Posts Tagged How-To: Eyes

  • How to Create Winged/Cat Eyeliner - August 17th, 2011
  • Cat eyeliner is a simple way to make a bold statement with your makeup. If you haven’t tried it before it can be a little intimidating, but I’m here to show you a really easy way to do it! The nice thing about applying cat eyeliner is that the same technique can be used to create a cat eye that’s as subtle or as dramatic as you want. Since there are many different ways to create a cat eye, I’ll be focusing on the major characteristic of a cat eye — the wing. Check out the step-by-step pictures!

  • How to Do a Smokey Eye - August 25th, 2010
  • Smokey eyes can be really dramatic, but they can also be nice for daytime too — it all depends on what colors you choose for your look and how much you pack them on. You can even start with a natural smokey eye during the day and just add a darker color on your outer V to make it more dramatic for nighttime! For this Technique post, I will show you how to do a smokey eye with notes on how you can adjust it based on how natural or dramatic you want yours to be.

  • How to Apply Pigments Wet (Foiling) - August 12th, 2010
  • Applying pigments wet makes the color of the pigment much more vibrant and intense than applying it dry. When you apply pigments wet, it’s as if you have a whole new shade of pigment! Foiling is another name for this technique, because it has the effect of making your eyeshadow/pigment look shiny and bright like foil. Here’s how to bring out the intensity of your pigment colors!

  • Everything You Need to Know About False Eyelashes - July 13th, 2010
  • In this technique post, I covered everything you need to know about false eyelashes — how to choose them based on what look you’re going for, when and how to apply them, how to remove them, and tips on cleaning your fake lashes so that you can wear them again (and also tips on when you should throw them away)!

  • How to Apply an Eyeshadow Wash - June 23rd, 2010
  • For those new to eyeshadow application, applying an eyeshadow wash is the simplest technique to add some color to your eyes. A wash is one eyeshadow color applied from your lash line to your brow bone. For those who are comfortable applying eyeshadow, a wash provides a nice base of color for more advanced looks, like smokey eyes. Here’s how to do this very basic eye shadow technique!