Monday, February 25, 2008

Makeup tips from Myca Feng

Hello all! I'd just like to share some makeup tips I got from the makeup workshop I attended a couple of weeks ago.

Eyebrow Shaping Rules:
1) The beginning of the brow should be directly in line with the tear duct. So chop off anything that goes beyond that. To align your tear duct and eyebrow more clearly, use a pencil and place it on a vertical position at the end of your tear duct. You'll be able to see then whether your eyebrow goes beyond that.

2) Look straight ahead. The highest point of the arch should line up with the outer side of the iris. The top and bottom edge lines should be parallel until the hight point and then taper to a thin edge.

3)Use the same pencil and line it up approximately 45 degrees, beginning at the side of the nose through the outer corner of the eye. Your brow should end there.

4) For perfectly groomed brows in a second, try combing through them with a brush to flick away any powder or foundation.

Working with different types of eyes:
1) To make wide-apart eyes appear closer, use more intense eyeshadow colors near the inner corner of the eyes. Line the eyes completely, both top and bottom, from inner to outer corners.

2)For close-set eyes, do the opposite. Apply the most intense color near the outer corners of the eyes. Line top and bottom of eyes in any color, but begin drawing a quarter of the way out from the inner eye. Dust a highlighter just below the outer corners of lower lashes to call attention to the outside of eyes. Brush mascara to upper and lower lashes.

3) If you have small eyes, apply a medium-toned shadow to the crease. Use a soft-colored liner on the top and bottom lash lines, extending the top line across the entire lash line and the bottom line from just under the iris to the outer corner. Apply light shadow on the eyelids, then more intense shades in the creases.

4) For those with prominent eyes, apply a medium to dark shadow on the crease and the hooded area. Sweep a lighter shadow on the brow bone and on the inside corner of the eye. Draw a very thin line along the top lashline to keep the eye looking open and smudge. Line upper lash line only. Gradually soften shadow as you near the brow.

5)Finally, for deep set eyes, draw a fairly thick line all the way across the top lash line with a brown or black pencil. Apply a medium to dark shadow on the lid and in the crease. Dark colors make features recede. So if you want to hide something, like prominent lids, use dark colors.

Other tips:
1)Try to use correcting bases. Correcting bases can help in evening out skintone. Green bases helps lessen the appearance of severe skin redness, orange for dark spots like undereyes, around the lips and the the nose, while violet correcting base helps brighten dull pale colored skins.

2) Concealer is always AFTER foundation.

3) Throw away mascaras that are older than three months. To preserve your mascara, try not to pump the brush in the container because this speeds up the drying process. To rescue drying mascaras, immerse them in hot water, making sure the lid is tightly sealed. That will help melt the dry mascara.

So there! Some handy tips you might want to keep in mind after Anyway, for those interested, Myca Feng will be having another makeup workshop on March 23. For more information, check out!


mineral makeup products said...

Very informative post, With the help of these tips eyes will look fantastic. Thanks for this post.

hannah said...

it would be better if this article comes with pictures .. :)