Eye Makeup

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Using an eyeshadow pencil… You should not draw the pencil across your eyelid as this could cause stretching of the skin. Instead, apply the color to the palm of your hand, then pick up some of the color with your pinky and apply gently to your eyelid.

How To Match Eye Shadow With Your Eye Color Need an eyeshadow shade that looks cool with your eye color? Here’s help. FOR BLUE EYES 1. Tried and True: taupe, gray, violet, purple, deep blue (a darker shade than your eye color makes your eyes really blue), black (mix it with bright blue for a smoky effect) 2. Funky Favorites: silver, turquoise, fuschia (brightens any shade of blue) GREEN or HAZEL EYES 1. Tried and True: brown, apricot, purple, plum, deep khaki or forest green (because they are in the same greenish family, they brighten green eyes) 2. Funky Favorites: gold, glowing, lime-green, really light green, bright purple (super modern) BROWN EYES 1. Tried and True: copper, bronze, champagne Uma thurman (soft pink with a touch of apricot), brown (for a doe-eyed look), beige, and khaki-green (lighter shades add highlight) 2. Funky Favorites: tangerine, royal blue, hot pink, lime-green (the contrast adds punch to brown) ALL EYES 1. Tried and True (Classic): navy or charcoal base to define and a powder-blue shadow for highlighting (it brightens your brow bone so any eye color pops) 2. Funky Favorites: silver-sparkle shadow makes all eyes look edgy.

Make Him Melt With Big, Doe Eyes Problem:
My eyes are very small. Are there any makeup tips to make them stand out more? Solution: Eyeliner is the magic wand for creating the illusion of bigger, more expressive eyes. Line the entire top lash line and extend the line slightly at the corners. You can also line the bottom of your eyes, but concentrate color only on the outer third and extend it slightly past the edge. (We’re not talking Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra here.) A soft, smoky look will open your eyes more than a thin, hard line. Stick to dark, neutral colors with a hint of black for lining, as bright shades will only make them seem smaller. Lashes can also be a great eye-opener. Curl them three times before applying mascara — at the base, halfway up and at the tip — to create a gentle, rounded curl. Fan out your lashes while applying mascara. Brush the inner third in toward your nose, the middle third straight out and the outer third toward your temples. Contrary to popular belief, dark, dramatic eyeshadow will not make your eyes stand out. In fact, it’ll do just the opposite. If you have small eyes, keep it simple by using only light-colored shadows, and never wear more than two shades at once. Brush a subtle base color from lash to brow, and then use a slightly darker shade to create subtle definition in the crease.
How To Curl And Lengthen Your Eyelashes Since we can’t all be blessed with long lashes, thank goodness mascara can make it look as if we were. Here is a very simple method of applying mascara for every day wear. 1. Draw wand out of mascara tube and remove access on a piece of paper towel. 2. Hold wand horizontally and slowly twirl as you move the brush from the roots to the tips. 3. To set curl, hold wand and lashes together at the tips for a several seconds. 4. Apply second coat before the first coat has dried to avoid clumping. 5. Apply mascara carefully to the bottom lashes, holding wand vertically. 6. While lashes are still wet, comb through the lashes (carefully) with a lash comb to separate each lash. Tips:

  • Be sure to wash off your mascara each night. Not only will it smear during the night, you won’t be able to apply more until your lashes are free from the old mascara.
  • Mascara is a breeding ground for germs. Be sure to replace it every three months.
  • Never pump the wand into the tube. This procedure only adds air to the mascara, drying it out.
  • Lining Eyes It takes steady hands and the near precision of a neurosurgeon to put on eyeliner. We asked makeup artist Pamela McNeally for the tips that will save you 4 years of medical school:

  • Dust a sheer, loose powder on the upper and lower lids so the eyeliner sticks better. If you are going to curl your lashes, do it now. (Otherwise you could smudge the line.)
  • Choose the right formula. For a cleanstraight line, use a liquid version (try one with felt tip, like those from Lancome or L’Oreal). To create a softer, more subtle line, pencils are best.
  • Rest your elbow on a hard surface to minimize shaking. Start in the middle of the eyelid, and drag the liner to the inner corner of the eye, drawing as close to the lashes as possible. Go back to the center of the of the eyelid and repeat the process outward.
  • To make your eyes look smoky, dab eye shadow (in a similar shade) over the line and lightly fan it out. This will also help the liner stay in place.
  • If the liner smudges, don’t reapply more. Instead, clean up the line with a dampened Q-tip.
  • The Perfect Lash The final touch to your eye makeup is the lash. Try to always use an eyelash curler. It will make your eyes look wider, more alert, and more youthful. It’s like an instant eye lift. Always curl lashes befor applying mascara. * Lightly powder lashes to give mascara a coat to cling to. * Heat eyelash curler with hair dryer for a few seconds. It will act like a curling iron for the eyes. Hint: Curl twice for a rounded curl. Place the open curl near the lash roots and arrange your lashes between the two rims. Squeeze gently for thirty seconds. Squeeze again at mid-lash for another thirty-seconds. It looks very natural. * Give upper lashes a second coat of mascara, concentrating on the tips by stroking the brush horizontally across the lash. Never wait when applying second coat of mascara to lashes. Mascara, especially waterproof mascara, dries quickly and can clump. * Lightly coat lower lashes.

