Tips for Intense Eye Make UpPosted on April 18, 2011 by Kristina in Beauty Tips
Unless you’re trying to book a shoot for Vogue circa 1984 look, you’re going to have to choose between your lips and your eyes to achieve an intense look. With so many eye make up ideas, I think it’s a no brainer which one I’m going for.:)
To really make those peepers pop, try toning down the rest of your face. Go for a neutral or natural lip color, minimal blush, and light bronzer. Now that you have a clean pallette to work with, it’s time to break out the liner, mascara, shadows, and false lashes and experiment with all the eye make up ideas brewing.
Let’s start with the eyeliner. When done right, you can reach goddess status as Cleopatra reincarnate. But when done wrong, it may look as though you didn’t have time to get dressed for a night on the town after your powderpuff football practice. To get the perfect look, use either a regular eyeliner with the finest point you can find or a cream-based liner with a fine brush. After you’ve perfected this somewhat difficult art, try using liquid liner for the most intense effect.
Ideally, you will have a perfectly steady hand, but if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably downed about six cups of coffee and have forgotten how to apply eye make up. Here’s a little trick. Hold a business card at a 45 degree angle from the outer corner of your eye. Trace along the edge of the card, and voila! Finish the look with several coats of black mascara.
Learning how to apply eye make up is a great deal of trial and error. But don’t be afraid. Experiment with colorful shades and designs. My favorite technique is to take the brightest color I can find – hot pink, purple, neon green – and apply a very heavy circle about the size of your iris right on the eyelid while avoid the crease. Next, take a q-tip and simply sweep it to both sides. It ends up looking like your eyes are shaded as opposed to colored in. Do the same thing under your eyebrow with a less vibrant color for an even more dramatic layered look. Pair it with the Cleopatra eyeliner and even add in a few false lashes.
All you have to do then is just dare people to look away.