Makeup Tips for Beautiful Eyes
There is a well-known and overly-used aphorism describing the eyes: "The eyes are the windows of the soul. " In consideration of this, people with evil souls or hideously wicked secrets should take careful note of this article. The eyes give your face energy and individuality; and do not have to be a certain size or shape to be considered pretty. All eyes have their own unique beauty. When makeup is applied to look natural it will bring out the eye's true color and enhance the eye's natural beauty. A subtle application of eyeliner, shadows and mascara work together to create slight of hand magic to make your eyes look their best.
Eye shadow is meant to highlight and define the eyes. Eye shadow is used to create depth to bring out the beauty of the eyes. A dark color used on the lid will make the eye appear smaller, while a lighter color will make it appear larger. That is what eye shadow is about: creating illusions. These are the basic techniques for the following eye shapes:
Small eyes: Don't use too much shadow or eyeliner - it will make your beautiful small eyes look smaller. Apply a light color on eyelids, use a darker color in the crease and use a highlighter under the brow.
Large eyes: Wear darker shadow on the lid and extend it to the crease. Use a flat color under the brow to highlight.
Deep-set eyes: Use light colors on the eyelid and under the brow. Use a medium color in the crease. Emphasize the outer corners with shadow.
Wide-set eyes: Use darker colors on the inner corners of the eye.
Hooded eyes: Apply light colors on the lid. Use darker colors from the center of the eyelid to the outer corners and blend the colors together where they meet.
Round eyes: Make round eyes longer by using color all around and extending toward the outer corners.
Asian eyes: Apply highlighter under the brow. Use light shadow on the inner half of the lid and a darker color on the outer half.
Googlie eyes: Apply a dark color on the top of the lid and use a lighter color on the bottom of the lid. Blend these colors where they meet.
- Light colors cause the eyes to open, dark colors will cause the eyes to recede- If you have very light skin avoid dark shades- Be careful with shimmer - they will bring attention to imperfections and wrinkles.
- The eye area is the first to show age don't tug on the skin. Eyeliners:
Eyeliners are meant to define the eyes, so they should do just that, and not be the focal point of your makeup. Eyeliners come in various colors and forms: liquid, pencils and others. Keep the eyeliner natural. Pencils are available in many colors and for the best look, choose black or brown. Sharpen the pencil for a fine line. For a smudged effect use a sponge tip shadow applicator or an eye shadow brush. When your pencils are too soft, refrigerate them. When they are too hard soften them by holding them between your fingers.
To line the eye, start on the lower lid, just beneath the lashes. When you are finished, always smudge the line with your sponge. Stay as close to the lash line as possible. On the upper lid, draw a line form the inner corner to the outer corner, thickening the line toward the outer corner.
Mascara - creating beautiful lashes:
Mascara is used to "frame your eyes," and can give your face vitality and make your face come alive. Mascara softly accentuates the eye while thickening and darkening the lashes; it is the finishing touch for eyes. There are several different types to choose from: thickening, and waterproof to smudge proof. Waterproof will need a special remover and smudge proof will wash off quite easily. It is not a good idea to wear waterproof mascara for extended periods of time since it has a tendency to dry the lashes.
Select a shade of mascara that complements your coloring. Dark shades on pale eyes with brown lashes will darken them and will look harsh. This is something you do not want. Also, stay away from the blues and other colors since they will ruin your look. You want to jazz up your eyes to give you a classical look that will be admired in any country.
Lashes that are hard to curl may need the help of an eyelash curler. Curl your lashes before you apply mascara - hold the lashes with the curler for ten to twenty seconds.
To apply mascara, look straight into your mirror with your chin slightly lifted so you can see your lashes. Insert the mascara wand only once and twist, don't pump. Pumping can break the brush bristles and distribute the mascara unevenly and will dry out the mascara faster. Start by rolling the wand from root to tip in an upward motion. Reinsert the brush and apply again. If your eyelashes are thick and long they may clunk together. If this happens let them dry and then separate them with the corner of an eyebrow brush.