4 Easy Steps to Natural Eyes for Fall!
Fall is coming, even if the horrible heat wave has you convinced otherwise! Should you change your makeup along with the season? Of course! Fall is a time of luscious colors and many layers, so one great look is a natural eye. Here are 4 simple steps to achieving the perfect natural looking eyes!
1. Begin with a base
You should ALWAYS begin your eye makeup with a base! Otherwise your eye shadow will fade, crease and/or become less pigmented. I like to use a crème eye shadow close to my lid color or the color of eye shadow I plan to use. For this look, I recommend going for the Revlon Vital Radiance mouse eye shadow. I use the number 2 Pearl Light . You can also use a primer, such as the E.L.F lid primer, but my preference is a crème eye shadow. Crème shadows stick more to the eye shadow and helps it stay pigmented and in place. Simply cover your lid from lash to crease with your primer and you’re done with step 1!
2. Color the lid, define and highlight
To get a great looking natural eye, it is important to use an eye shadow color close to your natural skin tone. I recommend going a shade lighter in the day and a shade darker for night. Use a medium sized round eye shadow brush to evenly cover your lid with the base color. My favorite for this look is the Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Eye-shadow Duo in Taupe. It comes with a lighter white/brown shadow and a medium toned brown. This duo is great because the lighter color can be used as a base or highlighter and the darker can be used as a base or crease color. I like to use my highlighter before my crease color so that I can blend the darker into the lighter. Use a shimmery light brown or white as a highlighter right below your eyebrow and to your crease. Overshadow by The Balm is an amazing highlighter than can be used on almost any skin tone and with most eye shadow colors. I use “Work is Overrated” but it comes in 4 different colors so you can easily find the one that fits your skin tone! To create depth, use a darker brown between your eyelid and brow bone, right on the crease. A cone shaped brush is the best type to use for contouring because the shape places the eye shadow right into the crease.
3. Eyeliner that fits you
Using eyeliner will help define your eyes and make your lashes look more luscious. To get a great looking natural eye, it is important to think about your hair and skin coloring when choosing a color. Blondes should go for a lighter brown and can even go for a shimmery gold. Those with brown hair should choose a moderate brown or a dark olive. Dark and black hair is best to go with espresso or black. To keep it looking natural, make sure to draw a very thin line as close to the lash line as possible. I recommend E.L.F crème eyeliner if you have a steady hand or the Maybeline Line Stylist if you would rather use a pencil. For a bit more drama at night, use a liquid liner to add a bit of fluidity to your line. I love the E.L.F line of liquid eyeliner- you can buy them in a set of 3 which includes black, dark brown and silver.
4. Mascara no matter what
I never ever leave the house without mascara. It really helps open your eyes and make you look awake and alert. To gain a more natural lash, use a mascara in a dark brown if you have light to medium hair and black for dark or black. For this look, I recommend L’Oreal Bare Naturale or Almay One Coat Dial Up. The L’Oreal choice does not clump and really keeps the natural look of your lashes, just elongates and darkens them. The Almay kind is a great one for night since you can choose how dramatic the mascara makes your lashes look by choosing 1, 2 or 3 for the intensity.
With those 4 steps accomplished, you’re ready to go out and about with a fresh fall look. A natural eye is always a lovely addition to any outfit, so feel free to wear it any time with any style. This fast and simple look is great for you college ladies with little time to waste.
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