Making Eyes
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almond-shaped eyes: Apply lighter shade from lash to brow. Medium shade on lid. Dark shadow on outer third of lid. Generous coats of mascara for lashes, comb well. 

close-set eyes: Close-set eyes are often due to a slender nose. To create the illusion of width, apply colour wide. Start shadow well away from eye's inner corner blending up and out with the more intense shade at outer limits. Line the outer half of the eye and then apply light shadow to inner corner. Blend. Apply  glossy mascara on outer lashes only. 

contour: Contouring uses makeup to create and enhance shape. Light shades bring features forward and dark shades recede. Contour darker colour in eye crease. Don't forget to blend. Using light and dark shades together help create depth. 
deep-set eyes: Use light shade from lash to brow, slightly darker above the crease on brow bone. Use eye pencil or liner on both top and bottom of the eye, smudge to soften. Generous coats of mascara for all lashes, comb well. 
dramatic eye makeups Deep and contoured: Use contrasting eye shadows in deep, neutral shades. Darker, wider, more pronounced eyeliner, drawn with a clearly defined edge, or smoked over with matching shadow. Quickliner for eyes has staying power. Pale and shimmery: Smudgescicles can create the illusion of a layered pale and shimmery eye. No liner here; just lots of deep, dark mascara. 

eyeliner application: Apply liner as close to lashes as possible; smudge to avoid a harsh look, this helps balance shape. To make eyes look bigger or wide-set: Start mid-lid, extend liner just past the end of eye, blend upward. When using liquid liner, hold outer corner of lid taut and apply using quick short strokes. 

eye lines: Slight crinkling around eyes. To start any camouflage work with eye treatment product formulated for this area, as dry skin pulls moisture from concealer. Use matte colours to avoid drawing attention to the lines. 

eye puffs: Prep eye area with eye treatment product. Smooth eye puffs by blending a slightly lighter coloured concealer in the furrow directly below the puff to visually raise the area. Then apply a just-darker shade directly on the puff to make it recede. Set with powder. Also, smiling causes eye puffs to show less. 

eye-area darkness: Prep eye area with eye treatment product. To combat eye-area darkness, always moisturize to help"grab" concealer into eye creases. A lip brush applies concealer precisely. Blend by patting with the ring finger--least likely to tug delicate skin. Dab a minute amount of concealer only in dark areas to avoid the raccoon look. Finish with powder just lighter than the rest of face. Avoid purplish shadow, dark liner. A hint of tawny blush, helps neutralize blue. 

eyelash curling: Often-overlooked way to open eyes. Carefully insert clean lashes into eyelash curler. Apply pressure in light little squeezes along the length of lashes. Remove. Apply mascara. (Avoid if you are allergic to rubber). 

eyeliner fade-out: To delay liner fade: Line as usual. Set with like-coloured powder eye shadow. For longest wear, line with eye liner. 

eyeliner, smudged: A soft, eye-emphasizing effect. Apply eye pencil or cake liner in short feathery strokes from each lash. Immediately blend over with a cotton swab to avoid a harsh look or use for dual- blending and smudging benefits. Follow with matching powder shadow to set. 

fine dry lines: Fine, dry lines around eyes can signal sun damage, not just aging. 
Suggestions: eyeglasses with UV-filtering lenses, sun block always, and an everyday cream or gel formulated for the delicate eye area, anti-aging serum to and on the orbital bone to smooth away fine lines.

highlighting: Highlight browbone to bring brightness to eyes, accent shape. Place colour under brow arch, blend outward. There should never be an obvious pale area, just a suggestion of light. 

mascara smudges: Apply mascara before foundation and concealer so that you can clear up any smudges and don't have to start entirely over.