Updated: Jul 12
Your eyes are the most mysterious part of your face as they are often referred to as the windows of the soul. Eye makeup can enhance your eyes and eye color. But, with so many color choices, brands, and eye makeup application styles, where does one start?
Why does makeup seem so complicated? It doesn't have to if you take it step by step and practice.
Eye makeup can seem like a maze of endless color choices, with various shades, various pigments, matt, shimmer, creams, and powders. So, what pray tell do you do with it all? The endless stream of brands available with varying price points from the expensive top-of-the-line to drug store brands. Don't forget the great mix of eye makeup application styles, which can get complicated as more experience is needed. The good thing is you don't need to take it on all at once. A simple approach is the best place to start. Figuring out your eye makeup goals is knowing it is okay to start small and build your skillset one step at a time.
First things first, before you apply any makeup, you want your face to be clean and moisturized. Therefore, always use clean hands when using your makeup products. Beauty's Whole Health will have more information on skincare regimes in later posts soon.
You can start by using one eyeshadow color. The lighter and softer shades of eyeshadow color, the easier it is to use and forgiving if not perfectly applied. Note: applying a thin layer of undereye concealer on your top lid and under your eye is the best practice for longer-lasting eyeshadow wear. You can apply base color using your ring finger if you are short on an eyeshadow brush. An ivory, light pink, or peach, light shade of grey or brown are all good choices to get you started. For darker skin, you can use shadows with more depth of color for a base eyeshadow; darker ivory or taupe, a more pigmented pink or peach, a medium grey, brown, or mauve. Suppose you have an eyeshadow product with multiple shades; you want to start with the lightest one. Gently apply all over the eyelid and blend outward toward the brow bone. You want to fade it out as you get to the brow bone, so your whole lid and brow bone are not the same. Unless you are specifically going for that look, it is okay to use ivory or white over the entire eye. If you are using your ring finger, you want to dab the color first and then gently blend in that outward motion. You may need to use your pinky finger to apply the lighter color toward the inner corner of the eyelid. You can soften the edges by using a Que-tip. You can apply mascara or not at this point. As you take those baby steps, it is important to note that you choose to take the next steps or be completely content with that one step. The great thing about makeup, it is all about your comfort level. #lovetheskinyouarein #eyemakeup101 #eyemakeup #keepitsimple #beautybalance