Simple eye makeup is an art of the goddesses and what it does to your face is beyond mesmerizing. It instantly changes your entire face, making you look fierce and fabulous. All it takes to master the art of flawless eye makeup is practice, an understanding of choosing the right shades and some basic tips.
Easy Steps for Simple Eye Makeup: The Basics
Trust us you don’t need to be a maestro to get your eye makeup right, start small and practice until you can blend it like your favourite beauty blogger! A starter’s kit for eye makeup will just include a palette with few shades, a tiny eye makeup brush and some inspiration of the glamorous simple eye makeup images.
So ladies, are you ready to learn and ace step by step simple eye makeup? Well, you’re at the right place, scroll down for a simple step by step guide and get ready to give those eyes some much-needed drama.
Steps for Simple Eye Makeup for Beginners
Step 1: Use an eye primer
How to do simple eye makeup at home, and what to start with? We insist that you always use an eye primer! After all, that’s precisely what will make your eye makeup stay put for a longer time. Eye primer helps create a smooth surface for the makeup to easily glide on. And if you have oily lids, there’s no way you can skip this step. Apply a tiny amount of eye primer and allow it to dry, after that use an eye shadow base to give your shades a good base to settle on if you don’t have an eye shadow base you can use foundation or concealer as well.
Step 2: Choose basic shades
It’s important to first start your simple eye makeup looks with the basic shades, you can always go crazy with colours and glitters once you’ve got a hold of it. Choose shades that you can use to create a casual everyday look. You’ll need a highlighter — in a shade that’s lighter to your skin tone, a mid-tone that will add a pop of colour to your eyes, a contouring shade that is darker than your skin tone and a hint of black, blue, or grey to add definition. These 4 shades can get you all ready to try your hands on eye makeup.
BB Pro Tip: For example, you may try Lakmé Absolute Explore Eye Shadow Palette with basic brown shade for simple brown smokey eye makeup; also grey, pink, and light shades. Its easy to blend formula is one of the best for beginners, and all colours are long-lasting. The multipurpose eyeshadow kit is perfect for blue eye makeup, simple makeup looks for green eyes, and of course, goes well with brown eyes (as brown-eyed are so lucky, because all shades fit them).
Step 3: Choose your blending tools
Eye makeup brushes are different from the other makeup brushes, though there are beauty artists out there who just use their fingertips for simple smokey eye makeup or other techniques, too! We suggest you use a brush if you are at a beginner level. You’ll need a small eye shadow brush, as it is flat and makes the application easier and precise. Next, you’ll need one small and medium-sized blending brush to smoothly blend the shades, creating a seamless smokey effect. You can add a smudger brush to your makeup kit, just in case you’d like to go heavy with the smoky sensuous look.
Step 4: Using the eye shadow brush
Starting with the lightest shade, glide the eye shadow brush on your eyelids starting from the inner corner of your eyes and stretching it outwards. The inner corner of your eyelids is always the starting point to apply your eye makeup.
BB Pro Tip: Every time you glide your brush on the shade, make sure to tap the brush to get rid of excess product.
Step 5: Using the blending brush
Glide your blending brush on the mid-tone shade and apply it above the crease line, this time start from outward and smoothly glide it inwards. Make sure to not overdo it and make it look as seamless as possible. The mid-tone can be any shade from neutral to the one that suits your outfit. You can stick to peach, pink or light orange for a safe bet.
BB Pro tip: Make sure you are picking the right brush too. For instance, an angled brush can be used for precise application and a feathered brush for more casual coverage.
Step 6: Contour your eyes
Contouring adds a great definition to your easy simple eye makeup, making it pop up glamorously. A well-contoured eye also balances out your features for a more done-up look. Using the darkest shade for contouring, start from the outer corner of your eyelids gliding it towards the crease. Make it a point to keep your contour shade lower than the mid-tone shade.
Step 7: Time to colour pop the bottom lash line
Now when your eye makeup on the eyelids is done, it’s time to move to the lower lash line. Take a tiny amount of mid-tone shade on the brush, starting from outward glide the brush inward until it meets the highlighting shade, the lighter shade that you applied first. You can even add a touch of kohl close to the waterline of your lower lash for added drama.
8. Add a wing
A small wing easily brings your everyday look to the higher level and gives an upturned eyes effect, so don’t hesitate to upgrade your simple eye makeup with eyeliner. Lakmé 9to5 Black Impact Liner is simple to use even for beginners, because the long handle offers a comfortable grip, and waterproof formula will keep your eye makeup long-lasting.
9. Use mascara
Finish your eye makeup with using a nice mascara to add length and volume to your lashes. For example, Lakmé Eyeconic Volume Mascara will help to volumise your lashes, but not overweight them. This product with castor oil and calendula gives a deep black glossy finish, and takes care of your lashes at the same time. You can also use fake eyelashes if you want to go for an extra dramatic look.
Step 10: Touch up!
Your eye makeup is all set to turn quite some heads, just some last fixes and you’ll fall deeply for the art of eye simple makeup. Use translucent powder to mattify skin under eyes, get rid of excess oils, and prevent smudges.
FAQs about Easy Steps for Simple Eye Makeup
How to avoid eye makeup creasing?
There's nothing worse than having your painstakingly done eye makeup crease into a clumpy mess. To avoid creasing and achieve perfect simple eye makeup, do not apply facial oils and moisturisers on your eyes. Use a mattifying primer and chose cream shadows over powder for long-wear options.
How to fix eye makeup mistakes?
Even seasoned makeup artists can do eye makeup mistakes, there's no shame in it. The best way to fix any overdrawn liners or eye shadows it to spritz a Q-tip with some makeup remover and going over the mistake.
How to make eye makeup last during the monsoon?
Humidity in the air can cause oiliness in your eyelids and if you get caught in the rain, the whole thing can go south pretty quickly. First, avoid wearing very elaborate eye makeup looks during monsoon and if you do, use waterproof mascara and eyeliner.
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