How to Do a Simple Eye Makeup

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.

Image courtesy of  Stuart Miles/

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles/


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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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.


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.


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.

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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.