Cute Eye Makeup!!
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 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
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!.