Monday, February 27, 2012

Bright Eyed, If Not Bushy Tailed

I starting taking out makeup books from the library. While they rarely teach me anything groundbreaking, and the looks are a bit much, I usually get one or two tips that are of use. 

Consider Makeup: The Ultimate Guide. The author, Rae Morris, has a great writing style and doesn't take herself too seriously, and for those who know nothing check out this book, but not the looks. They are a kinda overboard.

But there is one thing that she does over and over, and that is to apply white pencil to the waterline.

Deciding to opt for slightly less dramatic, I purchased the Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener. It comes in only one color, nude. 

As a contact-lens wearer, I've managed to permanently disable any frantic blinking reaction, so it was easy to slide the pencil up and down the waterline after lining the lower rim in black. (The waterline is what it sounds like; the wet area of the lower lid that is close to the eye. The lower rim is the dry territory beneath the lower lashes.)

I also applied some in the inner corner of my eye. 

My eyes did look brighter and bigger, and lasted a pretty long time, considering. 

I find that lining the waterline in black makes the eyes look smaller, while opting for white makes them bigger. Use the black liner on the lower rim instead. 

I think I'll get a white pencil soon. I'll try the Buxom Insider Eyeliner in Pearl next.

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