Well hello there. So recently, since the season's changing, I've been wearing dark lips and keeping my eye make-up quite simple. Even with simple eye make-up, using the right shades in the right places can make a huge difference to the shape. My eyes are quite hooded, which is a notoriously difficult shape when it comes to eye make-up. Today I thought I'd show you some tips I've learned recently and how some basic neutral colours can brighten my eyes and make them look a bit bigger. It's amazing what a difference can be made by creating really subtle shadows and highlights!
All colours used in the make-up below are from the Urban Decay Naked Palette (the original one) but you would be able to get the same look with a similar neutral palette. As long as you stick to matte for creating shadows, and shimmer for highlighting then you're good to go.
I start off by sweeping 'Sin' across my entire eyelid. This shimmery champagne shade brightens the eyes up really well on it's own. Next, I use the shade 'Naked' from the crease up to (but not on) the brow bone. This shade is a really light matte brown which creates a really subtle shadow. It's a tiny little step and makes a huge difference! Next, I use the medium matte brown shade 'Buck' in the crease. Blending this with 'Naked' makes it look like the shadow is getting darker and makes the crease look deeper. Oh, how technical!
If I'm saving time (and stress) by skipping liquid eye liner, I put 'Dark Horse' on my outer lash line and this makes my eye lashes look a bit thicker. Last but not least, I put some of the highlighting shade 'Virgin' on the inner corner of my eyes and in the tear duct, too. This is definitely the best trick for tired eyes and a step I'd never skip! Another tip for brightening eyes is to finish off with a nude eye liner on the water line - my favourite is Rimmel Scandal Eyes liner.
Have any of you got tips for brightening your eyes?
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