To stop eye-bags before they occur, the night before an important
event, steer clear of salt, alcohol, and caffeine, which can cause
puffiness. Don't use a cream eye moisturizer before bed; go for a gel
formula, instead. If you wake up to puffiness, apply ice or anything cold
(such as chilled spoons or tea bags) to your eyes. Engage in aerobic
exercise to help drain fluid.
If your makeup pencils have become mushy. Put them in a plastic bag
and place in the freezer for an hour.
Bigger Eyes? If you want your eyes to look bigger put eye linger on
top and half way on the bottom (starting from outside corner of eye and
half way in.) Or on some people put white eyeliner only on top lid it
Curl Quickly? Use a lash curler, heat it first using a hairdryer!
(test it to make sure that it's not too hot) Apply mascara with a clean
brush, and spray hairspray into it before applying (ONTO the wand, not
INTO your eyes please) This helps the curl stay in your lashes!
Puffiness under your eyes: Common causes of this puffiness are lack of
sleep and drinking excessive alcohol. To reduce the puffiness, you can
apply a cold compress until the area returns to its original state.
When you have puffiness under the eyes; the thing that I found to work
even better than cold compresses is Preparation H! Just a little dab under
the eye and poof, no more puffiness. Supermodels use it all the time and
look what it does for them!
How to draw a straight line! Do you have problems with eye lining?
here's what you do: The trick is to anchor the elbow of the hand you're
drawing with. You can try leaning it on a table or pressing it against
your body. Place a mirror flat on the table so you are looking down into
it. Brace your elbow, and with the other hand hold your lid slightly taut.
Begin at the inner corner of your eye and try to get a continuous line
along your lashes. And remember, practice makes perfect.
I recently ran out of my concealer so I had to improvise. I used a
cream-to-power light beige colored eye shadow under my eyes and it worked
better than any other concealer I have ever used. It also "wore" better
than other concealers whereas it didn't "goop" up in the lines under my
eyes. I've used it every time since the first time and I plan to continue
to do so.
Natural Brows....For very natural looking accented brows, fill in
eyebrows by carefully dabbing the brow hairs with a powder eye shadow that
matches your natural brow color or your hair color and brush color into
brows with light strokes.
If you have bushy eyebrows, rub a little Chapstick on the brows to
keep them in place
When applying eyeliner instead of the 1 continual line, I find putting
small dots or dashes works best & looks more natural! Denise K
For beautiful eyebrows, brush brows downward, take an eyebrow pencil
(NOT black!) and lightly fill in the blank areas. Then, take clear
mascara, and brush the eyebrows into their natural line. It looks great,
and it helps people like me who have no idea how to use an eyebrow pencil!
One of the most important aspects when choosing a
pair of eyeglasses is how they look on your face. Determine which face shape
is yours and then read on to learn what frames will look best on you...
A round face has curvilinear lines, is as long as it is wide, and has no
angles. To make the face look thinner and longer, try angular narrow
frames to lengthen the face.
The oval face has balanced proportions. To keep the shape's natural
balance, look for frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest
part of the face, or walnut-shaped frames that are not too deep or too
The oblong face is longer than it is wide, with a long straight cheek line
and sometimes a longish nose. To give the face a shorter, more balanced
look, try frames that have a top-to-bottom depth, decorative or
contrasting temples that add width to the face or a low bridge to shorten
The triangular face has a narrow forehead that widens in the cheeks and
chin. To add width and emphasize the upper part of the face, look for
frames that have heavy color accents and detail on the top half. Cat-eye
shapes are also
This face has a wide top and small bottom. To lessen the width at the top,
try frames that are wider at the bottom, very light colors and materials,
and rimless frame styles.
Diamond faces are narrow at the eye line and jaw line, and the cheekbones
are usually high and dramatic. To enhance the eyes and bring out the
cheekbones, look for frames that have detailing or distinctive brow lines,
or try rimless frames or oval and cat-eye shapes.
A square face has a strong jaw line and a broad forehead. The width and
length are the same. To make the face appear longer and soften the angles,
try narrow frame styles that have more width than depth and narrow ovals.