Want to find out how to create a simple, yet chic eye makeup? Look no further. Makeup artist Tinamarie Fairfax revealed the secrets of making your eyes pop in only four steps.
STEP 1: EYE PRIMER
Apply eye primer on your upper and lower eyelids before you start your eye makeup. You don’t want your eye makeup to look like a hot mess after a long day. Like a face primer, an eye primer provides a clean canvas for any pigmented products to stick to. A good eye primer can actually prevent makeup from creasing and smudging, and give your eye shadow better color payoff.
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STEP 2: NUDE SHADOW
If you are going for a simple, natural-looking eye makeup, start with a nude eye shadow all over your eyelids as a base color. A nude eye shadow not only creates a smooth surface for the following products to glide on, but also evens out your lid color if you have hyper-pigmentation around your eyes.
STEP 3: CREASE COLOR
Choose an eye shadow that is two or three shades darker than your skin tone as your crease color. A pop of color in the crease helps to define the shape of your eyes. Use a small brush to apply the color to the crease. Sweep the brush back and forth following your natural eye socket. To achieve a softer look, use a clean fluffy brush to blend out any edges of the crease color.
** Tip from Liuyi: For people with monolids, instead of applying darker shades in the crease, pile the color near your upper lash line to enhance your eye shape.
STEP 4: EYELINER AND MASCARA
Line your eyes with black or brown eyeliner with short, light strokes in the roots of your eyelashes. This will give you the illusion of fuller lashes.
** Liuyi Recommends: Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
Always curl your lashes before applying mascara. A set of curled and full lashes will finish the look.
About Tinamarie Fairfax:
Time in the makeup industry: 12 years
Favorite makeup look: Smokey
Favorite makeup brand: Every brand has its own unique products and it is really hard to pick one.