Ok, corny title I know!
I’ve never been good at eye makeup. I can never get those fabulous looks others get. But I have been watching a lot of You Tube tutorials lately, and I think I might have found a way that even a dummy like me can get my eye makeup lookimg semi ok.
The concept is simple. Light colour all over the lid. Marginally darker colour on the middle third of the lid. Darkest colour on the outer third of the lid. Blend well and – voila – a gradated eye.
Here are some pictures (this was my first try of this theory, so it’s not exactly professional, but I think the photos show you how it could work).
Start out with a base. Here I am using a MAC paint point – Bare Study
Apply the lightest shade to your entire lid. Don’t worry if it’s messy. You will blend out the colour later.
On the middle third of the eye, apply the marginally darker colour. Don’t apply it too close to the inner or outer lid. Just that middle third.
Finally, apply the darkest colour to the outer third of the eye. You can probably see where I’m going with this now, right?
Once you have finished applying the outer third, get a soft brush and run it over the eyelid. You’re aiming to blend the colours in together so that the thirds aren’t so obvious.
Finish with lashings of mascara and eyeliner and, there you have it, eye make up applied in less than five minutes.