As you probably know, your overall appearance can be greatly effected by how you apply your eye makeup. Unfortunately many women have a tendency to overdo their makeup, especially when trying to create the smoky eye effect, and end up looking silly and even unattractive.
The key point to remember is that when you are learning how to apply eye makeup is to ensure that you are drawing attention to your eyes and not doing something that will end up taking the focus of attention away. The basic purpose of all makeup is to enhance your overall appearance and this is especially important when it comes to applying eye makeup. The eye makeup tips in the following article will help you achieve this quickly and easily.
Both the skin tone and the color of your eyes will determine the colors of eye shadow that will work best for you. Knowing this makes it very important that you only select eye shadow colors that draw attention to your eyes and complement your skin tone. If you have fair skin, then the colors of eye makeup that look best will often be the blues, silvers and pinks. Conversely women or girls with darker skin tones may find the best eye makeup colors are the bronzes, browns and greens. Finally your eye color should also factor into which eye shadow colors you decide to use. One of the easiest to remember eye makeup tips is that blue eyes generally look best with shades of blues, brown eyes favor the brownish tones, while those females with green eyes should be using eye makeup with green undertones. When learning how to apply makeup on the eyes, simple tips like the one above can make things much easier right off the start.
One myth making the rounds in many fashion and cosmetic magazines is that your eye shadow should match your outfit and even your handbag. Following this advice will usually make you look rather silly and should be avoid unless the color of clothing you happen to be wearing actually complement your eye color and skin tone. As an example, you wouldn't want to wear black eye makeup if you happened to be wearing a black and white outfit. Yet another key point to remember is that the job of your eye makeup is to complement you, the person, and not what you are wearing.
There is an old saying you may have heard before which is "less is more". When learning how to apply eye makeup this should be one rule that you never forget. This will help you avoid the very common mistake made by many women and girls who think that applying lots of eye makeup will make them look even more attractive. Yes, you make get the attention that you are seeking, but it will be of a negative variety. Ensure that your makeup does what it is supposed to do, namely enhance your skin tone, eyelashes and eye size instead of diminishing these natural features.
When it comes to attaining a great effect with your eye shadow, it is essential that you select three colors that complement each other and make use of different shades, namely light, medium and dark. Someone with fair skin should go with colors such as silver for the light shade, a light blue for the medium shade and a dark blue as the dark shade. Next take the lightest color, for example the silver, and apply it in an arched fashion from the crease of the brow. Remember to apply this eye makeup very lightly so it does not appear caked on. Doing this procedure correctly will give your eyes a three dimensional appearance along with highlighting the arch of your brow.
One key component of achieving a three dimensional look is to use a dark color to create a shadow effect. This basic concept is important to keep in mind when learning how to apply eye makeup as well if you are looking for a three dimensional effect. In our example you would then take the darkest color, in this case the dark blue, and then apply it on the crease of each one of your eyes. This will give you a layered effect.
Now we need to work on the eyelid. Again in our example, we would take our medium color which was the light blue and apply it to the eyelid. This help to enhance your eyelid so that when you blink it will look natural. Yet another tip is to apply the medium color very sparingly as you don't want the color to appear dark. Just use enough to draw attention to the eyelid. If you run into problems with this step and find it takes a lot for the color to work, it may mean that you are using a poor quality eye makeup. Most good quality eye shadow products contain more concentrated colored pigments that will do the job in one, or at the most, two applications.
Blending may be the most important steps when learning how to apply makeup on the eyes correctly as it is key to getting the ideal effect for your efforts. Start by taking a cotton swab and slowly blending the borderlines of your eye shadow together. Resist the urge to use circular motions when blending as this may cause smearing. Something that you wish to avoid at all costs. The effect you are looking for is one that makes your eye shadow appear well blended, not smeared, with the result that your eyes are enhanced.
Hopefully by now you can see how easy it can be to get great eye makeup results if you use your common sense and take your time. So don't be afraid to experiment and see what eye makeup colors and combinations give you the best effects.