No matter what eye shape or color you have, you can define your eyes beautifully with a masterful makeup application. Defining eyes means highlighting the eye’s natural beauty, not weighing them down with thick eyeliner or copious amounts of mascara. Make those eyes pop and sparkle with eye definition tricks that the pros use!
Getting the Right Eye Makeup Colors
Here is the scenario: Your eye color is stuck in neutral–that’s boring! Here’s the alternative: Your eye color screams, “Look at me,” but you’ve gone overboard with the bold shades. For defining eyes, you must have the right color combination and simply choosing black mascara and eyeliner isn’t always the answer. Start by removing your eye makeup and looking at your naked eyes. What do you like about them? What would you like to highlight with makeup? Also, pay attention to your eye color. If you have green eyes, stick with purple eyeshadow. Blue eyes spring to life with brown shades. Brown eyes look heavenly with subtle green hues. Define the eye color with complementary eyeshadows and eyeliner. Experiment with applications until you find one that really defines this area.
Hydrate the Eye Skin
Without good eye skin care, any attempts at definition will only result in highlighting fine lines and wrinkles. Invest in hydrating eye creams suitable for the sensitive skin around the eyes. When applying moisturizer to the eye skin, use your middle finger. It’s not as strong as the pointer and is less likely to make your skin wrinkle.
Eye Art for Eye Definition
Everyone loves the smoky eye but it’s not the best style for definition. You need at least two different colors, one highlighter for the entire eyelid and one for accenting the crease. After you have applied the eyeshadow, highlight the inner eye area, upper and lower with a white eyeliner pencil. Next, touch the white eyeliner in the arch of the brow; this will subtly widen and enlarge the eye space. For the eyeliner, don’t simply draw a straight line across the top of the lashes. Use short dashes to line the top of the lashes. Blend the lines together with an eyeliner sponge tip. Finish the eye look with a defining mascara that makes those fine lash hairs stand out.
Highlight for Definition
Here’s the step we forget: Highlighting around the eyes with highlighting powder and a brush. Sweeping the light highlighter around the eyes makes them stand out but go easy. You don’t want to create noticeable eye halos.