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Top Eye Lash Line makeup try-out

In Try-Out Makeup Looks on June 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I’m going to try out to make the most of my top eye lash line, are eyeliner gels in the shades of brown, gold, bronze, mint green, peach, grey and pink, (see below picture of the three stack gel eyeliner by the brand ‘Me Now France’ cosmetics, item no.3), which I purchased online, it also gets me out of my comfort zone once in awhile, but I won’t try out yet yellow, lilac or orange, to see if this looks less harsh than black eye-liner gel. 

First up the pink eyeliner gel….

For I already know that navy, silver/grey and claret eyeliner does nothing for my eye lash line, expect make it look smaller behind glasses and doesn’t go with my maroon metallic frames, total clash and only suited me when I was much younger now its so unkind booooo (navy), ghost-like and dull (silver/grey) and red sore eye lids or very anaemic, could even be both, not a good look (claret) for an eyeliner on me.

Therefore, inevitably, this particular eye-liner gel shade will depend upon another’s skin colour tone, to assess whether this would work for them too. It is also dependent upon whether the pink eye-liner shade, in this instance, could be for party, street-look or a camera-ready session only, if it is to be worn as a modern glamour eye-look.

So I thought I’d try out other colours in gel eye-liners which I hadn’t before, especially a pink, peach, grey and a green gel eye-liner and see what happens in conjunction with eyeshadows appropriate for the look I’m aiming for.

I’ll keep you posted…


Making the Most of Eyelashes

In Try-Out Makeup Looks on June 7, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Besides from the generic black mascara that defines the eyes, which is okay but I think it can be so easy just to reach for this automatically, I want to do something different for my eye contour to bring out the colour of the eyes more so. And I’ve tried this with the colours blue, plum and brown with very little success. So I’ve got two colours left on my list that I haven’t got round to experimenting with and have yet to see any images of this coloured mascara used even editorial on any woman of colour: red and bronze.

So first up with this exploration is the bronze mascara.

What I’m trying out currently to make the most of my eyelashes, in a brown, gold and bronze  to see if this looks less harsh than black mascara when not wearing false eyelashes that suit my eye colour (see figure 1 below of human eye colour chart), which is of a muted shade of brown.

And a bronze mascara that I’ll apply as a final coat, which I’ll combine with brown mascara as my first coat of application, on my natural black eyelashes.

And this is to see if it adds a three dimensional look to them, as well as not being seen as harsh to look at, particularly behind glasses, but still giving and having that pop of colour to them and hopefully it will suit my colouring of honey-beige/orange skin tone.

So, I’ll update this post with images when completed.


As you can see below from the image of my eyelashes with the bronze mascara (although better in real life), this turned out well, and even better with my glasses on, as it really brought my eyes further forward being short-sighted…I’m so happy!!! 

As its more noticable when the bronze mascara picks up the light it makes the eyes appear brighter, therefore acts as a highlight to the eyelashes, particularly when viewing the outer lash line, and also it can still be seen through eyeglasses. Wonderful.

Therefore achieving this experiment’s aim of a 3-dimensional eyelash look. And as well as being that the final coat of mascara was a bronze and a subdued metallic colour, it can be used for a day-time, everyday look and when not wearing false eyelashes.

Eye Used: My right eye with no other makeup eyeshadows applied and no primer on eyelid.  And after experiment all eye mascara used was easily removed by an eye makeup remover product.

Also, I’d like to point out that in the image below, my eyes has that thick ring of grey around the pupil naturally and isn’t a blurry picture nor coloured contact lenses! Just in case you were wondering. 


N.Y.C Thickening Mascara – black (one coat applied)

MUA Mascara – shade 4 brown (one coat applied)

Helen É Colour Magnification Mascara – Bronze (two coats applied)


First applied NYC Thicking Mascara in black, only because I have sparse eyelashes, however they are already curly naturally, so I have no need to eyelash curl them at all; when all they need is volume, and lengthening them would only make the mascara transfer, so I don’t use any mascara that does that either when not wearing false eyelashes, just need a thicking mascara, hence NYC mascara product. I applied one coat, and that’s all it required to add thickness and allowed to dry.   

