Saturday, October 17, 2009

Makeup 101: Study your eyes/Eye Map


Hello readers! Eye makeup is the most exciting part of makeup application. This is the first thing everyone wants to learn when it comes to makeup. So I created a basic eye map to show different parts of the eye and where to apply the eyeshadows. This is for beginners, and I hope this helps!

Before we jump into application, I highly recommend that you first study the parts of your eyes and figure out where is the crease, lid, brow bone and etc. It may sound silly, but trust me, it will be much easier to apply colors if you know where to place them.

Naked Eye Map
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Keep in mind that we all have different eye shapes. Obviously, my eyes are not the same as yours. We may have the same parts but where they are located may be different. For example, finding the crease can be a little tricky. Some people have defined crease which is very visible, while some people doesn't.

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A little trick to find your crease is use the end of your brush and gently poke around your eye socket. The hollow of your eye socket is the crease.

Basic Eye Shadow Application Map
This is just an example on where I usually apply eyeshadows.




  • I used a shimmery white eyeshadow to highlight brown bone
  • A Contour color such as a black eyeshadow is applied on the crease to add definition. I applied it heavily so you can see it.
  • I used a grayish/greenish eyeshadow all over the lid area. 
  • I used the same eye shadow I used on my crease to darken my Outer V. I like to do circular motion with my crease brush and drag it on the crease. I do this several times until I get the desired intensity.
  • A black liquid eye liner is applied on the upper lash line to frame the eye.You can use a pencil instead for an easier application.
  • The same eyeshadow used on the lid was brushed lightly on the lower lash line. (this is optional)
  • A black eye liner pencil is used on the water line.


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The steps I mentioned is just a basic way to apply colors on your eye. You can substitute whatever color you like. A simple tip you can follow is always use a darker color on the crease and lighter color on the lid. This will define your eyes. There are other ways to apply eye shadows on the eye but I'll get into that in another post.

Thank you to all my new followers and new blogger friends. You are all wonderful. Thank you for reading my blog. Your honest opinions and comments matters to me.





28 comments:

  1. Love the smokey look! Love the color used & thanks for the tips where to put what & all.

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  2. Cool, such helpful hints and tips; this is really useful to persons who may be unaware of how to or wear to apply eye shadow.
    Nice work and I love the look!*_*!
    xoxo,
    Krystia

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  3. Very helpful, Becky! I'm gonna share this with my sister 'cause she's just starting up with eyeshadows. And I always love your beautiful smokey looks :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing this! Very helpful! (=

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  5. very helpful and informative! love the eye makeup u created. definitely will help.

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  6. thanks .. now I somehow understand how to apply and mix colors.. :)

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  7. girl! I can't seem to agree more!!! Finding the crease is definitely difficult, but if you've found it, your eye make up will be easier :) thanks for the very informative post!

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  8. youre so good at blending becks..wearable look indeed..and thanks for the greeting!!xoxo

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  9. You are such great at explaining all this info and stuff! Amazing post!

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  10. I think this is more easy to understand than doing video tutorial:D so informative.. why I didnt think of this hehe . i like your blog too becky a way to professional :) luuuv it!

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  11. another wicked post ! I wonder, will you be doing a post about all the sparkly mascara's about now ? I'm really stuck on which is best....

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  12. smokin eye! :D

    and helpful diagram, thanks!

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  13. i luv ur makeup 101 entries so informative. you also have flawless skin. wuts ur secret?

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  14. great great great map!

    it's crazy but its always been so hard for me to pin point the outer V! lol thanks a lot

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  15. The eye map is great, and the makeup is gorgeous! Your smokey eye looks are always perfection.

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  16. I missed you tooo BECKY!!! Awww you made an eye-map, where were you when i first started touching make-up!! hehe j/k but I really could've used your map lol, my first eye looks were so wacked out haha..

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  17. wow that looks amazing!! love your eyes its so mysterious x

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  18. Great post! Your eyeshadow application is flawless ;)

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  19. Cool tips! Love your trick on finding the crease.
    Great!
    By the way, what's your favorite eyelash curler?
    thanks for the follow!

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  20. Ive only just started to live by the whole putting a darker shade in the crease and a lighter on the lid, makes my eyes so much prettier!!! Very dark and sexy... Ive also started using false lashes alot, yay for me:) lol Great blog! x

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  22. love it :) IT's so pretty! I should go study my eyes :P I'm getting rusty at this makeup thing LOL!

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  23. thank you so much for this tutorial, it's so beautiful^^ i'l try it for sure^^ so helpful :)

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