Do you ever wish you were born with gorgeous eyes? You know the ones. Perfectly shaped and icy blue. The eyes that catch everyone’s attention. Well, as we know in beauty, some things we’re born with and there are other things we, well, create the illusion of. And getting those pretty eyes we always wanted is not as difficult to achieve as you might think.
The first key to the eye-popping eye is to make sure our eyebrows aren’t taking all the credit. We definitely don’t want those bad boys interfering with our look, we want them to enhance it. Whether you pluck, wax, or thread, eyebrow shaping is the first order of business. Once our brows are looking bodacious, we must figure out what type of eyeshadow look we’re going for. Is this for day or night? Are you feeling conservative or frisky? We can probably assume that if you’re going to work in Bankers Hill on a Monday morning, you may not want to go for a bold blue eyeshadow statement, but rather a little shimmer to give those sleepy eyes a pick-me-up. But once Saturday night rolls around, you’re going to want your eyes to make a statement.
So how do we achieve these night and day looks? I turned to some of the experts for their “how to” experience to show, even me (a “special occasion” eyeshadow wearer), how simple it can be.
So what happens when you’re bouncing back after a fun weekend and your eyes look dull and sleepy on a Monday morning? Easy….you shimmer your way into the new day. According to Glamour magazine, a tiny hint of shimmer under your lower lashes will make you look bright-eyed and beautiful without all the fuss. This little bit of glow makes a world of difference and you can even refresh later in the day for those after work drinks.
There’s been so much talk on the hot blue eye color surrounding Kristen Stewart’s eyes at many recent events, that even I wanted to know how she gets that look. You can see by the photo that it’s ALL about her eyes. Her face has very little makeup, her eyebrows are full yet shaped to perfection, but it’s her eyes that are drawing us in. While the shade is very similar to her own eye color, it’s how the eyeshadow is applied that really makes it stand out. Growing up my mom always taught me that eyeshadow only goes on the top lid….but not anymore! The blue on Kristen’s eyes not only surrounds her upper lid, but also gives nice definition on her lower lid.
According to Hollywood Life, you can easily achieve this look with either a brush or your fingers, whichever will help you balance out both eyes and give a nice blend. The more you apply, the greater the intensity. Start light and work your way up. Just always remember to apply concealer and foundation to your lids before bringing on the blue. You can also check out BellaSugar’s very helpful video on how to get that bold blue eyeshadow looking dreamy and not nightmarish, here.
It’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder…but I think all beholders would agree that whether your eyes shimmer or rock the night, these eyes are mighty fine.
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