Thursday, July 23, 2009

Reader Request: EYES!

A KYredhead reader recently posted this question about eye makeup:

I never know if I should put liner and mascara on my bottom eyelids too (or just the top lids). Are there times when it's best just to use liner and no mascara? Yikes!

-Clueless in Kentucky

Thanks for asking, Clueless! :)

I recommend eye makeup on either the top alone or top and bottom, but never just bottom. Defining the bottom lash line alone adds darkness under your eyes (bad idea) and draws attention to that area (which is something most people don't want to do). Sticking to the top looks more youthful and keeps darkness away from dark circles. Also, liquid eyeliner should never be used on the bottom — pencil or powder liner only. Some eye shapes, however, benefit from well-defined lashlines, and certain application techniques look great with both lashlines defined. You could even try using both liner and mascara on the top, but just one of the two on the bottom. Play around and see what works for you, or contact your Beauty Consultant for a free makeup consultation!

Wearing mascara by itself is fine, but you lose out on all the benefits eyeliner can bring. Liner without mascara, though, can look unnatural and harsh. If your lashes are naturally dark and thick, you could go without mascara altogether...but why? LOL Mascara is definitely my stranded-on-a-desert-island beauty must-have. Makeup artists all agree that the cheapest, fastest, easiest face lift can be achieved with an eyelash curler and a good mascara. I use one that lengthens, thickens, and volumizes in one coat. LOVE it! Check out my Beauty Links to shop for a tube for yourself.

Need a recommendation for a good waterproof eyeliner...or something to remove all that eye makeup? Check out this video!

Don't think it's important to wash your face thoroughly and remove eye makeup EVERY night? Maybe you should read up on eyelash mites...then visit my Beauty Links website and purchase some skin care and eye makeup remover. ;)

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