    Do I Need A Moisturizer For The Eye Area? A basic moisturizer will work well as a hydrator for the eye area, but if you want to do a little more (treat crow’s feet, reduce puffiness and dark circles), you’ll have better results with a moisturizer made specifically for the eyes. Skin around the eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of the face so it is very sensitive. To avoid irritation, eye creams tend to have lower levels of active ingredients. They also contain substances not found in face creams – caffeine to reduce puffiness, vitamin K to minimize dark circles, plus light diffusers and silicone derivatives to plump up crow’s feet. So the bottom line is this: use eye moisturizers for your eyes!

    Define Your Eyes – Eye Makeup Tips and Trick
    No matter if blue, brown, hazel or green, eyes have been referred to as �windows to the soul,� giving those who exchange glances the power to better grasp one�s personality and emotions. Eyes reveal joy and elation as much as they uncover sadness, melancholy and distress. Sometimes pensive, mischievous or mysterious, eyes can let us in on little secrets we might otherwise miss in dealings with people we know and love. Eyes can exercise a special power of seduction by casting an enchanting gaze in another�s direction. A wink can signal a special understanding or remind another of an inside joke or amusing memory. Eyes also key into flirtation a great deal. Cartoons and old movies always show the femme fatales batting their long, dark eyelashes in an attempt to attract the men. No matter what your motives, playing up the looks of your eyes will bring a natural definition to your facial features while accentuating perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic on your visage. The main makeup components you may want to consider when dressing up your pretty peepers retro eyes are mascara – Lashes Unlimited, eye shadow and possibly eyeliner, though sometimes pressed powder or a light foundation will work wonders for circles under the eyes. Eye Shadow Depending on the hues you wish to use, you can get a little colorful and creative with the wide selection of products for eyelids on the market. No longer do you have to sift through dozens of shades of eye shadow powder looking for the perfect blend� now you can accessorize your eyes with a beautiful array of powders – see Evangeline Lilly, creams and glittery dustings. Traditional eye shadow powders are very easy to use with small applicator brushes and foam pads. For a dimensional look, blend two colors of powder or one color of powder atop a cream shadow base. With cream-based eye shadows, less really is more. The cream shadows generally come in small squeeze tubes that really enhance the look of your eyes with a light application across the lid, reaching up to your brows if you wish. Not sure about colors? Go with something neutral, like Uma Thurman, the first couple of times until you get the hang of it. Apply a light dusting of bronze, tan – see bronze Ambition or other shimmery transparent color for a gentle hint of color. Mascara When selecting mascara, many factors come into play, with each brand�s newest addition to the line claiming bigger and better benefits. From thickening to lengthening to blackest black, waterproof and curling, each mascara product has a special offering of its own. Considering your own lashes, choose one that best suits your needs. If you wish to avoid that scary-looking metal eyelash curler that appears more like an ancient torture devise, opt for a product that contains a curling formula. Choose the color you want to wear – black, brown or even navy blue. With so many options available, you can add a couple types of mascara to your collection and change your look as often as you like! Generally, applying two coats of mascara will give enough definition to lashes to really make a difference. Allow the first coat to dry before applying the second in an effort to prevent clumping. If some of the mascara accidentally brushes onto your eyelids or underneath, simply use a q-tip to remove it. This may necessitate touching up your eye shadow a bit. Eyeliner To really define your eyes, apply a thin line of eyeliner in black or brown, khaki, plum or navy. To properly apply the eyeliner pencil or liquid liner, gently pull the corner of your eye outward, forming a straight line along your lashes. Starting at the inside corner and working toward the outside, delicately trace a line with the pencil angled toward your lashes. Be careful how much eyeliner you apply, as a little really does go a long way. For a dramatic look, thicker and darker is very acceptable. For a subtle definition, stick with a lighter application. * * * * Feel free to experiment with a bunch of different products until you find the ones that suit you best. Also, check into the makeup counters at local department stores. They have a wide array of makeup you can test before you buy so that you know what you are getting for the money. For lower budgets, drug stores sometimes offer a return policy if a customer is dissatisfied with her purchase. Doing a home makeover can be fun as well as a form of much-needed stress relief. For best results, invite some girlfriends over and make a night of it!

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