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Eye Make Up Tips – How Do You Make Up Your Lower Eyelid Correctly?

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Originally that comes from Eye make up from Egypt and India. As early as the time of Nefertiti, Egyptians used make-up on both eyelids for religious reasons, using lines drawn precisely with kohl. The lower eyelid is an area on the face that beginners in eye makeup do not pay enough attention to and thus they do not always achieve the result of a perfect look. Some of the key skills you need to know to properly apply make-up under the eyes come from the make-up tips and ideas described below. Of course, the skills of a professional do not come overnight, which is why we have paid special attention to the most common mistakes made when applying make-up products under the eyes in our article.

Eye make-up tip: color harmony in the upper and lower eyelids

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Depending on the technique used in eye make-up, the eyes can appear larger, but also smaller – unfortunately often undesirable. The main rule of the professionals is: what the eyeliner is for the upper lid, the kohl is for the lower lid. It is the right tool for beginners so that the lower eyeliner is perfectly drawn. While precise and exact lines can always be worked with the liquid eyeliner, the make-up techniques with the kohl pencil forgive small irregularities in the lines. These can be easily smudged with your finger and you are no longer far from the popular smokey eyes effect. It can also be used to make up significantly thicker eyelashes.

Eye make-up techniques from the professionals for the lower eyelid

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Which make-up technique you use on the lower eyelid depends on the basic idea of ​​your make-up, on the specific occasion and not least on your skin type. But the shape of the eyes is crucial. To accentuate the eyes and make the lashes appear fuller, you can apply black or dark brown eyeshadow directly under the lash line with a narrow make-up brush.

Make up tips for the lower eyelid according to the shape of the eye

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With round eyes, the eyeliner should start rather narrow and widen from the center outwards. For eyes that are close together, it is essential that the eyeliner is not applied directly to the corner of the eye, but a few millimeters towards the center of the lower eyelid. For eyes that are far apart, the eyeliner should be drawn so that it becomes a little stronger towards the corner of the eye.

Preparing the skin under the eyes for makeup

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The successful make-up of the lower eyelid, as in general in the sensitive area under the eyes, begins with a thorough preparation of the skin. A BB cream or eyeshadow base provides an optimal primer so that eyeshadows can later develop in color and last as long as possible. This base creates an even skin color and powdery eyeshadow textures can be applied more precisely.

The professional make-up tip for puffy eyes and dark circles

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Learn the right way to hide shadows under the eyes with tinted masking products – concealer or corrector pen. The assignment of the lot under each eye has been successfully completed, as shown on the left in the picture above. Choose the right consistency of the masking product according to your skin type.

The right choice of eyeshadow is essential for the result

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The variety of eye shadows is like a dime a dozen. Delicate textures are easy to make up for the lower eyelid and do not settle so quickly in the eyelid wrinkles. Matt tones look very noble, but their dusty consistency requires skill when applying. To properly draw the lower eyeliner with eyeshadow, it is best to use Mineral Make Up eyeshadow in dark, matt tones – black, gray or brown.

The classic variant – emphasize the lower eyelid with an eye pencil

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The kohl pencil is an integral part of every make-up bag, and after a little practice it can easily be used for effective make-up. It is applied directly to the lash line to emphasize the eyes and make the lashes appear fuller.

A make-up tip for a brighter and more alert look

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White eye pencil can visually enlarge your eyes and make your gaze look more alert. Draw a line on the waterline with a white, preferably waterproof, eye pencil. This method works especially well for light eye colors. The white line can create an interesting contrast to dark eyes.

An accessory that makes eye make-up a lot easier

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The well-known shadow shields are self-adhesive labels with a specially cut-out shape that protect against too much eye shadow powder. Stick one in a desired position under the lash line to draw a precise eyelid stripe.

Eye make-up ideas for various looks

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Classically, an eyeliner is drawn in the inner lower eyelid with kohl or eyeliner, depending on the desired look. This particularly emphasizes the large and light eyes. Small, deep-set eyes look even smaller if you only apply kohl to the inner edge. So that in this case the eyes are not visually reduced too much, make up the area on the lower lash line with kohl or eyeliner.

How is the optical unity of the lower and upper eyelids achieved


The optical unit is successful if the same make-up technique and matching colors are used on the upper and lower eyelids. The lower eyelid line must generally be drawn thinner than the one on the upper eyelid. A slightly smudged kohl line in dark tones looks particularly wicked and seductive. The tip for anyone who does not have a steady hand for the eyeliner is: use the kohl pencil to set small dots along the lash line and then connect them to form a line.

  The color harmony of the eyes and eye make-up

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Which eyeshadows suit your eyes is determined by their color. Women with blue eyes are also allowed to wear blue – from dark to light eye shadow tones with a green cast. However, they work perfectly when the colored insert also passes through the outer corner of the eye to the lower eyelid.

Eye make-up idea in rose

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From rosé to purple, everything is allowed for gray eyes because of their neutral color. In the make-up look presented above, a delicate line of rosé eyeshadow goes over the lower eyelid and this warms the look optically.

Make up look for brown and round eyes

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Women with brown eyes can use muted brown tones to light apricot for eye make-up. The eye shadows in warm tones make dark eyes shine and you can spice it up with silver gray, gold or a dash of turquoise. Since the glitter particles also emphasize the small lines and wrinkles, they are only suitable for the upper eyelid.

How to make up the lower eyelid without smudging

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Powder both eyelids well so that the kohl does not smear after application. It becomes soft in summer because of the warm temperatures and should be placed in the refrigerator about 10 minutes before use.

The paint box look forbidden – with make-up in general as well as on the lower eyelid

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Let’s remember the good rule again: less is more! For a harmonious eye make-up, tones such as brown, mocha or beige are suitable, which accentuate the eye discreetly without overloading it. The black eyeshadows or the too dramatic smokey eyes are better left for the disco parties.

Applying mascara really has to be learned

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The failed eyelashes do nothing to your beauty. So that you avoid the effect of fly legs and accentuate your eyelashes properly, always apply ink from the base of the eyelashes to the lengths. Shake gently back and forth to distribute the mascara ideally.

Art on the eye or real eyeliner?


The best thing to do is to say straight away that art was made with these model eyes. Do not let yourself be exaggerated with the eyeliner if the dramatic effect of your eye make-up or the panda bear eyes are not achieved.

Fix your make-up masterpiece

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Finally, you can spray the whole face with thermal water or a special fixer spray. The fine spray ensures an even make-up and a longer hold.