Welcome to Part 2 of my three part series called "The Fortune is in the Face". Todays lesson is all about using advanced mineral makeup techniques to enhance your beautiful peepers. Enjoy!
I believe ANYONE can wear ANY color! There is no right or wrong per se when choosing colors for the eyes! It’s more about the shape of the eye and where to apply highlights, midtones and accents. If you’re very unsure as to which colors to choose, choose neutral colors based on your skin tone or refer back to the color wheel and choose colors that are complimentary to the eye color.
Best Types of Eye
Shadow to Use:
Matte or Satin. Shimmers/Glitters/Frosts should be used sparingly unless creating a dramatic effect or doing teen makeup. Satin shadows work best for highlighting and accenting. Matte shadows work well as midtones.
Determines how to apply the eye liner.
Close-set: The space between
the hairline and the eye is GREATER
than the space between the eyes. Liner
should be applied half way (pupil) outward to the edge of the eye.
Wide-set: The space between
the hairline and the eye is LESS than
the space between the eyes. Liner should
be applied all the way across the eye from inner corner to outer edge.
Eye Shapes: Basic (average), Close-set, Wide-set, Prominent (bulging), Hooded (naturally or from age), Deep-set, Down-turned.
For Down-turned or “droopy” eyes:
Similar application to ‘Average Eyes’ except make sure the accent color starts slightly inward from the outside
corner of the eye.
Circles & Under Eye Puffiness:
Use a salmon-colored (NOT yellow) concealer to conceal dark circles as this will neutralize blue/purple/red
discolorations. For puffiness, ONLY conceal the shadow the raised/puffy area creates- not the actual ‘puffed’
area. By concealing only the shadowed area, it helps to make the raised area appear flat and even with the rest of the face. In need of a great salmon-colored under eye concealer? Look no further! Give PRIIA's Mineral Under Eye Concealer a try! It's the best thing since sliced bread!
Stay tuned for next weeks lesson: LIPS
-Kelley (a.k.a. The Mineral makeup Coach)