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If you have droopy, slanted, small, together, separated eyes or you just want them to look in some particular way, you can do it if you know how to apply the shadow in the correct way
The makeup artist Antonia Rutheford, from Avant Garde Salon and Spa in Miami, gave us some very interesting tips with which we can achieve the shape of eyes we want.
"Knowing how to apply your makeup correctly you can get a lot out of your natural eye shape or simply alter it and show it how you like it," said Antonia.
In the same way that we learn to apply countour on the cheeks, we must also know that with shadows we follow the same theory of light and dark.
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“The technique is the same as creating the contour on the face, where there is more space we reduce it with dark shadows and where there is less, we will expand with brighter shadows. In the case of drooping looks, we will lift thanks to an upward application of dark tones and in very ragged eyes we will insist on a more vertical application, "said the expert.
In this type of eyes, we must apply the shadow seeking to raise the gaze, with a touch of cat eyes. This is accomplished by applying dark shadow.
Draw a diagonal line from the end of the eye to the end of the eyebrow, but without reaching it. Then, complete the moving eyelid with a lighter shade, blending well to make the transition look natural. You can do it as vertical as you think necessary to compensate for the eye drop. The most important thing is that the dark shadow completely covers the outer part of the crease to eliminate that feeling of languor in the eyelid.
For this type of eyes, Antonia tells us, we must work a vertical external "V" similar to the one proposed for droopy eyes, but generously surpassing the fold of the eyelid. The key here is to blur the dark shadow very well so that its limits are practically imperceptible. To do this, you can combine intermediate tones: for example, grays between a deep black and a pearly white.
In this case and for the diary, I recommend starting by demarcating the fold with dark shadow to the middle of the eyelid and working a very subtle and blurred external "V". If we complete it with a pearly clear shade, it will give more depth to the eyelid and make it appear bigger than it is. At night, you can exaggerate the "V" by raising the dark color above the crease of the mobile eyelid to give the effect that the surface is larger than it actually is.
To make up the eyes that are together, we will use the technique of bringing the lightest shadow to the beginning of the eye to give light and amplitude. You must concentrate the darkest shadow on the outside of the eye and the light on the inside, blending both tones and their transition very well so that it remains natural. Also, place an illuminator dot on the inner tear to give more width to the beginning of the eye.
Since what we want is that they visually look closer, we must then apply the shadow in a way that hides the space between the two eyes, and we achieve this by applying dark shadows on the inner part of the eye.
For example, start with the darkest shadow on the nasal septum above the lacrimal and draw it in a downward arc ending at the outer lacrimal of the eye. Then fill in the eyelid with a lighter shade, preferably pearly; you must blend both shades well. Finish by applying the highlighter to the remaining space under the brow arch.