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We have put together a step-by-step guide on how to nail the party eye, plus a video tutorial for the best tips.
Nothing adds a glam touch to your peepers more than luxe, jewel-toned eye shadow. Watch and learn with these easy steps below and you'll be party ready in no time. 

1. Apply primer to your lids

Start off by prepping your lids with a primer. This gives your eye shadow something to adhere to, ensuring minimal creasing and longer lasting colour.

2. Apply and blend dark cream eye shadow 

A dark cream eye shadow applied and blended on the lid creates the perfect base before adding your pigment, as it will intensify the colour, making it look bolder and brighter.

3. Pat green eye shadow and blend

Using your ring finger, gently tap eye shadow onto your lids as this will help get a more pigmented, even layer of application than if you simply wipe the colour over your eye.

4. Apply copper eye shadow to the crease 

This step adds depth while softening the edges of the make-up, and allows your eyes to look bolder and bigger. When it comes to applying the colour, choose a large blending brush and gently add the colour into the crease.

5. Line your top and bottom waterline with black eyeliner

Also known as tightlining, this trick is important to intensify and define your eyes. Rest the eyeliner pencil between the roots of your lashes and carefully trace it along your upper and bottom waterline.

6. Apply cream eye shadow and copper colour to lower lash line 

The cream eye shadow creates a base on which the pigment can adhere to and helps it last longer.

7. Using a flat eye shadow brush, apply a blue-green pigment to the lower lash line

For an eye-catching look, add a second complementary jewel shade to your lower lash line. The flat eye shadow brush will allow for precision when applying and will help you create a clean, defined line.

8. Apply mascara to the top and bottom eyelashes 

To prevent your top lashes from smudging when you look down, start by first applying mascara to your bottom lashes. When it comes to the top lashes, give them a press with an eyelash curler before you coat them, as this will make your eyes look bigger. Place the wand at the base of your lashes and apply the mascara in a zigzag motion to help lengthen and volumise your lashes.

9. Place highlighter along the brow bone and the inner corner of the eye

A highlighter instantly infuses a bit of life into any make-up look. To give the illusion of larger eyes, simply apply some product under your brown bone (but above your crease). To brighten and make your eyes look more awake, add a pinch of highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes.

10. Complete your look with a nude glossy lip

With such a bold and bright look, keep the rest of your face relatively low-key with a touch of highlighter on your cheekbones and nude gloss on your lips.

Videographer: Roice Nel, hair & make-up: Renee De Wit/Gloss, model: Fabienne/Pulse Models, production: Leila Petersen

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