and Their Use - Party Makeup
Eye Cosmetics And Their Use
Almond shaped eyes are considered to be
the ideal. So when making up eyes, one tries with the help of light and
dark eye makeup to make the necessary changes to give the eyes an almond
The following steps are followed in the application of eye shadow
i. Using a fine, blunt-ended brush, gently apply the base colour to
the entire lid from the inside to the outside corner and from the base
of the lashes to the eyelid crease.
ii. If the eyes need extra definition, a deeper shade is blended
into the crease line. This gives depth to the eyes.
iii. The brow bone is highlighted with a light shade. This gives the
eyes a wide, open look. The colour is applied to the most prominent area
and blended up towards the brow and down to where the contour curves
down, toward the eyelid creases.
Before using them on the lids, always test the colours on the back of
the hand to test the intensity. You can use even 3-4 colours, provided
they are blended well. Remember pale tones emphasize, while deep sooty
Application Technique For The Liquid Eyeliner:
Test, on the back of your hand, the amount of pressure you should apply.
Unless you are a real artist, it is best to steady your elbow on a flat
surface. Work from the inside of the eye to the outside corner and keep
the line light and even. If you stop at the corner of the eyes, the
effect will be round and wide-eyed; if you continue the line and sweep
it up and out, you would get a more exotic look. Finally smudge the
edges with a cotton bud to soften them.
Application Technique For The Pencil Eyeliner:
Pencils can be used in the same manner to define or extend the shape of
the eyes, but they give a softer, more natural line. Keep them sharpened
and ready for use, as blunted or broken points can spoil the whole
To Apply Mascara?
For best results, first look down and brush the top lashes from the
roots downwards, then look up and brush the top lashes upwards. Then
still looking up, brush colour on the lower lashes. Wait for a minute
for them to dry, and similarly apply a second coat. Finally brush with a
clean dry brush, to separate the lashes. To Remove Mascara:
While removing the mascara avoid the colour from going onto the delicate
area below the bottom lashes and close your eyes. Roll a cotton bud
dipped in a cosmetic cleanser over the lashes, taking the mascara down
onto the tissue. Repeat till all the mascara is gone.
Correction Of Eyes Using Makeup:
You can improve your eye shape by
experimenting with colour and texture. Identify the shape of your eyes
and follow the tips given:
i. For Small Eyes: Pluck the eyebrows fine to give maximum eye area.
Use a little shadow under the lower lashes as well as on the top of the
lid. Blend the shadow on the upper lid from the centre outwards, curving
it upwards towards the brow in the shape of a wing. Line both the lids,
extending the meeting line fairly out, to increase the length of the
eyes. Mascara both the upper and lower lashes, using two coats on the
outer lashes only.
ii. For Wide-Set Eyes: Pencil the eyebrows close to each other. Add
a little shadow onto the bridge of the nose or blend your shadow close
to the corner of the nose and stop at the centre of the upper lid. To
make the eyes appear a little closer, start outlining the upper lid from
the inner corner of the eye, bringing it near the nose ridge, leaving
just the width of one eye in between the two eyes. Continue the line
towards the outer corner but not quite extending up to it.
iii. For Close-Set Eyes: Shape the eyebrows so that they don't have
the close-together appearance. Use the eye shadow on the upper outer
half of the lid extending above the eye and under the brow. To offset
the closeness of the eyes, start drawing the eye line on the upper lid
away from the inner corner. Draw it up and out. Similarly, the lower
line should not begin from the inner corner.
iv. For Deep-Set Eyes: Use a dark eyeshadow under the eyebrow, but
not on the lid, where if you want to, you can use a lighter
eyeshadow.Line only the lower lid and extend the line fairly out and up.
v. For Round Eyes: Make sure the shape of your eyebrows is angular.
Blend your shadow from the centre of the lid and deepen it at the outer
edge of the eye, extending it a little beyond the outer corner of the
eye. Line the upper lids, starting from the inner corner and extend it
out and up so as to suggest length.
Lipstick provides the final touch to
your makeup; without it no look is complete. For a perfect result, you
will need a steady hand, some practice, the correct implementers and a
knowledge of the correcting techniques.
What You Would Need?
A narrow, flat ended brush, a selection of finely sharpened lip pencils,
lip-gloss and lipstick either the conventional tube lipstick or the
cream type with a sponge-tip applicator. If your lip colour is uneven,
then you will need a special lip base or balancer-use a lighter tone on
the dark areas and a dark tone on the light areas. These balancers also
form a base for lipstick and help to keep the colour of the lipstick
pure and clear.
Lip Makeup Application Technique:
1. Outlining With Lip Liner:
Before outlining the lips check that your lips are smooth and grease
free. Use a sharp lip liner pencil in a shade close to that of your
lipstick colour and with a steady hand, lightly outline the lips. For
the upper lip, start at the centre and work out, towards the corner of
the mouth. For the lower lip, work from side to side.
2. Priming The Lips With A Lip Balancer:
Fill in the lips with a special base or balancer to even out the skin
tones. If your lips are of an even colour, use a face powder as a base.
3. Filling Up With Lipstick:
Using a lip brush, fill in the colour.For the upper lip start at the
center and work outwards. On the lower lip work from side to side. Don't
pile up too much colorist is much easier to add more later than to
remove any excess.
4. Blotting Off:
Fold a clean tissue and place it between your lips. Press the lips
lightly together to remove the excess colour and to help seal the
remainder, so that it stays on the lips rather than moving onto every
glass you use.
5. Final Lip Gloss Application:
Finally finish with a lip gloss to get a gleaming look. However, women
with extra-full lips, should use lip gloss very sparingly.
Shaping Up Your Lips:
Through a knowledge of what you can do to correct lip shape you can
truly achieve a perfect finish to your face. Study the shape of your
lips, identify the defects, if any, and decide on what you want to
achieve and then proceed.
1. Small Mouth With Small
These are easily corrected by taking the lip liner pencil outside the
natural lip line. Work slowly and steadily to form a perfect shape. Fill
in with primer and finally with the lipstick. A highlight of frosting on
the upper lip would also create an impression of fullness.
2. Large Mouth With Full Lips:
Apply liquid foundation makeup to the entire mouth, then outline with a
dark shade of lipstick just inside the natural contours of the mouth.
Then apply lipstick of a lighter shade carefully and accurately within
this outline. Subdued shades work well for this kind of mouth. Use
medium toned lip colors and avoid dark browns, plums, electric brights
or pale shimmer shades.
3. Full Upper Lip:
Apply fluid foundation makeup to the upper lip. Outline just inside its
natural contour and apply a dark shade of lipstick. Then outline the
lower lip just outside its natural contour and emphasize by filling in
with a lighter shade of lipstick.
4. Full Lower Lip:
Outline upper lip just outside its natural contour. Apply a light shade
of lipstick and in the center add a touch of lip gloss. Apply fluid
foundation makeup to the lower lip. Outline just inside its natural
contour. Then fill in with a darker shade of lipstick, using a lip
5. Wide Mouth:
Cover the corners of the mouth with foundation makeup or a cover stick.
Apply lipstick with a lip brush, stopping a few millimeters before the
corners of the mouth are reached.
If makeup has to be touched up during the day, only powder makeup should
be applied, using a brush. Use gentle patting strokes and blot the