The eye is the “mirror of the soul”, so it has to reflect the inner beauty. For a modern woman, who wishes her eyes to create the statement here is the eye makeup tips that can clearly illustrates her adoring beauty.
From Queen Nefertiti of Egypt, who lined her eyes with a black coal to the contemporary female executives, women have been using makeup to emphasise their eyes’ beauty. Making the eyes come alive is a real art and like any good artist one has to learn the basic tips of accurate brush work and colour blending. The basic rule in any eye makeup is to create the right base. In doing so, those dark circles around the eyes can be hid to create a smooth surface for other makeup cosmetics.
The most important part of eye makeup is in shaping the eyes correctly. This is done with eye shadow, using the theory of light versus dark. Eye shadow balances the appearance of the eyes. The eye shadow one selects should be appropriate for the skin tone and occasion.
The first advice for eye makeup is to start with a good eye cream. This will smooth and keep the skin around your eyes moist. Regularly apply them for three days and examine the difference. Remember to use your ring finger when applying the eye cream since it exerts the least amount of pressure.
Many women have problems with puffy eyes when they wake up every morning. Applying eye cream or eye gel helps in reducing such swelling of the eyes and one feels very refreshing.
In case you do not like to use heavy makeup for the eyes, your makeup box should include eyebrow pencils, eye liner, eye shadow, mascara and concealer. These cosmetic will care your eyes to perfection.
Eye makeup can improve the facial appearance enhancing the natural beauty. It will make one look beautiful, helping to conceal the enigma of aging. If makeup is applied properly to the eyes, it will have a great impact on the appearance. It also reflects strongly to one’s personality, how they feel about themselves, boosting self esteem and making them more attractive. When applying concealer to the eye, pat it on with the ring finger and do not rub. A flat nylon brush or sponge will be used to apply the concealer. Concealing creams are available in light, medium and dark shades.
If one has a small eye, never apply liner to the inner rims. Put it above or below the lash line. Flesh coloured eyes shadows, brushed on to your brown bone will open your eyes. If the eyes are very round, apply a natural kohl pencil around the whole eye. For very narrow or almond-shaped eyes, open with the brown shaped trick or pencil the outer corner.
Women should never darken the eyebrows since it will dominate the eyes and rest of the face. Too much eyebrow pencil can ruin the impact of the rest of the makeup. The eyebrow pencil should be used sparingly and fill in those areas only that requires it. For women having very thick eyebrows, eyebrow pencil must be neglected. Rather, tweezing and arching of the brows may be required in such cases. When tweezing, make sure to hold the skin tightly. Tweeze at the root of the hair and in the direction that the hair grows. Remove only those hairs under the arch of the eyebrow.
Eye pencils should glide on smoothly, without dragging the skin. If they are soft and crumbly, keep them in a freezer before applying, If they are too hard and pull at the skin, soften the point first by gently running it over the back of the hand.
Eyeliner is used to define the shape of an eye. It is also used to make the base of the eye lashes appear thicker. The eyeliner colours should be consistent with the hair colour. For a blonde or brunette, brown eyeliner is a best option.
Mascara gives the appearance of larger eye lashes. When applying makeup, it is applied in the end. For those eyes having brown or black hair, black mascara would be most appropriate. For lighter or blonde, brownish black mascara is preferred.
Concealers will be applied to remove dark circles, scars, tattoos, blemishes and pimples so as to enhance the appearance of the face. Concealer goes under foundation and is used for spot treatments. They are more opaque than regular makeup, but still need to be matched to the skin tone and are applied before using the harmony foundation. They are also formulated that the subsequent application of makeup does not remove them.
Before applying mascara, curling of eye lashes with a lash curler is necessary to open up the eyes. This will frame the eyes, especially if the lashes are short. Mascara is applied in two coats by placing the finger about mid-lid or on the eyebrow. Once the first application has dried, apply a second. For thicker lashes, carefully apply mascara to the upper side of the lashes as well.
Applying Eyebrow Pencil
Draw thin lines in the direction of eyebrows to define and fill in light areas. Never draw an outline around the eyebrow as this gives an unnatural look.
The desired effect of an eyeliner pencil is to create the illusion of darkness just above the lash line to enhance the look of the lashes. Gently pull the lid skin to start at the inner part of the lid and draw a thin line smoothly and evenly along the upper lid. A very thin pencil line should be extended very closely to the lash line along the innermost part of the upper lid near the nose. This is often forgotten yet always adds an attractive natural definition to the eye. For achieving a natural look, place a few tiny dots of colour close to the lash roots along the lowers lashes.
Applying Liquid Eyeliner
Liquid eyeliner achieves a more dramatic emphasis to the eyes. It is best used when a dramatic and more glamour look is desired. The tip is to carefully apply so as to obtain the look one wants.
Applying Eye Shadow
The purpose for applying eye shadow to the lids is to maximise the eye shape using up to three different eye shades: light, medium and dark. Medium tones are generally more neutral base shades. Light is for highlighting the shade and the dark is for contouring. For smoother eye shadow application that last longer, try applying a thin layer of yellow corrector powder to the eyelids before applying shadow.
To reduce eye strain and improve vision is a must for every adoring eye. Here are few exercises for keeping the eye comfortable and rejuvenating stamina.
Massaging the temples will help to relax and lessen eyestrain. By using the tips of the index or second finger gently rotate the depression on either side of the forehead on a level with eyebrows. Do this for a minute or two changing from a clockwise to an anti clockwise motion from time to time. One can do this easy exercise particularly to feel less tense.
Using the first two fingers and thumb of either hand just gently pinch or rub the bony bridge of the nose. This helps great for removing tension and headaches.
Just below the cheekbone and under the outside corner of each eye is an important massage area. Any fingertip will do to stimulate this location. Simply rotate both sides at the same time using gentle pressure. One can feel an effect on the eyes when trying to smile at the same time.
Women’s eyes are the most exciting and expressive feature, so emphasising them with the above makeup advice is extremely important. Are you ready to give the eyes a mysterious and exotic allure!