Make your Eyes POP


Apply a shimmery champagne color in the inner corner of your eyes to brighten your whole face.

Apply highlighter onto your brow bone.

Swap out your neutral black or brown liner for a brightly colored one instead.

You can use darker shades of nude and brown to create a subtle smoky eye look that works on everyone.

The most important rule when wearing a smoky eye is that if you go dark, keep the rest of your face soft.

Use two colors that are similar but different (like light purple and dark purple) on the lids to create dimension.

To further blend a smoky eye, swipe the same color you use on your lids on your bottom lash line.

Rub an ice cube over puffy eyes in the morning to reduce swelling.

Never use liner in the inner first third of the eye; it will make eyes seem closer set.

Apply a primer before eye shadow to give it lasting power and to intensify the color.

Pair a black liner with pale eye shadow all over the lid and a darker shade in the crease to make the eyes pop.

Since dark makeup can make the eyes recede, add depth with shimmery highlight shades.

You’ll probably need less eye shadow than you think you will. Start with a tiny bit of product on your brush, and work it outward to create a soft smoke.

Erase hard lines of eye shadow by blending in with a brush.

Once you’ve applied concealer to dark under-eye circles, follow up with a yellow-based setting powder to help it last longer and to counteract dark circles (yellow cancels out blue and purple).

If you’ve applied too much eye shadow, take a Q-tip and dip it into a moisturizer and gently swipe off the tone you need to take down. Then, take your pinky or a sponge tip applicator and just dab on a bit of a neutral shadow to soften the look.

Never use an eye shadow that’s the same color as your eyes or nothing will stand out.

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  • Reply
    Karen Rees
    January 22, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Amazing post – thanks so much for sharing such great tips 🙂 Karen X

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    Chanele Edwards
    January 22, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    I never wear a primer 🙁 Thanks for the tips!

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