Sam goes to beauty school #3: How to create a daytime eye look
When it comes to doing my own make-up, eyeshadow is where I fail. No matter how I apply it, I either look as if I’m trying out for a role in an ‘80s dance movie or I’ve been punched in the face. I also have a huge fear of eyeballs (as in touching them or accidently poking one). So the feeling before this week’s make-up class was a mixture of extreme nervousness and determination. We learnt a simple daytime eye look, using two colours. And even though it was ‘simple’ I still found it a tad difficult and will have to keep practicing before I perfect it. Any takers?
DAYTIME EYE LOOK TIP #1 Dark shade and light shade
Choose two shades of eyeshadows to work with, one dark and one light. Neutral colours like browns and nudes are ideal for a daytime look.
DAYTIME EYE LOOK TIP #2 Find the eye crease
To ensure your don’t end up with eyeshadow up to you eyebrows, you first need to find the top of your eye crease and define it. To do this, use an angle eye brush with your dark shade eyeshadow to find the top of the eyeball. Press gently with the brush until the skin forms a crease above the eye. Hint: some eyes may already have a visible crease.
DAYTIME EYE LOOK TIP #3 Make a ‘V’ shape
Next, trace the eye crease from the middle to the outer edge, then back in towards the bottom of the top eyelid so that it makes a ‘V’ or ‘C’ shape.
DAYTIME EYE LOOK TIP #4 Fill and blend
Fill in your V shape using your dark shade, dabbing across to the middle of the eyelid and then blend so the defined line you created for the crease becomes softer and smooth. Next, use your lighter shade to fill in the rest of the eyelid from the middle to the inner corner. Finish by blending across both shades so that the colour is a smooth transition.
DAYTIME EYE LOOK TIP #5 Line and lashes
Line the eye using your choice of gel, liquid or pencil. If you normally don’t wear eyeliner or prefer a subtle look for the daytime, use a grey eyeshadow and your angle brush to softly line the eye. Complete the look with mascara.
Do you like to wear eyeshadow? What colours do you prefer to use for a daytime look?
Sam is enrolled in a Make-up Design and Application course at the Artistry of Make-up Academyin Sydney.