Makeup for me is not so much to look prettier, but rather, to look younger. Hence, part of the process involves concealing. To tell you the truth, I didn’t pay much attention to concealing my under-eye dark circles until recent years. But as soon as I did, I realized the amazing effect it had. It helped me to look more awake and much fresher! At least I no longer have the problem of people remarking that I constantly look tired.
I’m hopeless with eyeliner application. Lucky thing I have quite a big pair of eyes so I can do without it most of the time. But I could certainly do with a proper lesson and the basic eyeliner tutorial with pencil, cream/gel or liquid made recently by blogger Michelle Phan is just excellent.
The girl emphasizes the importance of using smaller strokes for a better line quality whatever the type of eyeliner used. This allows better control in terms of the thickness of the application and minimizes possibilities of making mistakes.
This makeup video from Makeup Gourmet has some rather good makeup tips to open up and bring out a more expressive pair of Asian eyes. These are some of the important ones I remember after watching it:
- For smaller eyes, use a brightening pencil on the inner and outer corner of the eyes to open it up.
- For almond shaped eyes, defining the lower eye using an eye liner is important to bring out shape.
Want to have bambi eyes? Well, you can by using some of the eye makeup techniques shared by Michelle Phan in the video above. Her techniques are rather interesting and involve using white eyeliner and silver eyeshadow before lining the eyes thinly so as to achieve a pair of brighter larger looking eyes.
- Apply white eyeliner on the lower rim of the eyes
- Apply a light eyeshadow of the lids
- Apply silver eyeshadow on the upper brow line