Posts Tagged ‘eye makeup’

A trick to get soft, feathery lashes

       
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Soft, feathery lashes are easier to create than you think!Spidery lashes are meant to be thick and dramatic, which means they don’t work for all occasions – especially those that are work-related. If you’re on the hunt for a feathery, soft look that’s perfect for the daytime, Glamour Magazine’s beauty blog has a great trick that will help you achieve lash perfection.

When applying a mascara like Blinc – Mascara, the trick is to apply most of the product to the roots of your lashes – not the tips. After the first coat, use a fine lash comb to separate each eyelash before applying a second coat and combing through them again. You should notice that the tips of your lashes are a lot thinner than usual.

In combination with the mascara, use a brown shade of eyeshadow, like BABOR – Eye Shadow in Terra, to shade in the crease of your eyes. The wash of color will provide the perfect backdrop to complement your lashes and make the effect soft and hazy. It’s a good idea to keep the rest of your face minimal, so just use a peachy-pink blush and a hint of pink lip gloss.

Seeing eye-to-eye on shadows

       
Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Seeing eye-to-eye on shadowsEyes are one area where a girl can get really funky, but there's something to be said about coordinating your color palette with the hues of your irises. Some cosmetics companies have gone so far as to design shadow palettes for each eye color based on standard recommendations – browns and bronzes for blue eyes, greens and blues for brown irises and purples and golds for green-eyed gals.

But beyond this very basic formula, there are so many ways for a girl to get creative and still heed her natural coloring.

Varied shades of the same color are what allow every woman to find just the right blue, gold or silver shadow for their eyes. While an icy hue of blue may make the world go round for brown-eyed women, blue with a slightly warmer cast may be ideal for blue-eyed girls, who would look washed out otherwise.

Or, you can go Katy Perry's route and mix varying shades of the same color to contrast your irises in a multi-dimensional way. Perry wore bronze shadow on her top lid and copper glimmer along her lower lash line to off-set her baby blues, which made for quite the winning effect.