The best part about this simple eye technique?... easily convert it into a more dramatic look for the evening. Perfect for your night out!
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
1- A skin care and preparation routine is a must for a smooth, natural, professional finish! If you're going to do it, do it RIGHT!
2- Use 2 complimentary (preferably NEUTRAL SHADES.) The first coat is your base coat and is the lightest shade of the two. It is best to use matte or satin eyeshadow textures here as you don't want too much shimmer for your daytime look. Simplicity is key!
Apply the lightest of the 2 colors on entire upper eyelid, from lashes to browbone with a medium eye makeup brush.
Apply dark brown pencil eyeliner or
gel eyeliner on upper eyelid, from inner to outer corner. This step can easily precede the base eyeshadow application. If you choose to put on your liner before the base coat, you will likely have to touch it up afterwards. It's your choice. Either or works fine.
Keep your look soft and extend your pencil line slightly to create a subtle cat eye.
See example of a soft cat eye here.
4- It's CREASE TIME! Apply your darker shade and work it into the crease of your eye with another medium eye makeup brush. Use back and forth motions from inner to outer corner of eye. Blend well! You don't want too much of an obvious, distinct line in the crease of your eye.
4- Now that you're finished with eyeshadow, apply one coat of black mascara to upper and lower lashes. Two if necessary.