landscape of your eye. The crease is the equator, dividing the
upper and lower lids ( the lower lid is everything below the crease
and above the upper lash line; the upper lid extends from
crease to brow). The ideal eye ( when open) is made up of one third lower
lid, two thirds upper lid. Naturally, most of us don't have
these proportions, but we can use shadow to create the illusion
that we do. For example, you can use a highlighter at the brow
area to make a short upper lid appear taller. But remember : There shouldn't
be harsh lines of demarcation.
If you're not quite sure
where your eye shadow canvas ends, try this trick. Hold one end
of a pencil at the inner or outer corner of your eye and tile the
pencil until it touches the inner or outer edge of your eyebrow. That's
the boundary of your canvas.
shape is classic and easy to make up. You can do truly anything with
almond eyes. Just keep them looking fresh and simple. Apply a shimmer
pale color across the entire lid, moving from lash line to brow. For added
emphasis, take a darker color and create a soft horizontal V around the
outer corner; with the legs ending at the pupil .
goal : to bring your eyelids out. Apply a light shade all over the lid.
Skip shadow in the crease and focus on lower lid and / or outer corner :
For emphasis apply color across the lower lid from inner to outer
corner: professionals use dark shadow along the lash line from center
to outer corner. This makes lashes look thicker and smokier
focusing attention on the eye, not on the recessive lid.
eyes, where skin from the brow bone extends almost to the lash line,
present a where -to -put-the -shadow problem. The solution: medium color
goes slightly above the crease. Stay away from light lid colors
and opalescent textures, except at the lash line, and avoid
putting highlighter at the brow. finish with smoky outer corners; line the
eyes with dark shadow from the outer corners to just above the
away from light shades; light emphasizes the lid instead of the eye add
depth with a medium shadow, staring near the inner corner and taking it up
to the crease ( side-sweeping the lower lid on the way
up). Then apply it vertically, covering about half the upper lid. Next ,
line the entire upper lash line with a darker colors, ending with a slight
upward tilt. Line the bottom lash line, too, but end in a straight
round eyes ( like Demi Moore ) are often thought of as innocent. Women who
like this look can use the almond technique; But if
round eyes seem too girlish, we suggest de-emphasizing them by
applying dark shadow on only the outer third of
the lower lid, which "stretches" the eyes. For added drama
extend dark shadow one eighth of an inch past the outer corner in an
upward direction, toward the temple.