Blending brushes, eyeliner, eyeshadows, creams and mascara… we think it’s safe to say that learning how to use eye make-up is tricky even for the seasoned beauty buff.
If you struggle to follow online tutorials, you may find our back to basics guide to the eye area (and what products go where) helpful.
To open up the eye area and help make your eyes ‘pop’ you can add a highlighter to the brow bone, just beneath your eyebrows. A pale eyeshadow (shimmery or matte) will do the job.
This is where the main shade of eyeshadow will go. You can use a blending brush to soften the edges here. You can also get creative with your eyeliner here.
Along your eye socket, between your eyelid and brow bone is the ‘crease’. Here is where you can add some dimension to your make-up. Try a darker shade of eyeshadow here and if you have hooded eyes try different placements for the crease shadow to see which is the most visible.
The outer corner of the eye is where deeper shades of eyeshadow can be used to add depth. Apply this in a sideways V shape and be sure to blend well.
Where your upper lashes meet the eyelid, this is the place to add eyeliner if you want more definition. You could also try tightlining, this is where you use eyeliner on the inner part of the upper lashline.
This is the inner rim of the eye. Applying dark eyeliner here looks great when doing a smokey evening look, but it can make eyes look smaller. Applying a nude eyeliner here helps eyes look brighter and bigger.
Just below the waterline, where your bottom lashes start is the lower lashline. Apply eyeshadow and/or eyeliner here to help define the eyes.
A touch of pale shimmery eyeshadow on the inner corners of the eyes opens up the eyes. We love this when paired with darker eye make-up.