5 Easy Beginner Hacks To Perfect Your Eye Makeup

Written by Urvi ShahNov 30, 2023
5 Easy Beginner Hacks To Perfect Your Eye Makeup

If you’ve just started experimenting with eye makeup looks, there are a few tips you must keep in mind as a beginner. And, no, they’re not complicated at all - who could’ve imagined that a mere daub of highlighter around the inner-corners of the eyes, and a flick of white along the rims elevates an entire look? Here are five hacks to incorporate into your looks now!


1. A flick of white

Well-blended eyeshadow

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We love how sultry a streak of black along the lower waterline looks, but it’s time to deviate from the familiar, and place a dash of white against the rims of our eyes. And just how gorgeous does this pop of colour look - along with brightening our eyes, white eyeliner makes you look a little more awake, and plays into the illusion of bigger eyes. Even a nude eyeliner works just as well.


2. Curly lashes

Well-blended eyeshadow

Before coating your eyes with mascara, retrieve that eyelash curler, and curl your lashes to lift the eyes, and open them up - curl them once for about ten seconds. Ensure you’re doing this before you apply your mascara - or you’ll end up pulling on your lashes. You can try heating the curler a little to lock the curl - just hold a blow-dryer close to the tool for a few seconds.


3. Triangle-shaped concealing

Well-blended eyeshadow

Don’t smear a dollop of concealer under the eyes - this just highlights the puffiness of your eye-bags. You must draw an upside-down triangle under your eyes, and blend it in with your ring finger - this finger of yours is the weakest, and applies just the right amount of pressure for blending. This technique brightens up the face, and reduces signs of discolouration.


4. Clump-free mascara

Well-blended eyeshadow

After you’ve curled your lashes, lend a little volume to them with a mascara. Wiggle the wand through the roots, and pull it straight through to the tips of the lashes - wiggling adds to the fullness of the look.. Don’t zigzag at all. And apply the product in phases. Wait for about ten seconds before a second coat - and so on. The Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara is our go-to for clump-free curly lashes.


5. Well-blended eyeshadow

Well-blended eyeshadow

As a general rule of thumb, shadow the outer corners of your eyes with a darker shade, and proceed to brush the insides with a lighter colour. Darker colours close-off a space, and lighter ones open it up - this creates an illusion of bigger, elongated eyes.

Urvi Shah

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