5 Eye Makeup Tips

5 Eye Makeup Tipsfor a Gorgeous Gaze that Stays All Day Ivy Liu Ivy Liu, Yahoo! Contributor Network Apr 7, 2008 “Contribute content like this. Start Here.” * More: * Quick Makeup Tips * Eye Safety * Eye Makeup Tips * Natural Eye Makeup Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Print Flag Close 10 Helpful? Post a comment These eye makeup tips will give you beautiful daytime eyes in about five minutes. Yes, you do have time to create gorgeous looks with eye makeup that last all day. I’ve perfected these eye makeup tips over many years with my long love affair with makeup. These are the basic eye makeup tips and steps needed to get that perfect sexy daytime look in minutes. Tools Needed: – Eye makeup brush(es) – Neutral base powder eye shadow powder (or face powder) – Brown powder eye shadow – Black eyeliner pencil – Highlighter powder in white or light gold – Black mascara – Liquid under eye concealer (one shade lighter than your face) Eye Makeup Tips #1: Prep your Palette for All Day Color Swirl the eye makeup brush in the base eye shadow. Tap brush to remove excess powder. Sweep the neutral base color across your entire eyelid area. A base powder will prepare your skin to readily accept the pigment of the next eye shadow. This step will make application easier, the eye shadow color will be brighter, and it will stay put longer with less creasing. Eye Makeup Tips #2: How to Apply Eye Shadow for the Daytime Using the same technique in step one, apply a brown eye shadow, starting from the corner (crease) of your eye. Brush back and forth at the crease only to concentrate more color in the corner of your eyelids. Then, lightly blend the line of color across the lower eyelid to get rid of any harsh lines. Repeat with your other eye. Take a step back and check it out in the mirror. If the color is not symmetrical, then adjust the color as needed to make it match. I find that using one brown eyeshadow works well for the day and it’s the best color for most complexions. I use two or three shades only for when I have a little more time for more dramatic evening looks. Eye Makeup Tips #3: How to Apply Eyeliner Use a sharp, soft black pencil eyeliner for a quick way to define your eyes, and to give yourself full-looking lashes. Starting at the outer corner of the eyelash lid, working gently, stroke on a fine line as close as possible to your lash line. The line should get thinner as you go towards the middle to inner corner of each eye.


Makeup Tips for Hazel Eyes

Women with hazel eyes have the best of both worlds. Their diverse flecked irises make way for a multitude of complimentary shades. Hazel eyes can be made up to look classic, romantic, or downright sultry. The best way to highlight beautiful hazel eyes is to think outside the box and explore a full makeup palette in a realm of colors.


Eyeliner is used outline and define the upper eye lid, the under eye, or both. Although a rich brown or black eyeliner will look great on brown eyes, a colored liner in either a purple or eggplant shade will look simply stunning and draw attention to green eyes. In addition to a colored pencil, white eyeliner is a crisp alternative that instantly brightens the eyes and lends a retro vibe to your look. To keep your eyes the focus, apply a neutral makeup palette and avoid a dark lipstick, sticking with a rosewood or sheer apricot gloss instead.

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Green eyed ladies can experiment with many bold and vivid eye makeup shades. While brown or blue eyes may look garish with mauve, pink or purple eye shadow, green eyed ladies look exotic when rocking a vibrant hue.

To enhance your eye color, select an eye shadow base color that is complimentary to your skin tone, in a taupe or nude hue. Then, find a vibrant shade in several different tones and layer the look accentuating the upper lid, brow bone, and the crease with the darkest shade. Although green eyes ladies can dapple in many colors, avoid blue eye shadows, which will only clash, rather than compliment, their unique eye coloring.


Oftentimes, the right shade of lipstick is all that is needed to draw attention to the face. If you want to highlight green eyes without eye makeup, a lip color can certainly work as an alternative.

Because hazel eyes sparkle with their underlying golden hue, a lip color that follows this lead is sure to enhance the eye area. Look for a lip color or gloss that has a bit of sparkle or shimmer, and don’t discount frosty hues, regardless of whether or not they are in trend. Frosty lip colors add a sexy shimmer that, when paired with a golden iris, lend a gilded look that is very exotic. Seek out lipsticks in the following hues:

  • Mauve
  • Berry
  • Gold
  • Poppy
  • Pink

Experiment with Color

To find the best look for hazel eyes, never forget to consider skin coloring, hair color, and wardrobe. To fully enhance hazel eyes, women should wear lots of purple, gold and green clothing, and stay away from wash out colors like gray, blue, or orange hues. If you need expert advice and want a professional opinion, feel free to visit a cosmetic counter and meet with a sales associate to find the right colors that will make your eyes pop! Once you’ve learned how to compliment and enhance your exotic eye color, be prepared for plenty of praise!

