How to better apply eye make up

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Makeupgeek is a good youtube channel. I would suggest you search various videos & channels because many youtube “beauty gurus”  tend to favor specific looks and specific color palettes.

Post # 4
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Maskcara is a really good website… She has easy everyday makeup tutorials as well as more flashy ones. 

Also, get some good brushes and clean them regularly! 

Post # 5
641 posts
Busy bee

It’s going to depend on the shape of your eye. I have hooded eyes and always wondered why I would follow tutorials and still look like rubbish.

Post # 6
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@weightwatchers152:  The biggest thing I’ve discovered is that 1 – primer makes a big difference, my shadow looks so much better now that I’ve invested in it (I use smashbox).  2 – brushes are key, a good brush makes a big difference. 3- higher quality/priced shadows often have more pigment meaning they go on with better colour and you don’t have to keep layering as much (I love Stila)

Those are ‘my’ tips – by way of my aesthtician (I cannot spell that word) sister who has gifted me samples of almost everything I now buy

Post # 7
1802 posts
Buzzing bee

As a PP mentioned, good brushes go a long way. I tend to use pretty cheap drugstore make up because I don’t feel like spending hundreds on make up, but I do have nice brushes which are so much better than what is usually included. I’m also lazy, so I got a neutral shade pallet from Sephora, and that thing has lasted me almost two years. It’s enough that it’s noticeable, but it’s also neutral enough that I don’t feel the need to even blend it.

Post # 8
4135 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Get rid of your makeup if it’s old, start with proper skin care, then makeup. That is my biggest tip. 

Post # 9
2129 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

What kind of brushes are you using?

My all time favorite brush is the Laura Mercier ponytail brush. It comes to a point so it makes it really easy to apply a crease color without spreading it all over my whole eye or up on my brow bone. It is perfect for an everyday natural look with light colors.

My second favorite brush is the MAC 224 brush which is a basic fluffy blending brush. I tend to reach for this one when I am going for a more sultry or smokey eye.

Something that I find helps is sticking with a windshield wiper motion rather than swirling. It blends the edges but the colors remain more distinct, rather than muddy. Also try layering. Lightly apply a color, blend, apply a tiny bit more of that color, blend, repeat as necessary.

Post # 10
356 posts
Helper bee

@weightwatchers152:  Use primer! It makes everything so much better… and with the shadow, remember “less is more”. You can always add. When I do a “smoky eye” I start the darker from the mid lid to the outer lid, following the crease. The easiest way for me to do it is blending that shadow with my eye open so I can see how its looking (if that makes sense).

Post # 11
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@weightwatchers152:  Wayne Goss and Jaclyn Hill are two PHENOMENAL people to watch on YouTube! I also like Casey Holmes as well. I’ve learned many tricks from them! Also getting a MAC 217 brush has completely changed my life! 

Post # 13
2103 posts
Buzzing bee

@Katie918:  +1 on primer. It’s SOOO helpful!

Oops double post. Either that or I’m just absolutely ecstatic by the idea of primer. XD

Post # 14
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@buckeyebride0906:  +1 on those YouTubers.

Also, having good brushes makes a huge difference. I personally use Sigma because they’re very comparable to MAC but not quite as expensive.

Post # 15
2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Katie918:  makes sense to me! That’s how I do it too! 🙂

Post # 16
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@Chrysoberyl:  +1 on primer. My fave is Urban Decay Potion – I’ve worn the same shadow for 2 and half days before, and it didn’t even smear or budge!

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