This post goes out for the lovely Kiz from Confessions of a Shopaholic blog. She asked me to do a tutorial for using eyeliner, so here we go. :)
Easy eye make-up
I started off with moisturizing my skin (as I think everyone should), and then adding L'Oreal Studio Secrets Primer. That'll give a great base to any make-up.
Then I added foundation (IsaDora). Not many pictures for this as I believe that adding all these is easy for everyone. Again, I remind that I don't use anything but my fingers to add the products mentioned above. It blends more easily this way.
Next thing to do is to add some highlighter (totally voluntary, but I feel like it adds a nice touch). I added it under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose, under my eyebrows and to the top of my cheekbones.
Then, I added bronzer and blush. I feel it's easier to find the right place for the bronzer (as I use it for shadowing the face and creating some shape) when you suck in your cheeks a bit and add the bronzer right under you cheekbone (which should be more visible now). Also, I added bronzer to my hairline and jawline (under the jaw, kind of).
The blush, that goes to the top of your cheekbones. I usually add it with a smile on my face, to get a nice glow and the pretty shape at the same time.
Then it's on with the eyes. Start off with curling your lashes (again, this is totally voluntary, you might have curlier lashes naturally than I do). Use your lash curler on 2-3 sections along the length of the lashes to get an even and beautiful curl. Don't press the curler too hard so that the result stays natural.
Then, add eyeliner. To make it exactly like I do, you'll need 3 different eyeliners: (they don't have to be exactly the same, just comparable ones.) Max Factor Colour Perfection Eyeliner, Maybelline Expression Kajal Eyeliner, and Lumene Natural Code Eye Dramatzer liquid eyeliner.
Start with the Max Factor eyeliner. Add it to the upper lashline, and if you want to do it like I do, add it to the inner eyelid (yes, still the upper lid ;)).
You can also make the base for the liquid liner now. This is recommendable, since it makes it last a bit longer this way.
Now, take the Maybelline Kajal. Add it gently to the lower lashline. For this makeup, it shouldn't be too visible. Just add it to highlight your lashes a bit. I usually add it only to the outer half of the lashline, since it should make the eyes look a bit bigger. If you do it like that, always remember to fade the eyeliner on the inner end.
Then it's time for the liquid liner. This is much easier to do with a mirror you don't need to hold with your other hand the whole time. Follow the line you've drawn with the Max Factor a couple steps earlier, starting from the outer corner of the eye, and drawing the line in pieces. Always draw the bits from in to out, it's easier, I promise.
Now, I thought I'd make a little twist to this look. Well, it's probably wrong to say twist as it is very basic thing on eye make-up... But anyway. Let's make the eyeliner a bit "winged". Just take the liquid liner and draw a line that kind of continues the line of your lower lashline, but of course this is an addition to the upper part. See the picture for better understanding. ;)
Try to create a sort of cat's eye, by drawing a thin line first, and then making it stronger by adding colour on the upper/inner (how do you say this?) side of the line. I'm afraid I don't have a photo for this one properly, but try to understand from the pictures.
Then, the final (and very important) touch to the look. Your mascara! :)
And that should be it :)
Hope you learned something from this, I know I did. I learned I need a new camera so badly :D
Anyways, this is all for now. I'll probably post an outfit post later today. ;)
Blog ya later!