The makeup industry does not have a shortage of products for you to help you make the most attractive eye makeup looks from subtle and classy to dramatic and eye-catchy.
However, for someone who is still learning the ropes of makeup application, the different techniques and products can be too overwhelming.
That is why it is a good idea for you to get some basic information about the different types of makeup that are available in the market today. Eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and lip color are just a few of the eye makeup products. Here is a simple rundown on the different types of makeup that are available:
Brush: An easy to use, long-lasting makeup brush used to apply eye makeup. You need to apply your eyeliner first, then add eyelash and brow line crease before finishing your eyelash and eyebrow look with the shade of eyeliner that matches with your natural brow color.
Eyelash: This product helps to define your upper and lower lashes, defining the eye-shadow appearance for you. You can choose from among the many shades of eyeliner and mascara for your different eyelash colors.
How to Apply Smokey Eye Makeup
Mastering a dramatic or subtle smokey eye is a rite of passage for many makeup artists and beauty lovers alike; however, it is also the one most people can master simply by breaking it down into smaller parts.
This type of makeup application is usually best mastered by learning to use a single versatile application brush to apply both base and shadow. Using an eyeshadow brush with only one side having an intricate design or color helps bring out the eyes as a whole.
When the makeup is applied with a single sweeping motion, the eyes will appear drawn together and defined with either soft or heavy lines from the eye shadow.
When applying the smokey eye, using a brown eyeshadow is ideal to soften the look and blend eyeshadow on top of the eye. To apply the brown eyeshadow, begin at the brow bar and sweep upward slowly.
After the crease is reached, make a crease in the outer corner of the eye and fill it in with a brown eyeshadow and blend from the crease to the bottom edge. Use a single angled brush to blend the shadow in from the crease to the outer corner and top lash line.
Basic Application of Eyeliner
Eyeliner is the base color on your eyelids where your eyes begin to look. The other two colors are added to highlight and accentuate your eyes depending upon the light conditions during the day.
There are three basic types of eyeliner makeup that you can choose from; the water-based, oil-based, and the latex or permanent makeup.
You can also make use of the liner alone for a natural look, if you want to apply it all-day long. However, the heavy eyeliner makeup is great for those who are either applying makeup on a very short notice or those who are required to wear heavy eye makeup frequently.
You can wear the heavy eye makeup look simply by applying the liner to your upper and lower lids and then filling them with the shadow. However, you can create a more dramatic look by creating a smudged effect on both sides of your eyes.
For this type of look, you need to use two to three coats of the shadow so that they are blended well and become one. To create an alluring look to your eyes, you should not just use a single coat but apply two to three coats.
You should remember that when you apply too many coats of eyeshadow it can get care and thick and is not very flattering on your eyes.
Easy Tips For Creating Perfect Cat Eye Makeup Application
Cat eye makeup is a popular look for evening parties, special occasions, and everyday use. This type of makeup is used to create a more natural, relaxed look. To create this look, you will want to apply a matte, neutral color such as brown, charcoal, or black to the eyelid area.
Next, use either eyeshadow or liquid eyeshadow in a darker shade to create the cat eyes. The darker the eyeshadow used, the more dramatic it will be and the longer the effect.
Apply light or neutral eyeshadow to your upper lash line from the outside corner of your eye to the inner corner of your eye. Then, brush this same eyeliner along the bottom edge of your eye, extending from the outer corner to the inner corner of your eye.
This light line of makeup will prime your outer corner and make it easier for you to apply the thicker eyeliner to your lower lash line. Once you have applied your eyeliner, use a light, powdery powder to fill in any gaps between your eye and the eyeliner.
An Easy Guide to Using Gradient Eye Makeup
Gradient eye makeup is really one of the easiest types of makeup to use. It is the type of makeup that gives you just enough color to make your eyes pop, but doesn’t make them stand out like crazy.
This means that if you have dark eyes you won’t really see the benefit of using this type of makeup, but if you have a very light or fair skin tone eyes this type of makeup can really be a big help. Let me explain to you how you can use this type of makeup to your advantage.
There are a few steps for Gradient Eye makeup, but the first step is simple and it’s applying a shimmery, blended, pink shade of eyeshadow to the lower part of your eyelids, just above your eyes.
This will help bring out and accentuate your eyes. If you want you can also accent the color of your eyes by applying a sheer, luminous white eyeliner to the uppermost part of your eyelids. Bold, saturated colors are perfect for this part of your makeup.
How to Apply Shimmery Eye Makeup
If you are looking to change your eye makeup to something a bit more interesting, then try shimmery eye makeup! This particular type of makeup is great for brightening up your eyes and adding some color.
These types of eye makeup are usually available in sets such as powder shadow, eyeshadow and bronzers. Typically, shimmery eyeshadow come as a liquid, cream and stick foundations. The following will help you choose which type of eye shadow to purchase.
Matte Shimmery Eye Makeup
A timeless, natural type of makeup that consists of blending together a couple different mixtures – shimmer and matte colors. You could achieve this by using eyeshadow, a shimmery eyeshadow pencil, liquid eyeshadow or gel eyeshadow.
One great way to make shimmery eyes look really shimmery is to apply blue eyeliner to the whole lid area, and a couple of coats of shimmery matte eyeshadow on top.
Next, you would take a small brush and dip it in shimmery blue eye makeup and brush in the formula. Be sure to blend well so that there is a nice seamless shimmer in your eyes.
Opaque Shimmery Eye Makeup
This type of smoky eye makeup is often used when you want to create dramatic effects, but you still need to keep everything very natural looking. To create this look, you would use eyeshadow along with a light neutral base shade, along with a couple of coats of eyeshadow of the same color.