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Easy way to do eye make up

(28 Posts)
Braceface Fri 01-Dec-17 10:29:20

I don't find the YouTube tutorials very easy to follow and don't know what colours would suit me. Any tips or advice?

HeyMacWey Fri 01-Dec-17 10:31:40

What colour eyes do you have?
Have you looked at Lisa Eldridge's tutorials?

Braceface Fri 01-Dec-17 10:34:42

I've got pale skin dark hair and green eyes.

rubberducker Fri 01-Dec-17 10:41:08

Maybe try one of the benefit eye kits - they’re great as everything you need is in one pallet, usually with really clear instructions.

Queenofthedrivensnow Fri 01-Dec-17 10:43:54

Jodie marsh fixed mine - her tutorial is amazing!!

Braceface Fri 01-Dec-17 10:45:57

Rubberduck could you link to the one you mean?

AnneLovesGilbert Fri 01-Dec-17 10:50:27

Have you tried eye colour crayons? I love these, so easy to use.

neutral slightly shimmery can be blended with a darker colour close to the lash line.

I pop some on, blend with ring finger. Dark brown eyeliner then black mascara. Couldn't be easier, looks like several different colours blended together. Lasts all day.

favourite eyeliner

current favourite mascara

I have pale skin and very dark brown eyes but start with something neutralish to get used to how to apply it and you can experiment with more or less product and see what effect you like.

seefeld Fri 01-Dec-17 11:28:21

Caroline Barnes, a make up artist, does some great quick and easy tutorials on YouTube.

Braceface Fri 01-Dec-17 12:47:03

Great thank you

ZacharyQuack Fri 01-Dec-17 22:04:46

I love matte brown cream eyeshadow, (Mac Groundwork) applied with a finger from the lashes up over the crease, then blend out the edges with a clean finger. Then pat a lighter shimmery powder shadow on the center of the lid (using finger #3). Then smudgy pencil liner. Takes about 3mins.

BusterGonad Sat 02-Dec-17 08:08:02

I've just discovered By Terry Ombré Blackstar cream eyeshadow sticks. They are so beautiful and give you a gorgeous soft smokey shimmery eyed look!

seefeld Sat 02-Dec-17 11:12:53

BusterGonad I bought a set of those sticks with a BF code as a Christmas present for myself! Really glad to see you’ve recommended them.

BusterGonad Sat 02-Dec-17 12:11:28

See to me they are perfect, I went to visit a friend the other evening and showed her my new set (Christmas set of 3) and see instantly feel in love with the Misty Rock and promptly ordered one there and then! They are so beautiful! I have Misty Rock, Bronzed Moon and Blonde Opal.

Uokbing Sat 02-Dec-17 12:26:22

OK this might not be very clear in words but here goes:

First you need brushes NOT those sponge applicator thingies. Now this might seem obvious to many but for me it was a total revelation.

You want a colour not too far from your skin tone as a 'transition' colour to put on first. This will make everything else blend nicely. Put a tiny bit on at the outer corner of your crease (your eye socket) with a blending brush and then do a windscreen wiper motion back and forth across your whole crease to blend. If you can barely see it, put a bit more on, but build it up.

Then go for a slightly darker colour in your crease, either with the same brush or a slightly smaller brush and do a similar motion, again build it up. Blend blend blend, and then blend a bit more.

Then a darker colour again in your 'outer v' (the v shaped bit at the side of your socket/eyelid, a Google will show you). And again blend.

Different looks require different things but this is the basics for a nice blended eyeshadow look with a bit of depth and takes no time at all really. Also you can put a bit of lighter coloured more shimmery stuff on your lid with a dense brush or your finger. Try not to put much shimmer in your crease (ahem) as if you are older than about 20 it just creases up and also doesn't create the dimension that mattes do.

As for colours, I am a believer in anything goes, and you can't really go wrong with browns and taupes, but officially going by the colour wheel the colours that would make your eyes pop the most would be purples and pinks.

The ABH modern renaissance palette would probably be great for green eyes but it is £££.

TwinklyGiraffe Sat 02-Dec-17 12:28:03

I just watched the Jodie Marsh tutorial!

It’s the first time my dh has ever said he likes my make up! grin

It’s really good!

moonmaker Sat 02-Dec-17 19:49:56

@Uokbing thanks for the tips
Please can you recommend me brushes
I know what am doing with makeup except eyeshadow I cannot get right
I have the real techniques brushes for eyes but find them clumsy and ineffective

BumWad Sat 02-Dec-17 20:50:29

Marking place

Ttbb Sat 02-Dec-17 20:55:54

Maybe only do mascara? Eyeliner/eyeshadow looks terrible if it isn't done properly/one is over 30ish years old.

Braceface Sat 02-Dec-17 21:06:34

You can't wear eyeliner or eyeshadow if you are over 30. Umm wtf!!! hmm

Uokbing Sat 02-Dec-17 21:10:02

Yes I know what you mean about the RT brushes moon try are quite fat aren't they?

I started with an eco tools set from Boots which was fine, but then I bought an eye brush set from Spectrum Collections in the sale which I love (and the brushes are so pretty too!) Recently I also splashed out on a Sigma E40 blending brush as well which does seem to live up to the hype.

For eyeshadows, I only really use makeup geek ones now - you buy them in individual pans from Beauty Bay and buy a Z palette as well to put them in. The formulas are great and blend so beautifully and you can pick whatever colours you like.

Honestly I learnt almost everything from Mrs Gloss and the Gloss on Facebook. Unfortunately it's almost got too big now for that really good advice as it all gets a bit lost, but it's a great group. Also the Beauty Collective is similar and smaller.

Braceface Sat 02-Dec-17 21:11:14

I'm 39 so I'm just not gonna bother!!!

Uokbing Sat 02-Dec-17 21:12:25

By the way I am over 30 and only learnt to do eyeshadow a couple of years ago!

Dizzywizz Sat 02-Dec-17 21:14:09

I recommend benefit big beautifu eyes kit, you can layer it up for more dramatic evening looks, or I just apply it lightly for work. Every day!

Ollivander84 Sat 02-Dec-17 21:28:55

Second ABH modern renaissance, I have green eyes and love warm tones. Makeup geek eyeshadows (beauty bay, swatches on google of all colours) are the best single eyeshadows

suze28 Sat 02-Dec-17 21:33:09

I've saved this as it's a useful visual

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