Whether you’re a makeup pro or a humble beginner, eye makeup can be tricky, especially when you’re on a tight morning schedule. However, time should never be a constraint in adding that extra layer of pop to your eyes. Out of all the things you have to take care of in the morning, getting your eyes right should be the least of your concerns for we now have your back! Our tried and tested eye makeup tips are here to help you create the perfect “on-fleek” look in no time:
Concealer helps you set a good shade for your eyeshadow and ensures that the skin around your eyes has an even skin tone. For the most natural look, pick a shade that is closest to your skin tone. Apply the concealer in a triangular shape under your eyes and then blend it evenly with a sponge for a natural effect. To avoid creasing, always set your concealer. You can also use some setting powder to ensure longevity.
Eyeliner is one of the most important parts of your eye makeup, so make sure that your gear is always up to the task. Depending on your comfort, you can use either a gel or a liquid eyeliner. Make sure to start applying as close to the lash line as possible, this will give your eyeliner a thicker look. If you want an even width, you can also draw dots on your eyelids and then connect them to ensure consistency.
For a winged eyeliner, start with making a wing at the outer corner of your lid and then slowly work your way in while evenly filling the gaps. Best results can be achieved by using a liquid eyeliner or one with a felt tip. If you’re not a huge eyeliner fan, you can also apply kohl to the upper waterline, this will make your eyes look bigger with just half the effort.
Who doesn’t love a bit of colour every now and then? A simple stroke of subtle shimmers can do wonders for your eyes and can make them look perfect for your day at work. Use the tip of your fingers to lightly dab eyeshadow on your lids, and spread them evenly for a light tint. You can also use a thin eyeshadow brush to apply a bit of shimmer at the corner of your eyes. This instantly accentuates your eyes and gives them a dewy look.
Mascara is one of our favourite eye makeup products, and for all the right reasons. Not only does it make your eyelashes look bigger, but it also opens up your eyes. For best results, make sure that you always apply mascara from the base to the tips. You can also apply a pinch of baby powder to your eyelashes before applying mascara to create a false-eyelash effect. If you have an old mascara wand handy, you can clean it and then give it a final go on your eyelashes once you’re done to take off the excess product. This will prevent your eyelashes from having a spidery and clumpy look.
These simple yet effective eye makeup tips are easy to master and will have you looking flawless!