Application Techniques By Lisa Her / Photography by Thay Yang
Every master was once a disaster. This explains how I was exactly 11 years ago before the start of my professional makeup artist career. At that time, my skin was still youthful, nonetheless, I was a new Mom and rarely wore makeup just because I didn't have the time and could care less about how I looked in front of my newborn. Besides, a "no makeup" face was so much more convenient since I was a 24 hour nursing machine and didn't want to contaminate any of my precious baby's milk.
Eventually, after a 6 month "stay-at-home-cation," I had to go back to work so sharpening up on my makeup application was very helpful so I can look somewhat "fresh" when I have a face to face conversation with my clients. So, for you Mom's that are looking for some simple tips on how to "doll up" your eyes, or if you are a newbie at doing your own makeup, or if you just want to learn an easier way to create a classic glamour look, then read on. I think you will enjoy the techniques and the step-by-step pictures in this tutorial. You can definitely make the look more intense with liquid or gel liner, however, I wanted to show how you can achieve the same look in a softer version and with the use of an "easier to use" product. Have fun learning something new and enjoy!
Step 1 – Eye Prep
Prepping the eyes with eye primer will increase the longevity of the eye makeup, strengthen the color intensity and minimize eye-shadow fall-outs and creasing.
Tip: Keep the eye completely closed and relaxed for a smooth, even coverage and easier application.
In a circular motion, use the middle finger tip to apply eye primer onto the center bottom of the eyelid, making your way into the outer and inner corners of the eye. Continue with this motion upwards, making sure to buff out the edges as you get into the crease (or the fold at the hollow of the eye). The remaining product on your fingertip can be applied on the brow bone (below the eyebrow arch). For best results, apply evenly.
Synthetic flat concealer brush and/or fingers