Monday, October 22, 2012

Makeup Mondays

Become An Illusionist 

 Having a the look of bigger eyes can make a face very appealing. A few small steps can take a simple look and amp it of knock-out! Once you've competed your shadow, follow these simple steps to boost your overall eye look [Don't wear shadow everyday? Try it anyway, still works wonders]: 

 1. Eyeliner can be a friend or foe. For an every day doe eyed look, skip lining the entire lid.  Use liner on the top from the outer corner to the middle (less is definitely more in this case, stop at the middle) of you upper lash line. Slim the line as you go, so your end result will be thicker on the outer corner and fade down. Follow by lining the bottom waterline from the outer corner into 1/4 to 1/2 of the lash line (use your discretion, it all depends on what you like so play with it). Once you've line the bottom waterline, squeeze your eye shut for a few seconds, this will transfer liner to the upper water line and give the base of your lashes a darker appearance.

 2. Follow with mascara. Start with the lower lashes, many of us look past this step but a little mascara on the bottom lash really helps when you want a full open eye. Move to the upper lashes, starting with curling the lashes (if needed) to open your eye even more. Begin applying mascara at the base and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle up. Remember to catch the inner lashes, and sweep the outer lashes outwards. This will fan out your lashes. Do a quick sweep over the top of the lashes as well, distributing color to the lash tips and covering and possible fall out from shadow. 

 3. Finally, use a highlighter, sparkle or just brighter shadow in the inner corner of you eye. Pull it across the bottom lash line slightly, I'd say about 1/4 towards the center. 

 4. Try to pull your gorgeous self away from the mirror...it'll be hard, but you can do it ~_^ 



 Product Suggestions 
 *Clio Gelpresso Brown waterproof liner is dark but soft, try it you'll like it! 
 Best bet to find is in a Korean cosmetics store $25 

 *Rimmel Glam Eyes mascara for bottom lashes, the short bristled brush is perfect 
Drugstore $8.99 

 *Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express, the flexible and wispy and AWESOME!!! 
Drugstore $7 

 History Lesson 

 Rimmel & Maybelline are pioneers in the mascara business, introducing us the product we now know, love and may be slightly obsessed with!