In 2018, the eyes have it. Here are five ways to guarantee you'll look stylishly smoking hot in the new year:
1. Bold Cat Eyes
This look is inspired by the 1960's. To achieve it, first prep your lids with eye shadow primer. Then, using black liquid eyeliner, draw a thick line going from the outer corner of your eye to the crease. Draw a second line from the center of your upper lash line to the end of the first line you drew. Beginning at the inner corner of your eye, trace the upper lash line, filling in any gaps. The end result should be a thick, bold wing. For an even bolder look, apply eye gloss over the liquid eyeliner and then add some glittery black eye shadow on top of the eyeliner. Finish the look by applying black mascara and nude lip gloss.
2. Soft Smokey Eyes
Soft smokey eyes add a bit of sophisticated drama to your look. The best part about soft smokey eyes is that you can use any color. Green eyes stand out with plum, blue eyes pop with copper, and brown eyes look fabulous with bronze. Choose three shades of each color: a light, creamy color, a medium base color, and a dark color. The first step is to apply foundation and blush to add dimension to your face. Be sure your eyebrows are well-shaped. Then apply your highlighter, which is the lightest of the three shades. Dab it on the inside corner of both your upper and lower eyelids and beneath your eyebrows. Apply the medium shade to the entire lid and blend it at the inside corners. Apply the darkest color to the outside corner of your eyes, sweeping in a “C” shape from about halfway inwards on the lash line and back up and around to halfway inward on the crease of your eyeliner. Blend the shadows and apply eyeliner to the top and bottom of your eye. Add your mascara to both top and bottom lashes. Finish with a light-colored lipstick that compliments the color palette you chose.
3. Glittery Eyes
This is a great evening look, especially if you have a date. To achieve it, first apply eye shadow primer to your entire eyelid. Then apply a shimmery medium-to-dark eye shadow in the color of your choice to the eyelid. Using a metallic complementary eye shadow, apply it to the center of the eyelid. Finally, apply glitter to your eyelid using an eye shadow brush. Layer the glitter on top of the metallic eye shadow. Finish the look by lining your eyes with a glitter liner pencil, and apply mascara to your lashes.
4. Au Naturel Eyes
This is all about being natural. To achieve this look, first apply foundation and a cream bronzer to the contour of your cheeks and the outer corners of your eyes with a foundation brush. Then sweep some peach-colored cream blush across the apples of your cheeks and apply a cream highlighter to your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, the cupid’s bow of your upper lip, and your lower eyelids. Next define your lashes with mascara and polish everything off with some coral lip gloss.
5. Mermaid Eyes
This is the perfect look for going to a concert. First apply eye shadow primer to your eyelids. Then choose a bold, bright eye shadow color, such as a baby blue or emerald green color. Using an eye shadow brush, sweep the eye shadow over your entire lid from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner. Blend the edges, and apply mascara in a complementary color. Apply a fun-colored lip gloss and some blush to complete the look.
In with the new, out with the old
Put your best face forward in 2018 by updating your makeup style. No matter which trendy eye makeup look you choose, you'll be the most fashionable of all your friends.
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