Tuesday, November 4, 2008

How to Apply Eyeshadow, eyeliner, pencils

Making the eyes come alive is a real art and like any good artist you will have to first leam the exacting techniques of accurate Brush work and careful .colour-blending. Almond shaped eyes are considered to be the ideal. So when making-up eyes, one tries with the help of light and dark eye make-up to inake the necessary changes to give the eyes an almond appearance.

Eye is a part of your body and beauty. Make-up can adorns your beauty only if it is applied very carefully. Your Eyes are the window to your soul. Eye makeup is a complex set of steps. Select a foundation that is conformable to your skin tone and dab some spots around the center of your face. Put your foundation first over your whole face before you start on your eye makeup. Mix the foundation using a make-up sponge or your fingertips till it covers your entire face.

Be particularly careful about mixing your foundation at the edges so that it does not look like a mask. Apply an eyeshadow primer from lash to brow to make your eye makeup remains last. You can skip this step if you prefer. For your eyes, select the eye shadows in compatible shades. Actuate the lightest shade just below your brow bone, and the medium shade over the rest of your eyelid. Apply the dark eyeshadow into the crease of your eyelid to deepen your eyes. Combine the two where they meet with your fingers to give a more natural look.

Apply the light shadow from lash to press at the center of your eyelid. Putting on liquid eyeliner does take some exercise, so have a bottle of makeup remover to hand until you are confident in the technique. There are two sections of eyeliner, wet and dry. Wet eyeliners attend to give a darker, more dramatic look. Dry eyeliners are milder and better for creating a smoky look. If you purchased eyeliner which is a pencil or stick, draw around the rim of the eyes in a straight line.

Not to use a lip liner if you wish for your face to look slimmer and if you must use one, line your lips after putting lipstick as then you won’t be left with a grisly looking lip outline when the lipstick wears off. Avoid using lip liner which is too dark. Use a brush to fill in your lips with the desired color. Don't draw the pencil across your eyelid as this could result in elongation of the skin. Inspite, apply the color to the palm of your hand, pick up some of the color with your pinky and apply softly to eyelid.

Eye Pencils

Whether they are being used to shade or define the eyes, lips or brows, pencils should glide on smoothly, without dragging the skin, If they seem to be too soft and crumbly, place them in the freezer for a few minutes to harden before applying, Ifthey are too hard and pull at the skin, soften the point first by gently running it over the back of the hand.

An eye pencil is used in the crease of the lid or as an eye liner. Eye pencils come in many colors, and the newest are creamy enough to spread like cream eye shadow. Used with shadow, pencils can effectively compliment your eyes.

An eyebrow penciI is harder and is made to be used on the eyebrows.

Eyebrow Pencils

These can be used to fill sparse brows and enhance the overall shape, Take a sharpened pencil in the shade closest to the natural colour of your eyebrows and fill any open spaces using short irregular strokes to simulate real hair, When defining the brows, avoid drawing on one strong line as this will look false, Work over the brows in small feathered strokes, If the definition is too strong, soften it by dusting with translucent powder or roll a cotton bud over the brows.

Applying Eyeshadow

Eye shadow, in striking, slightly shimmering tones, applied with a light hand, can give the face an air of lumrnosity. EYESHADOW should always glide on smoothly, and can be used to subtly change or enhance the shape of the eyes, to add simple definition or to make a strong impact, depending on your choice of colour. It is also useful to disguise the blueness many of us have on the skin on our eyelids.
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Eyeliner Application

EYELINER Application requires a steady hand, Ifyou find it difficult to apply liner with precision, try drawing it on using small feathered stokes and then blend with a fine-tipped brush or the point of a cotton bud , To make things easier, put a mirror on a flat surface and then work looking down into it.
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Eyeliner is gettable in a wide range of hues, from the common black, brown and grey to more adventurous shades such as bright primary colors, pastels, frosty silvers and gold. Using lipstick with moisturizers and sun protection is one efficient way to ward the lips from weather changes. Lipstick adds the finishing touch to any makeup application. For longer-lasting lip color, shade both lips with lip liner after outlining them.

Face powder is among the few beauty essentials. Mineral face powders are chemical and fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Powder gets stick on eyebrows and eye-lashes, if not cleaned with an eyebrow brush. A powder must always be applied after the foundation and earlier the eye makeup. Opt for an oil-free powder if you have oily skin. Avoid applying large amounts of powder under the eyes. Always remove the excess powder with a clean brush. Apply cream blusher in light downward direction to prevent it from creasing in specks of color from catching in the fine hairs on your face.


Factors to be considered before shaping your brows:

The facial distance from hairline to chin.
The distance between both the eyes.
The hair color and color of eyebrows.
The facial distance from hairline to chin.
The width of the forehead from temple to temple.
The thickness of the brows

Small eyes: Don't use too much shadow or liner - it will make you eyes look smaller. Apply a light color on eyelid, use a darker color in the crease and use a highlighter under the brow.

Large eyes: Wear darker shadow on the lid and extend it to the crease. Use a flat color under the brow to highlight.

Deep-set eyes: Use light colors on the eyelid and under the brow. Use a medium color in the crease. Emphasize the outer corners with shadow.

Wide-set eyes: Use darker colors on the inner corners of the eye.

Hooded eyes: Apply light colors on the lid. Use darker colors from the center of the eyelid to the outer corners and blend.

Round eyes: Make round eyes longer by using color all around and extending toward the outer corners.

Asian eyes: Apply highlighter under the brow. Use light shadow on the inner half of the lid and a darker color on the outer half.

How to apply eye mascara

With modern mascaras there is no need to pump the wand in and out of its container before applying, This can actually cause overload and result in clogged lashes, You need only enough product on the wand to coat the lashes, so any excess should be wiped off with a tissue, Roll the wand through the lashes to help curl-definition, Always work on the upper lashes from underneath to avoid overloading and keep mascara on the lower lashes to a minimum, especially if you are looking tired or have a tendency to rub your eyes a lot.