Putting it all together for a perfect daytime eye is easy for some and challenging for others. The color recommendations below are your staple, go-to colors, and the base from which to build an assortment of eyeshadow shades.
Choose three shades of color – light, medium, and dark – which are most flattering to your skin color and tone.
Lightest Shade – I recommend that everyone has a light color such as vanilla or champagne to use as a highlighter. Using a highlighter will make your eyes appear brighter.
Medium Shade – I also recommend a matte, medium toned brown such as cappuccino, or a woody brown. This color will be used in your eye socket, as a contour to emphasize your crease and define your eyes.
Darkest Shade – Lastly, I recommend a matte, dark brown color, such as coffee or sable. Also black will work beautifully here as an eyeliner to define your lash line.
These shades will create very natural looking eye makeup. I call this HD (high definition) makeup. An application which will bring out your eyes rather than scream, “I am wearing eyeshadow!”
Every woman needs to have a really quick and easy daytime eye look that can be applied in seconds. This look should make your eyes “pop”! Follow these three steps and take your eye makeup look up a notch!
Using your eyeshadow brush, apply your lightest shade along your lid, from the inner corner to the outer corner.
Line the lower lash line with the same color, being careful to stay as close to the lash line as possible.
Lastly, highlight the brows with the same shade, just under the arch of the eyebrow, to the end of your brow.
Using the second, MID color and your tapered brush, apply a light layer in the crease.
If you are unsure where the crease of your eye is, use your finger to find the brow bone, just above eye socket (hollow).
Place your tapered brush directly into the hollow, and move it back and forth following the shape of your eye socket, creating a crease with the mid shade.
This motion is what I refer to as a “windshield wiper” motion. Work back and forth using your natural eye socket as the guide. This helps to blend the product.
Using your angle brush, apply a thin line of the darkest shade to define the upper lash line. You can also use an eye pencil for the darkest shade.
Start at the outer corner of the eye, as this part of the line can be a bit thicker. Work in short strokes to the inner corner of the eye, making the line thinner towards the inner corner. Stay very close to the lashes, then gradually make the line thicker, as you see fit.
Drawing a line with your eye pencil can be a bit tricky, so this part may take a bit of practice before you can create a smooth, even line.