Beauty Hacks: Eyes

Over the years, I’ve used a lot of makeup and made a lot of mistakes (bright blue eyeshadow at the year seven disco for one), so I’ve documented the tips and tricks that I use to ensure that my eye and eyebrow makeup look halfway decent! 

  • If you have sensitive skin, it would be best to use earth-toned eyeshadow as opposed to brightly coloured eyeshadow. This will be better suited to your skin because it has less pigmentation, and will cause less irritation to your skin.

  • Cover your eyelid with white eyeshadow or eyeliner before applying eyeshadow. This will make the colour more intense, making your eye looks a lot brighter!
  • Heat up your eyelash curlers before using them so that it is easier to curl your lashes. You can do this by using a hair dryer on a warm setting, but make sure to let the curlers cool down for a few seconds so you don’t burn your eyes (speaking from personal experience unfortunately)!

  • To create a more natural lash look with your mascara, wiggle the wand at the base of your lashes so that the product is concentrated there, then swipe upwards!
  • Put clear lipgloss on your eyelashes after applying the necessary layers of mascara to make it last for a longer amount of time. For me, this works better than using clear mascara!
  • If you want your eyebrows to look more natural, draw hair strokes with an eyebrow pencil before filling in. You can also use a spoolie brush to rid your eyebrows of excess product.

  • Use a light eyeshadow in the corners of your eyes to make your eye colour stand out.
  • Most mascara expires after six months, and some say that mascara should be binned after three months! To save money, think about how long it takes for you to go through one tube of mascara. If it takes a long time then it may be better value if you buy travel sized mascaras that you will be able to use up before their expiration date.

  • To cover up eye bags, draw triangles under your eyes with concealer and blend. This will also brighten up the whole eye area. I usually use a yellow or orange colour correcting cream first before putting concealer under my eyes.
  • Put your mascara tube in warm water – this will make the product ‘melt’ from the edges, so that you don’t waste any of it!

Do you have any more tips for doing eye makeup? Comment if you do, or let me know any major makeup mistakes that you’ve made in the past!

9 Replies to “Beauty Hacks: Eyes

  1. Wow I never thought of half of these hacks but i’m definitely going to take them into consideration now! Here’s a tip – to get decent eye liner flicks, I put masking tape along the bottom lash and upwards at the angle I want and draw along that! Helps so much. Also use this to get a line for my eyeshadow! x

  2. That’s me every morning waking my parents up while I use the hair dryer to heat up my eyelash curlers hahaha. I am awful at makeup and learnt the little bits I know off vintage Zoella videos so this was really handy x

    Claire | clairesyear.com

  3. Putting clear gloss on your eyelashes before applying mascara is definitely something I didn’t know! Same for the eyelash curler 🙂
    Unfortunately the concealer triangle under my eyes is getting less and less flattering as years go by and I’m starting to realise a lighter hand will give me better results now (but I’m 36, there’s a lot of makeup related things I can’t get away with anymore lol)

    Interesting post!

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