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Module 1: Eye Makeup

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Eyeliner is used to create a statement and to reshape the eyes. You can create bigger-looking eyes, that are seen as more acceptable and beautiful, through the use of makeup. In this module, we look at some of the techniques that you can use, to achieve these desired effects. The eyes are a very important part of creating any look, as they are the main focus for most people. It is one of the first features that people notice, especially if they stand out. Effective use of eye lining techniques, can create quite an effect. In the next section, we examine a number of effects a client may want and how to achieve them, using the correct makeup techniques. Brighten up the eyes. To combat a sleepy or tired look, you can apply a beige eyeliner to the lower inner rim of the eye. This will make the eyes look larger and distract from any redness or tired looking eyes. Use your index finger to pull down the lower lid and expose the inner rim of the eye. Apply the beige eye liner onto the lower rim. Edgy or bold look. When you are looking for an edgy or bold effect, apply a colored liner along the lower rim. Apply the eyeliner to the lower lash line, from the outside to the inside, using short strokes. Tie it together with an eyeshadow from the same color range, but two shades brighter on the top lid. Then add a black line to the upper lash line and some mascara. Smoky eye. You can create a smoky eye, using just eyeliner. Line the upper and lower lash lines, all the way from the outer rim to the inner rim, with the eyeliner. It should wrap around the entire eye, leaving you with the smoky eye look. Use an angled flat brush or a Q-tip, to smudge the lines. This will enhance the smoky effect. Winged tip. A winged tip look is versatile. You can create a simple wing or one that is more extreme. Use a pointed or angled brush to apply the line from the inner part of the lash line to the outer part of the lash line. Then, from the outer corner, create a line at a forty five degree angle and follow the slant of your eye. Tip: Draw your winged tip with eyeshadow first. This is easier to wipe off, if you make a mistake. Use a cream liner to go over the eyeshadow. Hold a business card up to the corner part of the eye, to make sure that it is straight. Elongate the eye. This technique is good for clients with small eyes or eyes that sit closer tighter. You can make the eyes look wider, by applying eyeliner out to the outer corners of the eyes. A cream liner should be used. Create a line from the mid-section of the upper lash line, to the outer edge. Don't wing it. Then create a line from the outer third of the lower lash line and connect it to the above line. Cat-eye. This look is a throwback to the 1970’s and is perfect for the "big hair" look. Apply a thick line of cream eyeliner along the upper lash line, extending outwards towards the corner. Using short strokes, draw the line from the inner part of the lower lash line, to connect it to the top line. Make the bottom line thicker, for added affect. You don’t have to thicken the bottom line to create this look. Both lines can be the same width. Double winged tip. This is an edgier look and can be achieved by creating an additional wing after creating the first one. Start by drawing the winged tip on the upper lash line. Create the same line on the lower lash line, under the eye. For a double wing, start at the outer part of the eye, parallel to the first wing tip and draw it back to the first line. This line will be above the first line. If you apply the line beneath the original line, it will make the eyes look drooped. You want to lift the eyes and therefore the second line should be above the first. Then, line the lower lash line again, but only go from the outer section to the middle of the eye. Connect the endpoints, to create a triangle shape and fill it in.