Tips for Buying Eye Makeup
There is a very popular proverb that states that eyes are the windows to the soul. When two people are having a conversation it’s natural for them to look each other in the eyes. Therefore it’s a good idea to always be sure that your eyes are expressive and representative of your personality, mood, and style. The large variety of eye shadows and pencils makes it perhaps the most fun make-up to play around with. You can mix and match different styles and colors and get very creative. Numerous combinations can be used for different occasions and events.
Eye makeup can be further divided into 3 different styles: eye shadow, mascara, and eyeliner.
When choosing an eye shadow you have many options to go with depending on the color or the texture you prefer. Pressed Powder is the most basic and simple type of a shadow. It’s versatile and comes in a large variety of colors. You can purchase each color separately or go with a set of many. Depending on how you apply it, it can give you either a rich or a subtle look. You can substitute a bronzer for a pressed powder and get the same desired effect. This type of an eye shadow can be applied either wet or dry depending on your personal preference.
Another popular type is the Cream Shadow, which is known for being both sheer and shiny. Many bright colors are available in cream shadow. This type is very simple to apply, either with an applicator or your fingers and very easy to evenly blend in. However you should be careful when using cream shadow because due to its oily and creamy texture it smudges very easily, so you should take your time and property prepare it before using.
Eye Pencils and Illuminators are the newest category of eye make up. They are both very shiny and creamy. Because they come in a stick form, they are very easy to apply evenly and cover the entire eye. Many women prefer to use the illuminators around the inner corners of the eyelid and right under the eye brows to make them seem higher and lifted.
There are lots of color choices that allow you to experiment and get very creative with your eyes. However if you want to bring out your natural eye color and make it seem richer, these are the colors you might want to try:
Brown eyes: should go with subtle and neutral tones such as brown, grey and beige. For a brighter look you can try different shades of blue, green and charcoal.
Blue eyes: should try gold, peach and beige tones. For a more mysterious, evening look you can experiment with grey and purple colors.
Green eyes: to enrich the color you should go with bold brown or golden tones. Creamy purple and green shades will give you a very smoky and expressive look.
Another category of eye makeup is Mascara. The main purpose of using mascara is to elongate the eye lashes and make them seem fuller and darker. As a result, the eyes look bigger and brighter. Mascaras usually come in classic black even though many bright colors are also available. It also comes as regular or waterproof. Waterproof mascara is a perfect companion in the warmer days since you will feel comfortable going to the beach, to the pool or simply walking under the rain without worrying about smudges.
Mascara brushes can usually come in two different types. Straight brushes can be used to apply mascara on the entire set of eye lashes, even in the hard to reach corner of the eyes. Curved brushes cannot do that, however they can be used to apply mascara on more eye lashes at the same time.
New mascara needs to be purchased every three months. You should never leave the tube open because it dries up very quickly. If your mascara has dried up you should replace it right away to avoid an awkward and clumsy look of having lumps on your beautiful eye lashes.
The last category of eye make up is Eyeliner. As with the other types we’ve outlined, it comes in different colors and textures making it appropriate for various occasions, seasons and personal preferences. The different types include soft eyeliner pencils, liquid eyeliners and felt-tip eyeliner. All of them must easily glide of the surface of an eye lid and not require any pressure. In order to become a professional at using them, you might need a lot of practice. Pencil and felt-tip eyeliners are simpler to use to draw long straight lines without smudging. Liquid eyeliners on the other hand, stay on longer and give you a much richer look but are more difficult to apply.
The way you apply your eyeliner completely depends on the shape of your eyes and your personal preference. Some women only outline the top lid of the eye, while others use it both on top and on the bottom. You should experiment and get creative to see which look will make your eyes brighter and more expressive. With such a large selection of eye makeup choices you can come up with hundreds of looks that you will love!