So When you think of a dramatic eye makeup what comes to your mind? Is it:
- Special occasion eyes for a night out.
- Want to make a statement look or
- Over the top drama look
- Prepare the surface of the eye with an eye primer to create a smooth surface. In order for your makeup to adhere and make the color pop, it is absolutely necessary you do not skip this step.
- Apply necessary concealer to the under eye area of the eye. If the corner of your eyes is very dark also apply concealer in this area with a brush.
- Groom your brows. If you want drama in your eye makeup, your brow plays a major role in the overall look. Drama has to extend to the brow with the correct shape and filled in to act as the frame for your eyes.
For the softest dramatic look choose a darker version of what you are currently doing. And for basic dramatic eye makeup you will most likely be working with charcoal grays, dark browns and purples or any dark color.
You will notice in all of these pictures the application is basically the same. There is lots of color over the entire eye especially in the crease and on the brow bone.Notice how nicely the area under the brow is highlighted with a very light shimmer eye shadow.What makes this look so dramatic is making sure you blend, blend, and blend some more. Don't be afraid to use and mix colors. Experiment on the back of your hand before applying to the eye.
Let's Create......Just Follow Step by Step....
Step 1 – Choose three harmonizing eye shadow colors. With the lightest of the three colors cover the whole eyelid from the lash line to your brow.
Step 2 - Choose the darkest color and using an eye shadow brush, place eye shadow around the entire eye lid in a circular shape. Leave the center of the eye lid with very little color. Blend the eye shadow into the crease and up on to the brow bone. Smooth out the outer edges of the eyes with your finger to make sure everything is nicely blended.
Step 3 – Now take the color which should be a mid tone and apply to the center of the eyelid and blend up towards the crease and brow bone. The object is to layer the colors to create a smoky look. Don’t be afraid to try different variations of colors. Remember you are creating dramatic eye makeup.
Step 4 – Take the darkest eye shadow and using a smudge brush apply as if you were putting on eye liner. Eye liner for this type of look is going to be very soft and smudgy.
Step 5 – Apply your eyeliner pencil to the upper and lower lids starting at the outer corner of the lid and line the entire eye. Smudge again with the brush. Or you can just use a liquid liner alone if you are comfortable with that.
Step 6 – Curl your lashes and apply several coast of black mascara. Depending on how dramatic you want your eye makeup I would consider using false eye lashes if you feel your lashes are not up to par.
Step 7 – Use a very light shimmer highlighting color for the area directly under the brows and in the corners of the eyes for even more effect.
Step 8 – Blush and lip colors should be on the subtle side. You have chosen to wear dramatic eye makeup and only one feature can take center stage.
Pick your favorites. Try layering three, four or more colors on your hand and see how they look first.
Remember....dramatic is fun!!!