Formas de renovar un Smokey Eye


El smokey eye es uno de los efectos de maquillaje que nunca pasan de moda y puede usarse en toda ocasión, el más popular es el smokey eye negro que ayuda a crear un efecto de ojos más grandes y seductores.

Para renovar un Smokey eye solo necesitarás de elegir un color diferente que te guste y buscar sombras complementos de la misma gama de color.

Aquí algunos ejemplos:

Smokey eye café:


Smokey eye violeta:


Smokey eye marsala:


Smokey eye cobre:


Smokey eye azul:


Smokey eye verde:


Smokey eye rosa


Puedes hacerlo con los colores que prefieras, para uso de día opta por colores pasteles y para la noche no te pongas límites, agrega glitter y lucirás impactante.


Si empiezas a maquillarte o aún te cuesta trabajo encontrar los colores adecuados, usa los tonos de una misma paleta, son creados para combinar entre si.

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11 tips for drawing flawless eyeliner arrows

Without doubt, eye makeup is one of the most powerful ’weapons’ in a woman’s beauty arsenal. When applied correctly, it can do wonders for your image by giving your gaze newfound charm and expressiveness.

Today, Bright Side lets you in on the secrets of using makeup to highlight the natural beauty of your eyes!

Dotted lines


To make your arrows look perfect, draw them as dotted lines first. Once you feel satisfied with the outline, connect the dots carefully.

Classic arrows


Classic arrows add volume to your eyelashes and make your eyes look more expressive. If you feel unsure of being able to draw a straight arrow right away, begin by outlining it with a few brush strokes. Then join those separate lines into one.

Multicolored arrows


Once you get the hang of drawing classic arrows, you might want to have a go at something more complicated. For instance, why not draw arrows that comprise of several multicolored lines?

Double arrows


Draw a line over your upper eyelid. Then draw another line under your lower one. Ensure that the outer ends of the lines don’t intersect by leaving some room between them. You can fill this space with mother-of-pearl shadow.

Intersecting eyeliner


When choosing this unusual makeup approach, it is important to make the arrow point upwards.

Light-colored arrows


If you feel that your eyes look too small and you want to do something about it, our advice is to start using lighter colored eyeliners. Following this simple makeup rule is guaranteed to make your eyes appear visibly bigger. The same goes for underlining the lower eyelid — you should only do it with a white or flesh-colored pencil.

Combating the close-set eyes effect


Eyeliners can be of help if you feel your eyes look too narrowly set. The arrows may be any length you want, just don’t forget to make them begin at the middle of the eye! This easy trick should create an optical illusion that’ll make your eyes appear further apart.

Making your eyes look less wide-set


If you’re faced with the opposite kind of problem (your eyes are set too widely apart), make sure that your arrows begin either at the inner corner of the eye or even right at the bridge of your nose. This will help to ’bring’ your eyes closer together.

Smoky eyes


If you’re faced with the opposite kind of problem (your eyes are set too widely apart), make sure that your arrows begin either at the inner corner of the eye or even right at the bridge of your nose. This will help to ’bring’ your eyes closer together.

Smoky eyes


A perfect option for an alluring evening makeup.

Getting ready for a party


A social occasion such as a festive get-together or a party calls for something extraordinary. Why not try a more colorful makeup solution?!

Time to experiment


Don’t hesitate to try out new ideas: experiment with different arrow shapes, use different colors. You can even consider adding decorative patterns or drawings!

A few additional notes:

  • Since perfectly drawn arrows are certain to draw everyone’s attention to your eyes, make sure that your eyebrows are in well-kept condition.
  • Black arrows are well suited for evening makeup. As for creating your daytime image, we recommend using brown, beige, blue, or dark green.
  • It is best to start drawing arrows after you’ve applied eye shadows. If you prefer not to use shadows, apply some transparent powder instead. This will smooth out the eyelid surface and allow you to draw more sharply defined arrows.
  • Don’t close your eyes while drawing the arrows. Keep looking straight in front of you, making sure that you can see the whole of your face in the mirror.
  • While drawing the arrows, always prop your drawing hand’s elbow on a hard surface. This will help to make your arrows neat and level.
  • Your arrows should always follow the outline of your eyelashes.
  • Don’t rely on your pencil only. Make your arrows last by enhancing them with eyeliner and shadows.
  • The tips of the arrows should always be pointing upwards.

The Best Makeup for Blue Eyes

Blue eyes are a beautiful feature, but if you’re not wearing the right makeup shades, you risk having those baby blues go completely unnoticed. Samantha Chapman of Pixiwoo told us which colors look best on blue eyes, and here’s a hint: avoid blue shades.

“You want what’s opposite on the color wheel,” says Sam. “Opposite on the color wheel to blue is orange, so you’re looking for any colors that have a lot of orange in them. So a brown with an orange undertone is really going to complement it.” MAC’s Eye Shadow in Coppering or Red Brick ($10 each, are great examples.

“A lot of people think if I’ve got blue eyes I’ve got to wear blue eye shadow, but that doesn’t work. It doesn’t make your eyes more blue, because invariably the blue eye shadow you use will be a more true blue than the color of your blue eyes, so it actually makes them look less blue.”

