How to Apply Eye Makeup

How to Apply Eye Makeup Tips

Applying eye makeup can define your look. Here’s how.

  1. Make sure they are around the eyes is not too dry. If it is, apply moisturizer around your eyes. Do not moisturize the lids as it will make them greasy.
  2. Apply primer on the lids. While this is optional, it is advised to use primer. This will smoothen your skin and will help in keeping the makeup on for longer
  3. Use concealer under, and around the eyes to even out skin tone. This should cover up dark circles, if any. The concealer can be blended using your fingertips or a blending brush. Then apply some flesh toned powder to help set it. Apply powder to your eyelids as well.
  4. Choose any eye shadow as per the purpose of the makeup. Use subtle, or neutral colors during the day, and more striking colors for nights. It should also be coordinated with your eye, skin and hair color.
  5. Apply a medium tone, as base, on the lower area of your eyelid. Use a to and fro wiper motion.
  6. Use a light highlighting color on the brow bone. Something like gold, or white works best for most people.
  7. Now, apply a darker color on the crease of the lid. Start from the outer corner and work your way inside till the middle of the lid. Use short strokes.
  8. Blend the two colors using a blending brush to create a more smooth, evened out look.
  9. Apply eye liner. You can use gel, liquid or pencil liner as per preference. While black suits best for most, the color can be chosen as per preference.
  10. Curl eye lashes using a lash curler.
  11. If using false lashes, glue them to the lashes before applying mascara.
  12. Apply mascara generously on both the upper and lower lashes. Curl lashes again if required.

Eyeshadow for Brown Eyes

Eyeshadow for Brown Eyes

Brown eye color is neutral and any color for the eye make-up will make the brown of the eyes stand out. Hence, the trick is to choose colors that are coordinate with the skin and hair color. While all colors look ravishing, a few colors that look best with brown eyes are: purple, blue, yellow/orange, silver, brown, and green. Smokey eye makeup also looks absolutely gorgeous on girls with brown eyes.

A few tips before choosing eye makeup for brown eyes:

  • Use contrasting colors like purple, teal or blue. They will make the brown pop and will look stunning
  • The neutral/brown eye shadow blends with the brown of the eyes and looks subtle. This could be preferred for a day time, office look.
  • Silver or blue shades on the lower lash line can make any dark circles stand out. Hence, using a  primer and concealer are very important
  • Metallic colors like gold, bronze and copper blend in with the naturally earth toned eyes and make them stand out.
  • Alternatively, a matte color can be used, and the corners of the eye can be highlighted with golden or bronze highlights.
  • You can also team up your eye shadow with plum eyeliner instead of a black or brown liner to make them enhance them and make them really standout.
  • Cobalt blue goes amazingly well with brown eyes. Irrespective of whether you have hazel or dark brown eyes, this striking color goes for a fun night out.
  • Try: a neutral brown eye shadow as base, and striking green, blue or purple highlights on the upper lid. Apply mascara generously.

How to Apply Mascara Perfectly


Well-applied mascara enhances your eyes and adds glamor to the simplest of eye make-ups. While most falter, it is fairly easy to apply mascara like a pro, and the most of your look. Here’s how.

What type of Mascara is suitable for you

The first, and essentially most important step, is to choose the mascara that suits you. Lengthening mascara is recommended for day wear, while curling or thickening mascara can be used for nights. You must also, as per preference, choose between waterproof and normal mascara. Also, while black mascara looks best, and suits everyone, black-brown mascara does not look too overwhelming on light skinned/haired people.

Just Before Mascara Application

Once you have chosen your mascara, finish up on your eye make, including your eye liner, kohl, eye shadow etc.
Now, curl your lashes using a lash curler. Padded lash curlers are preferable over metal curlers.

Tips on How to Apply Mascara

Mascara tends to dry when it comes in contact with air. Also, be careful to not pump the wand in the tube. You can shake the tube before you open it. Also, in case you need more of the product, swirl the wand inside the tube, instead of pumping it. Pumping will induce air bubbles in the tube, and allow bacteria to enter. Make sure there are no clumps and the product is evenly spread out on the wand.

First Mascara Application

For the first application, look down (such that your eyes are closed) and apply the mascara on the upper lash line in an up-to-down motion (from root to tip). Then, look up (open your eyes) and apply mascara on the same lash line in a down-to-up motion (from root to tip). Using a light, horizontal back-and-forth motion while applying the mascara will prevent clumping.
For the bottom lashes, place a tissue under the eye and apply the mascara in a up-to-down motion (root to tip). And you’re done!

Best Liquid Liner: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

This award winning, gel based eye-liner provides ease of application, and long-lasting wear like never before.

Brand Bobbi Brown
Price USD 24
Quantity 0.1  oz (3 g)
  • “Top Gel” by Good Housekeeping magazine (2013)
  • ‘50 Best Beauty Products 2013’ by Siempre Mujer magazine
  • ‘Best Beauty Buy’ by Instyle Magazine (2013)

(14 shades)

  • Black Mauve shimmer
  • Black ink
  • Cobalt Ink
  • Caviar Ink
  • Espresso Ink
  • Chocolate Shimmer
  • Denim Ink
  • Graphite Shimmer
  • Forest Shimmer
  • Ivy Shimmer Ink
  • Granite Ink
  • Steel Ink
  • Sepia Ink
  • Violet Ink
  • Long wear
  • Water resistant
  • Highly pigmented and creamy
  • Smear & crease proof
  • Transfer resistant when dry
  • Dries quickly


Bobbi Brown’s Gel liner is the best liquid eyeliner in the market. The gel is highly pigmented, and creamy for smooth, glitch free application. The creamy formula, coupled with a good brush, make the perfect combination for any eye-line style. You can try the winged eyeliner look, the double wing, thick or thin definition with equal ease. The gel liner provides the lash line a fuller look, even without mascara. Suitable for oily, dry and normal lids, it stays through the day without smudging or smearing. So I believe it’s the Best Liquid Liner for many ladies.

How to Apply Fake Eyelashes

How to apply Fake Eyelashes Yourself

Fake eyelashes add length and thickness to eyelashes, and make them look fuller than natural eyelashes. Fake eyelashes are available in varying lengths, density etc. Even though it is not rocket science, applying fake eyelashes can be tricky. They may fall off too soon, or not stick evenly. Some even end up sticking fast at weird angles. Here are simple steps to help you put on a pair of fake lashes like a pro.

How to apply Fake Eyelashes Step by Step

  1. Before starting out, make sure the length of the false lash is the same as your eye, and that it fits well along the shape of your eye. Trim using nail scissors if it is too long.
  2. Hold both ends of the lash and bend it inwards to create a C. This will help curve the lash to fit the natural curve of your lid and fit better.
  3. Apply eye liner on your eye lid as you normally would. You can use gel liners, liquid or pencil liners. Wait for it to dry before you apply the glue.
  4. Getting good quality glue is important. The glue should be able to stick the lash to your lid, easily, without causing any irritation to your eye. The best way is to use a toothpick to dab a little glue on the edge of the lash, and use a cotton bud to apply it on your lid. Make sure you apply enough so the lash sticks without coming off when you blink.
  5. After applying the glue, wait about 10 seconds and carefully, using a pair of tweezers, carefully place the false lashes on your natural lash line. The false lash should be placed on the lashes, and not on the lid.
  6. Wait for the glue to dry completely before you apply mascara, or use lash curlers. You can fill up gaps in the lash line with liquid eye liner.