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5 Steps to the Perfect Basic Eye Makeup05-JUN-2019

There are tons of makeup tutorials online teaching us how to create a basic eye makeup look that we can wear every day. In this article, we’d like to share how to perfect such look! No fuss, no frills – just something simple, flawless and easy to do.

5 Steps to the Perfect Basic Eye Makeup

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#1 Apply concealer

The key to drawing attention to your eyes is to give it the lift and brightness it deserves. Nothing else does the work flawlessly but a lightweight peachy concealer to cover up your dark circles. Less is more, so you only need a small amount and pat it on gently with your ring finger for that even, natural coverage.

PERIPERA Ink Corrector 01 Dark Thief Peach

PERIPERA Ink Corrector 01 Dark Thief Peach-2

PERIPERA Ink Corrector #01 Dark Thief Peach


#2 Prime your lids

While basic eye makeup is not about dealing with loads of colors, it’s still important to prime your lids to make the neutral shades last. Try a brightening eye primer like VDL’s Expert Color Primer to help boost the longevity and color payoff of the eyeshadow shade of your choice.

VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes Pantone 19 Edition

VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes (Pantone 19 Edition)


#3 Apply your eyeshadow

Basic eye makeup is all about going for the right neutral shades to match your tone. As a beginner, you can first opt for an eyeshadow quad to instantly give you the best combination to work with.

HOLIKA HOLIKA Piece Matching Shadow Palette Nudrop Collection 06 Peanut Nude

HOLIKA HOLIKA Piece Matching Shadow Palette Nudrop Collection 06 Peanut Nude-2

HOLIKA HOLIKA Piece Matching Shadow Palette Nudrop Collection #06 Peanut Nude


Step 1: To work with these colors properly, start with a base color that’s close to your skin tone and apply it all over the lids.

Step 2: Then apply the medium shade to the outer corner of your eyes and blend it inwards to add depth to your eyes.

Step 3: You can also use the darkest shade in the quad as an eyeliner by using a wet brush to apply it.

Step 4: Lastly, pick the shimmery shade as a highlighter for your inner corners and just gently dab it over using your finger.


#4 Line the eyes

If you’re not fond of eyeliners, you can just do our dark eyeshadow tip on step #3. But if you’d like to add more drama to your look, especially for night time, you can use a dark brown eyeliner instead of black for a more natural effect. Line your eyes as close to the upper lashes as possible, from the inner corner to the outer corner.

ARITAUM Idol Waterproof Pencil

ARITAUM Idol Waterproof Pencil


#5 Curl your lashes and apply mascara

To seal the deal, you should also make your eyelashes stand out by applying mascara! For added effect, you can heat the curler under a blow dryer for a couple of seconds. Place the wand of your mascara brush at the bottom of lashes, and wiggle it back and forth while running it upwards apply it to your bottom lashes as well for even coating.

ETUDE HOUSE Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara Black

ETUDE HOUSE Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara Black


So how do you usually do your eye makeup? DO share your thoughts in comments.

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