| Ming wrote:|
I wish I could do eye makeup. I see so many pretty colors in the BSS/ drug store. I can barely line my eyes. I don't practice enough tho.. I haven't worn contacts since NYE
Also, choosing lipstick is so damn difficult
i totally know what you mean. i would go get my face done and love the eye look. purchase everything they used and never be able to recreate the look...in fact i would always end up looking like i was going out for Halloween...
i gave up on eyes for a long time. i would only do my liner (and not even that good
) and some individual lashes and call it a day.
imo, learning the areas of YOUR eye is waaaay more important than the actual colors you apply.
find out where your crease is. it should be right below where that bone on your eyebrow is. take your finger and press gently against your eyelid and roll upward...you should feel the bone. right in there is your crease. when starting i would suggest NOT taking intense color too far past (above) the crease especially in the inner 2/3 area toward your nose.
the area below your crease is your lid...imo that is where you can really get cray cray with your colors...your crease is where you start to stop the foolishness...lol and get more subtle.
i also think a good general rule is to make your outer V a little darker than the rest of the eye look.
in general...to find the outer V...focus on the lower outer (toward your ear) 1/3 of the eye (and just slightly above the brow bone we talked about earlier )
take your brush handle and make a diagonal line from the outer corner of your eye to where your eye brow ends. (side note: for the love of gawd and everything holy do not put any color past (toward your ear) that imaginary line...just don't do it until you are more experienced.)
the color for the outer V shouldn't go too far above that bone we talked about earlier. how far you take the dark color going toward your nose for the outer V depends on how dramatic you are trying to be...but in general when you are starting out i would suggest not going too far past the half way mark.
and most importantly blend blend blend the edges between the lid/crease/outer V.
ok now that i have gone on and on and on...lemme see if i can find a good video...
Edited by ThoughtCouture - Feb 28 2014 at 9:26am