As for lips, Sam says, “If you wear a red or orange lipstick, it looks absolute knockout.” Her favorite shades for blue eyes include MAC’s Russian Red or Ruby Woo ($15 each, and Illamasqua’s Lipstick in Box

How to Wear Glitter Eye Shadow Like a Pro

Photo: IMaxTree

To us, the holiday season means good friends, lots of gorgeous gifts, and glitter eye shadow. That’s right: sparkly makeup is as time-honored a tradition as a festive red lips, not to mention way more fun. But as anyone who used to bathe in the stuff in middle school will remember, it’s really easy for good glitter beauty looks to go bad. So we talked to makeup superstar Diane Kendal for Lancôme, and she shared a few of her expert tips for how to wear glitter eyeshadow in real life (and not look a discoball while doing it).

1. Keep glitter confined to one area on the eye.
Kendal used a smudgy brown as a sort of boundary for the glitter. “Keep it close to the center so that the sparkle doesn’t take over the eye—you just get a hint of it when the eyes open.” Skip sparkles on the browbone and corners of the eyes, where they can look too intense.

2. Try this trick to minimize mess.
“I always dip my brush in water and then dip it in the glitter, and that helps anything from falling onto the rest of the face,” Kendal explained. She’s also always sure to hold a tissue below the eye when applying the makeup to prevent any unfortunate fallout.

3. Leave the rest of the face low-key.
Glitter eyes are a major look, so make sure the rest of your makeup isn’t competing. Kendal says that her favorite look is a pale pink blush (Lancôme Blush Subtil in Cedar Rose, $30, on the cheeks, lip balm on the lips, and not much else on the face. This isn’t the night for majorly matte statement lips and big-time eyeliner; let your eyeshadow steal the show while you sparkle and shine.

20 Makeup Tricks Every Twenty-Something Needs

Because we tend to spend our time pouring over beauty products, chatting with makeup artists and testing out the products on our own, we also tend to pick up some pretty incredible makeup tricks along the way. Whether it’s how to get your makeup to last longer, how to apply a product or which products work best for each issue, we’ve got some seriously useful makeup tricks and we’re sharing them with you. Below are 20 makeup tips every girl needs in her 20s (and beyond).

1. To avoid your lipstick drying out in the center of your mouth, apply a nude color lip balm crayon to the insides of your lips, just behind the lipstick. This won’t change the color of your lipstick, and it’ll keep your lips hydrated, preventing cracking and making it last much longer.

2. Use a cotton swab and a drop of makeup remover to clean up any stray marks or mistakes that may have happened when you applied eyeliner.

3. When your eyebrows are unruly and you’re in a pinch, use lip balm to coax them into place.

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4. Apply concealer under your eyes with your ring finger, the weakest finger, to pull the skin there as little as possible. This will avoid making the sensitive skin at your eyes loose, which can cause wrinkles.

5. To make your eyeshadow last longer, begin by applying an eye primer, then wet your brush before dipping into the eyeshadow. The wet shadow will stick to the eyelid better and won’t slide off.

6. For a subtle highlighted look, use a highlighter stick to trace a giant “C” shape on either side of your face. Starting at the inner corner of your eyes, going up to just underneath your eyebrows, following the outer curve of  your face and then going inward towards the apple of your cheek. Blend the highlighter so that there isn’t a clear, visible line, and repeat on the opposite side of your face.

7. Put a touch of white eyeliner in the corner of your eyes and along your bottom water line before pictures to make your eyes look brighter and bigger.

8. For precision and even color application, use a concealer brush instead of a lip brush to apply your lipstick.

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9. If you neglect to clean your makeup brushes, you’re putting old makeup, bacteria and oil onto your skin every day, which can cause major breakouts. Clean your brushes once a week with anti-bacterial soap and warm water.

10. To coat your lashes with the most mascara possible, place the mascara wand at the root of your lashes and gently shake the brush up towards the tips, blinking down onto the brush as you go. Plus, don’t be afraid to apply two coats!

11. When you’re doing a smokey eye, use three colors. One light highlighter color in the inner corner and under the brow bone, one medium tone in the center of your lid under the crease, and one darker color in a sideways “V” shape — along the crease, then along the upper lash line. Blend the colors well for the best results.

12. Use green concealer for acne or blemishes (green will counteract the red) and pink concealer for dark circles or spots (pink will counteract the blue or purple colors).

13. On a night when you know your makeup needs to stay put for hours on end, use a makeup setting spray to hold things in place.

14. For a spot treatment on acne, apply a drop of redness reducing eye drops to the area. The formula will help to neutralize the red, evening up your skin tone.

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15. To make your nose look smaller, apply a foundation two shades darker than your skin tone in vertical lines down the sides of your nose and blend. Then, apply a strip of highlighter down the center of your nose, blending that, too. The makeup will give you the appearance of a shadow, making your nose look a bit smaller.

16. Always curl your eyelashes before applying mascara, not after. Curling afterwards will cause the mascara to clump.

17. If you use heat styling tools in your hair, style your hair before applying your makeup. The heat from the tool (especially a blow dryer) can dry out the makeup, cause your mascara to shrink, and melt the makeup causing it to go deeper into your pores. Apply your makeup afterwards in a cool room if possible.

18. For a long lasting lip stain that you can DIY, use Kool Aid mix, water and your finger. Added bonus: It tastes great!

19. Get your eyeliner to stay put by using an angled eyeshadow brush and a shadow of the same color, applying it over the liner. The powder shadow will seal the liner in place.

20. Even if your makeup contains SPF, it’s not enough to rely on that alone, because you don’t apply makeup as thoroughly as you would apply sunscreen. Get a lightweight, non-greasy formula to wear underneath your makeup, even when it’s not sunny out.