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Eye Makeup Basics

Let professional makeup artist Patricia Longo teach you eye makeup basics in this makeup tutorial from Howcast.


Hi, I'm Patricia Longo and I am celebrity make-artist. I have worked with models from Sports Illustrated like Brooklyn Decker and Julie Henderson to Alec Baldwin at 30 Rock. All those things that experts do that the average person doesn't know how to do, will learn how to do it on these videos. The basic for eye make-up to me is there are 4 things you need to have on your eyes. One is the eye shadow first, and then I usually like to use eyeliner. Like I said with eye liner you can use cake liner, liquid liner or pencil, whichever one you feel comfortable with and mascara, mascara, mascara. I love all my mascaras. And the one thing that people seem to forget is choosing the right concealer because at the end if you put your eye shadow, your eye liner and your mascara and you still have those dark circles around your eyes or you are not covering those bags, your eye make-up is not going to look good at all. So concealer is one of the most important and final factors in the four things I love on my eyes. A lot of make-up artists have different techniques but we all have one technique that's the same. The first thing that we apply on the eyes, on the eyelid, is then eye shadow. Then we usually go for the eye liner and then we do mascara. Now some make-up artists like putting concealer on first and some make-up artists use concealer last. There is no yes or no or wrong or anything, it depends on how dark your circle is. I sometimes put concealer on before and I touch up at the end my final flaws. Some people only do it at the end some people do it in the beginning. It all matters on your own circle around the eye and to me concealer, like I said, tops it all. If you do choose the right concealer your eyes will look fabulous.

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