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Your eyes are the first thing a person would notice about you. Naturally they’re the first thing you will want to accentuate before heading out. Eye makeup has come a long way, from pale tones to smoky effects. But the basis of it is still the same.

What you will need:

groupshot.jpg1.    Eye shadow (two to four shades)
2.    Eye shadow highlight colour (a very light colour or colours which are close to your skin tone)
3.    Eye liner
4.    Eyelash curler
5.    Mascara
6.    Eye brow pencil

Follow these tips to create a look that works for you. You can apply the same technique using colours you like, or colours that will match your features.

Step 1: You will need at least two shades to open up your eyes. Start by using a dark colour for the outer edge of your eyes. Colour it in a sideways V shape within the crease of your eye and the eyelid. Do not go over the brow-bone.

Note:  By darker colours it does not mean you have to only use dark browns, blacks, blues, and purples. If you’re going for a natural look you can always use two light shades, or shades similar to your skin colour.


Step 2: Fill in the middle part of your eyelid with a lighter shade of the similar colour. Blend it into the darker colour so it looks smooth. You can use your brush to drag some colour from the darker section, to spread and blend the colours. Using the same brush, bring the outer colour down to your lower corner of your eyes to balance out your eye makeup.

Step 3: Using a soft clean brush, blend the colours at the crease of your eyes, shading them out toward your browbone. If you want to darken the smoky effect, you can fill in more colour and blend outwards in a circular motion.

Step 4: To highlight your eyes, use a pale highlight colour or shimmer to dab onto the inner corners of your eye. You may blend it into the rest of your eye makeup using your pinkie finger. Apply the highlight to the top of your brow bone, just below the eyebrows.  You can also use it to highlight your cheekbones after you apply rouge.

Apply eyeliner as close as you can to your eyelashes. You can play with the ends of the line by thickening or leaving it thin as per examples below:

Thin eyeliner for a simple, natural look

Thick eyeliner for a more dramatic effect

Eyelash Curler & Mascara
After you’re done and satisfied with your eye makeup, curl your eyelashes and apply mascara. Make sure you comb through your mascara so it doesn’t look goopy.

Eyebrow Makeup
If you have thin or light eyebrows, use an eyebrow pencil, or a brown (or darkbrown) eyeshadow to go over your brows. Lightly fill in your brows and blend the colour in to soften the look. If you want thicker, heavier brows, you can apply more colour or use a darker shade.

Voila! You’re all set to step out in style. We hope these tips are useful to you. Look out for more makeup tutorials on our site by Max Factor to help you make the most of the joy of makeup!