That video was pretty good. I don't ever use a "guard" product. I don't like very much powder or makeup under my eye...it emphasises lines. I don't even use much cream product there under my makeup, because it will cause my eye makeup to smear before the end of the day. I'm just very careful when applying my shadow. I work it into the brush and tap very well before applying and I get very few flakes or mishaps. If I get any, I use a fluffy fan brush afterwards to gently sweep them away.
With your eyes, I'd recommend trying purple eyeshadow. It won't look weird if you choose a good shade and keep the application light. Also, if you naturally have thick lashes, you can forgo the eyeliner. I actually find that it makes my lashes look smaller (even when I apply a thin, well-formed line).
I'm a real tard when it comes to applying eye makeup. I have hazel green eyes and I stopped at the store today and picked up some light and dark greys to see if I could get a more smokey look. I also like a real light coating of a purple shade. A light purple with a little bit of shimmer.
I'm thinking I can add that light purple on top of the grey to give it that little pop. What do you guys think? It's really hard to imagine because you read PURPLE and it doesn't sound good but if it's applied very lightly and a light color - it can work. Now, if I can do it!
Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b