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So - how do you apply your eye-shadow?

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MakemineaGandT Sun 13-Sep-09 23:04:08

I've bought some new eyeshadow in nice autumnal/darker shades but each time I apply it I look as though I need a good night's sleep/have been punched in the face and have a couple of shiners.... grin

How do you achieve a sophisticated sultry look?!

(or should I just stick to the dull but adequate barely-there-make-up look I have been sporting for years....?)

brimfull Sun 13-Sep-09 23:07:55

never apply the colour above the socket line

I use a bobbi brown bone as a base then a neutral brown/taupe shade

and blend blend blend

if I am going out I put a bit of darker shade on the outer corners -difficult to explain

then I use dark brown wet eyeshadow for liner and again blend blend blend

MoreCrackThanHarlem Sun 13-Sep-09 23:09:29

Darkest shade along the upper lash line and flicking up towards the brow bone, lighter shade blended above. For extra sultryness, a sweep of the darker shade along the lower lash line, as if it were eyeliner.
Blended with a brush, et voila.

MakemineaGandT Sun 13-Sep-09 23:09:43

Perhaps I blend blend blend too much. And end up with a mess....!

insprognito Sun 13-Sep-09 23:43:46

There's some really good tutorials on you tube sorry can't remember the exact one i'm thinking of but shouldn't be too hard to find.

happilyeverafter Mon 14-Sep-09 01:08:06

Smear it on and smudge it in with my fingers.

ZacharyQuack Mon 14-Sep-09 03:05:16

Light colour (Bobbi Brown Bone is good) from lashline to crease. Medium tone in outer 2/3 of crease (don't blend it right down to lash-line or up to brow), thin dark line (pencil or dark shadow on narrow wet brush) on lash line. Blend gently, use good brushes.

I don't do much under the lower lashes, as it makes me look tired.

ZacharyQuack Mon 14-Sep-09 03:05:48

Or do happilyeverafter's method.

AllThreeWays Mon 14-Sep-09 04:09:44

Also. It will depend on your colouring.
I cannot do autumnal tones without looking like I stayed up all night, whereas greys I look fab in.

HecatesTwopenceworth Mon 14-Sep-09 07:11:12

I use brown eyeliner pen (yes, pen not pencil grin it looks like a felt tip! ) then I put a light, creamish whitish colour over the whole eye, then take a dark colour and run it along the bottom, next to my top eyelashes and sweep it out in the lower corner of my eye. then run the dark colour in a little line under my eye, over the eye liner. Then I take a small blusher brush and, basically, sweep most of it off grin. It leaves it nicely blended and not too coloured but has the darker outer edge that I like. then I use lash lengthening mascara.

HecatesTwopenceworth Mon 14-Sep-09 07:17:36

oh. eyeliner pen only on bottom lashes, just outside, not inside the eyelash, erm, line, iyswim.

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