Oil is the enemy of eye makeup. Blotting the lids with a tissue or cotton ball is an essential first step to prepping the eyes for all-night wear. Afterwards, tap an eye primer, into the lids with your ring finger and set it by dusting on some loose powder for a silky, matte canvas.. Go for gold and bronze hues
When it comes to sparkle, gold and bronze are neutral tones that are more wearable because they read a little bit like brown. Try dabbing a gold shadow onto the lids and inner corners of the eyes, then a darker colour from the palette on the outer corners for dimension. Once you’re comfy with a warmer neutral look, you can graduate to other hues, like silver or burgundy.Wet your powder shadows
Metallic shadows can be hard to work with, so for the smoothest of smoky eyes, wet the brush. It turns the powder into a liquid metallic that goes on smoother and more intense.Don’t layer a shadow on too thick
Even when youdo a dark, dramatic smoky eye, you should be able to see the skin coming through because that’s what keeps it modern. When you use too much, it can take the life away from the eyes.Blot your lash lines before applying eyeliner
Oiliness and lids are synonymous, but there’s another part of your eye catching some grease: the lash lines. To keep your eyeliner from melting, blot the upper and lower lash lines with a Q-tip.Tight-line your lash lines
If you really want your eyes to pop in photos, it’s all about tight-lining, which is applying liner at the base of/in between your lashes. Smudge an intense black eyeliner, into the upper and lower lash lines to make your lashes look thicker and make your eyes pop in selfies.Choose lengthy over voluminous lashes
If you’ve got killer statement eyes, you want your lashes to complement, not compete with them. The solution lies in using a mascara that lengthens, without too much of that super-curvaceous, lid-blocking volume.Use a cram or liquid highlighter sparingly
Again, everything else should be a little more dialled back. Your highlighter, for example, should be used in liquid or cream form, as opposed to powder, to keep it from looking too frosty. The goal is to create a soft focus glow.