Even eye color needs a bit of help at times. Eyeliner is the finishing touch to your eye masterpiece that seals your look. Here are some ideas for the use of eyeliner this spring.
You can change the shape and look of your eye without the need for plastic surgery. Just keep a little eyeliner handy to do the trick.
There are two types of eyeliner: pencil and liquid. Which one you use is up to you. A pencil can be sharpened or dulled to give a thin or thick line, depending on how well defined you need your eyes to be. You can smudge well with your finger for a sultrier look. With a liquid pen, you have a little less control but the line is usually darker and bolder than you can achieve with a pencil. For dramatic looks, the pen flows easier.
Getting the Look
One look that is in is the cat eye look. It is the trend with prescription eyewear and fashion sunglasses as well. With eyeliner, you can achieve a subtle upturn to the eye or a more dramatic one. The look plays well with natural, neutral make-up tones as well as splashes of color.
Subtle: After applying your eye make-up, grab your eyeliner of choice. Begin with the upper lid, close to the lashes about halfway across the lid. Start to trace the lid line towards the outer edge of the eye. Before you lift off your pencil or pen, flick it upwards to create a swish at the end of your eyeliner line. On the lower lid, begin at the middle of the lid line and move towards the outer edge of the eye.
Gaining momentum: You can grab the attention of everyone around you (even in the office) with this look. Instead of a tiny flick of the eyeliner pencil at the edge of your upper lid, extend the line towards the outer edge of your eyebrow line. Keep it clean and even. Avoid putting any eyeliner on the lower lid.
Bring on the night: How about a double line for maximum effect? Extend your eyeliner with a thicker line along the crease where the outer edges of the upper and lower lids meet. Then add a second bold stroke that extends out from the eyebrow crease straight towards the edge of the brow, leaving a small space between the two lines. Another option is to create a bolder upward line by using a thicker eyeliner stroke (easy with a liquid pen) across the upper lid and then carrying it upwards to a point at the outer edge of the brow. Again, neglect the lower lid to emphasize the eye.
Eyeliner frames the eye in subtlety or boldness. Which will you choose this season?
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