How to Makeup Eyes

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Your eyes are the windows to your soul, they are the first thing people see when they look at you, and they’re what people will spend the majority of their time looking at while they’re talking to you.

In my opinion, they are the most important part of your face to pay attention to when applying your makeup. If you have to spend one area to focus on, or one area to spend more time than any other, the eyes are it. I’ve got an excellent video tutorial to help you plus a few tips.

The video is great for beginners as well as more advanced makeup geeks–even if you’ve never used makeup before, this video will be something you can understand and use to makeup your eyes immediately. First, a few tips:

  • Traditional eye shadow powders are very easy to use–if you want more of a dimensional look, try blending two colors of powder or one color of powder on top of a cream shadow base.
  • With cream-based eye shadows, less truly is more. The cream shadows can really enhance the look of your eyes just by using a light application across the lid, which can reach up to your brows if you want.
  • If you’re not sure about the colors, go with something neutral (think Uma Thurman) just for the first few times until you know what you’re doing.

Now, turn up your computer speakers so you can hear them from your bathroom, grab your makeup, and get in front of a mirror so you can try this out as she’s going along:

Additional Resources for Makeup Geeks

This is an AWESOME website (I think it’s sponsored by MAC?), you could literally spend all day on here trying different things out!

Here’s a great 8-step tutorial from About.com that tells you what to do in simple terms

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