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Savvy Eye Makeup Tips

Makeup Tips To Make You Stand Out In A Crowd

If your eyes are small, stick to light or medium toned eye shadows to avoid making them look even smaller.  Use a shimmery pale shadow under the brow bone or lightly dotted on the inner corner of the eye.

Line the outer corner of the upper lid with a darker color, smudging it slightly upwards and outwards to open the eye.

Never line the lower lid or you'll make your eyes look even smaller, and always curl your lashes and finish with a generous dollop of volumising mascara.

If your eyes are deep-set, the trick to making them stand out is to highlight the eyelid rather than the brow bone. 

Try sweeping a medium toned shadow over the entire lid, then apply a slightly darker shadow from the socket to the brow bone.  Blend both shades well so there's no obvious line.

If your eyes are looking tired, dot a slightly lighter shade of concealer under the eye and blend well to disguise dark circles or fine lines.

Avoid bright colors as they can make your eyes appear bloodshot - try a light wash of a neutral cover over the lid instead.  Line the inside of the lower lash line with a white pencil to make your eyes appear whiter.  Finish with lashings of curling mascara to make you look more awake.

How To Get Perfect Brows

Brows can make or break a face, either framing it beautifully or standing out a mile.  Get yours looking great with these secrets:

We're all born with a natural brow shape that gives our face its distinctive look.  The idea is to enhance the natural shape to give you a natural look.

  • The beginning of your brow should be in line with the inner corner of your eye, the arch in line with the outside of your iris, and the end should extend just beyond the outside corner of your eye, tapering slightly downwards.

  • Always tweeze your brows in plenty of natural light and take your time.  Start at the inside corner and work outwards, alternating between eyes to keep them balanced.  Pluck in the direction of the hair growth, and remember to step back and view your face in a large mirror from time to time so you can accurately see your progress.

  • To fill in your brows, use an angled eyebrow brush and an eyeshadow that's slightly lighter than your natural brow color.  An eyeshadow works better than an eyebrow pencil, which can make your eyebrows look unnatural.

  • If you must use a pencil, use light feathery strokes and start with the arch before filling in the rest.

  • To keep your brows looking groomed all day, comb them upwards and outwards with a brow comb sprayed with hairspray.

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