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It's the month of love again! 2016 is going fast. Whether or not, you have a beau or plans for the 14th, there's absolutely no reason to not sparkle and be alluring all month long. Our eyes are the windows to our souls. So this month, they are our beauty focus.
What's your makeup style? Are you a "come hither" kind of girl? Or everyday casual? Do you like a little glamour? Or you'll rather be chic? Whatever your style is, there's something for you in these list of eye makeup tips. Here are 38 little reminders to get your eyes just right..
For Your Brows
- 1. Remember that your brows are sisters, not twins, so don't worry about making them look identical.
- You don't need to make your eyebrows match your hair color exactly. It can be more flattering to go lighter or darker than your natural color.
- When drawing your brows, make sure they start at the bridge of your nose.
- If you have a square-shaped face, go for a thick brow.
- If you have a round face, go for a more defined brow arch.
- If you have a long face, go for a straight and flat brow shape.
- Thin brows do make you look older, so don't be afraid to fake a fuller look.
- Never tweeze when you're angry or bored as you might end up taking off more than you intended.
- The highest point of the brow should be about two-thirds of the way out, not in the middle of the brow.
- If your brows are sparse, try combing them downward instead of up after you fill in with pencil. This way, the hair will cover the pencil marks and create a more natural look.
- When penciling in your brows, extend the tail end so it's higher or at the same level as where the brow begins (never lower as this brings down your features).
- For a bold nighttime look, use a brow powder that's a shade darker than you typically wear.
For Your Lashes
- 1. Apply a dark kohl liner to the root of your lashes to make them appear fuller.
- No need to stop at one coat of mascara! Wait for the first coat to dry, then apply another. Just make sure you're using a non-clumping mascara.
- If you wear glasses, go with a lengthening mascara instead of a volumizing one, which can look clumpy when magnified by lenses.
- When applying mascara, as you move the brush up slightly turn it outward to fully separate lashes.
- When using a lash curler, clamp down at the base, move the curler out, clamp down, move the curler to the ends and clamp down again.
- Use a metal-toothed lash comb to help separated clumped lashes.
- Don't layer different mascaras, as some formulas don't work well together, making clumps inevitable.
- Don't pump your mascara wand too many times in the bottle. It pushes air in, which can create clumps.
- Try out false lashes, at least once in your life (just for the heck of it). They make your eyes look bigger.
For the Perfect Cat Eye
- When drawing a cat eye, follow the outer bottom lash line upward to get the perfect line.
- If you have a hard time drawing a straight line of eyeliner at the base of the lids, draw dashes and connect by smudging the liner with a Q-tip.
- When creating a cat eye, keep applying eyeliner past the length of your eyebrow. You can always remove the excess, but it can be really hard to lengthen a liquid line with precision if you've stopped too soon.
- For a daytime cat eye, begin at the inside of the eyelid and drag the liquid liner applicator all the way across the lid to the outside of the eye. When you get to the outside of the eye, move the applicator up and out to create a wing effect. Do not make this line any longer than an eyelash to keep it from being too dramatic.
- If you want a daytime-appropriate cat eye, apply a layer of shadow, draw on your cat eye, wait for it to dry, then apply another layer of shadow to tone it down.
Some general eye makeup tricks
- Need eye drops but don't want to ruin your makeup? Breathe air in through your nose as you drop them into your eyes. Your tear ducts will suck in the drops before they have a chance to fall down your face.
- To correct eye makeup mistakes or sharpen a cat eye, dip a Q-tip in eye makeup remover and erase the offending makeup.
- Instead of swiping on eye shadow, press the color into your eyelid with a brush or finger. This will give your lids a more pigmented look.
- Apply eye cream under the eyes and onto the lid before applying your makeup. It will make it go on smoother.
- Use coconut oil as an all-natural eye makeup remover. It's gentle, yet effective.
- After you've applied your eye makeup, dab dots of highlighter along the brow bone and around your eye and blend in to brighten the whole area.
- Apply products to your delicate eye area using your ring finger, which uses less force than your other fingers.
- The most important rule when wearing a smoky eye is that if you go dark, keep the rest of your face soft.
- Rub an ice cube over puffy eyes in the morning to reduce swelling.
- Change out your mascara every three months. When it comes to your eyes, it's better to be safe than sorry.
- If you're constantly waking up to puffy eyes, consider changing your laundry detergent. You may be allergic.
- Beware of brown eye shadow shades that are reddish, as they can make you look tired or (worse) hungover.
Culled from Daily Makeover tips.
Submitted by: Kelechi Udoagwu
Fat Positive Blogs
Blogs are a wonderful source of information. I have found them to be a useful Fat resource, especially when it comes to body positivity and fatshion. It is so helpful to see what clothes look like on bodies that are shaped like ours. It is also helpful to know that there are others out there who have the same life struggles that we have. You might get a different perspective on how to deal with things, based on the experiences of others.
I recently joined a group of plus size bloggers. We are taking one fashion topic a month and doing a blog hop. Our first topic was leggings. We all did a blog about it, linked our blogs, and published them at the same time. It is so great to see the many different ways an item can be worn on a fat person, from smaller plus to super plus.
Here is a link to my blog. In it, you will find the links to all the other blogs.
Here is a list of some fat positive blogs that might help you on your journey:
"If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?"
"You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss."