The eyes are the first thing we notice about a person.
No matter what emotion someone has, it can be conveyed through their eyes.
It is this communicative quality that makes our eyes so beautiful.
These beauty industry insider eye makeup tips will teach you how to make your eyes really expressive.
Creating the emotion you want them to convey.
Drawing the line
Eyeliners add definition and impact to any lash line, which can complement any eye look.
Applying gel eyeliner
This eye product is so easy to apply; it comes in a pot and is applied with a brush; you only get one chance to nail eyeliner and gel liner delivers every time.
- with the flat end of the brush, apply the liner from the outer corner of your eye working in
- press the brush onto the lid, wiggling it slightly as you work across the eye
- keep moving the pencil inward, slightly overlapping as you go
Applying eye pencil
Your eyeliner pencil’s texture should be soft and creamy; if it is too hard, it will be impossible to apply.
Purchase a kohl pencil, they are soft and easy to use, and their pigments are a lot more intense than the average eyeliner. The waxy texture of kohl makes it feel a lot more comfortable against the eyes’ inner rim.
To draw an eye line with a pencil, apply your liner as close to the lash line as possible and use short strokes which should slightly overlap each other.
Correct eye makeup tips should recommend drawing dots along the lashes and blending with a smudger, which will help create a softer look.
If you want to learn how to create the perfect eyeliner look, the article on applying eyeliner like a pro, has you covered.
Applying powder eyeliner
This will help to create a look for softly defined eyes.
First-line along the top and bottom lashes with powder; ideally, your powder should be applied with a fine brush as close to the roots as possible.
Applying liquid eyeliner
This liner helps to create a really well-defined line and is great for night time, be careful with their application; they can be unforgiving if you don’t have a steady hand to apply them.
Good eye makeup tips for applying liquid liner are to wipe off any excess with a tissue; first, this will help give you complete control over your application.
Pull your eyelid taught so the skin doesn’t crease if the eye is crepe it can create a broken line.
Then draw the liquid first in one direction and then another, making sure you go all the way across the lid, this will help define and prevent the line from becoming cracked.
If your liner is transferring onto your eyelids, leaving behind a “stamp” of pigment- try reducing the height of your eyeliner ensuring the line is still visible when you open your eyes. That way, when your eyelid folds and opens, your liner will stay put. Next, top your eyeliner with a little black eye shadow to lock it into place, finishing off with a sweep of translucent powder.
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