Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Eyes, often regarded as the windows into your soul, are quite possibly the most sultry, powerful weapons of mass seduction. With just one smoldering gaze, it's possible to command the attention of an entire room. This 'come hither' vibe is perfect for a night on the town and can be achieved with just a few simple steps.

To fake the appearance of bigger eyes, take a white eyeliner pencil and carefully line the rim of your lower eyelid. While it really makes your eyes pop, it really isn't anything new. This old trick can be seen on the gorgeous pinup girls of the '30s and '40s. 

If your eyes happen to be close together and you wish they were further apart, there's another subtle trick that will give the desired look. Using the same white pencil, lightly line the section closest to your nose where the upper and lower lids come together. The key word here is subtlety as you don't want it to look like you're wearing white eyeliner.

Wherever you apply dark makeup is where the onlookers eye will be drawn to. However, while brightening your eyes with white pencil opens your eyes, it's no surprise that using a dark pencil will achieve the opposite effect. While making your eyes appear smaller is rarely the desired look, it's best not to apply eyeliner on too thickly on your upper and lower lids. Instead, try a smokey wraparound with shimmery powder if your eyes appear small.

This model used a smokey brown eye shadow around her eyes to
create the illusion of bigger eyes.

If you wish to simultaneously elongate your eyes, an exaggerated winged tip would do just the trick. Also known as the "cat-eye," this is a classic trend here to stay. Since you don't want your eyes to appear small, start the eyeliner in the middle of your upper lid. The line should start faint and grow in thickness as you finish your "winged" look. Repeat on the bottom lid. 

The "cat-eye" may as well be synonymous with Lauren

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