The Light :Think
about quality of light when you apply your make-up. The bathroom
is the worst possible place for daytime application. Instead ,
sit by a window. For evening, the secret is to create a light
similar to the one you will be seen in.
With Basics :
Apply a base from lash line to brow line - this can be foundation, a conciliator
or the lightest shade of shadow you plan to use. A canvas from which to
begin, this opens the eye area, neutralizes capillaries and
primes the skin to accept and retain color . Large lids benefit
from a softer, medium color.
Blend, Blend : All color should gradually disappear, there shouldn't be
any stripes or hard lines anywhere.
is More : If you start with a small amount of product, you can always add
to it. Minimalism holds true especially for older eyes, which have
drier and thinner skin around them and are therefore more creepy. Heavy
makeup will only magnify, not disguise, the lid's texture.
Try one of the new shimmer finishes (they're subtler than the
frosts of yesteryear ). These paralyzed shades attract
the Shine :
Stay away from anything greasy. Use powder to prepare and finish eyes.
This prevents smudging, bleeding and telltale crease lines. Another
powder tip: Blend the same color shadow over a pencil line. Not
only does it soften the line, it makes it last longer.
Does It With Liner : Eyeliner is not meant to be seen as a distinct line. Use liner
to thicken the base of the lashes and make them look
Tools Rule :
There's no consensus on what works best for applying shadow. A larger
brush talkies less time , cover more area and require fewer
strokes. Use small, sculpted brushes to apply darker colors.
Natural for Day :
To achieve a natural -looking eye, you may want to stop after applying
a sweep of color across the lid. This will brighten eyes, making them look
both fresher and cleaner. You may also want to skip the color near the
lash line. For a more polished look, you can turn up the shaker
quotient, so that eyes look more luminous, or add a touch of shadow on
the brows to create a more defined line.
Drama to the Night : Whatever your eye type and personal style, evening remains the
time to intensify contrasts. Follow the same guidelines you would for
day, but deepen the dark tones and let the light tones shimmer. Just
don't lose your head. We've all seen women with screeching blue
lids or the one who looks like she spent a round or two in
the boxing ring.
Everything in Perspective : The most common mistake a woman makes is to
wear too much. The best eye make-up is the kind you don't notice.
Remember, the whole point is to have someone look at your eyes,
not at your eye make-up.