Your beautiful eyes are your most expressive feature. Therefore, you want them to look their absolute best. This does not mean that you must apply a lot of different makeup to do the job. Sometimes, just curling the eyelashes is enough to make a very subtle, yet noticeable improvement. On the other hand, if you choose your eyes as the feature you wish to play up, there are ways to make a dramatic change in your face’s appearance. Beautiful eyes can be yours if you learn these celebrity beauty tips.
To get beautiful eyes everyone should curl their lashes…
Curling your lashes makes your eyes look larger and your lashes look longer instantly. It should be done even if you wear no other eye makeup to get your most flattering, understated look, and should always be done before applying mascara. Although an eyelash curler looks like a medieval torture device, curling lashes is a painless process, for those of you who are daunted by it.
How to Curl Lashes:
It’s simple: Simply place eyelashes between curling pads as close to the base of lashes as possible and squeeze for about 10 to 20 seconds. Then, move the curler up to the middle of lashes and squeeze for about 10 seconds. Finally, move the curler close to lash tips and squeeze for about 10 seconds. Presto! Beautiful eyes are now yours!
If you wish to play up your beautiful eyes…
You may wish to wear eyeliner, eye-shadow, mascara, or all three, although this may be too harsh for daytime. But if you have good sleight of hand and are familiar with the art of subtlety, you can probably get away with it. However, if you are planning on playing up your eyes, consider making them up first (before foundation or anything). This way, you can apply loose powder under each eye and brush away any mess that falls below your eyes at the end of the process.
Note: When applying eye-shadow or eyeliner, it is best to start with a “base”. This means, you should start out with a moist eye. You can moisten your eye with either your foundation or an eye-cream. There is no need to buy an “eye-shadow base”.
The number one rule for beautiful eyes during the daytime is to not be seduced by liquid eyeliner. They do not create a natural look, but instead, draw obvious lines on the eye lids. Eye pencils, on the other hand, are soft and natural. What’s more, they can be smudged and are not messy.
• Select a neutral color. Stay away from sky-blues and forest-greens. They are much too gaudy. Stick with variations of browns, grays, and soft blacks.
• Use a dull point. Do not sharpen the pencil so sharp that you are risking losing vision in one eye. You need a soft tip for smudging. But at the same time, don’t let the tip go so long without a sharpening that it draws fat lines.
• Do not try to draw on new eyes. Forget the Cleopatra “wings”. Instead of big obvious lines, a tiny little softened, blended line running from the outer corners of your eyes in a diagonal, upward direction to just outside the lid area will do the trick.
• Smudge all lines. Allow no obvious lines. Smudge lines with either your finger, a sponge, or a brush. If you goof up a line and have no time to start over, just cover with an eye-shadow that is close to skin tone.
• Keep pencil from creasing or fading. To do this, simply apply a translucent powder or an eye-shadow close to the same color over your pencil line.
• Do not line the entire eye. First of all, it does not look natural. Secondly, it can make the eyes look smaller.
• Use a lighter. To make line-drawing easier, soften your pencil by carefully holding the tip over the flame from a lighter for 1 second. A special word from Smoky the Bear: Always be careful with fire!
When it comes to creating beautiful eyes, eye-shadow is a matter of preference, but the choices are overwhelming. Luckily, we can help you narrow down your choice:
Eye-shadow Selection Guide:
1. Choose a formula. Eye-shadows come in powder or cream powder, pencil, and cream. We do not recommend cream eye-shadows because they are difficult to apply, and crease and fade easily. Powders are the most popular because they are easily applied. Cream powders offer a slightly denser version. Pencils give more concentrated color and can double as eyeliners, but are sometimes harder to blend.
2. Choosing a color. Again stick with neutrals because they never look gaudy if they have been carefully blended. If you want to wear a color outside the neutral category (such as violet or pastel green), select one of the new sheer formulas.
3. Select a finish. By “finish” we mean whether or not the eye-shadow has a matte appearance, or a shimmery appearance. A matte surface is one that does not shimmer or shine, and a shimmery finish is one that does. Celebrity makeup artists tend to leave shimmery shadows for night.
For beautiful eyes, apply eye shadow with professional makeup brushes. These will allow you to blend away lines better than the sponge-tipped applicators that come in the compacts. Be sure to give the brush a flick before applying eye-shadow to remove excess. You can apply any shade on the lid, a medium shade on the lid with a darker shade in the crease, or both of these with a light shade on the brow bone. The crease is the area right above the lid, which resembles an upside-down, half moon. The brow bone is the area between the crease and the eyebrow. When applying more than one color, apply the lighter color first. Remember that light shades highlight, while dark shades make areas recede. Always set the finished look with powder, to avoid fading.
These celebrity makeup artist secrets will help you achieve your most beautiful eyes possible!