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In the competitive world of Ballroom dancing, a tremendous amount of attention is given to looks. Especially if you’re a lady. You’ve got to worry about your shoes, dress, hair, nails, makeup, tanning, and accessories. Who has time to even think about dancing anymore?! Luckily, we’re here to help you tackle all of these issues. Over the next couple of posts, we’ll discuss everything in cosmetics – from tanning to hair, nails, and makeup.

Today, we’re going to talk about eye makeup. This is probably one of the most important parts of your makeup application. Your eyes should be big, bright, and bold. So let’s get started!

  1. Prime the area from your eyelid to your eyebrow. Use a primer such as Cinema Secrets to coat your eye before you start to apply any shadow. This will help keep the shadow in place longer.
  2. Cover your eyelid with a white color. Use a sparkling white shadow to cover all the way from your eyelashes to your eyebrow. The more sparkle you use, the easier it will be to see from far away. Don’t be shy!
  3. Find your brow bone. Apply a thin, dark line with eye shadow across your brow bone line (the place where your eyelid meets your forehead). Use a dark shadow like black or navy. Then, apply another color of your choice over that line to give it some depth. Blend the color in and fade it upwards using a blending brush. Next, go over the crease again with black shadow to give it some more definition.
  4. Apply eyeliner. Apply black eyeliner to the upper lash line. Draw the line from the corner of your eye to the outside. Blend the liner with a smudging brush.
  5. Apply mascara. Apply mascara by running the brush from the inner part of the eyelashes to the outside, making sure there are no clumps.
  6. Apply false eyelashes. Using tweezers and eyelash glue, apply large, false eyelashes. Make sure to read and follow the directions on the packaging.
  7. Apply white pencil to waterline. Using a white pencil, draw a line on the inside of the bottom lash line.
  8. Apply eyeliner. Apply black eyeliner to the bottom part of your eye, under the lashes – but only halfway! Blend and flare out the rest of the way with a smudge brush.
  9. White liner. Add white liner to fill in outer corner of the eye. Then set it with white shadow.
  10. Highlight. Highlight the inner corner of your eyes with white shadow.
  11. Brows. Fill in your brows with an eyebrow pencil.  Highlight under your brow with a white shadow to make them pop.

And you’re DONE!