Second stage, I added the MUA Mascara – shade 4, in brown because this would set and give the base to the change of colour that was finally going to be applied, one coat was applied (but two coats if one feels it necessary), and then allowed this to dry.

Final stage, I used the Helen É Colour Magnification in bronze, to give a three dimensional look to the eyelashes, only on the middle to the end tips of the eyelashes overall, but particularly concentrating to the outer corner of the eyelashes, and applied two coats as the product is well concentrated so it did this in less coats (more can be added if necesary) and allowed to dry for desired effect to be realised. 

Conclusion: Experiment successful.

Glam Makeup Experiment

In Try-Out Makeup Looks on June 7, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Eye Glasses Wearing and Makeup Experiment:

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=wearing+eyeglasses&iid=5195697″ src=”5/e/f/f/portrait_of_a_d87f.jpg?adImageId=9541071&imageId=5195697″ width=”234″ height=”174″ /]And personally, I’m not happy about not making better use of the eye crease area and brow-bone, (also see video tutorial: Wear Eye-glasses) and this is because when looking at this area, one sometimes sees three lines going across the top rim, which can distract the viewer looking at your eyes easily (see picture on left) when wearing eye-glasses, so applying eye make-up one has to take into account yourself in the mirror, the eventual viewer, and the thickness/thinness of the top rim of the glasses frames.  

Nor, am I particularly happy about doing an outer v shape when wearing glasses with a darker colour in eyeshadow in that outer corner eye position, for I think its purpose was solely for those non-glasses wearers to help stretch their eyes to be an almond shape.   

So its a pointless eyeshadow technique for me; as I have that shape naturally already, and I think it became a method that everybody did it; regardless of whether its appropriate or not. Secondly, it doesn’t follow the natural line of the eyeglass handles, so I think looks abit awkward when viewed from the side. And thirdly, it doesn’t really add to the eye shape due to the eye glasses handles already enlongating that side area, without the need of eyeshadow makeup, thus it can all look clustered around there.  

So I’m going to try a different eye makeup glasses technique to see what happens, (see method on right) as I want that those multiple lines to merge away, with an appropriate eyeshadow colour and this would make, I believe if the eyeglasses frame is not black (which are more like making a statement) and are in another colour, the eyes to come even more forward without them being cut off from being viewed when wearing eyeglasses.  

Therefore, I’m going to try against my red-violet eye-glasses the colour combinations of: rust and orange for the cease area, and the colour sunburst for the brow bone and centre lower lid area as makeup to cancel out the red-violet rim frames of my glasses, also to give it some dimension, I’ll add a slightly bold colour just under the start of brow bone area to help lift the eyes more. I’ve attached in PDF format my own design of a face chart: Eyes Come Forward, and the makeup colours came from using: New 26 Pro EyeShadow & Blush Combo Palette [PE06], in addition, I will be using a eye-liner pencil in a bright rose colour for the lower eye water line and a sugar plum colour underneath on the lower lash line: 1. being my skin tone, 2. being the eye-liner pencil, 3. being the eye waterline and 4. being my iris eye colour. And I will be also attaching the picture on the right to the back, as a reminder too (see ‘Makeup Ideas Video Tutorials – Part 1’ on how this was done). And the highlight colour under the brow-bone outer half is peach: 1. being my skin tone, 2. being the highlight colour peach, which is the set colour in all my eye makeup looks. Thus giving a softer look with blending and a neater finish, as thats one of the vital factors in the eyeshadows, that its about the fusion of colours in the eye makeup for the Modern Glamour look — high voltage without impact.  

For example for the eyeshadow technique see: Girly + Sweet Pin up Makeup Tutorial using Alice in Wonderland Palette.