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Top 50 Eye Makeup Tips

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When it comes to eye makeup, we like to experiment a lot with eye shadows. We often forget the fact that only concentrating on applying different coloured eye shadows is not the answer to the best eye makeup. You have to know and follow a few tricks which help to give a better form of eye makeup. Eye makeup in itself is a very creative thing to do. If you do not know which colors suit or compliment your skin tone then you cannot have a good eye makeup at all. You should also know which colors help to make your eye color look more bright and contrasting. Not all colors are suitable for all types of eye colors. Again if you will wear any coloured contact lenses then again you will have to change the color of your eye shadow accordingly.

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There are different types of eye colors. There are different forms of eye shadows as well. You must know which colors of eye shadows compliments your skin tone. At the same time you also need to know which type of eyes shadow you should wear. There may be cream eye shados, pencil eye shadows, stick eye shadows or normal powder eye shadows. If you have oily skin then cream eye shadows will not sit on your skin for long time. If you have dry skin then you need to avoid dry or powder eye shadow. Again when it comes to eye makeup, you also need to follow a few procedures which accentuate the look of your eyes.

Every person has differently shaped eyes. Some of us have protruding brow bones while others have big eyes which don’t have much protruding brow bones. If you have small and contoured set eyes then you should avoid darker eye makeup colors and thicker liking. Again when you have big eyes, it is not always true that a thick eye lining will make your eyes look a bit soft and small. Not everyone can wear winged formations and not everyone has properly shaped eye brows. There are in all a lot of things one needs to keep in mind when it comes to eye makeup. It is not as easy or as simple as most of us believe it is.

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Makeup artists can detect what eye makeup will exactly fit their client’s eyes and hence do the makeup accordingly. Talking of makeup artists, we often envy how they do the most beautiful of eye makeup on their celebs but when we try to do that on our own eyes, we hardly get near to that look. There are a lot of tricks to applying the proper eye makeup. It is not that we are going wrong in applying the eye makeup that we saw on a celeb on the Red Carpet but it is the lack of knowledge of what look will look good on us.

So today let us talk about the top 50 best eye makeup tips that can help you apply an eye makeup properly and in the best way.

Simple Tips for Eye Makeup:

1. Clean Base:

It is very important to have a clean base or eye lid before starting any eye makeup. We often ignore this fact and start doing an eye makeup on a surface which has oil and dirt.

2. Prime the Lids:

Eye lid primers are a new trend these days. You can buy these from any good branded store or online. If you do not want to spend an extra buck on this then apply one dot of face primer on your eye lids and blend well while doing the makeup. This will help your makeup sit properly and for longer on your eye lids.

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3. Concealer:

This is very important to conceal the dark circles underneath your eyes. Invest in a good concealer.

4. Color Concealer:

We often face the problem of bluish green veins around our eyes. You can invest in green color concealer and these will minimise the appearance of the bluish veins. After applying this, you can apply normal concealer.

5. Foundation:

This is the most important step before applying any form of eye makeup. It makes your skin tone appear even.

6. High Lighter:

This is very important otherwise your brow bones will not be accentuated.

7. Separate the Junction:

Some people have small eyes and they can separate the junction of nose and eyes by application of highlighter at that point.

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8. Brown Eyes:

Choose eye liners in brown or green to highlight brown eyes.

9. Brown Eyes Eye Shadow:

If you have brown eyes then wear eye shadows in gold or silver or moss green.

10. Green Eyes:

If you have green eyes then you can wear brown eye liner or green eye liners.

11. Green Eyes Eye Shadow:

You can wear pale shades of green or golden or even grey for your eye lids if you have green eyes.

12. Black Eyes:

If you have black eyes then you should wear black eye liners. Dark red liners can also work good.

13. Black Eyes Eye Shadow:

You can try light shimmer golds, light blues, or you can also wear peach colors.

14. Grey Blue Eyes:

If you have grey eyes, you can wear eye liners in light black or light charcoal. You can also wear green eye liners.

15. Grey or Blue Eyes Eye Shadow:

You can wear grey or light gold eye shadow. You should keep the eye lids soft in color. This will enhance the color of your eyes.

16. Crease Highlighting:

Highlighting the crease area is essential. You can do this with a light brown eye shadow. This is good when you want to wear something neutral for the lids. This can be good for office make up.

17. Lash Curler:

Curling the lashes can be done in several ways. You should invest in a good lash curler of a good brand and curl your lashes prior to mascara application.

18. Curl with Heat:

You can curl lashes with heat instead of an eye lash curler. Warm up a spoon in warm water kept in a bowl and use the back of spoon to curl your lashes.

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19. Apply Transparent Mascara:

For times when you do not want more bold color on your lashes, you can use transparent mascara.

