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Eye ShadowEye Shadows

  • Use lighter shades to highlight under the brow.

  • Use darker shades on the lid and the crease of the eye.

  • If you want to apply light shades like blue, beige, light green, light gray then, first draw a thin line with liquid eye liner or sharp eye pencil over the upper lash line as close to it as possible because light shades makes your eyes seems smaller than they are.

  • Mascara

  • Use black mascara since it suits to any shadows.

  • If you prefer blue or brown mascara, for best result, draw a thin line with same colour liquid eyeliner or sharp eye pencil over the upper lash line as close to it as possible or just apply same colour (like mascara) shadows.

  • If you have short lashes, use lengthening mascara.

  • If you have thin lashes, use voluptuous mascara.

  • Mascara
  • If you have sensitive eyes, use gentle mascara for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

  • Waterproof mascara is best choice in monsoon, or when your eyes are watering.

  • For brown and black eyes, use shades of brown, beige, grey shadows and black or brown mascara looks also wonderful. Lilac, violet shadows are very attractive also, especially in combination with same colour dress.

  • For green and brown - green eyes, use all shades of green, beige, light - brown shadows and black mascara. Avoid pink or brown shadows.

  • For gray and blue eyes use all shades of blue, grey, dark - blue, beige shadows and black or blue mascara.

  • For Wide-Set Eyes, make them appear closer by applying a deeper eye shadow shade from inner corner to mid-lid. Apply a lighter shade from mid-lid to outer corner. Blend in the middle of lid where shades meet.

  • For Close-Set Eyes, make them appear wider by applying a dot of concealer to the innermost corner of both eyes. Create a very thin pencil line near lash edge of top lid that thickens toward the outer corner. Create a very thin eye shadow in a pale shade from inner corner to mid-lid; apply a just-slightly-deeper shade from mid-lid to outer corner; blend in the middle.

  • Smoky Cat EyesApplication for Smoky Cat Eyes

    It is easier than you might think to create professional looking, `sex kitten`, and smoky eyes. This vampy look can be as subtle or dramatic as you wish. The tips below will create a more powerful look in black, but to achieve a more understated look simply select light grey, burgundy or dark khakis instead. A lot depends on your skin tone and hair color. and your ingredients should be the following:

  • Black eyeliner - pencil. Ensure that it is sharp.

  • Black eyeliner - brush. The thinner the liquid eyeliner is the better.

  • Eye shadow brush. Thin stumpy bristles are best to maintain control.

  • Dark eye shadow.

  • Highlight shimmer for under the eyebrow. Avoid garish looking `high glitter`.

  • A good eyebrow pencil. Try to select the most natural shade for you as possible.

  • Eyelash curlers.

  • Black mascara. Obviously choose a quality brand to avoid clumping and `spider eyes`.

  • Method

  • Apply your foundation, under eye concealer and powder.

  • Using your black eyeliner pencil, start from the front corner of your eyelid. Draw a soft smudge line to the end of your lash line.

  • Use your eyeshadow brush to apply the dark eye shadow over the top of the smudged line for a soft smoky look. Ensure that the edges are neatly blended.

  • Then take the brush eyeliner and apply as close to your lashes as you can on the top lid only. Make the line as thick and pronounced as you wish, but make sure that the line is thickest at the outer corner and thinner as you go inward.

  • Apply another smoky coat of eye shadow with the brush to blend the harsh edges.

  • Subtly blend your darker eye shadow up from your lashes to your eye crease. Then apply a shimmery highlight in white or cream under the outside corner of your eyebrow.

  • Use your eyebrow pencil to make your eyebrow curve more pronounced.

  • Curl your eyelashes then apply thin coats of mascara, building the layers up gradually to avoid clumping.

  • False EyelashesFalse Eyelashes

    There is completely no doubt that false eyelash make your eyelashes look much fuller. Besides, fuller lashes are just what you may need for quick spruce-up. Fake eyelashes come in many different styles & densities and applying them is pretty easy- once you learn it. Basically, there are two types of false eyelashes.

  • Full lashes, which add density to the entire lash line

  • Individual lashes, which can be used to fill in sparse areas or dramatically, open up the eye area.

  • Application

    Full lashes are easier to apply and don`t look as natural, but individual lashes require a steadier hand and a bit more practice. Whichever style you choose, follow these tips to make your lashes look as natural as possible:

  • False eyelashes may be applied to either cleansed or "made-up" eyes.

  • Prepare your eyes, since these false eyelashes should be applied after foundation and eyebrows. Draw a steady line right above your lash line with a brown or black eyeliner pencil. Blend it in to create a smoky effect. This will help to conceal the lashband. If you want, you can apply a thin coat of mascara to your natural eyelashes before you put on your fake lashes, but you need to let it dry before you continue because it can be messy
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  • Prepare the Lash Bands by checking their width. To shorten them, trim them to the width of your lash line using a pair of scissors and snipping the outer edges -- where the lashes are the longest. You can cut the bands in half and apply them just to you outer, top lids if you don`t need full coverage. Flex your lash bands so they will conform to your eyelids.

  • While applying your eyelashes you should, dab on a thin line of the adhesive to the lash band with a toothpick. Wait a few seconds to allow the glue to become tacky. Press on the lash bands from the inner to the outer corners of your eyes, placing them as close to your own natural lash line as possible. Hold them firmly in place, until they`re set. Try to keep it neat, but don`t worry if you have a little extra glue showing. It will dry clear. Make sure that the lashes match by starting at the outer corner.

  • While applying individual lashes, apply them to the outside corners of the eye and work your way toward your nose. For the most natural look, all you need is a few individual lashes per eye.

  • And for the final look, after you`ve applied the false lashes, curl them along with your real lashes. To blend false and natural lashes, apply a deep liquid liner over both. Mascara is not required over false eyelashes, but may be worn on your lower lashes to further highlight your eye.

  • Also remember while applying false eyelashes, press the inside edge of the eyelash to the edge of your own eyelid and firm from the inside outwards with gentle pressure from your fingertip.

  • Eye- MoisturizerEye- Moisturizer

  • A basic moisturizer will work well as a hydrator for the eye area, but if you want to do a little more to treat crow`s feet, reduce puffiness and dark circles, you`ll have better results with a moisturizer made specifically for the eyes.

  • Skin, around the eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of the face so it is very sensitive. To avoid irritation, eye- creams tend to have lower levels of active ingredients. They also contain substances not found in face creams - caffeine to reduce puffiness, Vitamin K, to minimize dark circles, plus light diffusers and silicone derivatives to plump up crow`s feet.
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