Eyes Makeup

Cute Eye Makeup!!

Eyes are usually the first place we look to gage someone’s personality and compatibility with our own. That being said, there are major perks to making one’s eyes pop more, making them seem sleek and sexy or even giving oneself the “I’m so cute you have to stare” look. Different styles of eye makeup have different effects, and I wanted to put some writing together that would make you laugh, get a little curious and maybe even spur you to experiment or get a little more adventurous. First, I’m going to talk a bit about why eye makeup is awesome, then I’ll talk about a few experiments I tried with classic looks and then after … I’ll talk about the latest trends!!
Eye makeup is one of the most fun facets of makeup than we can experiment with. We can take really subtle, sexy colours that complement the classic LBD (little black dress) or even pick loud, vibrant colours that match or contrast with outfits for clubs, weddings or parties and paints them across our lids, smudge or not smudge them to out hearts’ content and then finish off with eyeliner and mascara. There are a bunch of different techniques with eyeliner alone. Mascara has different levels of clumpy or even just super subtle and delicate-looking. There are many women and girls who also opt for fake lashes, and while I’ve yet to try them, I hear they can be really, REALLY helpful.
Betty/Veronica Eyes
Betty/Veronica Eyes

The first classic look I experimented with was the “Smoky Eye” effect. I had always wondered if it could be made to look cute as well as sexy, and I liked the end result in a LOT. A classic smoky eye consists of three shades of the same hue. Some people opt for the classic black or grey tones, or even try brown or bronze. I used the bronze one, which melds in nicely with my skin tone, giving it a nice dramatic yet not-overdone look. I then tried two things I’ve never tried before: I gave myself the “Betty/Veronica lashes” liner (which basically means I added another tail to the outer corner of both my eyes. I made my mascara really clumpy, and it drew way more focus to my eyes) and I added golden highlights to the inner corners of my eyes, as well as under the arches of my eyebrows. All in all, I found the effect really cute AND sexy ^_^

The drawbacks and the things you have to be cautious with this effect is to make sure you use powdery shadows which blend well, use liquid liner for a more defined look or pencil eyeliner for a more smudged look and make sure to keep makeup remover, cotton swabs and concealer on standby. Otherwise, this look could go from chic to sloppy in a heartbeat.
Peacock eyes
Peacock eyes
The next look I experimented with was the “Peacock Feather” effect. I’ve seen a lot of pictures online of really professional and elaborate-looking peacock feather-inspired eye make-up, and I decided to try making one on my own. I combined 2 different shades of blue (royal and navy) a deep shade of olive green and golden highlights. I’m a big fan of golden highlights because they tend to compliment my skin tone. I made the mascara really thick but not clumpy, and I put the eyeliner on in a really thin line. I really loved the way it ended up looking and it struck me as cool and cute 🙂
There’s always the risk of rough, imprecise lines, or faux pas that there just isn’t time to correct. To cut down on the probability of such occurrences, make sure you leave ample time for you makeup so as not to botch it because you’re being rushed.
Whenever you work with eyeshadow designs involving colours, it’s really important to make sure that your tools are clean and well-maintained, and that the brand you’re using is of good enough quality that the colours pop and don’t fade away or rub off easily. Keeping your head cool, your hand steady and being patient, efficient and taking your time are all virtues when it comes to makeup, especially eye makeup.

 The final experiment in my “terrific trio” was a big and elaborate blending of lighter pink shakes with a very rich and dark purple. I used eyeliner not only at my lash-line but also in the crease in my eyelid. It was bold and i found it more artsy than cute, but then i decided to add bubblegum pink and white tones to the inner corner of my eyes 🙂 Lots of mascara and light yellow highlights made my eyes look really big, cute and bold.

The trends keep changing and fashion depends largely on the time of the year. Darker, richer colours are usually more popular during winter, and lighter, brighter colours are more popular during spring and summer. People keep experimenting with what’s cool and what’s cute, and I’ve come across a few really intriguing trends. They are:

1) Flashy eyeliner
2) Brown is in
3) Fine liner
4) Purple. All purples.
5) Groupie smoky eyes
6) Naked

Flashy eyeliner is exactly that. But it doesn’t need to be just liner. It can also be bright/neon eyeshadows or even lipsticks. As long as they “catch the eye”, everything goes. Neon greens, pinks, blues and yellows have been predominant, but neon purple is pretty big too. It all depends on your skin tone, what you’re comfortable with and, obviously, where you’re headed.

Brown isn’t normally a colour most of us favour in eyeshadows, but it’s been a big hit on all the runways this spring. It’s a big part of the “bronze look” that everyone’s talking about.
A lot of runway models and celebrities have been sporting really fine lines of eyeliner and bare lashes. The look’s gotten a lot of positive buzz,and many think it’s popular because of the “less is more” theme in makeup this season.

Purple is rampant on the runways as well, with models wearing purple versions of smoky eyes, bright lavender, rich burgundy and even neon purple.

The “Taylor Momsen” rocker/groupie smoky eye has made the rounds and quite a few designers paired the looks with their more subtle or even prim outfits. Contrast, contrast, contrast! 😉

And last but not least:

Naked!! Not the brand, but rather the look. Going completely without eyeliner, eye shadow and/or mascara is becoming quite predominant with models and celebrities alike opting to “bare it all” (makeup-wise 😉 )

It’s important to remember that when you’re picking what kind of cute eye makeup to do, you keep in mind that it should compliment or contrast with your outfit, accessories, your facial features and your complexion.

I hope you got a few cool ideas of cute eye makeup to try, and I hope my pictures inspired some desire to innovate or like myself completely mess up and mess with, the traditional, cute styles. Happy eyes my friends, and I hope you liked what you read!.

Thank You!

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