10 Tips on How to Apply Eye Makeup ...

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How to apply eye makeup.

While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when youโ€™re peering into your makeup pouch, I know itโ€™s where I spend most of my face-time.

Shadows, liners, mascaras, and more โ€” it can be so overwhelming, and what if, heaven forbid, you do it wrong?

No one wants to leave the house looking like a clown.

But I can help!

Here are 10 tips on how to apply eye makeup, perfect for beginners or for anyone looking for a brush-up or something new.

1. Know Your Palette

Know Your Palette

Consider your skin tone, eye color, and even hair color when choosing a palette.

There are a few basic rules to know, for instance that, to bring out green eyes, purples are a good choice, especially if you have a more olive complexion.

2. Get the Tools

Get the Tools

If youโ€™ve always wondered how the pros can apply eye makeup with so few mistakes, and with such marvelous results, consider that they have all the right tools.

So you need to get the right tools, too!

Invest in a few good brushes โ€” and in good eye makeup and makeup remover, too!

3. Use a Primer

Use a Primer

Hereโ€™s another protip most of us donโ€™t think about: primer.2

If youโ€™ve finally figured out how to apply eye makeup, but are frustrated that it just doesnโ€™t last long, then try a good primer as a first layer.

Urban Decay makes a GREAT one.

4. Apply with a Light Hand, in Layers

Apply with a Light Hand, in Layers

Hereโ€™s something else I picked up at the MAC store: always apply eye makeup with a light hand, and apply in layers, rather than just glopping on a thick layer and wondering why you donโ€™t have the look you want.

Youโ€™ll also find that youโ€™re making fewer mistakes if youโ€™re using a light, even touch.

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