Whatever your status is, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to plan a night out and take the extra effort to be more beautiful and spice up your look.
Aside from your hair and outfit, one thing that’s worth your extra attention is your eye makeup. Adding beauty and sparkle to your eyes will give you more confidence on this special day. So whether you’re heading out for a girl’s night out or off for an intimate date, you’d want to learn simple eye makeup tips that guarantee to make you look fabulous on Valentine’s day.
This article got your beauty needs covered. Here are the eye makeup tips that will teach you the basics of applying eyeliner, mascara, and eyeshadow, so you can be picture-perfect on your Valentine’s date night–without a sweat!
Eye Makeup Tips to Spice Up Your Look
One of the basic steps to having a fabulous eye makeup is getting the eyeliner applied flawlessly. It can add a dramatic effect by giving definition to the eyes, making it an essential aspect of any makeup routine.
EYE MAKEUP TIPS:
#1. Know the types of eyeliner that you can use. The pencil eyeliner has a matte effect. On the contrary, the gel eyeliner has a softer effect as compared to a pencil liner. The liquid eyeliner has gained popularity in the past years as it helps achieve perfect eye line and definition, while the felt eyeliner combines the precision of liquid liner and the ease of using a pencil liner.
#2. Find the right hue that matches your complexion. Black is the best choice for people with dark skin tones. On the other hand, people with lighter complexion can play with a range of colours, including grey, white, brown, blue, and green.
#3. Apply eyeliner close to the lashline. Putting the eyeliner as close as possible to the lash line creates a natural effect that makes the eyes appear more fabulous.
#4. Choose your style. Apply eyeliner to achieve the style you want. For a smoky eye, apply on the eyelid then smudge with your finger for a more gorgeous, but natural look. If you want a perfect wing, just keep your eyes open while lining the outer corners.
#5. Avoid the mess. Eyeliner application can get messy if you don’t know how to get it right. For people with a skin type that causes makeup to bleed, set the base with a primer before applying it. In cases when the eyeliner gets messed up, simply use vaseline or makeup remover to get rid of smudges or blotches.
Want to know the secret to long-lasting eyeliner? Line your waterline using an eyeliner pencil that was dipped in a black waterproof gel eyeliner and see amazing results!
Using mascara is one of the easiest ways to draw attention to your eyes and create a fun and expressive look. With proper application, it can make your eyes stand out and add volume and length to your lashes.
EYE MAKEUP TIPS:
#1. Find the right mascara for you. There are important elements to look into to choose a mascara that can deliver the best results for you.
- Formula – Choose a mascara that is formulated to achieve the results you want. Mascaras may be intended for lengthening, curling, thickening or volumising, but you can also use those that are intended for a range of purposes.
- Waterproof – Perfect for all day wear as it is formulated to maintain the curl and volume of your lashes. Usually, it is harder to remove than the ordinary mascara so you have to use a good remover that works on waterproof mascara.
- Colour – With the right choice of mascara colour, your eyes will open up and your lashes will have a fuller effect. Black mascara is great for people with a dark complexion, while brown or grey mascara is most preferred for those with fair skin.
#2. Give emphasis to your eyes. Use a lash curler to open up your eyes and get added definition. To get the best results, use it before applying mascara. This will also prevent you from pulling your lashes accidentally.
#3. Create thicker lashes. To add volume to your lashes, the trick lies in using a coat of black eyeliner to your eyes’ upper waterline. Simply pull your lashes up a bit before applying the black eyeliner above the inner waterline.
Getting your eyeshadow done right and achieving fabulous results can be tricky, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have to spend hours in front of the mirror to perfect it. Below are some of the easy steps to help you on eyeshadow application.
EYE MAKEUP TIPS:
#1. Know your options. There are different types of eyeshadows that can help you achieve the look that you want.
- Cream eyeshadows are preferred as a base colour for powder eye shadow or for single coverage.
- Loose eyeshadows provide the most pigment but use it with care because working with it can be messy.
- The most common one is the pressed eyeshadow which can be blended with ease.
#2. Use a primer. To keep your eyeshadow on, use a primer that will keep it from creasing or falling off. TIP: When using a translucent primer, dust a layer of light eyeshadow over it as this will make the colours look brighter.
#3. Use eye shadow shades correctly. Eyeshadows come in a range of shades and to get the application right, you have to know where they should be applied. As a rule, the lightest shade should be used to highlight the brow bone, while the 2nd lightest shade is for the eyelid. On the other hand, the darkest shade should be used in the outer corner, while the 2nd darkest shade should work best in your crease.
#4. Seal your work. It can really be frustrating to see that your ‘work’ is already wearing off, especially before your day ends. To make sure that your eyeshadows will remain intact, use a setting spray that should seal your eye makeup.
On a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, pay attention to your look by making sure that your eye makeup is done the right way. You can be party-ready and picture-perfect with these eye makeup tips to prepare you for your date night.
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