How to Apply Eye Makeup in Just 8 Steps
When it comes to making up your eyes, there are a few insider beauty tricks you can use to amp up your game. Apply your eye makeup using these tricks and, if you do it correctly, your eye makeup will last all day.
The Secrets to All-Day Eyeshadow
Before we get into the step-by-step process, there are a couple secrets to eye makeup that lasts all day.
Choose a quality eyeshadow primer. A good primer, such as Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion, can make a world of difference. Use it as the base and your eyeshadow will stay put through rain, sweat, and even the heaviest of oil slicks produced by the skin.
Choose a quality eyeshadow. There are simply too many eyeshadows out there that barely show up on the lid or, if they do, they seem to disappear within a couple hours. Once you find a great pigmented shadow, you are gold. Stick with it and then have fun exploring the various color palettes available.
Now, onto the fun! It really only takes eight steps to get absolutely gorgeous eye makeup.
Step 1: Apply Concealer to Your Dark Areas
Your goal with this first step is to even out the color of the skin around your eyes. This means applying concealer and dotting it with the pad of your finger or a concealer brush to the blue-ish, purple-y places around your eyes. If you have perfect, non-bluish skin, congratulate yourself and move on to the next step.
Apply three dots of concealer under each eye. Start at the inner corner where skin tends to be darkest, then under the pupil, and the third on the outer edge.
Pat (never rub) with your ring finger (this finger tends to have the softest pad) until the concealer disappears.