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Makeup Application–Eyes

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Continuing from my previous post, I’m going to move on to eye makeup application today.

For Asian eyes (eyes are referred to as a single or vanishing eyelid, appearing as a flat surface when closed due to lack of natural crease):

  1. Apply highlighter shade on browbone, lid and along inner third of lower lashes.
  2. Apply midtone shade in crease starting at the outer corner and blend.
  3. Apply accent shade and blend along top lashline and into outside half of crease.  Apply along lower lashline.
  4. Glide eyeliner on along upper and (if desired) lower lashline.  Soften with an eyeliner/eyebrow brush, if desired.
  5. Apply mascara to upper and, if desired, lower lashes.

For close-set eyes (eyes are less than one eye width apart):

  1. Apply highlighter shade on browbone, lid, and along inner third of lower lashes.
  2. Apply midtone shade in crease starting at the outer corner and blend.
  3. Apply accent shade and blend along top lashline and into outside half of crease.  Apply along lower lashline.
  4. Glide eyeliner on along upper and (if desired) lower lashline.  Soften with an eyeliner/eyebrow brush, if desired.
  5. Apply mascara to upper and, if desired, lower lashes.

For deep-set eyes (eyes are set deep making the brow bone appear more noticeable):

  1. Apply highlighter shade to the eyelid and along the inner corner of lower lashes to the brow bone.
  2. Apply midtone shade up above the crease and sweep it across the browbone.
  3. Apply accent shade to the outer corner of the upper lashline, then up onto the corner of the browbone.  Sweep the accent shade underneath the lower lashline for definition.
  4. Glide eyeliner in a thin line along with upper and lower lashline, thickening the line slightly on outer two-thirds of lid.  Soften with an eyeliner/eyebrow brush, if desired.
  5. Apply mascara to upper and lower lashes.

For hooded eyes (eyes are set so the natural crease in the eyelid is not readily seen):

  1. Apply highlighter shade on brow bone, lid, and along inner third of lower lashes.
  2. Apply midtone shade in crease starting at the outer corner and blend.
  3. Apply accent shade and blend along top lashline and into outside half of crease.  Apply along lower lashline.
  4. Glide eyeliner on along upper and (if desired) lower lashline.  Soften with an eyeliner/eyebrow brush, if desired.
  5. Apply mascara to upper and, if desired, lower lashes. 

For standard eyes (eyes are set about one eye width apart):

  1. Apply highlighter shade on brow bone, lid, and along inner third of lower lashes.
  2. Apply midtone shade in crease starting at the outer corner and blend.
  3. Apply accent shade and blend along top lashline and into outside half of crease.  Apply along lower lashline.
  4. Glide eyeliner on along upper and (if desired) lower lashline.  Soften with an eyeliner/eyebrow brush, if desired.
  5. Apply mascara to upper and, if desired, lower lashes.

For wide-set eyes (eyes are more than one eye width apart):

  1. Apply highlighter shade on brow bone, lid, and along inner third of lower lashes.
  2. Apply midtone shade in crease starting at the outer corner and blend.
  3. Apply accent shade and blend along top lashline and into outside half of crease.  Apply along lower lashline.
  4. Glide eyeliner on along upper and (if desired) lower lashline.  Soften with an eyeliner/eyebrow brush, if desired.
  5. Apply mascara to upper and, if desired, lower lashes.
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5 thoughts on “Makeup Application–Eyes

  1. Kacie and Mandy,
    I have a nagging suspicion that you are going to ask for an evaluation, so here it is: 🙂

    Kacie=close-set
    Mandy=standard

    BTW, it’s really fun for me to figure this stuff out!

  2. LOL you suspect correctly! I was just getting ready to ask=) Ok but for more dummy questions…I have never known the difference between accent, highlighter, and midtone LOL! Does that mean that you should always buy eye makeup in the 3 pack? I have another question that I have ALWAYS wondered about!!! Are you supposed to match your eye color to your clothes? Cause I have some friends that do and I don’t have that many eyeshadows!!!

  3. Mandy,
    You have good questions, not dummy ones. 🙂 I didn’t know a lot of this stuff either until I started selling. Your highlighter shade is always your lighter color. It’s usually off-white, light pink, light brown, or something similar. Your midtone is the middle shade, and your accent shade is the darker shade or the main color you want seen. For example, you might have two neutral colors and a green. The green would be your accent color.

    You don’t have to buy a three pack by any means. It’s just as easy to use only two colors. In that case you would use the lighter shade along your brow line and the darker shade on the lid and up to the highlighter shade, blending.

    Usually you choose your shades according to skin, hair, and eye color, but there might be a special occasion when you want to accent your clothes. I honestly never do this unless I have something formal to go to (and how often does that happen when you have kids our kids’ ages?). There are three looks you usually go with–natural, classic, or dramatic (more formal settings). If you’re going to use different colors, I would just have someone help you coordinate shades according to your coloring.

    Since I’m getting rid of all my stuff anyway, I could even send you samples for all three looks recommended for you and you could try to match them as best as possible with whatever products you use. Just send me your eye color and skin shade (ivory or beige for you). I know the hair color. 🙂

    In fact, I will do that for anyone who requests it on here. That would be a lot of fun for me.

  4. awesome courtney! my eyes are a gray-ish blue. my skin is as light as you get LOL. most of my foundations say ivory! yay for samples! thanks!

  5. I found your blog when I was browsing for something entirely different, but this post was on the first page of Google your website must be pretty popular! Continue the good work!

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