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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How To: Line Your Eyes

Gail's Method for Applying Eyeliner - defining your eyes and her secret tip for creating thicker looking lashes

Eyeliner is one of the great makeup innovations; it helps emphasize eyes and their color as well as offering a lot of creative potential.

Here at Faces Beautiful, our must-have tools for lining your eyes are:

-A mineral eyeshadow in a color of your choice (Gail recommends Ebony, a black eyeshadow)

-Our angle eye brush

-A drop of water

We prefer using mineral eyeshadow as a liner because it offers a highly pigmented color, as well as incredible precision. And we prefer using it wet because it eliminates the potential for eyeshadow fallout as well as being even more precise than using the eyeshadow dry.

To begin, dip your angle eye brush in a tiny drop of water - don't soak your brush, but ensure that the tip of the brush is damp.

Then dip the brush into the eyeshadow - a short two sided swipe will be sufficient.

Now, where you first touch the brush down will have the most color, so it is best to start in the middle of the eye, just above your pupil, rather than at the inside or outside of your eye because it will create the most contrast with your eye color and bring the color of your eye to the forefront.

To apply the color, touch the brush down just at the lashes and wiggle the brush very gently, depositing color at the roots of the lashes. Continue doing this along the eye with the longest part of the angle pointing towards your nose. This is a great trick because most people can't draw a straight line right off the bat, and focusing the brush against the lash line will ensure that the line you create will be perfectly fitted to your eye. It is also a great trick because the color fills in the spaces between your lashes, making them look fuller.

Once you have this line, you can go about customizing the shape of your eyeliner.

If you choose to do a cat eye, flip the brush so that the longest end is now facing away from your nose. Apply the flick at whatever angle you like best, or, if you aren't familiar with the cat eye, draw a short flick so that if it continued it would extend from the outer most corner of your eye to your brow bone.

Good luck!

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