Want to learn how to do eye makeup like the pros?
Are you a self-proclaimed beginner in makeup?
If your answer’s yes, know there’s no shame in that! We’ve all gone through the awkward beginner stages of learning how to apply makeup; what, with the not knowing what brush to use, what a crease is or how to properly blend our foundation seamlessly onto our skin. If you’ve found yourself staring at the mirror wondering what goes where, we’ve got your back! This makeup tutorial will help any beginner learn how to do eye makeup correctly and perfectly from here on out.
How To Do Eye Makeup For Beginners
This step-by-step overview of eye makeup for beginners will get you on the right track.
Always start with an eye primer.
Eye primer helps create a smooth surface for the eye makeup. Once the primer has dried, you can apply an eyeshadow base that helps make the eyeshadow stick to the skin better. If you don’t have an eyeshadow base, a concealer or foundation will do.
Start with 4 basic neutral shades.
For beginners, you want to start with 4 basic shades to pull off an everyday natural look. You need a highlighter that is a shade lighter than your skin tone, a matte mid-tone shade, a contour shade that is 2-3 shades darker than the skin and a matte black shade. If you have a facial highlighter, you can use that too.
Grab the essential eye makeup brushes.
You will need a small flat eyeshadow brush for application, a small and medium-sized blending brush and a smudger (optional).
Glide your flat brush on the lightest shade and apply this on the inner corner of the eyes. This is where most of the product should be and then you can easily blend outwards after.
Make sure to tap your brush before applying to remove excess product.