How to do fancy eye makeup? Fancy eye makeup is a whole different ballgame. It’s not just about drawing on some eyeliner and mascara. It’s about creating the perfect look for each individual person.
It takes patience, practice, experimentation, and an understanding of how to blend colors in order to create a work of art that will be admired by all who see it.
In this post, I am going to teach you everything you need to know to become a pro at fancy eye makeup too!
Let’s get started!
How to do fancy eye makeup (Preparation)
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Before you start to do fancy eye makeup, you need a well-lit room, enough time, and the right products. Start by getting all of these things sorted out before you start to do your makeup.
You need to place a mirror that will be lit from all angles and have enough natural light or a very bright lamp.
This is important so that when you look in the mirror, you will see every area of your face, including the small areas around your eyes.
With a well-lit room, you will be able to see even the smallest detail on your face. You need enough time to create your eye makeup, or you will start rushing and make mistakes. Fancy eye makeup takes a long time to do because it takes a lot of blending and shading.
The last thing you need is to start doing fancy eye makeup, and then your kids, pets, or partner need something, and you have to leave it half-finished.
This will result in poor-quality makeup that looks messy and unfinished, which is a good way to end up looking like a clown.
Get some practice in before you try your skills out on an important day to know what you can do before you start and, more importantly, what to stay away from!
I’m going to teach you how to create this look by starting with the base eyeshadow color and working up from there. I have broken it down into easy-to-follow steps that anyone can do, even if you have never done fancy eye makeup before.
Let’s get started!
How to do fancy eye makeup Step by Step Tutorial
Step 1: Apply a foundation/primer to the eye area
I use my Benefit Porefessional as an eyeshadow primer, but you can use any brand of primer. Just place a small amount on your eyelids and blend it in, then let it sit for at least 5 minutes before you start doing fancy eye makeup.
Step 2: Apply creamy white eyeshadow to the whole lid area
I used my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, but you can use any eyeshadow brand as long as it’s cream-based. I am using the shade ‘strange’ all over my eyelids. If you like, you can also use a white cream-based eye pencil
Use a small amount and apply it with a flat brush such as an all-purpose foundation brush or a concealer brush. Blend the shadow out well with a fluffy brush such as a powder brush or blending brush to avoid harsh lines.
This will make your eyes look bigger and brighter!
Step 3: Use purple eyeshadow, brown eyeliner, and black mascara to create depth
We are only going to use one eyeshadow here. Still, we are using two different colors to create this gradient effect.
For this, you need an eyeshadow in which one color is slightly more pigmented than the other. Anything like that will do fine, even if it’s not from a fancy high-end brand!
I am using a darker purple (the top) and lighter purple (the bottom). I have also used greyish brown eyeliner and black mascara.
To create this look, place the darker purple color on your eyelid up to the crease, then blend it out so that it gradually becomes lighter as you reach the bottom of your eye.
Next, apply the brown liner along your lash line from corner to corner and curl your lashes with an eyelash curler before applying mascara to both top and bottom lashes.
Step 4: Apply a dark blue eyeshadow across your entire lid area, blending down towards the crease
This time, we are using one color only, but we will use two different shades to create depth. For this, you need two similar colors in which one is slightly darker than the other.
I have used a dark blue eyeshadow across my lid, starting at the center and blending it outwards towards both ends. The darker color should be in the crease of your eye or slightly above it. This will make your eyelashes look thicker!
Step 5: Apply black/grey eyeshadow to your lower lash line and blend upwards
Use the same pencil, brush, or eyeshadow as you did for step 3 but apply it on your lower lash line instead. If you are using a pencil, make sure to blend it with a brush afterward to avoid harsh lines. Please remember not to use white here as this is only for the upper part of your eyes.
Step 6: Run the same color underneath your lower lashes to make them look thicker
Use a black or dark grey pencil and run it carefully underneath your lower lash line. This will make your lashes look much thicker and more defined!
You can incorporate these steps into whichever fancy eye look you want, whether it’s dramatic, sultry, romantic, or classy. Don’t forget to wear some false eyelashes if you’re going out at night! I hope that this tutorial has helped, and good luck with practicing!
The Bottom Line
There are so many tutorials on YouTube that can help you with an eye makeup application. I would recommend watching a few and practicing the techniques before your big event!
If you’re still feeling overwhelmed, leave me a comment below, and we will chat more about it. Thank you for reading!
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