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Adding Drama To The Eyes, It’s All About The Eyeliner

When it comes to adding drama to the eyes, it’s all about the eyeliner.

 

A good eyeliner might be the most important eye makeup tool ever invented.

A good eyeliner might be the most important eye makeup tool ever invented.

 

In fact, a good eyeliner might be the most important eye makeup tool ever invented. Eyeliner is not only a way to play with color and make a statement, but it’s also the perfect instrument to reshape your eye. Wherever you put darkness is where your eye is drawn to, which means eyeliner allows you to change the shape of your eye. Got small eyes? Make them bigger with a smoky wraparound. Want to elongate your eyes’ width? Do an exaggerated winged tip. The possibilities are endless.

It’s easy to wear a statement look even if you don’t have a steady hand or hours of practice. All you need for this bold look is a long-wear pencil liner in a bright color of your choice. Long-wear liners are usually twist-up pencils, so you can’t control the sharpness of the tip, which prevents drawing a straight edge. However, unlike kohl pencils, long-wear pencils will give you bold matte color that will last for hours. Remember, liners, shadows, and mascaras can end up looking like a hot (smudged) mess at the end of the day if you don’t use a good primer first. Apply the liner to just your lower lash-line from the inner to outer corners, using short strokes. To achieve a precise line: I always start close at the inner corner of the eye. Start thin and gradually get thicker. Always lay the tip on its side at the base of the upper lash line as you draw the line. This will give you more control, which is integral to lining your eyes well.

To pull it into a cohesive look, you can apply eyeshadow in the same color family to your upper lids, but make it two shades brighter. Break up the bright color by applying a thin black line to your upper lash-line and apply mascara. The upper inner rim doesn’t always get as much attention as its lower counterpart, but it’s an equally important area to define. Applying black liner to your upper rim will intensify your lash-line, giving you natural looking definition without the hard edge of a liner. All you have to do is lift up your upper lid, while looking down into a mirror, and apply the black pencil in short strokes. Now, it’s important to keep in mind that I’m raving about the stellar eyeliners of the world, not the ones that bleed, run, last for two minutes, or have zero pigmentation. There are numerous eyeliner options to consider depending the texture, boldness, and application tool you prefer. Just remember to choose an eyeliner that will:

  • Apply easily without skipping or tugging
  • Set to a long-wearing finish that resists smearing and flaking
  • Offer classic and flattering shades
  • And of course, beautifully enhance the eye area

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Posted in Beauty and Beauty Tips and Bridal Beauty and Bridal Makeup and Eye Makeup and Eyeliner Looks and Makeup Tips by adminbm333 on August 14th, 2013 at 12:13 am.

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