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MAKEUP CLASS 4 – With Sandy On EYE SHAPES

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Todays “lesson” is about EYE SHAPES

The books would tell you:  The principal of emphasizing, bringing forward into prominence, and diminishing or move back with light or dark tones can be used for your advantage to improve difficult or irregularly shaped eyes.  Use of vibrant colors, tones of the shades picked and contrasting textures enable the skillful makeup artist to correct or deflect interest from the eye’s fault.

The profile and frontal view of the eyes should always be considered and difficult eyes not seen as a fault, rather as a  challenge to present to their best advantage.

Eyes may be emphasized, enlarged and opened with ivory colored highlighters for evening or fashion effects, and with white shader for photographic work.

SEVERAL FORMS OF EYESHADOW

  • CREAM, OIL BASED – It spreads easily and blends well, but it needs to be set with a powder.
  • POWDER – Compressed powder with added moisturizer providing a ‘cling’.  It’s staying power is good, but it may feel tight on very dry skin.
  • WATER COLORS – A cake eyeshadow applied with a wet brush to give long-lasting finish, with depth of color stronger than that of powder.
  • CRAYONS AND PENCILS – Soft wax pencils which are easy to apply without dragging the skin, but needs to be blended very well.

THERE ARE 8 DIFFERENT EYE SHAPES.

1) DEEP SET EYES

The eyes may be brought forward with a pale or pearl color, blended in an oval around the upper and lower lids.  The overhanging brow bone should be shaded as a fine line spreading to wing along the crease.  The arch of the brow can be emphasized with a white or cream-colored pearl shadow, also repeated in the center of the lid.  Usually no eyeliner is needed, but a fine pointed upper and lower false lashes may be applied for increased definition on a younger client.

2)  ROUNDED EYES

The entire upper lid may be highlighted with a pale tone.  In a full lid socket emphasis may be softly applied to form a sweeping curve, echoing the brow line.  A fine dark line, or more brightly colored shadow line can be applied close to the lashes.  The arched line of the brow can be accentuated with a pearl white or ivory toned highlighter.  A medium tone of the general shade may be applied at the outer corner to lengthen the eye shape and give an attractive profile appearance.

3)  SMALL EYES

Color the entire lid with a bright but soft tone to enlarge the eye area.  Accentuate the center lid area with a more definite and slightly contrasting shade, blending in to give fullness to the lid.  Echo the brow line with a soft sweep of color in a deeper but harmonizing shade.  The outer lashes may be emphasized with mascara and for the younger client, false lashes may be applied to the outer corner.

4)  ORIENTAL EYES

Commonly found with Asian women.  Try to create the illusion of a natural eye.  Highlighter under the brow bone.  Shade of color used in the area to create a ‘crease’.  Medium color directly placed on the lid closer to the lashes.  Eyeliner may be applied extending outwards to create the effect of a larger eye.

5)  ALMOND SHAPED EYES

Known as the perfect eye shape.  Its top to bottom in proportion.  Eyeliner can be used in any way.  If you have smaller almond-shaped eyes then use lighter frosted colors.  If you have larger almond eyes, you can use dark, matt colors.

6)  OVERHANGING LIDS

The inner corner may be highlighted with a soft light color which can be repeated under the lower lashes.  The overhanging lid area can be subtly shaded to diminish its prominence with a matt textured, deeper toned shadow.  The under brow area may be highlighted to deflect interest from the overhanging lid.  A stronger line of the color close to the roots of the lashes may be applied, adding vitality and definition to the eyes.  Lashes may be emphasized with mascara to form a natural appearance.

7)  CLOSE SET EYES

The entire orbital cavity area (eye socket) should be brought forward with a pale colored, soft textured shadow in a slightly oval shape.  A winging sweep of a slightly darker shadow may be applied commencing as a fine line, broadening into a wider curve.  Under the brow area it may be highlighted with a bright iridescent shadow to give a contrast of textures.  The sweeping brow line can be reinforced with fine, long individual false lashes applied to the outer quarter of the lash line.

8)  PROMINENT OR HEAVY LIDDED EYES

A sombre but rich shade of shadow should be applied to the upper lid to diminish the prominence of the eye.  The shape of the eye may be redefined by illuminating the brow bone in the area to deflect interest from the protruding lids.  This color may be reflected under the lower lashes, depending on the overall fulness of the eye in profile.  Natural lash emphasis is sufficient definition as over heavy or curled lashes increase the rounded and prominent appearance of the eye.

STRUGGLING WITH PUFFY EYES?  

BAGS is caused by puffy tissue.  It may be disguised by using a lighter shade of foundation in the crease.  A darker shade of the foundation should be applied to the puffy area to diminish their size.

