Makeup tips for Eyes
Your eyes can be made to look attractive by following our eye makeup tips and eye beauty secrets which can enhance your charm further. The first step towards eye beauty is to have well-shaped brows. Keep your eye brows in shape by plucking out stray hairs. The only way to tame an out of balance and an uneven brow line is to tweeze or thread the unruly hair. Removing eyebrows by tweezing or threading is the best known method. Take the sting out of the operation by dabbing the eyebrows with a piece of cotton wool dipped either in eau-de-cologne or astringent lotion. Then, take your tweezers and holding the surrounding skin taut grip the hair close to the roots and give a sharp tug in the direction the hair grow.
Always pluck the hairs from underneath the natural brow line and never from above. Hairs over the bridge of the nose are never a pretty sight; therefore always pluck them out from between the eyes. Remember that the most beautiful eyes are so spaced so that in the distance between them another eye can be placed. To prevent the skin from bulging after plucking wrap ices cubes in a piece of cloth and gently massage the area. Plucking should be done every alternative day for a consistent well groomed look. However if the hair are too small to come in the grip of the tweezers, camouflage the green color by applying a little foundation over the area and blending it well into the skin. Bleaching also helps in camouflaging the skin defects.
An eyebrow pencil is necessary to fill in the sparse areas. Darken the color of the eyebrows if too light and to recreate missing eyebrows. The general color rule for eyebrow pencil is black, as black brows predominate among women. Sharpen the pencil by making a flat chisel-shaped point. Begin reshaping at the nose end of the brow, to a point beyond the outer corner of the eye. Make every effort to follow the original curve of the brow and never extend the brow too far beyond the outer corner of the eye. The eyebrows should be refashioned by a series of fine lines but never drawn in a solid line. The pencil must be used to tint the actual hair of the brow and not the flesh in between. A well-shaped dark brow on the other hand, may require no penciling, whatsoever just a net brushing with little cold cream or Vaseline.
EYE SHADOW: Another tool in eye makeup is an eye shadow which gives an enchanting touch of depth and mystery to the eyes. It is often more dramatic and effective when it harmonises with the color of your dress. For day, choose a subtle light shade and for evenings when artificial lights soften and tend to drain color from the face wear heavier shades. Before applying eye shadow, use foundation over the eyelids because it makes a good base for the eye shadow. Eye shadow should be only blended in the upper eyelids. Close one eye and place a small amount of color close to and almost touching the upper eyelashes from inner to outer corner of the eyes. It should then be blended with your index finger or brushed upwards into a fade away effect below the eyebrows. It should be darkest near the lid. Two shades can also be used - one next nearest to the lashes should be of a deeper shade then the one used on the rest of the lid. It is a beauty secret of models to use a deeper shade close to the lashes to give the eyes extra glamour.
EYE LINER: Most important tool in eye makeup is an eyeliner. A soft line drawn next to the upper "Iashline" with the eyeliner is a makeup tip that makes the eyes look larger and brighter. Liquid eye?liner applied with a fine brush produces wonderful results. To line upper eyelid, after the eye shadow is blended to a correct position, dip the brush in color, hold outer corner of the eyelid taut and draw a fine line as close to the lashes as possible, beginning at the inner corner of the eye and finishing just at the outer with a slight upward turn. To line the lower lid, with the index finger, hold lower lid down and away from the eye and draw a faint line starting at the inner corner of the eye at a point corresponding with the upper line and continue along the lower eyelid to just beyond the outer corner slanting slightly upwards as before. Blend the lower line carefully; making sure no flesh is visible between the line and the lashes.
Mascara - How to Apply:
Applying Mascara is a must for the starry eyed look because it makes the lashes appear longer and thicker. First brush the lashes downwards over upper eyelids. Mascara goes on better under a fan. The lashes do not gum together due to air. Apply mascara with a clean brush. Choose either automatic roll-on or liquid mascara. Use the one you find easiest.
Cover the brush with a light coating of mascara and stroke it on the lashes working from the base to the tip. The lower lashes should be just tinted with color. If your mascara smudges the while applying it on the lower lashes, slip a piece of paper underneath before you paint them. When the first coat is dry, apply a second one. Finally, go over the lashes with a dry brush to separate them and to remove excessive mascara. Use a cotton bud dipped in hot water to remove any smudges left by the mascara.
If mascara applied properly, the lashes should be a series of individual hair, not one solid mass. For day time, only one coat of mascara should be used and for the night two. For the stunning glamour girl look after the mascara is completely dry take a little gold or silver eye shadow on the fingertip and stroke the ends of the upper lashes from below. It is very effective for the late night parties.
If your eyelashes are thin or spare you can try false eyelashes. First, put on eyeliner and mascara on your own lashes to curve them, and then remove eyelashes from their case. If they are too wide for your eyes trim them at outer ends. Then pierce the neck-of adhesive tube with the pin provided. Holding lash firmly at centre point with tweezers, apply thin line of lash adhesive along the root strip of the lashes.
