March 16, 2023

5 Eye Makeup Mistakes to Avoid

FILED IN: Makeup Tips

“We haven’t always been taught the correct way of doing things.”

Makeup for Media 101 Graduate

As my student uttered these words after a lesson on eye makeup application, I wanted to catch the pearls of wisdom dripping from her lips.

The following tutorial (while visually awkward at my expense) captures the 5 most common eye makeup mistakes. These mistakes can add age, close off the eye and make them look smaller, and even damage the eye area. I committed them for years, and chances are, you might be doing these very things without even realizing it.

The 5 Common Eye Makeup Mistakes to Avoid

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  • (2:29) Mistake #1: Why dark eyelids contradict the popular belief
  • (3:55) Mistake #2: This eyeliner approach has👏 to👏 stop👏. Try the pinky trick instead.
  • (5:35) Applying a thick, dark line of eyeliner from the outer corner to the inner corner of your eye can make you look older and draw the eye of your viewer downward.
  • (6:55) Try this eyeliner approach instead.
  • (7:30) How a smokey eye makeup look can undermine a professional impression
  • (8:26) Mistake #3: The mascara wand is not a weapon. Pumping the mascara wand dries out your mascara and causes it to clump.
  • (9:03) Do the “pop test” to determine whether your mascara is still good or if it needs to be replaced.
  • (10:21) This is the right way to use an eyelash curler.
  • (11:49) Mistake #4: Over (or understated) eyebrows compete with your eyes.
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  • (15:22) The purpose of makeup is to create symmetry, balance, and proportion.
  • (15:42) A quick summary of The 5 Eye Makeup Mistakes to Avoid
  • (17:08) Mistake #5: How to remove your makeup in a way that protects the delicate skin around the eyes
  • (17:49) Use an oil-free makeup remover instead.
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These eye makeup mistakes can add age, close off the eye and make them look smaller, and even damage the eye area. Try this approach instead.

Which of these ideas will you try next? Let me know in the comments.

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