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The five-minute beauty guide

Channel your beauty regime to look great in a matter of minutes. It’s all about refining your make-up technique for gorgeous results

Make-up starter

Start with a moisturiser with a built-in foundation. Make-up expert Cory Walia says, “Use products that serve a dual purpose. Mineral make-up is the best for that. Use a mineral make-up base powder to effectively cover pigmentation and unevenness. Carry it in your purse. With this as a base, a nice thick aeyeliner and shimmery lip-gloss is the quickest make-up fix for your face.”

Hide tired eyes

If you have dark circles, here’s how you can look alive after a long night. First soothe your fatigued eyes by pressing them with a cool camomile tea bag or chilled cucumber slices. Later, massage in a base foundation and apply concealer on the dark circles. Use a light brush or your fingers to smoothen it out. Hair and make-up expert Ruhi Bindra says, “Use a nice under-eye cream. Ensure you use waterproof eye make-up, specially during the rains as you don’t want your mascara streaking down your cheeks.”

Get ‘Angelina-Jolie’ish lips

For that luscious pout, all you need is a good plumping fix. Line your lips a little outside your natural lipline and fill in with lipstick. Ruhi says, “Use lip tints that not only colour, but moisturise as well.” Remember, lighter lipstick shades will make your lips look bigger. Don’t use very creamy lipstick as there are chances of it bleeding. Use red for instant glamour. Finish with dotting lipgloss on the centre on your lower lip for that bee-stung effect.”

For instant glow

If your skin looks lacklustre, use a loofah in the shower to slough off dead skin cells. Cory gives a thumbs up to naturally healthy and glowing skin, “Exfoliate your skin often, and with time the skin texture and tone will improve.” Apply a shimmery body lotion all over to instantly brighten your complexion. Always use a foundation which is closest to your skin tone. Do not overdo the mascara and kajal part. You can finish off with a bronzer for a delicious, sun-kissed look.

Here’s the five-minute make-up plan:

Firstly, apply a tinted moisturiser over your fresh, clean face.

Eyes: Line your upper lid with a black, brown or dark blue eyeliner to make your peepers look bright.

Brush some luminous shadow over your lid and finish off with black mascara to open up your eyes even more.

Cheeks: Dust some rouge or bronzer over your cheekbones to define and bring out the angles in your face.

Lips: Put on a lipstick to match your dress or simply use a shiny clear gloss to let your natural lip colour show. Apply gloss right on the centre of your mouth for fuller, plumper lips.

Tips for oily skin type

If you have oily skin and would like to do something about this problem, here are some useful tips for you:

Oily skin need extra care,  so clean  only two or three times at most with a product made ​for your skin type. Washing more often will strip the skin of oil which stimulates the sebaceous glands to simply replace it.

Rinse thoroughly, then finish with a toner / astringent on oily areas of your skin. The astringent can be used all day to help control excess oil.

Oily skin is caused by glands that produce more secretions of the skin. This can lead to two heads in black and white developing on the skin. The good news is that oily skin is generally strong and durable and is less prone to develop wrinkles and expression lines. But just because you have oily skin does not mean you’re doomed to acne forever. It simply means that after a routine health care of the skin that can help keep these additional secretions to a minimum.

Basic care of oily skin begins with washing your face at least twice daily and three times if possible. While oily skin can be tough, most of the ingredients higher in products skin care are not necessary and a regular cleaner can be used. If you are constantly fighting against acne, you can try a cleanser that has salicylic acid. Cleaning the face regularly is more important than using a cleanser for oily skin. However, soap and products with alcohol should be avoided. Soap can irritate the skin, while alcohol can dry the skin.

A very important advice for those suffering from oily skin is to never forget to remove your makeup before going to bed. Leaving the composition maintains the skin to breathe properly and blocking the pores can lead to the development of pimples or blackheads. No matter what time you get home or how tired you are, always make it a habit to remove your makeup at the end of the day.

Moisturizer is always important, even if you are dealing with oily skin. Try using a moisturizer for your skin type, which moisturizes your skin after other products have done their work to reduce the extra secretions.