Thursday, 20 December 2012

Eye make-up in just 7 steps:



Step 1- Prepare your eyes with concealer:
Apply concealer (matching your skin tone) to cover dark circles and even out skin tone around  your eyes. Start with applying 3 dots of concealer with your fingertip under both the eyes, apply at the inner corner first (where the skin tends to be darkest) then under the pupil and finally at the outer edge. To spread the concealer pat it (don’t rub) with your ring finger (as this finger as softest pad) until it disappears.

Step 2- Apply base to your eyelids:
To make your shadow last for hours apply a base to your lids. If you don’t prime your lids properly your shadow may end up as a greasy line.

Step 3- Apply eye shadow:
It’s a great idea to use a three toned shadow.

  • Start with a medium color, sweep the shadow across the lid. You can pick medium pink, light brown or any other middle of the hue.
  • Follow with a light color; sweep the shadow across the lid and up to your brow bone. Brush on pearly off white, light gold or other delicate colors.
  • Apply a dark color on the crease. Try a violet, brown or other dark colors matching the first two colors.
Blend the colors using or fingers or fluffy, tapered blending brush.

Step 4- Brighten your eyes with a highlighter:
To brighten your eyes dab a finger into lightest eye shadow and then press it into the inner corner of eyes where an upper lid meets the lower lid.

Step 5- Follow with eyeliner:
You can use liquid eyeliners or liner pencils, even dark eye shadow works as great eyeliners (Wet a slanted brush and then dip it in a dark shadow). Whatever you pick- starting from the inner corner of your upper lash line to the outer corner. If you want, you can line your lower lashes as well.


Step 6-Curl lashes:
Use an eye lash curler to grip your upper lashes. Half close your eyes to make access to the eyelash easier. It’s better to curl lashes before applying mascara.

Step 7-Apply mascara:
Place the wand of the mascara brush at the base of your upper lashes and slowly sweep upwards. For the dramatic effect, apply mascara to the lower lashes as well. If you want to apply multiple coats make sure you apply the subsequent coat when the first coat is still wet (applying a fresh coat to the dry mascara may result in clumps).


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