A Guide to Beginners' Eye Make Up Tutorial

  • July 9, 2021
  • Makeup

The first thing you see when you look at someone’s face is their eyes. Most of the time people use eye makeup to enhance the beauty of their eyes such that one look is never enough for the starer. Eye makeup can be so charming and attractive but only if everything is put together in its right and respective place. By  everything I mean the eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and even lashes.

Applying eyeshadow is actually easy, it just requires a lot of time, practice and patience from the learner. The perfect eyeshadow look is based on a lot of things including choosing the right shade for your eye color, eye shape and even your skin tone. It also narrows down to a few elements such the brushes you use and also the technique. All these put together might become a little confusing, therefore, here are a few steps to easen your time and help you master your craft.

Let’s begin;

1. Identify the occasion - Different eyeshadow looks go with different occasions. For example, a subtle or nude eyeshadow will be more suitable for work, school or dates whereas dramatic and shimmery eyeshadow looks are perfect for clubs, parties and mostly photoshoots. Therefore it’s very important to identify the occasion first so it guides you on the eyeshadow look to go for.

2. Chose the perfect brushes - Choosing the perfect eyeshadow brush is not that difficult since brushes are majorly divided into two; face brushes and eye brushes. Face brushes are usually bigger in size compared to eye brushes that are normally smaller in size. After separating the two you can now proceed to identifying the uses of specific brushes. For example, a fluffy round brush is used to apply and blend eyeshadow on the crease, a shaped flat dome shaped brush is used to cut the crease, a flat angled brush is used to apply gel eyeliner and so on. They all have different specific uses that can easily be differentiated.

3. Priming your eyelids - Priming is all about preparing your eyelids for eyeshadow. This helps enhance your eyeshadow colors and also makes your eyeshadow last longer. To prime use a fluffy eyeshadow brush and apply either an eyeshadow base or a concealer two shades lighter than your skin tone under your brow bone all the way to your lids.

4. Applying the eyeshadow on the crease - The technique is all that matters when it comes to application of eyeshadow. First start with a dark color and place it on the outer corner of your eye. Use a dome shape brush and blend it in circular motions until the color builds up. Next use a shade that is exactly or almost similar to your skin tone to blend out the darker color. You can place it all the way from your brown bone to your lid or leave room for a cut crease or another color depending on the look you are going for.

For people with hooded eyes, try placing the colors a bit higher because if you place it on your natural eye socket, it will all disappear once you open your eyes. An easier way would be applying the eyeshadow with your eyes open then closing your eyes to blend it all out. Lastly use a small dome shaped brush to apply a shimmery color on your inner corner to make your eyes pop.

5. Eyeliner, Mascara and Lashes - Applying your eyeliner, mascara and lashes are all optional depending on your preferences and the look you are going for. So incase you’ll be incorporating them to your look, here is how to go about it; First start with the eyeliner and these come in variety. There’s a gel liner, a liquid liner and a pencil liner. For gel liner apply it with a flat angled brush for better results. The pencil liner is the easiest to use and mostly recommended for beginners since the liquid liner is a bit messy and not advisable for someone with shaky hands. For application, apply the liner of your choice as close to your upper lash line as possible in a straight line from your inner corner towards your outer corner. The size depends on your preferences and you can also add a wing as desired.

Next apply a mascara of your choice on your upper and lower lashes to increase both the visibility and volume of your lashes. Mascara can also be messy therefore try to keep a steady hand to prevent it from smudging on your eyeshadow.

Lastly chose the false lashes of your choice either dramatic or minimalistic according the eyeshadow look you went for. Measure your false lashes of choice against your upper lash line and trim them accordingly. This will help prevent you from wearing lashes that are either too small or too big for your eyes. Next a apply lash adhesive along the strip of your false lashes and wait 10 to 15 second for the adhesive to get tacky. Lastly use either a lash applicator or your fingers to place the false lashes as close your natural lash line as possible and enjoy your perfectly done eye makeup.

Is all this still hard for you? Then watch my YouTube video on ‘HOW TO APPLY EYESHADOW FOR DARSKIN BEGINNERS’ to get a better visual explanation.

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Charene Mich is a makeup enthusiast, makeup artist, digital marketer and content creator. Charlene also has a YouTube channel that she started out of her passion for beauty,hair and lifestyle content which also led her to start writing on Weridi.