There’s a ton of a different ways to do gorgeous dramatic eyes, girls, but the products you need don’t vary too much. Remember the key to effective makeup is always in the quality, and while this means you probably won’t be buying the cheapest cosmetics around, you definitely don’t need to break the bank either. There’s a sea of options out there ladies; with a little patience and a lot of shopping (!), you’ll soon find the right brand for you. Here’s my list of 8 items you need to create dramatic eyes.
1. A Good, Gentle Cleanser
I know, girls, this is hardly face paint, but what we often forget is that great make up starts long before that first brush stroke. It’s always imperative that you apply make up to clean, fresh skin, and without a fab cleansing product, you simply can’t do that.
2. Eye Primer
This miracle product, available from all good make-up houses, is a kind of base coat that goes on underneath your eye-shadow and liquid liner. It turns your eyelid into the ideal ‘canvas’ onto which you can apply colours without these simply fading away and smudging into one another. While its ok to neglect the primer if your going for a neutral look, it is absolutely essential for the success of really dramatic eyes.
Any kind of dramatic make-up needs to be applied to an even, clear skin or it tends to look tacky and even messy. Consider bright scarlet lips on a face that’s riddled with dry, red patches, for example, or sultry, smoky eyes shadow applied to eyes with heavy, black bags underneath them. The effect is not pleasant; in fact, it’s just plain haggard, and that, ladies, is why concealer is your friend. Apply to dark circles and marks around the eye and blend in well before getting to work with your make-up brushes.