Thursday, 25 April 2013

Makeup 101 | Knowing the areas of your eyes

Hey everyone!

It just occured to me yesterday that i have not educated y'all on the parts of the eye. If you want to apply your eyeshadows and apply them well, then you should know the parts of the eye. This is because some colours are best for some areas and won't turn out nice in other areas. Now those who are still learning about makeup will find this post informative....thank me later *winks*

I would have done this with a picture of my own eye, but i don't know how to label and type within a picture...*shrugs*, so i went and tiffed a pix from an oyibo woman's blog.

Here it is...*covers face*

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By the way, pardon the title of this post...i had no idea what to call it.

So the owner of this pix did a really good job labelling her eye.  I'll just go ahead and explain each part in more detail.

This is the innermost corner of the eye, closest to the bridge of your nose. In this area, it's ideal to use light colours for highlighting. You can use the same shade you use in highlighting your brow bone to highlight your tearduct as well.....a white, champange or gold color is best here.

This is the area covering the eyeball. This is where most of the eyeshadow goes. If you just want a mild look, You can use just one color of eyeshadow all over the lid and then contour the outer corner. You can also apply eyeshadow on your lower lid if you close to your lower lashline as possible though.

If you press your finger just under your eyebrows, you will feel a bone there...that bone is called the brow bone. Now, the brow bone area is the flesh covering that bone. This area is usually highlighted just like the tearduct area is highlighted with a light eyeshadow. If you are very skilled at blending shimmery eyeshadow textures, then you can get away with using them to highlight. If you are not, then please stick to matte textures. Matte eyeshadows have no shine in them at all....they are chalky.

This is the eye socket area. The point where your eyeball goes in. Dark colours are usually used in this area to give the eye more definition.

The transition area is just above the crease and stops before the brow bone. Depending on the size of your eye, this area can be quite small. I usually use a flesh/skin-tone colour in this area to help me with the blending of the eyeshadows i use on the eyelid. Just use neutral colors here.

These are the lines of your eye lashes., the line above which false lashes and eye liners are applied. You use your liquid or gel or marker eyeliner just above the upper lashline, and on the lower lash line, you should use your black or coloured pencils.

This is the area where you use kajal or a black pencil to brighten the eye. However, if your eyes are really small, you should use a white pencil instead in this area because using a white pencil serves to open up the eyes and make them wider.

Now, those are the parts shown in the picture, but i noticed she left out these two:

This is the inner part of the eyelid (yeah, the eyelid is further divided into the inner, middle and outer corners). Light colours go here too....remember white, champange or gold.

So, this is that 'outer V' area where you contour the eyes by drawing the eyeshadow in a 'V' or 'C' shape and blending it out. Dark colours like brown or black are usually used here. Sometimes though, i use any dark shade on my palette...even if its green, burgundy or all depends on the look i want to achieve.

There you have it. Makeup newbies, i hope you learnt a thing or two from this class post. At 'Blushes 'n Dimples', we aim to please. *huge grin*

This is totally 'off-point' but abeg....these spam comments are getting out of hand, any ideas on how i can stop them from coming into my blog? I haff tire for it.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section or by email.

Abrazos y besos.

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