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Simple Eye Makeup Tutorial 101

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Raise your hand and say aye if you love dressing up your pretty peepers (just like us)! Anyone who has experienced how the humble kohl can take the eye game to the next level definitely knows what we’re talking about.

Accentuating the eyes is an integral part of unveiling the beauty in you. After all, ‘Eyes are the window to the soul? For those of you who are already onboard and believe a simple eye makeup can be game changer, here’s a question: How many eye makeup looks have you tried till date? If the answer is less than three, then it’s time you get creative and step out of your comfort zone. There are scores of simple eye makeup looks you can try even on days when you are strapped for time. Lucky for you, we’re here to show you ‘em all.

Easy Eye Makeup Looks

Here’s a scoop on the easy eye makeup looks you can recreate whether you are a newbie or a seasoned pro. Each eye-mazing look has a brief step by step eye makeup tutorial so you can take all the time you need to learn the ropes. Ready to peep?

simple eye makeup with kohl

1. Kohled Eye Look

Step 1: Start off with a primer, concealer and foundation keeping your skin tone in mind.

Step 2: Groom your brows with a brown eyebrow pencil and fill in any gaps.

Step 3: Pick the L'Oreal Paris Kajal Magique - Supreme Black and swipe it across your lower waterline and upper lash line. To intensify the drama apply a second coat.

Step 4: Next up, use a volumising mascara like L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara - Extra-Black to bring life to skimpy lashes.

Step 5: Finish off with a swipe of a nude hue on your lips.

2. Winged Eye Look

Step 1: Prep your face with a primer, concealer and foundation, in that order.

Step 2: Sweep a baby pink shade over the lids and blend it towards the crease with a makeup sponge.

Step 3: Using a crack-resistant eyeliner like the Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner, trace the upper lash line. When you reach the outer edge of your eyes, extend a small flick upwards.

Step 4: Complement the classy wings with dramatic lashes. Opt for Nykaa Lash Talk Like it Long Lengthening Mascara to enhance your lashes.

Step 5: Finally, pucker up with a loud red pout.

simple eye makeup- winged liner look
how to do eye makeup- smokey

3. Smokey Eye Look

Step 1: Start with a full-coverage base including primer, concealer and foundation.

Step 2: Sweep a grey eyeshadow all over the lids. This will be the base for your next steps.

Step 3: Apply a gel based eyeliner along the lash line. Go for a smudge-free formula like the Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Eyeliner – Black that will last longer than the happy hours.

Step 4: This is the important step. Glide Swiss Beauty Professional Eyeshadow - 06 Smokey over the lids and along the lower lash line by lightly pressing the brush and sweeping it. Using your fingertips, smudge out the color at the outer edge for a smokier finish.

Step 5: Complete the look with a swipe of glossy pink hue.

4. Classic Cat Eye Look

Step 1: Start with a flawless canvas by using primer, concealer and foundation on your face.

Step 2: Dab some highlighter on the inner corner of your eyes.

Step 3: Using the Nykaa Get Inked! Sketch Eyeliner Pen - Onyx 01 draw a line along the upper lash line. When you reach the outer edge of the eye, extend the line outwards towards the brow bone. Also, line the lower lash line starting from the middle and connect it to the wing.

Step 4: Continue the drama with generous coats of Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara – Black on your lashes.

Step 5: You’re almost there. Finish off with a swipe of red tinted creamy lipstick on your pout.

how to do eye makeup- cat eye
how to do eye makeup- defined waterline

5. Defined Waterline Look

Step 1: Begin with a blend of primer, concealer and foundation on your face.

Step 2: Groom your brows with an eyebrow pencil.

Step 3: Using the O3+ Amaze Eyes Sketch Pen Liquid Eye Liner Black Magic, trace a line along the upper lash line and give it a small upward flick at the outer end. Draw a thick line along the lower lash line too.

Step 4: Next up, glide Lakme Eyeconic Kajal – Turquoise along your waterline and lower lash line. For easy application, gently pull your lower lid down with one hand.

