Eyebrows shouldnt be
overlooked. Brows frame and bring focus to the eyes. If yours
are sparse, defining them can enhance your eyes dramatically:
brush the hair down, draw a line along the base at the roots with
an eyebrow pencil, then brush the hairs up again.
If you have deep set eyes, keep your eyebrows thinner to show
them off more. If you have widely spaced eyes, make them look
closer by drawing your eyebrows in nearer together, extending
eyeliner beyond the inner corners of your eyes and blend in eyeshadow
towards the nose.
Anyone over 18 should avoid wearing foundation at the outer corner
of the eye where it bunches up into lines: just dust with powder
Think about the structure and contour of your eyes and what imperfections
youd like to correct. For example, a prominent browbone
can be taken away by shading. Apply light shades to highlight
and dark to disguise, then add color to your eyelids.
You should bear your complexion in mind when buying eyeshadow.
Most women forget about their skin tone, but a blue powder can
look mauve over pinky skin or greenish if you have yellow tones.
Dont test shades on the back of your hand as the color is
different from your eyelids. You can only get the palate shade
by blanking out the lid area with a pale opaque foundation.
Always start by shaping the eye with pencil before applying eyeshadow
if you make a mistake its easier to correct. Then
use lighter tones on the inside lid near the nose and on the outer
browbone. Darker shades should lift the shape at the outside corner
of the lids to make eyes look younger. Lastly, for people who
cant carry off colored eyelashes, a black coat of mascara
followed by another shade like blue or purple gives a hint of
Blue mascara at the tips of lashes makes eyes look bigger. Define
fine or pale eyebrows with a little mascara, then lightly touch
them with hairspray to keep them in place. And doting highlighter
at the inner corner of the eyes makes them look brighter.