Applying Eye Makeup

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Eye shadow stays on longer if your eyelids have been prepped with a bit of foundation or concealer, and a dusting of face powder. Many makeup artists use three, four, or five colors when making up the eye, but you need only two: a pale neutral that will look good on both the browbone and the lid, and a deeper neutral that can be swept into the eye’s crease. Sweep the paler shade across the lid and browbone. Next, brush the darker shade in the crease of the eyelid.

Using eyeliner

Eyeliner comes in pencil or liquid forms, or as a powder that you can apply with an eyeliner brush. Regardless of which you use, apply the product as close to the lash line as possible. The prettiest way to line eyes is to stick to the top lid; if you have droopy or round eyes, liner on the lower lid can exaggerate the eye’s shape. However, if you like the look of eyeliner on the lower lash line, stick as close to the lashes as possible and concentrate the color on the outer half of the eye – getting eyeliner too close to the tear duct makes eyes appear smaller and more closely set.

A damp eyeliner brush dipped in your favorite eyeshadow will achieve the same effect as a regular eyeliner – and in a color of your choice.

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