I know some makeup stuff, but I'm better at helping other people, not knowing what's best for me.
I'm a photography student and will graduate next year and enter the world of professional photography. During school we must present ourselves in a professional manner. They tell us how to dress for presentations and when we model for other students during assignments. However, no one tells us about makeup. Although, I don't expect my 30-something year old bald male instructor to know much about makeup
I would like some guidance as to a QUICK, easy (we all know that doing our hair alone takes up much time in our morning routine!), everyday eye look. I currently ALWAYS curl and use mascara, and occasionally line the top line with smudge-able liner. I'd like to wear eyeshadow on a almostdaily basis, but am rather clueless as to what would be most versatile. I used to wear a lot of brights - green, purple and pink MAC shades are among my fave. These, however, will not fit well into my image as a professional photographer.
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A pallet of neutrals works for everyday colors. Depending on your coloring, you can use various shades of neutrals which will bring out the color of your eyes yet still look professional.
For instance, I love purples and have green eyes, but dark or bright purples aren't appropriate for daytime. So, I often wear a cream on the brow, a medium taupe-purple-beigey color on the lid, and a dark purple-brown on the outside corner "V" area. The purple tones within the browns makes my eyecolor pop, yet still looks neutral.
photography is a creative field and i think you will have more leeway to play with colour than someone working in a law firm or with accountants (as i do).
like RCW, i often wear purple and browns together, usually with a peachy highlight colour like Naked Lunch. my fav MAC brown is Mulch and today i wore that in the crease with Grape pigment on the lid and Lovely Lily pigment as a highlight.
MAC has a beautiful collection of neutrals coming out in January - i should have a post about up-coming collections tomorrow. you might want to look at those when they are available (i think it's Jan. 26th).
If you have small or deep-set eyes, donít outline the contour of your eye with a dark colour. Apply base eyeshadow with light shimmer on the entire eyelid to open up the eyes, highlighting with a light iridescent shade under the eyebrow. Medium-thick eyeliner along and beyond the upper line will elongate your eyes.For protruding eyes, matte eyeshadows are preferable to iridescent as base and contouring colours. In the crease, blend contouring colour halfway down to the lashes; this way you will visibly shrink the size of the mobile lid. Curling your lashes may be the best remedy to reduce bulginess.Mature eyes look best with light base eyeshadow all over the eyelid and soft highlighter under the eyebrow. ďLiftĒ your eyes by applying colour strictly above your upper eyelid; keep the sides and lower lid free of contouring eyeshadow. Use brown or grey mascara instead of black.With Asian eyes, donít attempt to draw a line above your natural crease with a dark colour; instead, try to create the illusion of eyelids by applying bright metallic eyeshadow on and above the crease. It should occupy about one third of the space between your lashes and eyebrows. Be aware that this technique works well only if your eyelids arenít saggy.On wide-set eyes, draw your shading line in the crease closer to the inner corner, but donít deliberately try to make the eyes appear closer by applying dark eyeshadow next to your nose. Apply eyeshadow within the border defined by the eye shape, and donít whiten your inner corners.
The simplest way to put on eyeshadow for a quick makeup fix is to apply a base colour over the entire eyelid, up to the eyebrows; creamy or loose powder eyeshadow are best for this technique.
For a more polished look, use two colour-coordinated shadows in light and dark shades. Apply the light shade under the eyebrow, on the upper mobile lid, and on the lower lid in the inside corner of the eye. Concentrate darker eyeshadow on the outer corner of the eye, along the lashes, and in the crease.For sophisticated evening makeup, use up to four colours of eyeshadow:
Apply a pastel base colour all over the eyelid.
The darkest contouring shade goes in the crease and along the lashes.
A more vibrant iridescent accent colour is applied to the mobile lid and slightly above, in the centre of the eyes.
Shimmery, very light highlighter can be applied on the brow bone and in the inner corners of the eyes.
Remember: adding more colour means that you will need to layer your eyeshadow. Your layers will be thinner if you use a high-quality product that is heavily pigmented. The less you apply, the better it will look and stay on your eyelids.