What’s a party look without an eye makeup with lots of drama, right? But for some beauty noobs, it can be a bit tricky to achieve. It does not always come out to be as perfect as you want and you end up looking like you didn’t know what you were doing! If you love gorgeous, dramatic eye makeup but your eyeshadow palette is collecting dust in your drawer, you need to read this. These eyeshadow tips and tricks will make your makeup simpler and your life easier. Read on and get that palette out now.

Prep and prime
 

Prep and prime

If you’re a victim of oily lids or sweaty skin, a primer is what you should never skip on before applying eye makeup. It hydrates the lids, makes your makeup last longer and doesn’t let eye shadow transfer. Prime your lids with a dollop of eye primer.

‘Bout that base
 

‘Bout that base

Pick a neutral eyeshadow shade similar to your skin tone and cover your lids with it to make a base for your eye makeup. It gives dimension to your eyes and makes your eyeshadow shade pop up. You can also use your foundation for this step.

Apply the shade
 

Apply the shade

Apply a dark colour on the upper lid till the crease and blend. Work with two colours, with the darker one on the outer edge till mid-lid and lighter one on the inner edge or nail the single shadow colour trend by blending one colour on the eye lid. For the smokey eye look, apply a fine line of eyeshadow closer to lower lash line using the eyeshadow brush and blend softly.

Create a winged eyeshadow
 

Create a winged eyeshadow

To master the winged eyeshadow, paste a tape diagonally along the outer corner of your eye. Blend the eyeshadow and remove the tape. Make sure you place the tape at a similar angle on both sides.

Highlight
 

Highlight

Highlight the inner corner and the centre of your eyes for an ultra-glam look. Take a light shimmery eyeshadow and tap on the centre of your eye lid and blend. Apply Lakmé Absolute Moon Lit Highlighter on your inner corners and brow bone.

Wrap up with a clean up
 

Wrap up with a clean up

Finish your eye makeup with lots of mascara. After you’re done with your eye makeup, take a Q-tip dipped in micellar water and wipe off any smudges and clean up the lines to look sharper. 

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