Animal prints are a rage among fashion enthusiasts. Be it the trendy cow print or timeless leopard print, designers and brands take inspiration from different animals to create stunning patterns. And guess what, the beauty community has decided to hop onto the animal print bandwagon too. While you do need a steady hand and A-level skills to recreate these patterns on the face, MUAs have been making good use of the spare time on hand to master these wild designs.
A more straightforward approach to creating an animal print eye makeup look without getting frustrated is deconstructing the details and practising them individually.
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To make a bold statement with your eye makeup, you need to create the right base. Whether it is a playful cow print or the classic leopard print, you have to neutralise the base to make the eyeshadow pop. For this, you can use a concealer to cover up pigmentation and give you an even base and then set it with a nude eyeshadow to keep the concealer from creasing or settling into the ridges.
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Once you have your base right, it is time to hone your drawing skills. Animals who double up as design inspirations are usually chosen because of the statement patterns and shapes on their bodies. While you can achieve a sleek zebra print by creating a sharp flick on the lids, creating a snake print will require you to create scales on the limited eyelid space.
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Once you ace the base and shapes, you’ve got to get the placement and dimensions right. This will require equipping yourself with the right tools to create intricate details. You can also use subtle shading and detailing to make the patterns pop and give them a realistic feel. There is no limit to the creativity you can show with animal print eye makeup, so switch on Animal Planet and get inspired for your next makeup look!