Hello lovelies, today’s post is in par with my previous one. I had good comments on my first eye makeup tutorial post(of course, it would have been better if I made a video tutorial on it … which will come later this year I hope) but then, I thought, a beginner wouldn’t understand what I’m blabbering about, thus this blogpost for those who are just starting to play around with makeup! I’m not an artist frankly speaking, I asked a friend of mine to sketch me a pair of eyes so I can make an eye makeup diagram, you guys can check out her work on Instagram. PS: she was also the one who made my blog logo.
Moving on, I’ll be explaining very briefly and to the best of my knowledge (just so you know, I’m not a MUA, just someone who loves makeup).
- Brow bone – I don’t do it every single time, but sometimes I like putting some highlight in this area, the same highlight that I put on my inner corner.
- Transition area – you normally put a transition shade in this area (hence the name), meaning, a shade that merges the colors that you will use together. It also gives depth to your eyeshadows.
- Crease – for the crease, I use a shade that’s darker than the transition shade then I blend them together. Personally, after finishing the lids, I touch up this area and the transition area by mixing the two shades I use.
- Lid – it can be divided into three parts: inner lid, middle lid and the outer lid. Most of the time, I use one shade on both inner and middle lid.
- Outer V/lid – this area is distinguished from the lid area because I sometimes do cat eyes or plain smoky eyes. Most of the time I put a darker shade than the one I used on both my inner and middle lid, then I’ll decide (depending on the vibe I want to give) if I’ll shape it into “>” (personal preference) or just blend the two shades together.
- Upper lash line – you put eyeliner on this area (of course!), during my highschool days, I love drawing thick lines on both my upper and lower lash lines (hello gothic days) but now, I like to keep it simple. I rarely draw on my upper lash line to be honest, even on my waterline … These days, I just enjoy some good old fashion smokiness.
- Inner corner – I don’t exaggerate with the eyeliner by tracing the line from the lash line (upper or lower) to this area. I prefer putting some highlight with a precise blending brush.
I hope this quick explanation has been or will be of help to you lovelies, do let me know if you want other posts similar to this, where I just try and explain things ya know.