Archive for the ‘Eye Makeup Techniques’ Category

How to apply eyeliner

Monday, March 25th, 2013

How to apply eyeliner


A quick lesson in eyeliner application:



Top ten tips for eyes

Monday, February 11th, 2013


Mascara application

1. To make your top lashes look longer and prettier (which in turn will make your eyes appear bigger and more wide open), curl them with an eyelash curler before applying mascara.

2. For larger-looking eyes, apply mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.

3. Sick of getting black marks on your eyelids when you apply mascara? To prevent it happening, hold a mirror horizontally at chest height in one hand and hold the mascara wand in the other, and look down into the mirror to apply it. This method will help stop you blinking, meaning you will be less likely to get mascara on your eyelids. If this doesn’t help, try a different mascara. The shape, size and type of brush can influence the ease of application, as can the consistency of the formulation. (more…)

“Little Miss Makeup, I suck at applying eye makeup!”

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Dear LMM,

I love makeup but have never really known how to apply it properly. The biggest issue for me is applying eye makeup. Can you please talk me through basic eyeshadow and pencil eyeliner application, and the brushes I should use? I have brown, almond-shaped eyes, dark-brown hair and a pale complexion.

Thanks in advance for your advice! Juanita.

Dear Juanita,

There are many different ways to apply eyeshadow. Today I will take you through what I consider to be a foolproof technique, which is great for both beginners and experts alike. In fact, you will notice in my videos that I use this technique (and variations of it) almost every single time I apply eye makeup.

To do basic eyeshadow I would recommend you start with two pressed-powder eyeshadows (a light shade and a mid-toned shade in either a matte, satin or metallic texture) and two brushes: a fluffy blending brush and a flat eyeshadow brush. For basic eyeliner, I would suggest you use an eyeliner pencil in conjunction with a small angle brush.

(Note: The brushes and techniques outlined below will work equally as well with loose-powder shadows, but when you are just starting out, pressed formulations are usually easier to manage.) (more…)

Retro Glam: The Seventies Reborn

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Smokey eyes for brown eyes

In the Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2011 show, there was a clear message in the makeup:

“More is more”


“Everything in excess”!

The models faces gave off a distinctive retro vibe, signalling that the ’70s are back with a vengeance.

To replicate this look (and learn how to apply smokey eyeshadow and achieve a bitten-looking berry lip), watch the video tutorial below.

My top smokey eyeshadow tip! Always start with eye makeup, not base. If you apply your foundation first it is likely to be ruined by fallout. So, to save time and effort, begin with eyeshadow, then, clean up the area beneath the eye before you follow up with foundation.


Wink and Flutter: How to put on fake eyelashes

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Applying false lashes

Do you ever fake it?

Little Miss Makeup does!

Fake eyelashes are burning hot right now, so stand clear of the smoke detectors, girls!

For the latest false lash fash, check out the Wink and Flutter photo file and video tutorial below:

Before false lashes Applying false lashes After false lashes
Before. During. After.

How to put on fake eyelashes

For a free copy of the Wink and Flutter eLook (a step-by-step guide which outlines how to put on fake eyelashes), join Little Miss Makeup Club.

Want to know how to apply individual false lashes? Check out the Summer Simplicity look.

Bat those eyelashes, baby!