Eyeshadow Tips: How To Apply Different Kinds Of Eyeshadows

Here are the different ways to apply different kinds of eyeshadows as requested by Joselle. Click here to learn more about the different kinds of eyeshadows.

Powder
Always pat (never rub) when you apply powder eyeshadow. That way, the color will adhere to your skin better and stay more vibrant. You can use:

* Sponge tip applicators – pick ones with small pores
* Brushes – try MAC #239 Eye Shading Brush
* Fingers

Makeup Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

A reader requested guidelines on wearing eye makeup for contact lens wearers. I wear contacts (clear, color and circle lens) myself so here are a few tips you guys can use.

* Pop in your contacts before you apply any eye makeup. This way, you will be able to see more clearly and avoid any mistakes.

* Try not to rim your inner lash line to avoid tearing. But if you really need to do so, use a waterproof or smudge-proof liner. My picks are MAC Fluidline and Prestige Automatic Eyeliner.

* To avoid eyeshadow from dropping into your eyes and causing irritation, either use a cream formula or simply wet your brush before using powder eyeshadow.

* Pick a mascara with minimal flaking and smearing. I like CoverGirl LashBlast and L’oreal Voluminous.

* Remove contacts before you remove your eye makeup to avoid damaging them.

Related Entries
* Makeup Tips for Glasses Wearers
* What Are Circle Lenses?

Summer Beauty Trends in Milan

Hey ladies, sorry for not updating! I just got back from the world’s most awesome fashion capital, Milan. Jealous huh? Just kidding! Anyway, here is my little report on what’s hot in Milan (other than the Italian boys! *lol*)

Hair
Different styles are spotted all over Milan but they can be narrowed down to the following:

* Choppy with lots and lots of layers
* Long straight hair with bangs
* Variations of the mohawk (think fauxhawk, fanned hawk, deathhawk)

Makeup
When it comes to makeup, the look is kept very simple and clean. Minimal colors are used on the eyes and lips and a monochromatic theme is the key here. Bronze skin is also a must.

Accessories
As for accessories, you will never see a Milanese without:

* Aviator shades
* Chunky necklaces
* Dogs (they literally bring their dogs everywhere!)

FOTD: 60s Mod Makeup Look With A Twist Makeup Tutorial

I have always loved the 60s mod look. Graphic black and white shadow paired with lots of lashes is simply hot! And so here is me trying to do a similar look but with a twist. Instead of stark black and white, I used softer colors and of course, lots and lots of lashes.

60s Mod Look Makeup Look

Eyeshadow Tips: How To Apply Eyeshadow on Single Eyelids

I have gotten quite a number of requests on how to do eyeshadow on single eyelids. I personally have double so I’ve cooked up a few things that can help. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!

Tips
* To create the effect of a crease in the lid, use a deep color at the inside corner of the eye and extend it horizontally midway between the lash line and the brow bone. Blend and blend some more to avoid a harsh line.

* Skip dark liner on the bottom lash line because it would only close up your eyes even more. Use eyeshadow instead and line only up to the midpoint from the outer corner. You can also try bright colors for lining. Teal and violet will make brown eyes pop.

* When using eyeshadow, make sure the color shows up even when your eyes are open. In other words, apply it a little higher than you would on someone with double eyelids.

* You can use lighter shades to open up the eye area. Remember also to highlight your brow bone and inner v.

Highlighting 101: How To Highlight Your Features With Makeup

A lot of you have been asking me about highlighting, so what exactly is the deal? Basically, when you highlight a feature, you try to make it more prominent.

How To Do It
Highlighting different areas give different effects. For instance, highlighting the bridge of your nose will make it look taller while dabbing a shimmery gloss in the center of your lips will create an illusion of thicker lips. Other areas you can highlight are:

* Brow bone
* Inner corner of the eye
* Under the eyes
* Cheekbones
* T-zone (skip this if you have oily skin)