Step 5: End with a swipe of brownish nude on your lips.

6. Light Eyeshadow Look

Step 1: Start with a primer, and then layer your face with a concealer and a foundation. This will set a no-slip canvas for your makeup.

Step 2: Use light strokes of Nykaa Brow On Point! Micro Fine Eyebrow Pencil - Wiccan Wand to make up for sparse brows and create a defined look.

Step 3: Now, pat and sweep Swiss Beauty Professional Eyeshadow - Smoked Plum hue all over the lids. Blend it towards the crease with your fingers.

Step 4: Enhancing your lashes can make a world of difference. Opt for a smudge-proof mascara to prevent accidental eye rubs from ruining your look.

Step 5: Finish off with a swipe of pinkish gloss on your lips.

easy eye makeup with light eyeshadow
easy eye makeup with dark eyeshadow

7. Dark Eyeshadow Look

Step 1: Prep with a perfect blend of primer, concealer and foundation to achieve a smooth base.

Step 2: Apply a dark purple hue like the Inglot Freedom System Eye Shadow Matte Square – 375 over your lids and flick out towards the brow bone to create a winged-out eyeshadow look. Layer it for a darker finish.

Step 3: Starting from the inner corner of your eyes, drag a black gel eyeliner along your upper lash line.

Step 4: Perk up your eyes with double coats of Faces Canada Magneteyes Dramatic Volumizing Mascara Intense Black Finish.

Step 5: Complete the look with a swipe of red liquid lipstick on your lips.

8. Reverse Cat Eye Look

Step 1: Prep with a perfect blend of primer, concealer and foundation to achieve a flawless base.

Step 2: Starting from the inner corner of your eye, draw a thick line along your lower lash line. When you reach the outer edge, extend the wing towards the brow bone. Use a graphic liner like the Wet n Wild ProLine Graphic Marker Eyeliner - Jetliner Black for a great color payoff.

Step 3: Next, tightline the upper lid and extend it till it meets the wing seamlessly.

Step 4: Amp up your lashes with a curling mascara like the Nykaa Lash Talk Curl Power Curling Mascara.

Step 5: Mute your lips with a creamy based nude hue.

step by step eye makeup tutorial for reverse cat eye
 step by step eye makeup tutorial for barely there look

9. Barely There Natural Eye Makeup Look

Step 1: Begin with a blend of primer, concealer and foundation to achieve a smooth even base.

Step 2: Dust a nude eyeshadow hue over the lids. Using a makeup brush, blend it towards the crease.

Step 3: Pick the SUGAR Stroke Of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl and glide it along your upper lash line and waterline.

Step 4: Go for a heavy dose of a lengthening mascara like the Chambor Infinite Lash Lengthening Mascara Black. Ensure, there are no clumps formed during the application.

Step 5: Keep the makeup muted with a swipe of nude hue on the pout.

Eye Makeup Tips

  • If you’ve been having a hard time getting the angular wing to look sharp, use a card with sharp edges like your credit card. Simply place the card at the desired angle such that one of its sides meets the end of your brow and glide your eyeliner like a pro. Ensure your hands are steady to avoid any smudges.
  • If your kohl or eye pencil has become too hard to use, simply melt its tip under the flame of a burning candle for a few seconds. Once the product begins to melt, lift it and glide it smoothly over the lids for an uninterrupted trace.
  • It’s normal for mascara to dry up if it’s not used regularly. Here’s a pro tip: Add a couple of drops of a saline solution to the tube and shake the tube before use. Your mascara wand will not feel as dry as before and will smoothly coat your lashes.
  • If you think your mascara is not giving the desired results, try first using an eyelash curler like the Colorbar Showstopper Eyelash Curler. Using a curler before a mascara can really amp up your lashes significantly. Here’s another pro tip: Warm the eyelash curler with a hair dryer for a few seconds to amplify its curling action.
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