Eye makeup is one of the most noticeable parts of your makeup, as you can either do something subtle to bring out your eyes or something flashy and over the top. For a great starter set of eye makeup, you’ll want to have enough to make both
Eye makeup is one of the most noticeable parts of your makeup, as you can either do something subtle to bring out your eyes or something flashy and over the top. For a great starter set of eye makeup, you’ll want to have enough to make both a daytime work look and a nighttime, going outlook. The first thing to shop for would-be eyeshadow.
Eyeshadow is great, it comes in just about any color that you can imagine. I have a couple of eyeshadow palettes that have a massive amount of colors on them so I can match night looks to the clothes I’m wearing, such as a blue dress with blue eyeshadow. For starters, grab a couple of flashy colors (or a palette with a bunch of colors) and a few natural hues, such as an eyeshadow that’s slightly darker than your skin tone. Also make sure to pick up a monochromatic spread with gray, black, and white. These will let you do a basic smokey eye look to get started with. It’s also important to use an eyeshadow primer. Primer helps bring out the shine and coloration in your eyeshadow, as well as keep it stuck on your eyelid. Without primer, it all tends to fall off into a glittery mess after a few hours.
For eyeliner, grab a basic black gel liner. It’s a lot easier to apply them after you have gotten used to them, and they give you greater control when you’re applying. For more daytime-oriented looks, grab a brown liner as well, since it won’t stand out as much. If you have disastrously thin eyelashes like mine, mascara is a must. Just like eyeliner, black stands out more, and brown is more for work-type looks. Mascara goes bad in about two or three months, so if you don’t plan to regularly use it, you should buy a cheaper one to cut down on costs.
Now you’re all set with enough eye makeup to get you through almost every situation. Take a bit of time when you get a chance to experiment with various eye looks, that’s where a lot of the fun of makeup comes in!