Do you apply your eye makeup to one eye at a time or both?

Do you apply your eye makeup to one eye at a time or both? Any reason why?

I do them simultaneously – like I apply the base on one eye, then the other; then I apply the lid color, then to the other eye. I find it helps with symmetry.

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both. like in algebra, whatever you do to one side, you have to do to the other. so i dont skip steps or even if i run out of time at least both are in the same state of unfinished, etc

I do it the same way as you. Though at first I thought, “to both eyes at the same time? Like with both hands at once? What?” Hehe, don’t judge me, it’s finals week, and I’m just a little crazy.

I apply mine the same, Christine. I always have but now find it more necessary since I had Bell’s Palsy and have a tiny bit of leftover paralysis that requires adjustments to one eye to make them look even.

I do the same thing you do, Christine. Mostly because I’m afraid of running out of time to do my makeup, and if that happens, I’d rather have my eyes match (even if incomplete) than have one eye complete and one eye not.

I apply one eye at a time, mostly starting from my right eye. I apply the full primer, two colours or so and blend, then do the same with the left eye. I have to match them up at the end though! 😀

It varies for me. If I’m doing a smokey eye or if I’m using several different eye shadow shades I’ll do one eye at a time.. Not sure why.. Maybe to make sure I like the way it looks before I do the other eye? Lol, who knows. If I’m doing a basic all over lid color + liner, I usually do both. I think I also do both when i’m in a rush.

Simultaneously, otherwise I would not be able to track what I did on one eye after finishing it. It’s hard doing it one eye at a time and most Guru’s on YouTube even mess up when doing the one eye at a time.

That’s exactly what I do as well. I add a little to each eye. I like going back and forth to make sure they are symmetrical as well. I’m wondering how many people in YouTube vids really only do one whole before moving onto the next?!

Am I the only one who interpreted this question as using both hands two brushes at the same time? I only thought that for a moment…

But I also do each step on both eyes before going onto the next step, usually starting with my right eye.

Simultaneously! It’s really hard for me to do it one at a time. Sometimes when I test a new look just playing around, I’ll only do one eye, which always feels odd to me as I’m not used to it!

Both at the same time, it helps to manage the brushes, and I’d just get too confused to do one at a time – yikes, I’d forget something for sure! ☺

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