'Forget boring nudes. Eyes get wide-eyed with colour and definition.'Tip#01 - STOP COLOUR MIGRATION.
To prevent eyeliner from smudging, especially if you're using a crayon or a gel, pat on a bit of eyeshadow above the line to help set the colour. Alternatively, use an eyeshadow primer - primers that have a bit of shimmer and shine are good as they can double as an eyeshadow base, before colour application to help colour and liner stay budge-proof all day.
Tip#02 - GO FOR GOLD.
Want your boring eye makeup to pop? With your ring finger or eye applicator, pat on some gold shimmer shadow onto the middle of the eye, on top of your usual eye makeup for a 3D effect. The iridescent hue of this top eyeshadow enhances the eyes, giving them the illusion of depth as you turn your head. Other subtle shimmer hues that also work well include silver, light grey and pearl.
Tip#03 - AVOID LINING YOUR EYES ALL AROUND
While lining the eyes can define peepers and open them up, do not line the eyes all the way around. This will make your eyes appear smaller, and not as bright-eyed as you had hoped. If you must line the bottom, start the line from the outer edge and stop just a third of the way in. You can also extend this bottom line upwards to meet the upper line in a subtle flick.
The suggested eyeshadows to try out are,
Lancome Hpynose Eye Palette Doll Eyes in 03 Menthe a l'O, $90
The suggested eyeliners in the different forms are
In GEL form,
In CRAYON form,
Laura Mercier Eye Pencil in Stone Grey, $31
Diorshow Art Pen, $48
In LIQUID form,
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Radium (4th from the left), $30
Add a pop of colour to your eyes with a bright eyeliner. Happy hues of mint, turquoise and violet, layered on top of a black liner is loved for a modern '60s twist.
I hope that you have enjoyed this post! :)
All ideas and tips come from ELLE Beauty Book 2013 and I claim no credit for them though I may have rephrased some sentences! :)
Until next time! :)