While masks are mandatory in public places, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear your makeup. We agree there’s no point in applying lipsticks, bronzers and foundations anymore, but you can enhance your eye makeup and still look chic. There’s an increase in the demand for eye makeup products too. Makeup artist Emraan, who has worked with the likes of Rashmika Mandanna and Regina Cassandra, shares some eye makeup techniques with Hyderabad Today.
There are many creative and fun ways to do your eyes. Move on from black — blue, pink and white eyeliners are in trend. You can use a neon colour in the corner of your eyes or as a floating eyeliner. Buffed-out, shimmer and glitter eyeshadows are in trend. You can even try colourful and rainbow eyelashes. All you have to do is coat your real and false lashes with your favourite lipstick. Go for bushy eyebrows.
Single colour technique
For the most “natural” single eyeshadow application, your eyeshadow should be slightly darker than your skin tone and compliment its undertone (warm or cool). Colour suggestions for fair to light skin tones: flesh-tone peach (warm), flesh-tone pink (cool). Colour suggestions for medium to dark skin tones: caramel (warm), soft brown (cool).
Apply the single eyeshadow colour on the eyelid using a soft eye brush. Do not extend the colour past the inside corner (of the lid area) or out beyond the lid towards the temple – yet. Next, remove any remaining eyeshadow from your brush onto a tissue. Use the clean brush to fade the colour at the crease, up towards the brow bone, following the entire length of the eye socket from the inner bridge of your nose out to the end of the eyebrow. Eyeliner is optional with this application, but mascara is mandatory.
Double colour technique
This two-colour application will balance any eye shape. Your second eyeshadow should be several shades deeper than the light colour, but not dark. For a fashion-forward “ombre” look, both eyeshadows should be in the same colour family – a lighter and deeper variation of the same colour.
But which colour goes where? If your eye area is balanced equally between the lid and brow bone, use the single eyeshadow technique for your lighter colour, then apply the deeper colour directly into the natural crease. If you have a larger, more prominent eyelid with a small brow bone, use the deeper eyeshadow colour on the lid only. Apply the lighter colour in the crease above the lid, and up towards the brow bone.
If you have a smaller eyelid with a prominent brow bone, place the lighter colour on the lid and up into the crease. Place the deeper colour directly on the brow bone, blending it down towards the crease. I suggest a dark brown, charcoal or black eyeliner and black mascara with this application. Don’t forget to keep your brushes and products clean!
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