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Sometimes the simplest eye makeup tips are the ones with the most effect.
One area of the face that really stresses our age is the eyes. Your eyes may make you look older or more tired than you really are.
Not too worry – there are lots of easy makeup tips that can make your eyes look young and bright – and they’re not hard either!
I think most women can benefit from some type of eyeliner to help define and make those eyes stand out. The trick is not to use a heavy hand.
The trick is not to use too much on the lower lids. This can accentuate puffiness. Try to stick with lining the upper lids and outer corners of the eyes.
Then for a brighter look – try adding white eyeliner to the bottom lids. Keep it mostly in the inner corners of the eyes. An off-white color works best for most people. This really helps get rid of the red eye look.
You really have to play around to see what works best for you. I happen to like the old Maybelline eyeliner and eyebrow pencils you can buy in any drug store…..because they don't go on too heavy – so it's hard to over do it.
Maybelline eyeliner pencils are the only ones that won't make my eyes tear up. And their much cheaper than most hypoallergenic brands.
Young or old this problem plagues many of us.
While there are hundreds of eye makeup tips for dark circles - one that we love takes a two-pronged approach that include makeup tips and home remedies.........
One tip many women miss (or are not aware of) to help reduce that dark circle or sunken in look is to try highlighting the very center of your nose.
Not only does this tip brighten your upper face - it gives definition to your bone structure, especially your cheeks.
How Do You This?
Simply draw a straight line (using a highlighter or concealer of your choice) down the center of your nose and blend it in. Use a color close to your natural skin tone for best results.
This may not work for every bone structure, but it's worth giving it a try. I found that this seemed to brighten the whole upper area of my face!
What else can you do? Try apply a creamy highlighter under the puffy area (not on top of) or right into the dark circle area.......depending on which problem you have.
NEVER apply a highlighter on top of the puffy area, it will only draw more attention to it.
Hint: experts recommend concealers that have a yellow base can reduce the purple/blue like discoloration and provide a more luminous look.
They also say applying a little concealer to the inner eye corner softens your look (and it’s a spot many women miss completely).
Finally, try adding a dot of a very bright concealer to the very center of your eye – right at the lash line. This will widen and brighten the eyes.
Another option is to try a serum or lightening cream. For the most, we've been disappointed with many eye serums meant for dark circles or puffy eyes.......
Well, at least I've been disappointed because none of them ever worked as intended!!
Some are drying and cakey and just make the area look worse. However, last year we found one that is…..well magical – because it works for me!
It's not drying, it lasts all day. And, if you suffering from allergies or colds try applying it at night….it seems to minimize puffy eyes the next morning.
Wash your eyes gently with warm water, then apply a very cold compress. This helps decrease puffiness.
Then make your own mixture using cucumber and lemon juice. Carefully massage this all around the eye area.
This mixture lightens the skin color and also sooths, making a smoother surface on which to apply your concealer.
Also, try to lightly tap the entire area with your ring finger tips to encourage lymphatic draining. Then leave the mixture in place for 15 minutes and rinse well.
You can even try doing eye exercises to help encourage fluid reduction and tone the muscles and skin surrounding the eye area.
Click here for more info on facial exercises....
Emphasizing your eyebrows and eyelashes is one of the most important eye makeup tips. They can really impact how youthful you look.
Your eyebrows lose some of their definition as you age in that they thin out. You don’t want heavily drawn eyebrows, but try to fill-in the in missing spots using a matching color eye shadow.
Be sure to use a sharp eyebrow pencil and "draw in tiny like hairs". Then use an old toothbrush to smooth everything in.
Brush up, over, and out to the outer corners of the eyes. This will blur the line of the eyebrow pencil too.
Similary, eyelashes lose some of their perk as you age. So use a smooth, non-clumping mascara lightly. Follow that with a warmed lash curler.
Continue Reading eye makeup tips using eyeliners.......
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