At some point in your life, you've probably heard someone say that the eyes are the windows to your soul. And though it might sound corny, chances are, with that many people spouting the cliché, there's at least some truth to it.
And if that is indeed the case, you're going to need some amazing window treatments to show them off.
It's so easy to get stuck in an eye makeup rut, choosing the same colors and products day after day. But it's time to add variety to your routine!
Here are 9 easy ways to take your eye makeup game to the next level.
Start by making sure your skin is well-moisturized.
The last thing you want to do is cake on your eye makeup. To ensure a smooth application throughout your routine, you'll need a good moisturizer.
Choose one that's lightweight with sunblock, so you're not only keeping your skin soft, but also keeping it young.
Brow sculpting is essential.
Your eye makeup routine should start with sculpting your brows. No matter how long it's been since you tweezed or waxed, a sculpting kit will define your brows and make them the ultimate frame for your face.
Just use a gel to get the perfect shape for your brow and ensure there's not a hair will be out of place. Now you're off to the races.
Primer is a non-negotiable.
When your brows are perfectly sculpted, it's time to prime your eyelids.
DO NOT skip this step: Primer is an essential product for making sure your shadow and liner stay in place all day, every day.
Smokey eyes aren't just for nighttime.
The term “smokey eye” typically conjures images of dark, heavy eye makeup. But there's more to the smokey eye world than that.
Try using browns and golds to lighten the look, and you'll be ready for work and daytime — in no time.
Embrace eyeshadow sticks.
Powder eyeshadows are such a pain. The residue gets all over your face, and it's pretty difficult to apply evenly.
To beat those headaches, upgrade your eyelid color with eyeshadow sticks. It's a much more even application, and the shadow will stay in place and out of your lid creases all day, making yours a seamless day-to-night look.
Don't let bright, bold eyeliners scare you.
Expand your typical routine once in a while and experiment with electric eyeliners. Blues and purples and greens can look intimidating at first. But if used with neutral shadows, they can be a perfectly edgy choice.
Use white liner on the inner corners of your eye.
When you're layering eyeshadow sticks and liners, your actual eye color can start to become secondary to all those hues.
Keep your natural color part of the focus by applying white eyeliner to the inner corners of your eyes. It'll lighten the look and keep the illusion that your eyes are open wide.
Get yourself a mascara formula that naturally curls.
Eyelash curlers add a solid amount of time to your morning routine, and they aren't the simplest of contraptions to operate. Skip the curlers and opt for a mascara formula that curls your lashes naturally.
To get the full curl treatment, apply the uplifting mascara to both sides of your lashes.
Keep your lipstick nude so the focus stays on your eyes.
Wearing a bold lip AND a bold eye won't keep you on-trend — it'll be a one-way ticket to Clown College.
Your eyes are an amazing asset, so it's always a good idea to keep the focus of the world on them. But when you do, make sure you balance with a neutral lip color. It'll add a sense of sophistication to your entire look.
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