Knowing how to apply makeup that looks natural is something that can be extremely handy, especially for daily wear. Instead of having thick makeup that appears overwhelming, there are makeup options that can create a drop-dead gorgeous look minus the noticeable caking and obvious contouring.
In this post, we’ll focus on how you can use makeup to achieve that natural look for your eyes so you can greet the world more confidently.
Step 1: Eye Primer
To effectively create a natural look for your eyes, you’ll want to cover up any spots and blemishes that may take away the attention from your eyes.
Start by applying an eye primer to create a smooth surface that can help other eye makeup products stick better. Primers usually do a good job of preventing smudging and fading, especially when you use natural eye makeup products that nourish and add a nice base layer for your skin.
Step 2: Eyeshadow
When using eyeshadow, start by delicately applying a few neutral shades that don’t differ that much from your own skin tone.
To create a softer finish, consider using an angled brush and smudge a matte black eyeshadow near the lash line. Also, use circular motions when blending to make all the colors combine together and create a subtle yet attractive look around your eyes.
Step 3: Shade
For this, you’ll need four basic shades: a contour shade (usually 2-3 shades darker than your skin tone), a matte mid-tone, a black shade, and a highlighter (usually a shade lighter than your skin tone).
Another option is to skip dark or colorful shades and just go with neutral colors like creams and warm browns. They’re great for creating a light smoky effect while still achieving a natural look. To avoid straying all over your lid when applying the shade, use a tapered blending brush.
Step 4: Eyeliner
Applying eyeliner can make your lashes look lush, drawing more attention to your eyes. Depending on how you apply the liner, you can enhance or even change the shape of your eyes entirely. Draw below your lower lashes, above your upper ones, or even on both to create a bold outline. If you want to make your eyelashes look thicker, use dark eyeliner around the upper inner rim of your eyes, just close to the lash line.
Step 5: Eyelashes
A simple eyelash curler can do wonders for making your eyes look bigger than they actually are while still creating a natural look. Just remember to apply the liner first before you curl your lashes so you don’t end up with smudges.
Step 6: Mascara
Covering your lashes with multiple coats of mascara is a great way to enhance the appearance of your eyes by lengthening, thickening, and darkening your lashes.
Start by applying the mascara from the base of your lashes and working your way to the tips. If you don’t want your lashes to stand out unnaturally, consider using transparent liquid mascara to hold the form of your curled lashes and to make them seem longer.
The right eye makeup products can make a difference
One factor that most people tend to dismiss when they want to create a natural look is the type of products they use. For instance, while there’s nothing wrong with wanting to create more dramatic-looking eyes with black mascara, the best product to use for a natural no-makeup makeup look are transparent mascaras. Stick to shades that are closer to your skin tone too if you just want to highlight certain features without changing your appearance altogether.
In the end, proper application and the proper products are the two key ingredients so you can achieve that natural eye makeup looks that you can use every day.
About The Author:
Stacey Smith is a freelance health writer. She is passionate to write on health, women’s health, dental health, diabetes, endocrinology and nutrition and provides in-depth features on the latest in health news for medical clinics and health magazines.