Saw this Step-By-Step Guide to Applying Makeup Kit from E.L.F. Cosmetics which include a DVD featuring celebrity makeup artist Scott-Vincent Borba on how to prepare your skin prior to applying makeup, how to apply your eyes, lips and face makeup, along with special tips and secrets to become your own makeup artist.
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.