mesmerizing, expressive eye Makeup
Having mesmerizing, expressive eyes is a natural trait for a few of us, I admit I have beautiful eyes and always hear that from all kinds of people, and I know it is every woman’s dream and one of the reasons behind the existence of decorative cosmetics. When trying to visually reshape your eyes, makeup is your best ally as long as you keep in mind that black and dark colors make the eye look smaller. If you wish to optically enlarge your eyes add eye shadows beginning at the inner corner and working outward eventually using darker tones as you near the outer corner. Use lighter and darker nuances of the same color for best results.
Step one – the choice
Select a light neutral color of shades. For example, walnut or honey color for darker skin and gray tones for a paler complexion.
Step two – defining the guidelines
Look in the mirror and using your finger as a guideline place it horizontally to the point where the peak of the fold of your lid meets the brow bone. Add eye shadows only to the area below your finger.
Step three – the method
The brush that you use to apply eye shadow should be soft and flat. Apply shadows with horizontal strokes following the guideline of your finger.
Step four – application
You can paint outside the boundaries of your eye toward the outer corner, but keep within the guidelines determined by your finger. Blend all nuances smoothly to avoid creating contrast and looking like a clown.
Step five – the finishing touch
There should be no great difference where the eye shadows end and the skin on your temples begins. If there is a contrast, do your best to blend the shades as close to your skin as possible. If you do this right, you will create the illusion of bigger and wider eyes.
There are many colors you can use and ways to create or emphasize your eyes
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If you’ve never tried a smoky eye, it may be time to add this smoldering look into your makeup arsenal. Not only is the smoky eye sexy, it has the power to take off years from your face. To really look younger, use cream shadows instead of powders because they won’t settle into fine lines, says Amy Nadine, Proactiv makeup artist.
Smoky eye made simple
First, use a cream-colored eye shadow to highlight your brow bone. Don’t worry if you haven’t had time to groom your brows recently. “It gives you an instant, fresh waxed look,” says Norma Blaqe of Norma Blaqe Studios in Los Angeles.
After you’ve applied color to your lids (silver, brown, and purple are popular choices for smoky eyes), line the inner rim of your eyes with black liner for a smoky, smudgy finish and to really make your eye color stand out. You can also apply false lashes for even more dramatic effect.
Keep the rest of your makeup natural
Since you’re applying such intense, dark colors on your eyes, opt for soft blush and a nude lip so you don’t end up looking like a clown.
When it comes to blush, apply right under your cheek bone and blend in at the corners, advises Blaqe. Switch from powder to cream blush to avoid makeup from settling into lines or wrinkles, says Nadine, who likes Maybelline’s Dream Bouncy Blush. “Avoid blushes and bronzers with too much shimmer as they will only draw attention to any fine lines,” she explains.