Eye make-up is one of the easiest things to change up, and make a statement with. There are countless different colors you can use and different techniques to apply them. Spring is almost here, so it is time to change up your eyes. Here are the four hot trends for spring.
1. Cat Eyes. The cat eye trend has been around since the 50’s. It is making a come back in a dramatic and casual way. Angelina Jolie has the less dramatic version of the cat eye. To do a cat eye, use a hand held mirror under your chin so you look down. Put a neutral eye shadow on your lids. Pull your eye taunt and apply from the inner to outer corners of your lid using a brush and black powder. Lightly flick up at the ends. Go over with a liquid eyeliner. Go over more times to increase the thickness and to make it more dramatic like Amy Winehouse. Either way, it is a quick and easy way to update your eyeliner.
2. Lashes. Fake lashes or eyelash extensions are great for any day and any occasion. You see them used on the runway and for photo shoots, but they can be done in a less dramatic fashion, and give you the appearance of naturally fuller, longer lashes. The most common and easiest form are band lashes. To apply, add a coat of mascara to your normal lashes. Trim the false lashes to fit onto your own. Apply a thin layer of lash glue. Let it sit for about 10 seconds. Attach to your lashes using tweezers, and push them up so they are attached at the base of your lashes. These will give you the look of longer fuller lashes, but you may be able to tell they are fake. You can also use individual lashes. When applying individual lashes, start with longer lashes on the outer edge and work to small lashes on the inner portion of your lid. It will make them look much more natural. Apply a small amount of glue, and stick them to your natural lashes at the base, using tweezers. Move the lash so it is in place, and make sure it is fully secured. They usually last 2-3 days.
3.Blue Shadow. When most people think of blue eye shadow, they think of bright blue 80’s shadow, and it scares them. Blue shadow can be much more toned down, and elegant. If you are going for a smokey eye look, mix dark blue on the crease of your eye lid, and apply a dark grey on the eyelid. Use a white or light colored shadow to highlight underneath your brows. You can also do blue shadow like an eye liner. Pick the blue you want to use and do a thin line at your lashes on the top lid and underneath on your lower lid.
4. Copper & Metallic. Copper and metallic are extremely in and can work with any skin tone. To make this look succeed, the key is in a smooth application. Apply the color in a smooth motion, and use a brush to apply a lighter form of the color you used underneath your eyebrow and right above the crease of your eye to highlight the color.. Apply a thin line underneath the bottom lashes to complete the look.
Try one of these spring eye trends, for a night out or even just for a daily look. You will see that it will make your eyes really pop, and dress up any outfit.