Many women seem to be afraid to experiment with eye makeup because they feel that it is too complicated and time consuming. They have that attitude of why bother because they feel like their natural appearance is the best. This can be true at times, but when a well-polished woman wearing the right eye makeup steals your job promotion right under your nose, you may want to take a second look at wearing eye makeup.
With practice and the right colors and tools, you can put your eye makeup on in less than 10 minutes in the morning. It all comes down to the message you want to convey. With just mascara and lip gloss or a full face, it’s all up to you.
With everything out there today, it can be more than intimidating when it comes to the amount of eye makeup to choose from.
Here are some eye makeup guidelines to think about …
Do you ignore your eyebrows?
Or are you one of those who tends to tear them off too much? Your eyebrows are a very important part of making a good impression. They provide a balanced look to your entire face. For perfectly groomed brows in an instant, try this nifty trick.
Comb them with a brush, an old toothbrush will work for this. Comb the hairs up and out. This will help open your eyes. You can keep them in place by lightly applying a clear gel. If you are not sure what is the best way to show off your eyebrows, visit a professional. She will be able to guide you by showing you the correct way to pluck and shape your brows to work with your face.
Have you ever thought about wearing eyeliner?
Eyeliner can be applied to flatter all eye shapes and sizes. It comes in 3 types, liquid, pastel, and pencil. Liquid eyeliner is the hardest to master because it takes a steady hand to do it.
Cake eyeliner is applied wet with an eyeliner brush. The pencil is just a pencil. Eyeliner should be applied after eyeshadow and before mascara. The easiest and most effective way to add extra emphasis to your look is to use a pencil. Carefully draw a smooth line, staying close to the upper lashes and then repeat under the lower lashes. Smudge with your fingertips to draw attention to your eyes, not your eyeliner.
Do you wear mascara? And if not, why not?
Mascara creates flattering bangs on the eyes. Even more so if you have blonde eyelashes. Black is the most commonly used color, but mascara also comes in brown, brown-black, and navy blue. Today there are products, Magic Lash, for example, that help you improve your lashes even more. Apply after your first mascara coat. Apply Magic Lash and then a second coat of mascara. For those of us who can’t afford eyelash extensions, it’s a godsend. It may be something you want to investigate
How many colors or types of eyeshadow do you have?
Eye shadows come in a wide variety of colors and types. You have mineral eyeshadows, pressed powders, cream, bars and liquid. Pressed powder eyeshadows are the most popular. Today, there are many who prefer mineral eyeshadows because they are made naturally. The pressed and mineral eyeshadows are easy to apply with just a makeup brush. You can build on the color of your choice, from just there to dramatic. It can also be used as an eyeliner if you like. Cream eyeshadows are oil-based and are a good option for dry or aging skin that needs extra hydration.
Paste eye shadows, you have to be careful that they do not dry out. They should have a creamy texture so they don’t drag on the eyelid. Liquid eyeshadows generally come in a thin tube with an applicator. Look for the ones that go from cream to powder.
There you have it, the simple basics of eye makeup. It seems like a lot that it really isn’t. This is just one example of what exists to help you enhance your own natural beauty. Decide for yourself what you want to wear, but don’t be surprised what happens if you’ve never applied eye makeup before. If you’ve applied it correctly, when someone takes a second look and asks if you’ve done something different to your hair, etc. You know that your eye makeup has changed the way someone sees you.
It doesn’t take much, so why not start experimenting today?