Applying makeup is an art, and with the right supplies and a little practice, you can enhance your facial appearance to make your best features stand out. If you want to highlight your eyes, here are some tips to make them really pop.
Eyeliner: Using a flesh-colored or white eyeliner on the inside rim of your lower lash line helps make eyes look bigger and brighter. If you usually use a black or brown eyeliner to outline your top and bottom lash lines, try using a brightly colored one instead. Blue will make the whites of your eyes appear brighter. Applying black eyeliner around your entire eye, including the inside rim, will make your eye color stand out. This is especially true for light colored eyes. If your eyes are smaller, avoid using liner on the inner third of the eye; it makes eyes appear closer set.
Concealer: Apply concealer to under-eye circles after applying foundation - this creates better camouflage. A darker shade of concealer will help disguise puffy eyes, as darker colors recede.
Mascara: Use a lash primer before applying mascara to make lashes look longer and thicker. Try using mascara only on the upper lashes to make eyes appear lifted. Experiment with false eyelashes, as they make lashes look bigger and more pronounced.
Eyeshadow: Avoid using an eye shadow the same color as your eyes, or nothing will stand out. A shimmery champagne color in the inner corner of each eye helps brighten the entire face. Use a light (highlighting) eyeshadow on the brow bone to add contrast to the color on your lid and in the crease. A dramatic smoky eye combines a little shimmer, a lot of dark eyeshadow, and smudging of the eyeliner and eyeshadow. If you use dark colors around your eyes, be sure to keep the rest of your face soft and light.
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