This section will be for eye care. The skin and hair around the eyes needs the most care and can make a big change in the way you look. Here are just a few tips to get you started.
Clean out your make-up bag/ bathroom drawer/ vanity - and toss any products you've had more than a year. Not only can this help prevent potentially serious eye or skin infections, it will force you to re-evaluate your make up needs - and every woman needs to do that at least once a year! When you head out to the stores to buy items, step out of the box to try a new color or a new make up product. If you always wore lipstick, try gloss, if you only use neutral shadows try a deeper shade for a smokier look. Mix it up - and have fun finding a new look!
Eyeshadow Essentials To Make Your Eyes Stand Out
When it comes to makeup, eyeshadow is perhaps the trickiest
product to apply. This is because the eyes have no real
limitations. According to the makeup experts, each shape you
create using eyeshadows can take you to different realms.
Indeed, it was black kohl that transformed Elizabeth Taylor
into Cleopatra and Audrey Hepburn into Holly Golightly.
Eyeshadows do not only make your eyes look bigger, they can
also add drama and draw attention to your eyes. However, it is
one of the trickiest makeup products to apply, which explains
why women do not wear it as often as lipstick. Drawing a
perfect shade may often take some practice, but with a few
expert tips and techniques, you can do it in no time.
1. Select the correct eyeshadow form
Eyeshadow comes in several formulations, each with a unique
finish and level of difficulty. Matte eyeshadows blend easily
and are perfect for beginners, as they can be both used for
creating a soft daytime look or a heavy smoky eye. If you are
not so much into eyeliners, you can opt for powder eyeshadows
that can also be used as eyeliner, as long as the color is
densely pigmented. Used in tandem with a fine-tipped brush,
powder eyeshadow gives the softest, most natural look.
2. Getting the natural look
For soft definition, choose a powder matte eyeshadow. Choose
those that are neutral in colors because these are the finest
for all eye colors. The best neutral colors to choose are
taupe, beige, muted wines, ivory, charcoal, browns, and grays.
It is best to choose a medium eyeshadow. These types of
eyeshadows are light enough, hence they do not need massive
blending. For those who have dark eye colors, browns are the
best shades to use in order to bring out the eye color, making
it more intensified and defined.
3. Consider your color options
The safest way to go is with brown or black, but new options
include other colors such as gray, charcoal, metallics, or even
bright dashes of color like green, blue, or turquoise, as seen
on the usual summer collections. Smoke or charcoal gives a
softer look than black does. Dark green shades goes well with
almost all complexions. For those who have complexions with
narrower eyes, metallic shades are the best. When applied on
the eyes, a metallic shade like silver or gold can make the
eyes look bigger and more wide-awake. You can contrast this
with a different shade of eyeshadow like green with bronze,
silver with white, or go monochromatic by using lighter tones
of the same color family as your eyeliner.
4. The skin tone test
When choosing the best eyeshadow, it is best if you consider
your skin tone first. Usually, there are eyeshadows that do not
blend well with one’s skin complexion. Hence, it is important to
consider them when choosing eyeshadows.
For example, women who have dark skin complexions, it would be
better if you choose darker shades of eye shadows. Choosing
lighter shades like pebbles would only make your eyes look
5. The rule of thumb
Before you buy your eyeshadows, it is best to remember that
dark colors tend to make the eyes appear to diminish in size.
On the other hand, light colors bring your eyes out into the
open. The rule of thumb when choosing the best shades of
eyeshadow is to select those that will bring definition into
your eyes. In reality, eyeshadows are made to re-shape the eyes
or any part that surrounds it like the brow bone section and the
6. High definition
It is best to smudge a soft brown eyeshadow on the lid for a
wide-eyed look. If you want more intensity, smudge the eyes
with darker shades starting from the center of the lid then
outwards to make eyes look bigger.
7. Limit the colors
When choosing eyeshadows, it is best not buy too many shades,
even if they are just neutral colors. Using them all together
will be very distracting. Best of all, do not buy eyeshadows
that will draw too much attention to your makeup as well as
your lids. In the end, your eyes will be taken for granted.
Therefore, it is better to not choose shades of pastel colors
and those that are frosted. Indeed, choosing the best shades
for your eyes can be very tedious and needs more practice but
in time, you will soon be expert on it. In the end, projection
high-definition eyes will be a breeze.
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