|How Do I Get My
Eyes Noticed - Party Makeup
How Do I Get My Eyes Noticed?
Your eyes are the most important
feature when you are doing your make-up. Whether they are small,
deep-set or large, using these techniques will definitely draw the
attention your eyes deserve.
The first step to achieving Dynamic
Eyes is to use a highlighter like our Beige Eye-Lite and apply it from
the nose, (the thickness of the brush) following up under the eye brow
and extend to the hairline. Then using a large brush like our Complexion
Brush start from the nose and blend the Eye-Lite upward towards the
brows and the hairline.
Now we are going to apply the eye
shadow. To give your eyes dimension we are going to be using three
different eye shadows. The first color is going to be the darkest color
and your base color. Apply this shadow from your eye lashes to the
bottom of the Beige Eye-Lite in the previous step. Remember this color
needs to be relatively dark so that you can use two other colors that
will be lighter than the base (first shadow) color. Next you will apply
your eye liner. For an eye liner you can use a pencil, but for best
results you will want to use a flat eye shadow and a firm thin bristle
brush like our Brow Brush. By using the shadow instead of a pencil you
will get a well defined line that is more natural in appearance. You
will also find your eye liner will stay on longer. Always start from the
outside of your eye and work inwards towards your nose. This will help
you to make both eyes more symmetrical. Another key note is start your
liner slightly away from the point where the top and bottom lid meet, on
the inside and the outside of your eyes. Always remember to apply your
liner thicker on the outside of the eye and thinner towards the inside.
You will be amazed at how much this simple technique will dramatically
open up your eyes.
Now it is time for the second eye
shadow. This shadow needs to be one shade lighter than the base shadow,
because we want this area to come out more. This is how you can bring
out deep set eyes. Start the application at the top of the liner over
your base shadow to the crease of your eye. Remember to stop the
application at the crease. If you go above it you will only emphasize
the heaviness of the lid.
Now you will move on to that third
shadow. This shadow needs to be one shade lighter than the second
shadow, or two shades lighter than your base shadow. The reason for this
is this color is going to highlight your eye brows, which is what
creates most of the expressions you make with your face. You will apply
this shadow from the crease of your eye to the bottom of the eye brow.
Next you will apply your mascara to the
top and bottom lashes. So I do not make this tip to wordy, please read
our beauty tip on the proper method of applying your mascara. You will
now get your highlighter and apply it under your eyes and blend away any
excess. This will help to alleviate any dark circles by bring that area
forward. Now you can take your large complexion brush and blend all the
eye shadows together. You are finished.
Applying your make-up is nothing more
than manipulating the shadows and highlight on the face. This is one
reason to use a highlighter and not a "concealler". The highlighter is
used to bring an area forward that creates a shadow you do not want
(i.e. dark circles under the eyes or laugh lines and wrinkles). Also by
adding shadows at strategic places on your face you can enhance the
dimensionality of your face (i.e. alleviating puffy lids). We live in a
three dimensional world, and by using these techniques along with our
cosmetics, you will be able to take full advantage of it.