One of the first things we notice about someone is their eyes but making the most of this feature can be a tricky skill to master. Luckily we have put together a list of tips to help you achieve gorgeous eyes!
Prepare. Apply a little light diffusing eye cream or concealer around the eye before applying your eye makeup, and finish with a light dusting of powder below the eye to catch any stray makeup which can then be removed easily by brushing away later.
Blend. Blending is so important when creating stunning eye makeup. Start with your base colour, which should be the lightest, and apply over the entire area, right up to the brow. Follow with your lid colour, then add the darkest colour to the outer corners, as close to the lash line as possible.
Colour. Use colours that compliment your eye colour and skin tone. Models Direct recommend trying golds and browns on blue eyes, teals or blues on brown eyes and purple or plum based tones on green eyes.
Shimmer? Shimmer is great on younger eyes but can highlight lines and wrinkles so the more mature lady should leave it alone.
Eye/lip rules. Stick with a nude lip gloss if you’ve created dramatic eyes, and likewise, if you are going for pillar box red lips keep the eyes simple. Never play up the lips and the eyes in the same look, it’s overkill!
False lashes. False lashes are still a big look for 2010 so why not give them a try?
Curlers. Use lash curlers to widen the eye. Try gently heating your curlers with a hair dryer to make them more effective (always test temperature on the inside of your wrist before use). You can curl before or after applying mascara, as long as the mascara is dry.
Highlights. Try this trick to further widen the eye: A little dot of blended shimmer in the centre of the upper lid will make your eyes sparkle. You can use this trick even on more mature eyes as long as you don’t spread the shimmer to far across the lid.
White. Use white eyeliner on the lower, inner lids to make your eyes appear larger.
Mascara. Remove any excess mascara by wiping the wand on a tissue prior to application, this will avoid clumping. Start as close to the root of the lash as possible and wiggle the wand through the lashes to the tips. This wiggling motion will help to separate your lashes and give an even coat.
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