The eyes have it! Glam up your eyes with this step-by-step guide.
|PHOTO COURTESY OF JACE ANG
So you’ve looked at photos of models or socialites in fashion magazines and wished you could look like that? With this red carpet-look technique for eyes, you can get one step closer! All you need to do is follow these simple steps for a glamorous pair of eyes, be it for a night out in town or a glitzy cocktail dinner.
1. Apply eye primer over your eyelid prior to putting on your make-up.
2. You will need a brown/gold eyeshadow palette. Using a eyeshadow brush, apply the base color/highlighter (No. 1 in picture). This is the most neutral color in your palette.
3. Next, line your eye. With a kohl pencil, line the whole base of your upper lash line. Make it a slightly thicker line and be sure to cover all gaps.
4. Smudge the eyeliner using a sponge tip applicator.
5. Next, using an eyeshadow brush, apply light brown eye shadow color (See No. 2 in picture) on the lower half of your eyelid, up to just above the crease. Blend color upward, above the crease following the natural shape of the eye. Blend it near to the socket bone but no higher.
6. Apply the dark eye shadow color on your palette (See No. 3 in picture). Using a sponge tip applicator, put the color on your eyelid as close to the lash line as possible. Do not go over the crease of the eyelid. Do not go above light brown eye shadow color No. 2).
7. Apply the socket color (See No. 2 in picture). This is a blending shade between the dark shade and the light brown, and serves to contour the socket of your eyes giving them more depth. Use a socket brush (this is the slant-top round brush) to apply over the color line; covering about half of the eye. Starting from the outer corner, blend inward, following the curves of the natural eye shape.
8. Finish by blending the edges with a soft blending brush.
9. Finally, define with eye pencil. Line your upper and lower eyelid.
10. Set your eyeliner by using an eyeliner brush with an eye shadow color close to your eye pencil color.