How to Use Colour Contacts Safely
This is one thing that a regular eye makeup tutorial would not cover, that’s why we are different. Human eyes come in a variety of colours. They range from being as blue as the sky to as dark as ebony. While much of the world has brown eyes, there are certainly numerous other colours that can be found if one searches hard enough. The range of colours that one can see in the world is downright amazing. The range of colours that one commonly comes across is brown, hazel, amber, blue, green, etc. As diverse as these colours may be, the fact is that much of the world has brown eyes, in varying tints and shades. Much of the diversity in colour is concentrated predominantly in Europe and in that, northern Europe. Since humans always have the tendency to want something which they don’t have, it is only common and normal that this tendency applies to the eyes as well. Plenty of people across the world desire to have eyes that are blue, green, etc. AS trivial as it might sound, it is certainly a cosmetic necessity to a lot of people, even if it happens to be a temporary one. Naturally, the fashion industry has catered to this demand along with many more, with the introduction of coloured contacts that can be used to change the colour of a person’s eye at a moment’s notice. If one is considering using these coloured contacts, it is necessary that they take into consideration a few important things beforehand.
This is to ensure that the eyes don’t get negatively affected because of temporary vanity.
In general, here are some of the most important things to consider when using coloured contacts:
1.) Pick the Right Color
The first thing in the list of tips would be to simply choose the right colour.
What this means is that it is always advisable to first and foremost go for those colours that naturally occur in humans. This will make one look a lot more normal and be socially acceptable when compared to using a colour that doesn’t’ occur naturally like red or yellow.
Secondly, the colour of the contact lens should go along with the rest of the body. Just as one would choose the right hair colour, the same would also apply to coloured contacts.
2.) Check the Nature of the Contacts
Contact lenses come in two varieties; Disposable and Reusable.
Disposable contacts are those contacts that can only be used once, after which they are to be thrown away.
Reusable ones are the contacts that can be used repeatedly several times over.
Based on the nature of the contacts, a clean place for storing the lenses should be kept to keep them safe and hygienic for future use.
3.) Put the Lenses On In Clean Area
This is the most important thing to consider when putting on contacts.
When using contacts, the first thing that should come into mind is that it is essentially something that pertains to one’s vision. Therefore even the smallest of mistakes can cause a great deal of problems down the road.
In addition to washing hands and sterilising it with rubbing alcohol, the preparation area should also be rubbed down with surgical spirit to maintain a clean and sterile environment.
4.) Track Lens Usage
While it may look good when they are put on, the lenses cannot be used continuously.
Unlike other parts of the body which receive their oxygen from the blood, the eyes receive it through direct contact with the air.
Continuously using contacts will result in serious eye damage, as they hinder the eye’s ability to interact with the air.
5.) Apply Any Other Makeup after Putting On the Lens
This is important so as to prevent the makeup from accidentally coming into contact with the lens while they are being put on.
The best practice is to always put on the contacts and only then to apply the other bits of makeup like eye shadow, eyeliner, etc.
6.) Store them properly After Use
If in case they are reusable contacts, never leave them lying around in the open. Store them in the specific container that is designed for their storage. These containers typically come with an alcohol-based medium that keeps the lens sterile until future use.
The actual usage of the lens is quite simple and easy to manage with this eye makeup tutorial.
Step 1: To begin with, one will need to do everything in a sterile place. This can be achieved with the help of a sterilising agent like surgical spirit. In addition to it, one must properly wash their hand and then as a precautionary measure, apply a certain amount of rubbing alcohol.
Step 2: Take the lens out of the cover and place it directly above the iris. This should only be done with the help of a mirror and adequate lighting.
Step 3: When the lens is directly above the iris, it needs to be placed on the iris gently without any pressure. One may need to hold both the eyelids together so as to prevent any reflex action where they might close during the lens application.
Step 4: Blink a few times just to check if the lens is properly in place or not. The lens should fit firmly on the iris without issues.
Step 5: Make tiny adjustments if in case the lens happens to be slightly off, so as to make it properly align with the iris.
Step 6: You’re done and ready to go.
In all, these are some of the most important things to consider, when using contacts for cosmetic purposes.
While they can certainly give a great look when used properly, it is important to be well versed with how to handle them properly, be it when putting them on or taking them off.
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