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Using eyeshadow sticks under my eye. It stays decently well and I don’t have to worry about creasing or the powder making me look dry!

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.

Do you have a link for tip #2? I don’t use any eyeshadow on my lower lash line because I don’t like how it looks on me, I feel like it makes me look tired and older 😩

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˜…

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.

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.

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.

Not the newest, but definitely one of the most impactful tips I stumbled upon: when applying my undereye concealer, use my sponge to sweep upwards on the outer edge of my eyeshadow for a clean, crisp border that looks as if I used tape.

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.

Apart from finding my correct foundation shade (rose porcelain), being shown the correct placement of eyeshadows on my hooded eyes really helped – going from light to dark across my eyelids made such a difference.

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.

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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