Monday, 6 January 2014

Top Eye Make Up Trends For 2014

One of my favorite looks to create with the Jenna’s Essentials palette is a dimensional eye. This is a multi-step look that any woman can wear and can be achieved with this 4 shade palette alone. I used every colour of the palette and the result is a gorgeous gradation of colour that dramatically draws attention to the eye. This look really pops against a muted canvas on cheeks and lips. Here's what you need and how to apply - 
All About Shadow Primer for Eyes – begin by applying the primer across the lid using the doe foot wand and blending with finger.
All About Shadow in Jenna’s Essentials –  starting in the center of the lid, blend Shade 2 from the lash line to the crease making sure to blend in both directions. Use the Eye Shader brush to deepen the intensity of Shade 2 at the outer corner of the eye. Apply shadow only to one edge of the Eye Shader brush to get a more precise application. Using the Eye Contour Brush, pat Shade 3 into the inner corner of the eye. Patting the colour instead of dragging achieves a better concentration of pigment. Apply Shade 1 using the Eye Liner Brush to the inner corner and on the brow bone to add a contrasting highlight. Apply Shade 2 to the lower lash line concentrating at the outer corner and blending inward using the Eye Definer Brush. Using the Eye Definer Brush blend Shade 4 into Shade 2 on the lower lash line to deepen the colour. Finally, press Shade 4 into the top lash line using the Eye Definer Brush to add definition. 
Lash Power Mascara in Black Onyx –  keep lashes looking natural with a few coats of mascara. Add definition with a few swipes on the lower lash line. 

Classic means timeless. To create a classic eye, I opted for a smokey bronze look. This look is versatile as it can be customized using different colour palettes, trying different tones and gradations to create unique looks. For this look, I layered and blended neutral shades in bronze hues for a look that is easy to apply and make all your own.
All About Shadow Primer for Eyes in Medium – begin by applying the primer across the lid using the doe foot wand and blending with finger.
All About Shadow in On Safari Quad –  apply from lash line to brow bone using the Shadow Brush.
All About Shadow in Sand Dunes – blend the darker Duo shade into the olive hue using the same Shadow Brush.
All About Shadow in Black Honey – blend the deep hue onto the lid using the same Shadow Brush.
Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Ebony – line upper and lower lash line with black liner. 
Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Peridot –  layer on top of the black liner to add shimmer and blend using the Contour Brush to soften. 
Naturally Glossy Mascara in Black –  a few swipes will give eyes a natural look.
Lash Power Mascara in Black –  make the smokey eye look complete with a few swipes on the lower lashes. 

Best tip to apply eye liner
When applying eye liner, keep it as close to your lash line and work from there. There should be no space between your lash line and the eyeliner. Using the side of a pencil allows you to apply a straighter line rather than using the tip-drag the liner along the lash line to help create a straight line.
I also love blending liners all over the lid and then using the same shade to draw that more intense line closer to your lash line. Keep sharpened if you are trying to get a precise line.

Creating a smokey eye effect
I love layering eye shadow over eyeliner in order to create dimension through different textures. Smudging a soft liner and topping with a shadow creates a smokey eye that is easy to achieve and will last throughout the day. Rather than black, I gravitate towards creating smokey eye looks with color. 

Colour to compliment your eyes :
Colour is a great way to compliment your eyes. There are certain colours that will make your natural eye color pop-the same goes with certain clothes that you wear. Many people believe that black or dark eyeliner will bring out their eyes more but that is not usually the case only because it becomes overpowering and it becomes more of a distraction rather than a compliment.

·        Green -purple shades will brighten your eyes.
·        Brown- gold/bronzes work well with brown eyes

Make the eyes appear larger
Using a slightly lighter shimmer shade on the inner corners of your eye, curl your eyelashes, extend eyeliner slightly past the lash line to give the illusion of larger eyes, add bottom mascara, use a gray or brown liner shade rather than black.

Mistakes with the eye make up 
They are not willing to experiment or try different things. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your makeup. Each day try something slightly different.
If you are used to using only a beige/champagne/nude powder eye shadow try a subtle shade in a different texture. This small change will open doors for you.
A modern way to wear bright eye shadow
Using 2 various shades of a bright color and layering them to create a bright eye shadow look. You can do the same with an eyeliner and a shadow, cream shadow and a powder shadow, 2 powder shadows etc. If you feel daring try a combination of 3

Prevent eye shadow from creasing
Preparing the lid with a cream base or eye shadow primer is your best bet. Only a touch of product is needed to help with the creasing problem. It’s just as important to blend the product you are using as a primer as it is to blend the shadow that is going on top.

Women who wear glasses use shadow to make their eyes pop
Glasses paired with a strong eye is a great look. To out-power glasses, the key is making shadow visible. A light wash of one shade may not be enough. Layer a few bold colours or create a graphic shape and work those lids under the glasses.

Some of the biggest myths about powder shadows
·        Eye shadow doesn’t look good on me. Women love to say this about things they don’t know how to apply!
·        Eye shadow makes me look more tired. Select shadows in complimentary shades to your skin tone and they will make your eyes pop.
·        Eye shadow is impossible to put on. It takes practice, so start easy.
·        Powder shadows never stay on. With the proper products and formula they will.