Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Eye Opener

I was skeptical about trying this look at first because I thought it would seem like I had "forgotten" to do my bottom lashes.  But, after trying it once and seeing myself in photos, I realized how much it opened up my eyes and made them appear larger.  Also, lower-lid makeup can sometimes emphasize under-eye lines & dark circles (something I don't need any help with).  By keeping the focus on top lids and lashes, your eyes stand out & you look more awake.  Take a peek at these celebrity examples:

How to recreate:

1) Start by sweeping a neutral shade of shadow across your entire lid & curling your eyelashes.
2) Using a black liquid liner pen, make small dashes or dots in between your lashes.  Then go back and "connect the dots" into a solid line.  Remember, it's easier to add more than it is to take start small and you can make the line thicker later on, if need be.
3) Use a moistened pointy Q-tip to clean up any mistakes & ensure the line is symmetrical.  You can also add a little flick up at the edges for a mini "cat-eye" effect.
4) Apply two coats of black mascara to your top lashes ONLY & keep everything else simple - a slight flush in the cheeks & a neutral lip.



Katya said...

I love this trick! I agree, I hesitated to try it...but gosh does it ever make my eyes look big.


No Guilt Fashion said...

I almost never put anything other than concealer on the bottom part. I think it comes from years of watching girls pile on kohl black eyeliner, and looking like they had black eyes. It is a great trick to looking more awake.

Alysson said...

I love this look!! My favorite way of doing myself...when i do it :/ Working at a gym is not helping my fashion/beauty sense! haha

Alejandra Ramos said...

Oh I need to try that trick! It might take a little getting used to to not feel "naked" on the lower lashes, but I love the look!

G. said...

I like big eyes, I do all this and also but some white, or nude eyeliner on my under eyelid

Jenn Staz said...

I hardly ever wear eyeliner on the bottom lashline, but I don't know that I could skip the mascara there! I'll give it a shot. Seems easy enough! :D

CMA said...

great tips!
i hope you'll come check out COSMICaroline, my new banner, and upcoming photos from my band's last show!


Court said...

This is what I do almost everyday, although partly because I'm always getting ready at the last minute and don't have time to do the bottom. Glad to see it's in style :)

alicia said...

I love this look! my favorite.

Anna said...

why is this the first time I've heard of this? ARGH! I'll have to give it a try when I'm doing my weekend make up! I'm guilty of probably going too heavy with bottom mascara so this should be interesting :)

Anna xo