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Eye MakeUp


Eye makeup (eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara) is arguably the most fun type of makeup. With a quick sweep of a sponge-tipped applicator or cute little brush, you can go from girl-next-door innocent to positively trampy. Here's a handy little chart to help you figure out what colours would best suit your eye colour:

  • Brown eyes: Shades of slate blue, grey, and plum will help brown eyes stand out.

  • Green eyes: Shades of pink, salmon, mauve, and brownish-pink will help green eyes look even greener.

  • Blue eyes: Shades of brown, camel and taupe will help blue eyes appear even bluer.

Now here's a little about each eye makeup member (you'll learn about applying them in step 5

  • Eyeliner. Eyeliner belongs on the base of your lids, and its purpose is to enhance the size and shape of your eyes. Some people also like to line the bottom of their eyes, which really has a dramatic effect. The eyeliner comes in many different colours and forms, including pencil and powder (ideal for a "natural" look), and cake and liquid (for a more "dramatic" look).

  • Eyeshadow. Eyeshadow goes on each entire lid and sometimes in the space between your lids and your eyebrows. It comes in a variety of colours and also several different forms, including cream (good for dry skin), matte (good for oily skin), and pencil (good for all types of skin).

  • Mascara. Mascara only used to be available in black, but nowadays you can find it in all sorts of colours. So while black mascara was used for the sole purpose of making your eyelashes stand out without calling attention to the fact that you have mascara on, coloured mascara is now used to make a bold statement. If you choose a coloured mascara, we recommend that you stick to darker colours like navy blue or plum, as opposed to light blue or green. The latter is just too bizarre and unnatural for our tastes. Mascara comes in a wand with a tube; there are straight wands, and there are curved wands. The shape of the wand is a matter of preference so you have our permission to experiment with both.

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