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Tips For Great Eye Makeup

Ashley Souza

Posted on October 15 2015

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Do you sometimes struggle getting your eye makeup just right? Decorating your eyes can be one of the trickiest parts of applying makeup. Done correctly, eyeshadow can enhance your natural features and make your eyes pop, helping you reach your beauty potential. Sloppy eye makeup, however, can be nothing short of disastrous.

Here are some tips to help you out:

Use An Eyeshadow Primer

Apply a good primer to your eyelids before putting on eyeshadow. This will give the shadow something to stick to and even out your skin tone. It will also make your eyeshadow look more vibrant, last longer, and apply smoother.

Use The Right Colors

While you don’t have to go overboard and exactly match your makeup to your outfit, you don’t want to clash, either. Make sure to wear colors in the same family – mixing hot pink and dark orange, for instance, could be a mistake.

Get Professional Brushes

One of the best investments you can make is purchasing a good set of professional brushes. The small ones that come with your makeup just don’t work as well.

Apply It Right

When applying eyeliner, get as close to the lash line as possible. Make sure to get the liner into the tiny spaces between your lashes. You can also use powder eyeshadow as eyeliner, if you apply it with a fine-tip brush.

Start Small

Don’t start out with a thick, heavy line of eyeliner. Raccoon eyes are a definite beauty don’t! Instead, begin very lightly, with a thin line of eyeliner. Use shaping techniques, such as a cat eye, rather than heavy makeup.

Balance It Out

If you’re doing heavy eyes, tone done the rest of your makeup. If you’re wearing a bold lip, keep eyeshadow to a minimum.


Look online for tutorials, and practice. This may seem like a lot of work, but really you only need to master a few different looks. You can then use different color patterns to change things up.

Don’t Overdo It

Last but not least, sometimes less is more. Heavy eye makeup isn’t for everyone, and it certainly isn’t right for every occasion! Err on the side of caution.

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1 comment

  • Taylor Bishop: April 22, 2019

    I wanted to thank you for this advice for eye makeup. You mentioned that you should use makeup that are in the same color family. It sounds like you should research or test certain colors together to see if they will work with each other. https://wickedqueencosmetics.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Ftaupe-opalescent

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