Eyebrows frame and bring focus to the
eyes so they should not be overlooked. If your eyebrows
are thin, defining them can enhance your eyes dramatically.
Try this: brush the eyebrow hair down, draw a line along
the base at the roots with an eyebrow pencil, then brush
the hairs up again.
If you have deep set eyes, keep your
eyebrows thinner to show them off more. If you have widely
spaced eyes, make them look closer by drawing your eyebrows
in nearer together, extending eyeliner beyond the inner
corners of your eyes and blend in eyeshadow towards the
nose. Anyone over 18 should avoid wearing foundation at
the outer corner of the eye where it bunches up into lines:
just dust with powder instead.
Think about the structure and contour
of your eyes and what imperfections you'd like to correct.
For example, a prominent browbone can be taken away by
shading. Apply light shades to highlight and dark to disguise,
then add color to your eyelids.
You should bear your complexion in mind
when buying eyeshadow. Most women forget about their skin
tone, but a blue powder can look mauve over pinky skin
or greenish if you have yellow tones. Don't test shades
on the back of your hand as the color is different from
your eyelids. You can only get the palate shade by blanking
out the lid area with a pale opaque foundation.
Always start by shaping the eye with
pencil before applying eyeshadow - if you make a mistake
it's easier to correct. Then use lighter tones on the
inside lid near the nose and on the outer browbone. Darker
shades should lift the shape at the outside corner of
the lids to make eyes look younger. Lastly, for people
who can't carry off colored eyelashes, a black coat of
mascara followed by another shade like blue or purple
gives a hint of color.
Blue mascara at the tips of lashes makes
eyes look bigger. Define fine or pale eyebrows with a
little mascara, then lightly touch them with hairspray
to keep them in place. And doting highlighter at the inner
corner of the eyes makes them look brighter.
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