Bring In The New Year With An Eye Poppin Look!!!
They say that eyes are the window to the soul, so why not make them stand out?
As the New Year approaches it is important achieve perfect eye for your New Year’s celebrations!
Correctly applying eye makeup enhances eye color, brings out facial features, widens eyes, and compliments skin tones.
However, a great eye product can be disastrous in the wrong hands. Not using eye makeup appropriately can cause beauty disasters like raccoon eyes, eye cake, and makeup that fades.
Whether wearing makeup daily, or occasionally, there are rules to this eye game. Finally learn the step by step way to go about the eye makeup process, and pick up a few essential items every woman needs in her makeup bag.
Step 1: Primer
Eye primer increases the staying power of eye shadow, and keeps shadow shades popping all day long. Before putting on the eyeshadow of your choice, apply eye primer anywhere you intend to the shadow, i.e, eye lid, crease, or under brow. Spread the primer out evenly, yet lightly. Try Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion $18, Sephora
Step 2: Eye Shadow
Eye shadow is probably the most noticeable step in the eye makeup process. You can use one shade or more than one, but for that extra glamour choose a few colors. Figure out what shades work well with your skin tone, and always apply after primer. Start using a base shadow on the eyelid, a contour shade (slightly darker than the base) on the crease of the eye, and then the lightest shade under your eyebrow. Blend well when using more than one color, so all colors look as if they're fading into one another. Try Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad, $25.50, clinique.com
Step 3: Liquid Eyeliner
Liquid eye liner is used to enhance the eye dramatically, by making the eye appear larger. Be sure to use eye shadow before eyeliner - liquid or pencil. Slowly start with the inner corner above eyelashes and steadily draw a line following the shape of your eye until you reach outer corner. Repeat a second time. Extend the eyeliner past your actual eye for a even more dramatic look. Try Almay Liquid Eyeliner, $7.29, drugstore.com
Step 4: Eye Pencil
Depending on the shades used and technique, an eye pencil can also intensify your eyes by providing a less dramatic look than liquid liner or used with liquid liner for a really jaw dropping eye look. While it can be applied to either upper or lower lash line, opt for the lower. Take your eye pencil starting from the inner corner of lower lashes and move along to outer corner. Avoid smudging, and go over eye twice for more emphasis. Try Lancome Le Crayon Khol Eye Pencil, $24.50, ulta.com
Step 5: Mascara
Mascara is always the finishing touch to an eye look because it frames eyes by lengthening lashes and making them lush and full. Always apply mascara from the base and then shake brush in a left to right motion as you move up to the edges. Always allow first coat to dry before applying second to avoid clumping. Try Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara, $8.99, CVS