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Even if you’re sharing the holidays with your loved ones on Zoom of Face-Time, you’ll want to look your very best. And, if you’re attending any holiday parties, you’ll want to have a dazzling eye look. This is the time of year to have a little more dramatic eye look.

There are a few things to consider when you are deciding what type of eye makeup you will use for your holiday events.

Your Age

What looks dramatic for a 25 year-old may make a 55 year-old lady appear a little clown-like. So here are some tips to remember. For parties, young ladies will be able to wear a more shimmery shadow palette and older ladies may want to add shimmer with a more neutral shade.

All ages of ladies will want to select a palette with complimentary colors or shades of all one color. Select an eye liner that works with your color palette or just use black for a more dramatic look. Black mascara is always elegant, but a colored mascara will really make your eyes ready to party.

Sometimes it’s better for older women to not use eyeliner on the bottom lid. If you have a lot of wrinkles around the eyes, the heavy eyeliner can just accentuate the wrinkles. For a classic look, just skip the bright colors and use neutrals, but add a little more shadow.

Having the Right Tools

It’s important to have the right brushes when you’re applying eye makeup. Investing in a good set of brushes will be so helpful when you want to create a dramatic look. Some brushes are better for creating angles instead of just a little sponge applicator that comes in your eye shadow kit.

You’ll need the following brushes for basic eye makeup application: basic brush, angled brush, and blending brush. To make your lashes look more full you’ll want to have a lash curler.

To protect your delicate skin on the eye-lids and underneath your eyes it’s important to have a good moisturizer and primer. Having a moisturizer made for the eye area will help to prevent any skin irritation. An eye makeup primer will make your makeup last longer and it just provides a good foundation.

Steps To Apply Eye Makeup

Putting on your eye makeup works better if you follow these steps:

  • Moisturize your entire face
  • Apply primer and blend
  • Apply under-eye concealer
  • Apply foundation for the entire face and blend
  • Apply your medium – dark eyeshadow shade in the eyelid crease. Brush from outer edge to inner
  • Apply a shimmery shade eyeshadow on the lid and blend
  • Curl your eyelashes
  • Apply eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Brows: brush brows in place and use brow pencil to make brows look thicker (or to add shape)

Before the event, you may want to experiment and test out different color combinations to find your favorite look. Then, enjoy dressing up and looking great for the holidays!

@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Categories: Beauty

Lisa Ehrman

Lisa has been blogging since 2013, and loves sharing resources and ideas for living a simple life. To get free printables, bonus words, and more - sign up for the newsletter.

15 Comments

Monica McConnell · December 12, 2020 at 2:12 pm

I wish I was better at makeup application. I love it but I am not good at it

    Lisa Ehrman · December 12, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    It’s not easy. The pros make it look easy on the videos, but I’m with you ๐Ÿ™‚

Rita Wray · December 16, 2020 at 10:38 am

Thank you for the helpful post.

Mary Gardner · December 18, 2020 at 1:48 pm

These are great tips! I need to step up my make up game. Thanks for sharing.

    Lisa Ehrman · December 18, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

      Lauryn R · December 21, 2020 at 4:59 pm

      These are great eye makeup tips, thank you so much for sharing! I have never been much of a makeup wearer and have no idea what I am doing. It would be nice to dress it up every now and then.

        Lisa Ehrman · December 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm

        Thanks, Lauryn. I’m trying to make myself wear makeup. It’s been easy to skip it during all the quarantine.

Sandy Pincombe · December 21, 2020 at 4:42 pm

I think I may have worn eye makeup maybe 3 times in the last 9 months. However, I will take all the help I can get in application tips

    Lisa Ehrman · December 21, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    It’s easy to skip it when we stay home all the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

megan allen · December 22, 2020 at 2:51 pm

Thank you for these amazing tips!! I think its important to look good on the holidays too!

Debbie P · January 6, 2021 at 9:56 am

I need to practice doing these a bit. The eye makeup tips are nice not just forf the holidays but any time you are going somewhere special. Or with Covid I can pretent to be going out. Lol. Thanks for the great tips!

Dana Rodriguez · January 23, 2021 at 2:38 pm

I love these tops Lisa. I am not 20 anymore though I feel like I am but I don’t want to look like a clown.

    Lisa Ehrman · January 23, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks! Yes, looking silly isn’t my goal either. ๐Ÿ™‚

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