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Eyes are the windows of the soul. They reveal your confidence
and lend individuality to your face. The right eye make up can help in
creating magic and getting attention to your eyes. Whether it is the right
shade of eye shadow or skillfully applied mascara, the application of
eye makeup is critical to your overall makeup routine. Use skillful techniques
to hide flaws and play up the best part of your eyes. Eye make up should
be applied after washing the eyes so that the makeup does not clump. Always
remember the vital role played by eye make up remover in keeping your
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. Use eye shadow to give your eyes the smoldering
look or the funky party look.
Eye shadows can come as creams, pressed
powders or sticks. The pressed powder variety is most popularly used.
A straight bristled brush is used for each eye shadow color. Another brush
needs to be used for the blending. A basic shade is used for the eyelids
whereas a highlighting shade is used to highlight the brow bone area.
Identify your eye shape and follow the suitable eye make up tip.
Small eyes: Don't use too much shadow or liner, as it will make
your eyes look smaller. Apply a light color on eyelid, 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.
Wide-set eyes: Use darker colors on the inner corners of the eye.
Round eyes: Make round eyes appear longer by using color all around
and extending toward the outer corners.
When choosing the color for your eye shadow makeup, keep in mind your
eye color. Black eye shadow mixed with a bright blue can give your eyes
a smoky effect. Green or hazel eyes go well with browns, plums, apricot
and forest green eye shadows. Copper, bronze, champagne or beige help
in accentuating brown eyes. You must also take into account the color
of your skin and dress while applying eye makeup.
Eyeliners are popularly used by women to give an illusion of large eyes.
Liners are applied to the tops of the eyelids and even under the lower
lashes. Eyeliners come in various colors as liquids or pencils. Pencils
are available in many colors and can be sharpened for a fine line. Liquid
eyeliners that are alcohol based are waterproof. The liners are applied
on the upper lids close to the lash line. You need to apply the liner
beginning with the inner corner of the eye and moving to the outer corner.
Eye pencils are used to add a hint of color to the area under the lower
lashes. This is to be done subtly so that there is no hard and thick line.
Mascara accentuates the eye while thickening and darkening the lashes.
Perfectly made up eyes are set off by long and curling lashes that add
to the overall alluring effect. You can choose from waterproof or smudge-proof
mascaras. Water based mascaras can be easily applied and removed. You
can use mascara along with an eyelash curler. Mascara should be applied
by rolling the wand from root to tip of the lashes in an upward movement.
Care should be taken not to clump the eyelashes together. You can apply
a little powder to the lashes to allow the mascara to coat evenly.
How to apply eye make up
Eye makeup can work magic. It can make your eye look large or small and
can even alter wide set eyes and give you the much-needed allure.
Eye Shadow: Blend a deep shade of eye shadow to give the impression
of depth. Highlight the brow bone with a lighter shade to give a wide
eyed look. Deep sooty tones work well to provide definition whereas pale
shades go a long way in emphasizing.
Eye Liner: Keep the liner light and even. You can use a cotton bud
to smudge a little liner and achieve an exotic look. The liner can be
applied with a lighter line on the inner eye and thickening as it goes
outward to offset the effect of close-set eyes. The right application
of eye liner makeup can create the effect of more expressive eyes.
You can resort to fake eyelashes to add to the effect. You must apply
the fake eyelashes with care. The eyelashes must be dipped in glue and
placed as close to the baseline of your own eyelashes and allowed to set.
Then you can skillfully use dark eyeliner and mascara to blend them.
Eye Make up Remover
Always remove eye makeup thoroughly before going to bed. This will keep
lashes healthier and prevent any mascara from getting into your eyes during
the night. There are many readymade eye make up removers available in
the market for this purpose. They come in several forms ranging from eye
lotions to eye pads. While removing the mascara, avoid the color from
going onto the delicate area below the bottom lashes.
Roll a cotton bud
dipped in a cosmetic cleanser over the lashes, taking the mascara down
onto the tissue. Repeat till all the mascara is gone. Warm olive oil serves
the purpose of removing the eye make up as well as conditioning the lashes.
Other popular alternatives for removal of eye make up are baby shampoo,
Vaseline and witch hazel.
Eye make up tip
When your eye pencils are too soft, refrigerate them. You can soften a hard eye pencil by holding it between your fingers.
Those with small eyes must remember this eye make up tip - Don't apply eye liner to the inner rims of the eye. Keep it to the top and below the lash line
An important eye makeup tip is to apply eye make up in a well-lit area. Light colored eye shadow is best for a professional look. Different colors can be blended and used for the evening out.
Eyeliner and mascara should be applied after the eye shadow has been correctly applied. Two thin applications of mascara work well.
Well-trimmed eyebrows go a long way in giving a neat and clear area for your eye make up application.