DARK CIRCLES UNDER THE EYES?

These may be successfully disguised by using a white/orange concealer cream.  Apply sparingly over the darker areas.

DON’T GET CONFUSED BETWEEN THE TWO.  Dark circles under the eyes are very obvious.  You may have a combination of both.  Practice and see what method works best for you.

COLORS SUITED FOR ALL EYE COLORS AND SHAPES

Grey, taupe and browns.  These are great basic shades to work with no matter what your eye color is.  One exception to using browns would be for a more mature woman with grey hair.  Softer tones of blues, pale grey and lavender is much more flattering in this instance.  Black eyeshadow can be one of your most versatile colors depending upon the application technique employed.  Don’t just think of black as just stark black, it can be used alone to create a soft smokey effect or to achieve stronger definition.  It can be used under any other shade where a deeper tone is desired.  *tip*  Use orange/red eyeshadow to blend out black.

IRIDESCENT DUSTS (fine, loose powder) 

Used in conjunction with flat/matt shadows, can achieve various degrees of pearlized effects.  To active extra pearly or for softening and changing color tones, used with any of the eyeshadows, including the cream based ones.  Iridescent dusts are also effective for highlighting the eyes or other areas of the face, in addiction to mixing well with blushers and lipsticks when an iridescent glow is desired.

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Here are some *visual tips and ideas* on eye makeup techniques…

Hope this helped you in one way or another.  Remember to look at the other ‘CLASSES’:

makeup class 3 facial shapes

makeup class 2 foundation & skin

makeup class 1 application, foundation, concealers

MuchLuv♥

Sandylashxx

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HOW TO USE WHITE EYELINER: TIPS

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WHITE EYELINER.

Do you use white eyeliner? 

There are a few ways to using white eyeliner.  The most important tip I can give you from the get-go is well,  be realistic!  Does it make your eyes look droopy?  Glossy?   Perhaps too big?  If it doesn’t suit you, don’t use it.  Unless you don’t actually know how to apply it.

  • Eyeliner can be applied on the inner line of the eyes to make them look bigger.
  • Use white eyeliner on the inside of the eyes as mentioned above especially if you have deep-set eyes, oriental eyes  or just very small eyes. 
  • White eyeliner can be applied on the inner corners of the eyes and then blended.  This gives that “awake” and “pop”  look that makeup artists talk about.
  • White eyeliner is also used on the brow bone and blended.  This helps to accentuate a colour of an eyeshadow. 
  • White eyeliner should never be used alone on the lash line.   If you do want a strong white line on your lids, make sure you finish it off with black eyeliner closest to the lashes.    But, then again, this look is more for  photo shoots or runway looks.
  • If you have big eyes, avoid using white liner on the inside of your eye.  You’ll look like Droopy the Master Detective.

Look at this pic, she used the white eyeliner on the outer part of her inner eye line.  And finished it off with black towards the inner eye.  This is very clever and gives off a very sexy look to the eyes.  Try it out. 

An  America’s Next Top Model shows us here that when you have small eyes using white eyeliner can really do wonders to the eye.  It extends the “white” of your eyeball.  So it appears larger.  (Gosh, that sounds horrible! EYEBALL)   This is the ultimate purpose of white eyeliner as mentioned many times before. .

Same here with Lady Gaga’s eyes.  I don’t like her much, but her makeup here is brilliant and flawless.  See how the eye looks bigger with the white liner?  Then again, it is very neat!  Which is key!

Another example of the white harsh line.  This look only works for models or a photo shoot.  Don’t wear this look for any other reason.   Doesn’t matter how beautiful you think your eyes are.

This woman’s  makeup below is very dark, but that’s not only because of the eyeshadow itself, it’s because she has small deep-set eyes like I’ve mentioned before.  White liner would’ve helped her eyes to look a tad more alive and bigger.  Unless she wanted the dark look.  Then I guess my white liner tip can go fly out the door.

I’ve seen this far too many times.  Women line the inside of the eyes with white and then outside the bottom  lash line with black.  This droops the eye ladies.  Do you want your boobs to look droopy?  So why should your eyes???

Victoria Secret makeup shows us here how it’s done properly.  Keep it neat at the bottom.  Neutral browns for eyeshadow, shimmery tones for the brow bone  and accentuate those lashes with black mascara!  The trick here is falsies.  If you’re not used to falsies, then I suggest you buy the individual lashes and only stick them to the outer part of your lash line as to get used to it.  The best glue for lashes is DUO©. 

I hope these quick tips helped or just entertained you.

MuchLuv♥

Sandylashxx

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