Eyebrows shouldn't be overlooked.
Brows frame and bring focus to the eyes. If yours are sparse, defining
them can enhance your eyes dramatically: brush the hair down, draw a line
along the base at the roots with an eyebrow pencil, then brush the hairs
If you have deep set eyes, keep
your eyebrows thinner to show them off more. If you have widely spaced
eyes, make them look closer by drawing your eyebrows in nearer together,
extending eyeliner beyond the inner corners of your eyes and blend in eyeshade
towards the nose. Anyone over 18 should avoid wearing foundation at the
outer corner of the eye where it bunches up into lines: just dust with
Think about the structure
and contour of your eyes and what imperfections you'd like to correct.
For example, a prominent brow bone can be taken away by shading. Apply
light shades to highlight and dark to disguise, then add colour to your
You should bear your complexion
in mind when buying eye shadow. Most women forget about their skin tone,
but a blue powder can look mauve over pinkie skin or greenish if you have
yellow tones. Donut test shades on the back of your hand as the colour
is different from your eyelids. You can only get the palate shade by blanking
out the lid area with a pale opaque foundation.
Always start by shaping the
eye with pencil before applying eye shadow – if you make a mistake its
easier to correct. Then use lighter tones on the inside lid near the nose
and on the outer brow bone. Darker shades should lift the shape at the
outside corner of the lids to make eyes look younger. Lastly, for people
who cant carry off coloured eyelashes, a black coat of mascara followed
by another shade like blue or purple gives a hint of colour.
Blue mascara at the tips
of lashes makes eyes look bigger. Define fine or pale eyebrows with a little
mascara, then lightly touch them with hairspray to keep them in place.
And doting highlighter at the inner corner of the eyes makes them look