Looking down into the mirror, apply the mascara lash as closely as possible to natural lash line and centrally on the eyelid. Loosen grip with tweezers and use tweezers to place inner and outer corner of lash in position. Draw a thin eyeline over base of lashes with eyeliner to hide lash base.
To remove false lashes simply peel lash base from eyelids starting from the inner end. Women who wear glasses can also make the most of eye makeup. Rather then mask out the eyes glasses draw attention to them so you can do with a minimum use of eye makeup. Use eye shadow because it flatters the eyes behind the lens and helps absorb the glare.
Apply an exotic shade of mascara in the evenings to give your eyes an extra impact. Use mascara in moderation on the upper lid, but there should be just a suspicion of it on the lower lid.
Eyebrow Care Beauty Tips
Well groomed Eyebrows add definition to your face can enhance your beauty, learn how to do it through our beauty tips.
By plucking eyebrows before sleeping redness disappears overnight. In shaping your eyebrows use your facial features.
Use a pair of tilt edged tweezers which can grip hair easily. Comb hairs one way and then the other to remove loose hairs.
Pluck hairs between the brows and any stragglers. Never remove the hairs from above of your eyebrows.
Pluck each hair individually close to the root. Work in the direction of the growth.
Avoid over plucking always. In defining your eyebrows choose a shade similar to your natural hair color.
When using a pencil you should apply in small feathered strokes. Starting at the inner corner to work outwards. Blend the color with a brush. To tame stray hairs just use hair gel and comb through to neaten.
Brow Color : Brows should be a bit lighter than color of your hair. About two shades, if you are blond or gray, the opposite is best.
Tweeze Your Brows : Which Tweeze?
- Tweezers with thin Tip: Good for grasping small, fine hairs, and plucking ingrown hair.
- Tweezers with Slanted Tip: Gives maximum control.
- Tweezers with Square Tip: Best used for removing coarse hairs or several hairs at a time
Eyeshadow Makeup Tips
Caring For Your Delicate Eye Area: The eye area is the area to show the signs of ageing for many people and is also a problem area for fluid retention.
Here are few tips on caring for the delicate eye area:
Certain moisturizers that swell up are not be applied.
Separate eye creams/gels are a must if you suffer with puffy or ageing eyes.
Hold a metal spoon under cold running water for a few minutes and then gently press it onto the eye area to soothe, cool and reduce swelling.
Cucumber slices are good one for reducing puffiness and soothing tired, sore eyes.
Hemorrhoid creams containing sharks liver oil or yeast applied to the puffy area, they're good are for reducing swelling.
Soak used tea bags in cold water for around ten minutes (making sure they are really cool) and place them on the puffy area. Start at the outside of the eye and roll them gently inwards.
Elevate your head when you sleep to encourage fluid to drain away from the eye area.
Place a slice of raw potato underneath your eyes. The potassium in them counteracts dark circles.
Diet, again! Avoid salty food which can cause fluid retention
Eye shadow That Stays Beauty Tip
Many women have problem of melting eye shadow, but If you use a damp eye shadow brush and apply a layer of face powder to your lids and allow to set, the shadow will stay in place for the day. Takes some time but the effort is well worth it.
Remedies For Puffy Eyes
Take a metal spoon and run it under cold water. Place the spoon on the puffy area for at least 60 seconds.
Apply hemorrhoid cream (prefer brands that contain ingredients of yeast and shark's liver oil) to the puffy area. Its known for years that in just the way it gets the swelling out of that other area, it works the same way for the face.
Thin cucumber slices used as compresses over closed eyes will relieve sore, puffy eyes.
A black tea bag soaked in cold water on each eye for ten minutes will reduce swelling caused by fluid retention. Gently press from inner to outer corners to hasten drainage.
Avoid salty foods, which cause the under eye area (and the rest of your body) to hold fluid.
Elevate your head when you sleep, to keep fluid from settling around your eyes
Steady hands and the near precision of a neurosurgeon is required to put on eyeliner. Dust a sheer, loose powder on the upper and lower lids so the eyeliner sticks better. If you are going to curl your lashes, do it now else you may smudge the line. Choose the right formula. For a clean straight line, use a liquid version try one with felt tip, like those from L'Oreal. Pencils are best to create a softer, more subtle line.
To minimize shaking of your hands, rest your elbow on a hard surface. Start in the middle of the eyelid, and drag the liner to the inner corner of the eye, drawing as close to the lashes as possible. Go back to the center of the eyelid and repeat the process outward.
To make your eyes look smoky, dab eye shadow (in a similar shade) over the line and lightly fan it out. This will also help the liner stay in place.
If the liner smudges, don't reapply more. Instead, clean up the line with a dampened Q-tip.