Eyes & Eye Makeup

  • 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 looks beautiful
  • 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...

  • Round
    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.

  • Oval
    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 narrow.

  • Oblong
    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 nose.

  • Base-Down Triangle
    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

  • Base-Up Triangle
    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
    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.

  • Square
    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.


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