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Dare to wear dark eye makeup? If you’re a fan of using your makeup look to draw attention to your eyes, this is one look you’ll want to master. Whether you’re attending a formal event or getting ready for a night out on the town with your girls, dark eye makeup could bring just the right amount of drama you need for the occasion. Of course, such a bold look calls for expert techniques to pull it off. Lucky for you, that’s where we come in. Below, we’re sharing nine tips for pulling off dark eyes like a pro. Get ready for a fire Instagram selfie!
Our most important tip? Blend, blend, blend! If you want to pull off a dark eye makeup look, you’ll need to become a pro at blending eye shadow. Invest in the right tools, including a tapered crease brush and fluffy blending brush, to do the job.
Need a little help in this department? Here’s How to Blend Eyeshadow and Take Your Makeup Skills to the Next Level.
When it comes to applying dark eye makeup, there’s no need to go overboard. Start small—you can always darken the look later on, but it’s near impossible to lighten up your makeup after you’ve gone overboard.
While it’s difficult to tone down your eye makeup look if you've gone too heavy with the shadow, it is possible to add some lightness to balance things out. We’re talking about highlighting! It’s a good idea to apply a lighter eye shadow shade, such as the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Petite Perle or Paris Beach, to the inner corners of your eyes and underneath the arch of your brows.
Think you don’t need eye primer? Think again! A primer will not only increase the lifespan of your look but will also help your products go on smoother and appear more pigmented—a must for any dark eye makeup look.
Dark eye makeup calls for equally dark and prominent eyeliner. To turn up the drama and embrace your edgy look, make sure to line all around your eyes. Tightline your upper lash line, line your waterline, and line along your upper and lower lash lines to ensure you’re making a statement.
While we love a classic red lip, bold lip colors should take the backseat when it comes to wearing dark eye makeup. Instead, opt for a subtle lip color, like peach or baby pink. We love the L’Oréal Paris L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon, Lasting Wear, Smudge Resistant in Smooth Caramel and Caramel Blonde.
If you plan on wearing bold, dark eye makeup, you’ll need to pay special attention to your eyebrows. Not only should you groom them, but you should also fill them in! Apply the L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel to do so, using the doe-foot applicator to fill in sparse areas, the angled brush to define your brow shape, and the spoolie to blend for a seamless look.
Subtle eyelashes? Don’t know them! Dramatic, voluminous lashes are a must when wearing dark eye makeup. Swipe on a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume in Blackest Black for lifted, curled lashes with plenty of volume.
When you’re working with bold, dark makeup colors, a few mistakes are expected. But there’s no need to fret—with the help of a little micellar water, some cotton swabs, and full-coverage concealer, you can disguise any mishaps in no time at all. Simply dip a cotton swap in the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types to precisely remove makeup that ended up outside the lines. Then, dab a bit of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage in a shade that matches your skin tone on top! Easy, right?
Starting to think you prefer to let your lip color be the star of the show? Here are 6 Standout Lip Colors to Wear When You're Feeling Bold.
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