Eye Makeup Hacks You Need to Add to Your Daily Routine
As all beauty mavens know, makeup isn’t just a habit – it’s an art. Eye makeup is especially so, as there are so many tools, colors, and tricks for creating awesome eye looks. Whether you do a basic dash out the door or a complex smokey eye as a matter of course, here are twelve eye makeup hacks you should add to your daily routine.
Use a Spoon for Lower-Lash Mascara
Applying mascara to lower lashes is a tricky endeavor at best. To avoid getting mascara all over your lower eyelid, place a disposable spoon just below your lower eyelashes before you apply your mascara.
Hide Those Dark Circles the Right Way
To hide dark circles effectively, use a lighter shade of concealer in your crease, and a slightly darker shade to the circles or bags.
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View Your Makeup Under Different Lighting
Anytime you do your makeup, make sure you view it under not only your regular makeup light, but under natural light – if possible – and other ambient and direct lightings such as in your kitchen, living room, or car.
Enlarge Your Eyes With Mascara
Want to make your eyes look bigger? With your mascara wand, sweep mascara horizontally onto your lashes towards your nose before straightening them out. It’ll thicken your lashes and make your eyes appear larger.
Don’t Throw Away “Empty” Plastic Tubes
Chances are if you use any sort of makeup that comes in a plastic tube, there’s more left even when you think it’s empty. Cut it open and store what’s left in small jars or pots.
Get More Out of Your Mineral Makeup Tub
If your favorite mineral eyeshadow comes in a tub and seems to be running out, try the plastic cover off the tub and rub the cake mineral makeup off the underside and back into the pot. This will give you a bit more time to run out and get more before you’re out completely!
Try White Eyeliner
White eyeliner brightens the eyes and can help make eye color pop. Try lining with it before you do your eye makeup, or cover your whole lid with it to really get some color zing.
Get Perfect Wings With a Spoon
Another spoon trick: get the perfect angle on your winged eyeliner. Slant the spoon over your eye and use the edge to shape your wing, then again for the bottom side. Fill in, and bam – perfect winged eyeliner.
Two-Shade Smokey Eye
Some smokey eye looks call for several shades, but if you’re in a hurry, you can do a smokey eye on the run. Choose your base eyelid color and choose a neutral shade for smoking. Do your eyelid with the base color, wing out if desired, and then do your crease with a gray, black, or brown shade. Finish with your favorite eyeliner and sail out the door.
If you want thicker lashes but don’t want to spend a ton of money on a special formula, just dust translucent powder onto your lashes between coats. You’ll be va-va-voom in no time.
Know Your Eye Shape
Whether your eyes are wide-set or deep-set, average or round, adapting your eye makeup to suit your eye shape will result in a much more flattering look. Here’s a chart to show you how best to apply different colors to your particular eye shape.
Adapt Your Brows To Your Face Shape
The way you shape your brows is just as important as how you apply your eye makeup in accordance with your eye shape. Check out this handy chart for the best brow shape for your face type.
If you’re an eye makeup enthusiast, you’ll find these eye makeup hacks to be indispensable tools to add to your daily regimen. Play and experiment with them and incorporate them into your makeup artistry – and reach new heights of eye-popping fabulosity.