Friday, September 23, 2011

Corrective makeup - The Hooded Eye

I happen to have hooded eyes. I used to be ok with them but as I've gotten older they really make me look tired. And you should see them after a 15 hour day! My eyes look closed, even when they're not. Ok, I'm being dramatic but bottom line is I'm very familiar with this specific corrective makeup. 
I drew some quick sketches this morning to give you an idea of the difference between an Ideal eye and a Hooded eye. Ok, don't get your panties in a bunch about the word "Ideal". I'm not saying that a Hooded eye is bad or not beautiful because there are, for instance, a number of actresses that have this type of eye and are considered beautiful.  However, there is an "ideal beauty" that exists. I think it's scientific or something. It spells out what the human being finds to be the most appealing to look at. I feel like Brooke Shields won "Ideal face" once. 
Examples of Hooded Eyes: That's Blake Lively on the right.
 I don't know who did her makeup, but it's pretty. That's yours truly on the left. 
Drawings and info by Kim Greene
I personally think that the differences we all have make us the individuals we are but, that said, I really don't want to look tired either and while I'm at it I would like my face to look thinner and younger and...
I digress. So, as I was saying, below I've shown you the technique to help the hooded eye appear less hooded. 
You can use any color you want but it's best with a hooded eye to use matte makeups on and above the crease area because shimmer acts as a highlight vs. a shade. Feel free to use either matte or shimmer products on the highlighted areas just above the lash line. 

Meredith Jessica who has her own blog called Pigments and Palettes asked me about doing makeup on a Monolid eye and this same technique will work on a Monolid eye as well. You create the illusion of a crease with shadow and highlight. 
Examples of:  Monolid eye without makeup and Monolid eye with makeup.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Quick tip: Glitter Removal

Anything that sparkles makes me happy. I love glitter but it's not easy to remove! Whether it's one little guy or a whole lot of um, there's a simple trick to getting it off. Scotch tape. I wish there was more to say, but that's it. Scotch tape. 

Glitter removal with Scotch tape

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Update Q & A

I answered a couple makeup questions under "Comments" instead of writing a full post. So if you are interested go to the You Got a makeup Question? I Got an Answer post.
I'm not sure that was the best way to do it but It's Saturday after a long week and it's how it played out.