With everyone wearing masks, the saying “your eyes are the window to your soul” makes more sense than ever. So, here are some makeup ideas to make those amazing eyes stand out:
Your skin is very sensitive, especially the area around your eyes, so for a day to day look, I recommend not putting too much makeup on.
A little glow is always nice, so something I recommend is applying a tinted moisturizer to your whole face. This will even out your skin and give it a glow. This way, when you put your mask on, your eye area will look polished even though it won’t have any makeup on. A good tinted moisturizer is the Mini Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector by Laura Mercier. This will even out your skin and give it a break!
(Apply before starting the next two looks)
Let’s start with a good concealer. Before applying anything to our eyes, we need to first even out of the lid are. I recommend starting with a primer like the Laura Mercier Primer Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating. Then apply some concealer like the Smashbox studio waterproof concealer to your eyelid and crease. Finally, add some brow definition to your brow bone (the area right under your eyebrow) with a lighter tone stick concealer like the Fenty Match Stix Matte Skinstick; use your fingers to blend. To fill in your eyebrows. I recommend using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. First, comb your brows to shape them, apply some strokes to add definition, and finish by combing your brows again. This will blend the product into your eyebrows, making it look natural.
If you feel like going natural, you can finalize the look with the Dermablend Loose Setting Powder.
Once you have done the base step and are looking for an office look, I recommend going subtle and choosing only one product. This way, you won’t have to retouch every five seconds. Choose a nude color with a little glitter to give your look some personality. A product that has worked for me is the Stila liquid eye shadow. Just apply a minimal amount to your eyelid and deep crease and blend with your fingers. Once you are done, apply some setting powder to set the look.
If you have a date and want to go all out, first, follow the base steps. Then start applying the eyeshadow. For this look, we will use the Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette. If you don’t have this palette, any palette with similar shades will work!
Start with a neutral color like the Cashmere Craving tone to your lid, crease, under eye, and inner corner. It is important that you start with a neutral color so you can build on it.
Next, apply a base to your eyelid area like the Upgrade tone (a light brown). Apply some of this on the undereye as well to give it a foxy eye vibe. Then it’s time to focus on your outer lid; apply a darker tone (dark brown) like Boom here. Blend this into the middle of your middle lid. Finally, add some definition to the look by highlighting the inner conduct with a light color like All Access (light gold).
To finish the eyeshadow, blend each section into the beginning of the next one. Finally, highlight the middle of your eyelid by using a light glitter tone like the Crazy Rich tone.
To give your lashes definition and length, using waterproof mascara and eyeliner is a must. This will not only help your lashes stay curled up; but rain or shine, it will keep your look intact. Start by using an eyeliner like the Stile Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. Keep the wing short to avoid smudging. Then it’s time to curl your eyelashes. For this, any curler in good condition will work. If you don’t have a curler at home, you can also use a spoon by placing your thumb on the curved side of the spoon, then placing your thumb (the one pressing against the curved side of the spoon) on your eyelid, and pushing your eyelashes against the spoon with your index finger.
Finally, apply some mascara. I recommend the Mirenesse Twin Secret Weapon 24hr Mascara Kit – Original Black. Make sure to coat all your lashes for a defined look!
Once you’re done, don’t forget to set it!
Now go on and channel your inner ER Meredith Gray, and speak with your eyes!