4 Steps to Glamorous Eyes

Thursday, August 07, 2008

--By Kim Moshtaghi

LORAC Creamy Brow Pencil
Lorac Creamy Brow Pencil

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To me, eyes are very important. I don’t know about all of you, but the first thing I look at when meeting someone is their eyes. Well, unless I notice they are wearing some killer shoes. But I usually look them in the eyes to compliment them and ask them where they got the shoes.

I think knowing how to glamorize your eyes is a very important skill. There are obviously many ways you can play up your eyes too look seductive, natural, and so on. I’m going to concentrate on showing you how to sexy up your eyes in 4 painless steps.

First: Eyebrows. You’ll need to do brush your eyebrows and pluck any stray hairs, if needed. But, if you are one of those freaks who can’t stop plucking once you start, please do yourself a favor and skip this part. Then, pencil your eyebrows in for a more dramatic look and to ensure there are no visible gaps due to genetics or a bad wax job. There are many different eyebrow pencils that work great. I use Lorac Creamy Brow Pencil, but I have friends who use all kinds of brands from the department store to the drugstore, and they work just as well.

LORAC Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio
Lorac Starry-Eyed Shadow Trio

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Second: Pick your palette. If you don’t have eye shadow palettes that contain three or four colors that go together, each color slightly darker than the next, check out Lorac’s Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio. This product is perfect for everyone; the colors are very subtle. I happen to have a few of Lorac’s trio eye shadows, and the coolest part is that you can use it wet for a dramatic look or dry for a sheer look.

Now, apply the darkest of the three colors on your lid, the second darkest in the crease and the lightest on the brow bone to make your eyes pop. You can also use a Q-Tip to mix the darkest and lightest and blend it in at the crease. I like using a Q-Tip because the color comes on darker and easier.

Third: Eyeliner. After your eyebrows and eye shadow are looking glam, you need what every movie star needs: liquid eyeliner. I recommend black for everyone, but if you want to experiment, blues and grays that can look amazing too. I personally like how clean and easy to apply liquid eyeliner can be, but if you’re going for a smoky dramatic look, black pencil will be better, and easier to smudge.

Dior Diorliner Liquid Eyeliner
Dior Liquid Eyeliner

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When applying liquid eyeliner, start from the outside of the eye to the inside. Don’t draw the line all the way to the corners of the eye, because it will make your eyes appear smaller. Stop a little bit after the half-way point of your eye. I love lining bottom as well, but it does look much heavier with the bottom lined. So give it a try, or skip it all together if you want to avoid the heavier look. If you have no idea which liquid eyeliner to use, try out Givenchy Parad'Eyes Fluid Eye Liner or Dior Liquid Eyeliner.

Fourth: Mascara. This is my favorite step when doing my makeup. I absolutely love putting on mascara; it ties all the loose ends. After the mascara is on the eyelashes, you can see the purpose of using eye shadow and eyeliner. I have revealed my favorite mascaras many times, and I will keep repeating them. I use L’Oreal Voluminous in blackest black and Dior Diorshow. I use L’Oreal first and then follow up with a layer of Diorshow.

In four steps you will look like a new, glamorized you. With sexy eyes like this you can skip the lipstick.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.