Applying Eye Make Up Tips to Create the Illusion of Depth
Eye shadows come in in several textures, powders (compacts), pencils, and creams:
Powder can be used either dry or wet and it's really easy to control. Make sure you look for a powder that feels moist.
Pencils are fairly easy to use, but you need to remember to smear the line as you go or you'll have lines all over your face.
Creams tend to be hard to control. They can look beautiful and stay that way if you use a good quality eye foundation (eye primer), otherwise they can slip and slide into the creases on your eyes and eyelids..
As you already know, eye make up come in a wide range of beautiful colors. But don't think that just because you have blue eyes you have to wear blue eye make up.
Experiment with Eye Make Up Tips to Find the Balance
You really need to experiment and play with new colors and have fun learning to apply eye shadow that is within the same shade and that complement each other (you can soften and blend similar colors easier). That's why matte, neutral eye make up is a favorite. When applied properly it draws people's gazes "into" your beautiful eyes, not "at" your eyes.
The ideal behind eye make up tips application is to create illusions that minimize "faults" and increase the perception of picture perfect expressive eyes. Eye makeup should enhance your eye's shape and color. To outline the contour of the eye, you can use eyeliners or pencils.
Eye make up tips can be used for shading and shaping the eye, and mascara to give eyelashes the illusion of length and thickness. When it comes to creating the illusion of light and shadow, eye makeup does a wonderful job, once you can apply eye make up tips appropriately.
Here's the general rule to apply eye make up tips. You need to use four different-colored shadows as follows;
a neutral-toned base
a main color
a lighter shade for highlighting
a darker shade for emphasizing
It is also important that you have access to a magnifying mirror, and to have a set of variety-sized brushes, and/or cosmetic sponges handy to blend the eye make up.
This article was published on Thursday 27 December, 2007.