If your eyes are your best feature, then it is worth your time to learn some eye makeup ideas to emphasize them day and night.

The most important reason to wear makeup is to look your best and emphasize your facial features. All makeup products contribute to this effect, but it can be slightly confusing when figuring out how to apply eye makeup best. There are many products on the market and many different ways to use them. By learning a few eye makeup ideas, you’ll know which products to buy, depending on whether you create a daytime look or get ready to go out at night.

Choosing the Right Eye Makeup

Before choosing the right eye makeup, you must decide on the look you want. This is something women often do not think about when they purchase makeup. Do you want a natural look, a sexier appearance, or something appropriate for work, school, or another occasion? Knowing the setting in which you plan to wear the makeup is usually a good indication of the look you want to create.

A second point to consider is your natural appearance. The shape of your face, the size and shape of your eyes, and even your hairstyle all figure into what the right eye makeup means for you. You do not look exactly like your sister or best friend, so it is not a good idea to assume the eye makeup they use is the same kind you should use. Considering your appearance will direct you to the right makeup products.

Eye Makeup Ideas for Daytime

For everyday wear, less is often more. Your eyes can be bright and shining while appearing very natural. One eye makeup idea for daytime is to use earthy shades of eye shadow. Brown, beige, and tan will make any eye color naturally lovely. The shade you choose should only be a couple of shades different from your skin tone if you want the most natural look.

Another tip for daytime eye makeup is to skip the eyeliner. If you circle your eyes with a light line of eye shadow instead, the effect is softer, and your eyes will look more natural. Also, you can use a shade slightly darker than the eye shadow you are using on your lids. This technique is the perfect touch when you want to show off your eyes rather than your makeup application skills.

Evening Eye Looks

Smokey, metallic, and glittering are all great for evening makeup. You can also use colors inappropriate for daytime wear, such as purple, bright blue, and hot pink. If you do not want to look overly made up, one tip is to use pencil eyeliner instead of liquid. Try smudging your shadow and winging it slightly at the edges for a dramatic, smokey look.

Eye makeup can work magic when you consider your unique appearance and the image you want to create.

Makeup for Glasses

Applying eye makeup when you wear glasses is slightly different from how you normally wear cosmetics. Get makeup tips for when you wear eyeglasses.

Glasses naturally frame your face and bring the focus to the eyes. Because of that, it is necessary to bring out all the features of the face, so you are not hidden behind your frames. Believe it or not, the best way to do this is to wear less makeup than normal and apply brighter shades, especially if you have dark frames.

Applying Eye Makeup When Wearing Glasses

Glasses can naturally cast a shadow under your eyes, so applying a light layer of concealer under the eye is important, especially if you have dark circles. It is important not to have a thick layer of makeup, or it will be very noticeable with your glasses on. A lightweight, moisturizing concealer will work best. Be sure to set concealer and foundation with powder so minimal makeup is worn off from the glasses.

It is important to take good care of your eyebrows when wearing glasses. Eyebrows naturally frame the face and will frame the eyeglasses as well. Be sure to have the appropriate eyebrow shape and fill the eyebrows with makeup if necessary.

When applying eye makeup, use a shimmery eyeshadow in a light shade on the brow bone and lid. Shimmery eyeshadows will reflect the light, making the eyes shine behind the eyeglasses. Gold is the perfect color to apply to the lid. It will bring more warmth to the eye. On the outer thirds of the eye, apply a matte shade in a neutral color like brown or gray to bring more depth to the eye. Finish the eye look by applying a thin layer of black eyeliner to the top lashes and a light layer of mascara

If you want to play with color, a great way to add color to the eye is with eyeliner or with the second eye color that goes on the lid. It will add a fun pop behind the eyeglasses and bring the focus to your eyes, not your eyewear.

  • Eyeliner Tip: If you are near-sighted, extend the eyeliner up and just past the eye. Near-sighted glasses tend to make the eyes look smaller. Extending the eyeliner will lift the eyes and make them appear larger.

Applying Makeup for the Rest of the Face

Peach blush is a great shade for a blush that will help lift the face and add dimension. It is also a great color for everyone, no matter what the shade of skin is. Apply blush to the apple of the cheeks and up just a tad higher on the cheekbones.

If you wear glasses, you have more options for brighter lipstick colors. The darker the frames, the brighter your lipstick can be. A bright lip will help balance out the attention of the dark frames from the eyeglasses. Go for a fun pink, coral, and raspberry shade.

Remember, when wearing eyeglasses, less makeup is more, but color can be a lot of fun when seen behind the specs. So feel free to glam it up while still keeping the amount of makeup minimal.