Discover your Makeup Personality based on these beauty guidelines. Whether you're a Diva, an Earth Muffin or somewhere in between, all women have a look they are most comfortable with. Are you scared of eyeliner or are you your friends "go-to girl" for beauty tips?
Start with your eyeliner - apply liner to your upper and lower lids, making the middle of your top lid thicker than the corners. If you have smaller eyes, consider lining the bottom lid from just the middle of the eye to the outer corner to avoid a clownish appearance. Tip:when it comes to eye makeup, a dark eye shadow can be an effective eye liner. Wet a small eye liner makeup brush, dip in the dark shadow and use it to draw an even and precise line.
Add a light shadow - select a medium hue from your colour palette to start with and sweep all the way up to your brow line. You'll want to blend the shadow in with your eye liner to create that smoky, dithering effect.
Apply a dark shadow - sweep the darker shadow up to the eye crease, but not further. The contrast between the darker shadow and the lighter base gives that gradient colour that creates the smoky illusion. Tip: to enhance the effect, consider applying a light highlighting shade just below the brow line.
Blend well - you can use a special brush to blend the layers and "smudge" the liner along your bottom lid. Add a bit of colour to your lower lid by blending some of the darker shadow into the line.
The key to pulling off the smoky eye look is to keep the rest of the face relatively simple. Keep the lips nude and the rouge light - your eyes will have the maximum impact with an instant factor.