Basic Eye Makeup Terms – Eyeshadow Placement Tutorial For Beginners With Detailed Eye Diagram
Like other girls, when I moved to adolescence(teenage) I became more conscious towards my looks. I bought few makeup products but was not sure how to use/apply the same. So I started watching TV shows, Online Videos, Magazines etc. Although all these means helped a lot to start with. But being a newbie it was difficult for me understand the terminology used by experts. So here I have created an image of an eye where I have tried to specify all the common eye makeup terms. This chart will help you understand all the parts of the eye that need attention while applying eye shadow. I hope this image, explanation and video will help all newbies to understand my upcoming eye makeup tutorials and videos.
PARTS OF THE EYE FOR EYE MAKEUP
BROW BONE / HIGHLIGHT
Brow Bone as name suggest is the area (skin) on top of the bone of the eye, and below the eyebrows. In other words, It is the space between the crease and the eyebrow. Mostly light colors are used to highlight this eye part, which can either a lighter shade of the color applied on lid/crease, or a shimmery shade that is close to your skin shade.
CONTOUR / ABOVE CREASE
We usually call it “blend out” area. Mostly during eye makeup strong colors are used on the lid and the crease area. This eye part (above crease) is usually used to blend out the excess of color applied between the brow bone and the lid. Which means while moving upwards starting from the lid towards the brow, tone down the shade from dark to light. Lighter shade of lid color or highlight color can be used to fade the strong colors.
Crease is the fold on the upper eye lid where eye naturally folds. When you half close your eye, you can see a defined line above your eyeball and that is your crease. A shade or two darker than the lid color is usually used at the crease cut to better define the eye.
INNER LID / MIDDLE LID / OUTER LID
We have divided the eyelid area in three parts to make you give a closer look to the most important part for the application of eye shadow. Usually single color is used at this part of the eye. Starting from the inner lid, color shade blends from light to dark; just make sure the darker shades are at the outer lid and lighter towards the inner.
INNER LID : – Usually lightest shade of your chosen color is used to highlight the inner lid.
MIDDLE LID :- Usually medium tone of your chosen color is used to highlight the middle lid.
OUTER LID :- Usually darker shade of your chosen color is used to highlight the outer lid.
INNER / OUTER LOWER LASH LINE
Only few people like to put color on lower lash line, which is space directly below the lower waterline. Usually single color is used at this part of the eye. Starting from the inner lash line, color shade blends from light to dark; just make sure the darker shades are at the outer part of the lash line and lighter towards the inner. Usually, a thin color line that is similar to the colors used on the lids is applied to the lower lash line. Or you can simple apply eyeliner to define your eyes.
The outer “V” is the outer V-shape of the eye where your lid ends. Outlining the outer edge of the eyeball defines the outer “V” of an eye. Usually darker colors are used to highlight the outer “V” area.
INNER V / TEAR DUCT
Inner “V” or Tear duct is the area around the natural tear duct of your eye. You can either apply the inner lid shade or a highlight color to make your eyes look larger and brighter.
UPPER / LOWER WATERLINE
Waterline as name suggest the watery area inside the lash line also known as the inner rim. Mostly people apply kajal on the water line to define the eye.
The ultimate aim of posting this article is to make all newbies familiar with the eye makeup terms commonly used in the makeup world. I hope this post will help you understand eye makeup videos and articles much better.
Watch This Video To have A Clear Understanding Of The Terms Explained Above:-