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The Complete Guide To Where To Put Your Eye Makeup

The Complete Guide to Where to Put Your Eye Makeup

Learning to use eye makeup is no easy task, even for seasoned beauty buffs. If you have a tough time decoding all those tricky makeup tutorials, we have an easy guide to each part of the eye so you know where all those eyeliners, mascaras, and eye shadows should go:
Brow bone/highlight
If you want your brows to “pop” and open up your eye area, you can add a matte or shimmery pale eye shadow or chubby pencil directly under the brow.
Typically, your main shade or shades of eye shadow go on the mobile part of your eyelid, but you can get creative with your eyeliner here, as well. Some people have a lot of space here, while others have very little — it varies from person to person.
Between your brow bone and eyelid, applying a darker shade of eye shadow here, right along your eye socket, adds dimension to your eye. A deep brown is always a great choice. If you have hooded eyes, which are when your upper lid covers most of your mobile lid when your eyes are open, play with different placements for crease shadow, opening your eyes after each test to see which placement makes your crease shadow visible.
Outer V
The outermost corner of the eye where eyeliner or deeper shades of eye shadow are typically applied in a “V” shape, though you can blend your makeup into a “C” shape for a softer effect using a brush.
Upper lash line
Right along and above the edges of your upper eyelid where your eyelashes begin, you can define your eye with eyeliner, a dark eye shadow, or even simply mascara.
The inner rim of the eye, the waterline can be host to dark eyeliner along the top waterline to make the base of your lashes look thicker, or along the bottom waterline to enhance a smoky look. Eyeliner can also be used along the bottom waterline to make the eye look wider and more awake. Just be sure you choose something waterproof.
Lower lash line
Though not necessary for every look, your lower lash line, just below the waterline, is where liner and shadow can be applied to define the eyes.
Tear duct
This is the inner corner of the eye, and where you can add a little pale, shimmery shadow here to open things up. You can use the same one you used under your brow bone!

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