Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Easy Eye Makeup Tricks

Could you use a few easy eye makeup tricks? If you're like most women, you've got plenty to do each morning when you're trying to get out the door for work. You'd love your makeup to look fabulous, but you don't know what to do without setting aside a solid half hour for your eyes alone.
If you want to make your eyes appear closer together, try applying light colored eye shadow to your eyelids. Next, add a medium shade of shadow to the inner corner of your eyelids and blend it out to the outer corner. Apply eyeliner all the way across your eyelid and apply two light coats of mascara.
If you want to make your eyes appear farther apart, use a light colored eye shadow across your entire eyelid and sweep it just past the inside corner of your eye. Follow with a darker shade, but start the application at the middle of your eyelid and sweep it outward. Blend well. Apply eyeliner, but don't start at the inner corner of your eyelid. Instead, start near the inner corner of the eye and sweep out to the outer edge of the lid. Apply several light coats of mascara, concentrating on the outer corners of your lashes.
To emphasize the color of your eyes, use a contrasting tone of eyeshadow. If you have light colored eyes, use a darker shadow. If your eyes are dark, use a lighter eyeshadow. For blue eyes, use a charcoal or dark tan eyeshadow with a dark brown or black eyeliner and mascara on both upper and lower lids and lashes. For brown eyes, use a peach, pink or light green eyeshadow. Again, use a brown or black eyeliner and mascara. If you have green eyes, try lavender, pink, beige or brown shadow. Use brown or black eyeliner and black mascara.
You can use a darker shade in the creases if you like, but dark shadow over much of your lid will make your eyes recede and look smaller. Use shades like peach, pink, gold or tan shades for the lid. Now apply an even lighter shade right in the middle of your eyelid. You can also try using a pastel shadow on the inner corner of your eyes and a darker shade on the outer corner.
Lined Up
Apply a thin line of eyeliner, right at the base of the lashes. Try using a softer color of eyeliner than a severe black. Smudge the liner slightly to avoid a harsh line.Curl your lashes and then apply mascara. Use two or three thin coats of mascara and be sure to let each coat dry in between applications. Place the mascara wand at the very roots of your lashes and pull it smoothly all the way to the ends in a single, smooth stroke. Eyebrow Action
Shaping your eyebrows will also make your small eyes look larger. Leave the inner part of your eyebrow a bit thicker and create an arch. Use an eyebrow pencil or powder to fill an any sparse spots of your brow.

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