You don’t need loads of makeup, time or complicated techniques to highlight your features. Add these 10 simple eye makeup styles to your beauty arsenal for eyes that get noticed every time. Have some eyeliner stencils on hand for even more professional results and complete each look with softly defined brows for an expert finish and well-framed eyes.
One of the simplest and prettiest eye makeup directions is to thinly line your lower lashes (at or immediately below the waterline) and then swipe on a lengthening mascara or add a set of eyelash strips. It’s versatile and fresh.
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Grab an eyeshadow palette featuring lighter, softer and more subtle hues. Use a light tone on the lids and opt for a slightly deeper color to be blended at the creases all the way to your brows. Draw a cat-eye using a classic black liner or go even bolder with a bright blue or purple and extend the point so that it’s in line with the end of your brows. Add mascara and off you go!
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Kitten eyes are modified cat eyes that only go out just past the edges of the outer corners of the eyes. If the drama of a cat eye makes it bold and sexy, the kitten eye could be better described as subtle seduction. Choose a shimmery eyeshadow for your lids, add your kitten eyes and then strobe at the inner corners of your eyes to brighten and open them up. Pow!
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This is a sophisticated option for night or day. Curl your lashes well then apply your cat eye as you desire. Lightly line your bottom lashes, stopping at the center point beneath your eyes. Smudge the eyeliner slightly (it’s easy to do with kohl liner). Take your favorite color-rich eyeshadow and use it to line your eyes below the waterline starting from the point where you stopped with the eyeliner to the inner eyes. Add a coat of mascara to your upper and lower lashes and you’re ready for the chicest of settings.
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Line your lids with gel eyeliner in a deep hue or one with a special texture in the color of your choice. Next, curl your eyelashes and add two coats of mascara. It doesn’t take much to emphasize the beauty of your bone structure and eyes.
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Cover your entire eye area in the eyeshadow of your choice – go below the waterline under your lower lashes and do your entire lids. Next, you’re going to sweep the color up beneath your brow bones and then out to the sides as far as to where your eyebrows naturally end. It’s a quick and simple to apply look but it dramatically plays up the natural shape of your eyes. Lightly line your upper eyelashes and finish with a coat or two of mascara.
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Work a lustrous cream eyeshadow onto your lids all the way to the brow bones. If you have a smudge pot, you can do this with your fingers to achieve the look even faster. Apply dark eyeliner to your upper lashes, slightly smudged, before you apply your mascara. Luminous eyeshadows work with the lighting and your bone structure for a really gorgeous effect – especially the cream versions.
You’re literally only three steps away from a high fashion face.
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Lightly line your lower lashes at or below the waterline. Sweep on a nude eyeshadow across the lids and all the way up to the brow bones. Next, apply a darker eyeshadow hue at the creases of your eyelids for a timeless yet wow-worthy cut crease eyeshadow look. Don’t blend in the darker hue or only blend it very slightly. It’s meant to be noticed!
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A simple cat eye is about one of the most timeless makeup looks to be found. It’s as gorgeous as ever even though so many decades have passed by and it works for everyone from teens to much more mature women. Hello, Sophia Loren!
Start your cat-eye about mid way from the inner corner of your eyes. Up until this point your liner should be following the natural curve of your lids. Once you get to the middle of your lid this is where you begin to increase the thickness and begin creating your cat-eye/wings. Having trouble getting your points and liner even? Try using an adhesive eyeliner stencil. Super easy to apply and the results are purrfect. Finish the look by applying your favorite mascara to your upper lashes and voila!
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Create a smudged eye makeup look if want your kitten eye to be a little more edgy. Line your lower lashes with eyeliner, working from the center point beneath the middle of your eyes to the outer corners. Next, apply a creamy eyeshadow on your lids all the way to the brow bones. Opt for a color that interacts well with light to give you an extra special effect whenever and however you move your face. Create your kitten eye, smudge the liner on your lower lashes and you’re ready for a night out.
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