Taking Care of Eye
Now that you know where to
start, you can experiment with more sophisticated eye make-up
methods to create a variety
of stunning looks. Here's a look you can try, using a wide range of
techniques to create the
ultimate in glamorous eye make-up.
Above: For our main look here,
we used a palette of ivory and blue eye shadow,
Smooth over your
foundation to create
an even base
on which to work,
and to give your eye
to cling to.
Sweep over your
eyelids with a
Dust a little
under your eyes
to catch any flecks
offallen eye shadow
Use a sponge
shade over your
it right up
Smudge a brown eye shadow
the socket line
of your eyes,
using a sponge applicator.
If you find
try using a slightly
as these are
work in. Use a
brush to sweep
top of the brown
To create a
perfectly blended finish,
more ivory shadow
over the edges of
using a sponge applicator.
completed your eye shadow,
away the powder
from under your eyes.
into a mirror
liquid eyeliner along your
Use a clean
to add some subtle
Squeeze your lashes with
will "open up"
the eye area.
Apply mascara onto
lashes and use
the tip of the mascara
wand to coat
Stroke your eyebrows with
to shape them
and fill in any
patches. Smooth over the
top with a
cotton bud (swab)
to soften the eyebrow
combined with black eyeliner
and mascara. Take time to experiment with different
colours to find a look that
suits you and your colouring
The easy way to achieve longer,
The secret to perfect lashes
is choosing the right mascara - one that not only lengthens and defines
but also has the power to condition and strengthen.
For most women mascara is
the one item that they couldn't be without on a desert island. It is an
essential part of any make-up routine, however simple . And with the return
of glamour, mascara has once again taken centre stage.
Mascara is the simplest way
to define eyes. The contrast of dark lashes against the whites of the eyes
can be more striking than the results of even the most complicated eye
shadow techniques. The latest mascara not only lengthen and darken but
also care for your lashes, thanks to the addition of ingredients more usually
found in skin care products. Conditioners and vitamins help protect lashes,
which like all hair, are made up of protein and can be prone to brittleness
What makes a Good Mascara
A well shaped full brush, which
coats lashes generously with each application.
The right texture. Clogged lashes
indicate that the mascara is too thick and fibrous or the brush is inadequate
(fibre free mascara won't clog); flaky particles on lashes mean that the
mascara is too dry.
The right consistency. If mascara
is too thin it won' adhere to lashes and will smear.
Staying power. A good mascara
should last all day without running or smudging around the eyes, even if
it's not waterproof.
Easy removal. You should be
able to wipe away all traces of mascara without rubbing.
Healthy lashes are thick, long
and strong and need just a coat of mascara to emphasize them. Lashes that
are thin at the tips need slightly more maintenance but will benefit from
the use of a good quality mascara, which will protect them. For very thin,
sparse or fragile lashes, an extra gentle mascara is essential; it should
be hypoallergenic, fibre free and unfragranced, as well as conditioning.
Careful application will result
in long, full lashes. Never, apply more than two coats, to avoid lashes
sticking together, and wipe the brush with a tissue to remove any excess
before putting it near the eye. Then brush the upper lashes downward from
the root and, when dry sweep the wand upwards, using a slight side-to-side
motion. For the lower lashes, hold the wand vertically and stroke it from
root to end, using the tip of the brush. Finally, gently separate and define
eyelashes with a lash comb or a clean mascara wand. For a wide eyed effect
use a lash curler before applying mascara (plastic ones are kinder than
metal), but make sure the pad is clean as any dirt will stick to lashes.
Never go to sleep without removing
mascara. When you take it off, make sure you don't drag the delicate skin
around the eye area. Moisten a cotton wool ball with remover and stroke
it over the lashes in a downward motion until they're free of all traces
of make-up. Be gentle if you lose a lash it takes a couple of months for
a new one to grow.
If you're shedding more
than a couple of lashes a day it could be that you're allergic to your