How to Apply Eye Makeup Like a Pro?
Knowing how to apply eye makeup perfectly can completely change the way you look. Although it might sound simple and it’s something all of us women do on a daily basis, there are some tips on how to apply eye makeup that can elevate your makeup game to a professional level.
There’s a lot that goes into eye makeup including eyeshadow, liner, mascara, as well as making your eyebrows perfect. All of these segments have to be done well in order for everything to look consistent and really emphasize your eyes.
Of course, there are countless ways of how you can do your eye makeup, but there are some general tips that apply for every look. Once you get the basics, you can experiment with different colors, shapes, and looks.
So if you want to learn how to apply eye makeup like a pro, you’ll love this article. It is full of professional tips on how to apply eye makeup that will make the whole process a lot easier.
Before we get into eyeshadows, eyeliners, and mascaras, you first need to apply your foundation. There are foundation creams that are made specifically for eyelids so I recommend that you use those. A good foundation helps to set the eyeshadow better and apply it will also be a lot easier.
If you apply eyeshadow correctly, it adds dimension to your eyes, makes them more pronounced and really accentuates your eye color.
One of the most important things for applying eyeshadow is having high-quality brushes. You need a range of different eyeshadow brushes that will not only help with the application, but with blending as well.
Here are some must-have brushes.
A wide shader brush – it is used for applying eyeshadow to the entire eyelid.
A blending Brush –this brush is used for blending in the eyeshadow, particularly at the crease of your eyelid. It can also be used for applying eyeshadow on your lower lid.
A flat brush – also known as dome-shaped brush. It is used for lining your eyes with eyeshadow or gel eyeliner.
These are the three basic brushes you simply must have, but it’s a great idea to have a whole set of different brush types. So don’t think you’ll get away with applying eyeshadow with only one brush because pros use many different ones.
You will need four different shades of eyeshadow. One for highlights, one mid-tone shade, one darker contour shade, and one dark shade. You can experiment with colors, but this is the basic setup.
Use the flat brush and apply the lightest shade at the inner corner of your eye and below the arch of your brows.
Use the blending brush to apply the mid-tone shade below the crease of your eye.
Now apply the contour shade along the crease of your eye. Make sure to blend it.
On the lower eyelid, use the mid-tone shade and the contour shade.
Complete the look by applying the darkest shade on the outer corner of your eye.
Voila! The eyeshadow is done!
Now it’s time to apply eyeliner. I suggest using carbon black Xlash Eyeliner. It is a liquid eyeliner that super easy to apply.
Draw a nice straight line from the inner edge of your eye all the way to the outer edge. Make sure that the eyeliner is not too thick and that it’s applied as close to your eyelashes as possible in order to avoid any blank spaces. If you struggle with applying eyeliner, you can first draw dots to make an outline and then connect the dots.
If you’re skilled at applying liquid eyeliner, you can try to do a winged look, but if you’re in a hurry, I suggest you skip it.
Mascara is absolutely essential for creating the perfect look, it transforms your eyes and adds drama and glamour. Professional makeup artists always emphasize that a high-quality mascara is essential.
Why? It’s hard to apply it perfectly if you’re using a mascara that leaves lumps or dries out quickly.
Mascara can weigh down your lashes, so always make sure to curl them before applying it. It will also open up your eyes and make them look bigger.
The trick is to apply the mascara starting at the roots of your lashes and then wiggle the brush and move it towards the top of your lashes. That makes it evenly distributed and adds volume to your eyelashes.
If you want to go for a dramatic look, apply two coats of mascara, but one is enough for a simple daily look. If you made any mistakes when applying mascara, wait for it to dry and then go ahead and remove the specks with a q-tip.
PRO TIP: If your lashes are not very long and lack volume, try using Xlash Eyelash Serum to make your eyelashes grow faster, become denser, and healthier which reduces shedding.
To finish up your look, you need to spice up your brows as well. You don’t need to go overboard with eyebrow products. What you need is a simple eyebrow pencil a tone darker than your brow hair. Use it to define your brows and make them more pronounced.
These are the basics of eye makeup application. Although it might seem complicated to do, it’s actually quite simple if you follow these simple tips and use the right products. Like everything else, applying makeup perfectly is all about practice, so don’t be afraid to experiment and make mistakes!