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Do you put your eyeliner on top on bottom lids? I have heard that this can make your eyes look smaller. If not, which do you do - top or bottom? I think that black on both for me is a bit too harsh so I was going to try black onthe top lids with just a faint bit of grey on the bottom.
Also, when you put it on your bottom lids, do you do it under your eyelashes, or actually onto the bottom lid iykwim?
I am putting on dark greyish/black shaddow and black eyeliner on top lids. I was going to put some grey eyeliner on bottom lashes - what do you think? Eyeshadow on a cotton bud always seems to end up smearing around my eyes!
That sounds fine. If you want a more smokey effect, put eyeliner under your eye, then on the outer eye, smudge a little bit of the dark eyeshadow on top (only a bit) really blend it in with a cotton bud, or put a little bit of the black eyeliner at the corner and blend that in. It depends how dramatic you want your eye make up.
When I was in 20s - 30s I put it top and bottom. Now in 40s I put it on the bottom only for every day and limit heavier use to nights out only, I have also gone a bit lighter with it so blend it in more.
I wear a dark brown liquid eyeliner from Rimmel, goes on quite thin so you can build it up according to how you want it.
I put it on quite thick above my top lashes and wing it slightly (not too Amy Winehouse!) and a thin line below my bottom lashes, about half way from the outside edge. I then put a smoky brown/grey shadow over the top which softens the look. Then black/brown mascara.