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Lune Avatar

Youtube makeup tips have been coming through for me lately. I got 2.

1 – Wear eyeshadow a little above the crease. Since my eyes are more hooded, my eyeshadow disappears until I blink. It feels like a high placement, but it looks fine and actually lets people see my eyeshadow.

2 – Wear eyeshadow below the lower eyelid instead of below the waterline. I can’t do more than a tiny razor thin line at the outer corner without it looking weird. Dear peachie on Youtube suggests trying a line with a brow pencil below the lower eye lid instead. It’s kind of following the outline of your eyeball under the skin. I just use a thin line of neutral shadow instead. It’s pretty cute.

Eyeshadow below my waterline crowded my eyes, I think, but a little contour below the lower lid actually opens them up. Adding a light dewy shimmer on the center of the lower lid is cute, too.

Ana Maria Avatar

Tip #2 looks so amazing on some people, making the eyes pop like a doll. But on me or looks awful, like I am very tired and I have huge bags… maybe it’s my eye shape, maybe it’s my lack of skills. πŸ˜…

Lune Avatar

Oh no hehe. There’s no telling how a makeup tutorial’s going to translate onto our own eyes, but experimenting is part of the fun. My eyes are a little baggy to begin with, so I would have never guessed drawing fake bags further up could be flattering.

Ana Maria Avatar

Using eyeshadow primer on the bridge of the nose to prevent those awful eyeglasses marks was a big tip for me. I only wear them for computer work, so it was annoying having to deal with them each time I take a computer break or leave work.

Ana Maria Avatar

Well… this reminds me I haven’t changed my routine in a long while. πŸ˜…
It’s an old one, but it significantly changed my routine: applying concealer before foundation, and let it sit or a moment, not blend it immediately.
For me it works great, I have less issues with creasing and emphasizing my eye lines (I have them since I was like 12 and aging doesn’t help πŸ˜…). And since my dark circles are my biggest coverage concern, I end up using less foundation. That’s also when I started applying foundation with my fingers, and I haven’t felt the need of a tool ever since.

Gilad Avatar

Contour. Especially ABH contour stick in a med taupe has been fast, easy and really helps give me face back some of the definition it’s lost.

Wednesday Avatar

Using a pore filling primer on my pores, duh! I also find this makes my skin β€˜without’ makeup look better too. I never tried a pore filling primer because I do not have overly large pores and I also have dry skin. But the primer goes a long way to reduce the appearance of texture and perfect my skin without wearing more base product or concealer. I am a big fan of Beauty Blender the leveler light-medium.

Jane Avatar

Hard to remember if it was my last tip, but it’s good one for mature eyes, making sure that when I smoke the outer “V” corners, the angle of the “>” goes up on the point and not out or down, so as to give a “lifted” effect.

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