20. Volumizing Mascara:

These are new inventions of the makeup or cosmetic industry. You can invest in volumizing mascara to get more volume for the lashes.

21. Curling Mascara:

This is another good thing to invest in if you want more curl than volume.

22.Lengthening Mascara:

This can be good for people who have thin and sparse lash hairs. This can make your lashes appear longer and thicker.

23. Clump False Lashes:

Fake lashes give you instant thicker lashes. You can invest in clump fake lashes and these can be applied with glue.

24. Fake Strip Lashes:

Instead of lash clumps you can use strip lashes as well. These are a good thing that you can invest in. You can apply these both on lower and upper lashes. For upper lash volume you can apply this on the upper lashes only.

25. Mascara Before Fake Lashes:

Apply some mascara before applying fake lashes. This will make your lashes stick with the fake ones.

26. Tweezers :

Keep a pair of tweezers handy and this will help you in application of fake lashes.

27. Mix Two Colors:

You can mix two colors to give you a neutral yet shadowy effect. This can be good for your regular wear.

28. Angled Brush for Gel Liners:

Gel liners are a new trend and these give you very dense looking lining. If you want the proper application technique then you should always use gel liners with a good clean angled brush.

29. How to Apply Gel Liners:

Start by applying the gel liner from the inner corner of the eyes. Go up to the centre of the lid keeping the broadness same. Again start from the extreme exterior of the eye lid and move inwards to join the line at the centre. This will give you perfect line.

30. Eyes Tight Lining:

For times when you do not want to look made up, you should follow the tight lining procedure to make your lashes or lash line look filled in. This is especially important if you have thin lashes. Take an eye liner pencil in black or dark brown and line in with dots from inner surface of eye lids in the spaces in middle of lash hairs.

31. White Liner for Lower Rims:

This is a good new technique of getting ramp style eye makeup. Use white liner pencil on the lower water line and normally line upper eye lid with black liner.

32. Mascara Application:

Mascara should be applied in a zig zag formation on the upper lashes. You should apply mascara in a normal way for lower lashes.

33. Extensions:

Extensions work good when you want bold lining makeup. You can draw extensions on the inner corner of the eye for an Arabian look.

34. Winged Linings:

You can do several kinds of winged linings. These are easy to do. You can use a scotch tape to mark the point if you have shaky hands. Draw the line and then remove the tape. This can give you proper winged formations.

35. Vintage Eye Makeup Look:

For vintage eye makeup look, you can draw more than one winged formation.

36. Extension from Lower Lid:

This is another highlighting trick for winged linings. You can extend the winged formation from lower rim and drag it upwards to create a 3rd winged formation.

37. Smokey Brown Effect:

Smokey eye is generally done in dark colors. You can go for softer tones for day time smokey eyes. One such color will be brown. You can combine 3 different shades of brown to create this.

38. Black Smokey Eye Effect:

You can use a grey, black and light charcoal shade for a darker smokey eye makeup.

39. Smudging Helps:

Take a Q-tip applicator brush and smudge the kohl on lower rim. This gives instant smokey effect.

40. Blend in Colors:

The best way to get a good eye makeup is to blend in the colors with a clean Q-tip applicator brush. It should always look like one color is getting mixed into the other and the next one into another.

41. Brown Pencil for Brows:

Uses brown pencils for eye brows and in small strokes create small hair like patterns to seal in any thinness of hair on the eye brows.

42. Emphasize the Crease:

Always emphasize the crease area to make your eyes look bigger.

43. Use Flesh Tone Pencil:

To make your eyes appear even bigger, use a flesh toned pencil on the lower water line. Remember this is a flesh toned pencil and this will make your eyes look more open. But do not use white for the same effect. White pencil will give you a different makeup look altogether.

44. Darker Tones:

If you have darker complexion, you should choose a golden beige pencil for the same technique as mention in point no. 43.

45. Go Funky:

It is not a bad thing to go funky sometimes. You can buy coloured feather lashes and apply them like you would apply false lashes.

46. Go Glitter:

You can go for loose glitters and apply these on the lids over normal eye shadows and create a glittery effect.

47. Coloured Glitter Liners:

If you are a fan of glitters, you can try coloured glitter liners which can work when you are going for a party.

48. Brown Eye Shadow for Lower Rim:

If you want some shadow effect for the lower rim, you can apply a little bit of brown eye shadow beneath the lower lashes.

49. Cure Puffiness:

Your eye makeup can’t look good if you have puffy eyes. You can reduce puffiness and eye bags by applying ice cubes over them or by using cucumber slices every day. Potato slices can also work. Apply a night cream for rejuvenation.

50. Removing Eye Makeup:

This is an important thing. You should remove eye makeup with a good makeup remover or with natural almond oil or jojoba oil. You should not fall asleep with eye makeup on.

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