May 8, 2012 at 9:03 am #169936
I need help. I dont necessarily have a small “eye”, but i believe my lids & upper eye/brow area is small. When i practice/do my makeup it looks a little different from the toutorials or ideas in the gallery. On top of that i believe my eyes are just a little different from each other. These combined problems make it hard to apply makeup & especially eyeliner! Ugh the eyeliner! Please help!May 8, 2012 at 11:49 am #169949
There are different types of tutorials for every different type of eye. I have hooded eye lids, so usually I look for tutorials geared toward my type of eye. Eventually you learn to be able to adapt any tutorial to fit your eye shape.May 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm #169953
A lot of it is just practise and getting to know your eyes. My eyes are hooded, and they’re both different shapes–my right eye is smaller and more hooded than the other, so I have to apply less shadow to my left eye and use different blending techniques. My left crease has to be done very differently to my right! Doing it in stages and using smaller brushes helps.
Some looks just don’t look right on certain types of eyes–I have to be careful when wearing black eyeshadow otherwise it gets muddy very quickly as I don’t have a lot of lid space, but wearing very light colours on my lids (which is meant to make them look larger) just makes me look sleep-deprived. I do have trouble with eyeliner transferring from my upper lashline to the hooded part of my eye, which sounds like it might be what you’re referring to as well. I’m lazy, so I often just don’t wear eyeliner there, lol, or if I do, I usually use pencil and smudge it out so if it transfers it doesn’t show too much. What does help, though, is going over eyeliner with a similar coloured shadow, as that sets it and means it doesn’t move about as much.
As to the looks coming out differently from tutorials, that’s only to be expected. If you look at Marlena’s or Jangsara’s looks where they copy or do a version of a celebrity’s look, it never comes out exactly the same. Different faces, different eyes, different person doing the makeup. Just practise! At first I didn’t realise that everyone had a different crease. My right crease is very easy to do, but my left is more fiddly as my left lid is a funky shape. Take a clean brush and find your crease on both eyes, and get to know its shape. Once you are very familiar with your eye shape, applying makeup becomes a lot easier. ^__^May 9, 2012 at 1:24 am #170042
i STILL have no idea what shape my eyes are lol. i dont have a lot of lid space and the area between my lash line and brow when my eyes are open…well its a small area to work with. what ive learned to do is build my colors. i start off with medium toned colors to map out the shape of the crease that i want, then i build on that shape with darker colors until i get the shape i desire. my crease is not prominent when my eyes are closed or open really when i dont wear eye makeup (partly because my fathers side is part japanese) i actually “create” a crease for myself. the transition color is usually a color i would use that isnt as dark as my crease color or as light as the color to be placed on my brow bone or lid area. the transition color allows me to map out the shape i want to create for my eye. then i apply my eye lid color, deepen my crease with a darker color (focusing the color on my outer “v”) then i take a soft tapered fluffy brush to blend the crease color into my transition color. highlight my brow and blending down to my transition color. a few vids ive seen on youtube are “allthingsfabulous101″, “montana deleon” and “heather123″ they tend to keep it simple and go step by step with you. hope some of their vids can helpMay 9, 2012 at 6:52 am #170081
Thank u guys so much! I will practice & use ur advice TODAY! YAY! I just love the support of all u mugs!!
Please keep posting if anyone else has some tips…Thanks again!May 9, 2012 at 7:28 am #170085
Thanks again @lumpkin My eyes do the same…left is wonderful & great(except I can’t put liner on it!) & the right is just all wrong. I have to go back, adjust & just plain ole’ manipulate. But the right eye is ok/better w/the liner. I’m 30, but I still look like I’m in my early 20′s(no joke, im talking like 21-22), but I guess eyes have more wrinkles then thought or see. B/C when I get to the outer ends of my lid, I literally have to move, stretch & manipulate both eyes for me to just naturally line my eyes. & both eyes I have to attack differently!!! Ugh! I don’t see much crows feet, but evidently maybe that’s the case. I talking its a task to even do just a simple little wing????
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