Friday, March 12, 2010

How to do the perfect eye makeup. The Do's and Don'ts of Eye Shadow

Do you often wonder how do those magazine's do it and when you try to be a little creative it looks good in the mirror but in pictures it doesn't give you that edge? Well here's some tips from the make up artist extrodinaire herself that you might want to take a look at.

First things first you need to know what products are right for you . Of course you're saying it's just eyeshadow and I paid a whopping 12.95 at some cool hip make up department and you might assume you got your money's worth. I beg to differ. You first need to know what type of skin you have and what type of makeup you are using.

If you notice some eyeshadows have a creamy, powdered or mixed base which allows the make up to show up in different ways. If it's a powder it would require for someones hand who is patient and dedicated to fill in the required spaces and definition of the eyelid compared to a cream powdered glitter mixture which the texture would be visable without the hassels of repeating the application over and over again.

What should you do to make that perfect appearance? Well, find the eye shadow which compliments your way of style of trial and error. For example mac cosmetics are one of the leading brands because of this concept . The textures of their eyeshadow are very easy to apply . Lets say you don't have that Mac Cosmetics budget and you're a starting make up artist and you want to stand out.

A good generic and competition brands are Milani Cosmetics and even the exclusive brand made by Mac Cosmetics for the fraction of the price is ME . You can exclusively get the M E line at any Ricki's boutique which I stumbled upon at one of their locations on Lincoln Road in South Beach in Miami Florida.

So I guess you wish to know how to get that perfect look right ?

Here's some tips for you.

1. Look at the definition of your eye.

2. when applying make up the indent of your eye should be a darker color to highlight the eye it makes it pop out more

3. the edges of the eye closer to the eyelid should be a neutral color or defining color where the focus should be apparent.

4. The upper portion of the eyelid should be a lighter warming hue which accentuates your eyebrows and the corners of your eye.

5. Eyelash mascara should be important to apply but clumpyness is not accepted if by any chance your eyelash is clumpy a simple eyebrow comb can straighten out those ugly clumpy lashes and make them disappear.

6. Make sure you are aware of the mascara you do use and please make sure you do not use mascasara that you have had for five years it is old and needs to be thrown out.

7. A nice eyeliner can do whether in pencil or liquid.

8. When you are done applying the magic to your eyelid always remember to sanitize your brushes and clean them thoroughly. The more make up that is on your brushes the more you have to work on your eye . The less makeup on your brushes the easier the application will be.

I hope you enjoyed my tips and if you have more questions for me ask me here.

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