Eye Makeup

Monday, May 24, 2010

I love dramatic eyes.

This picture was from a while ago - a Halloween party, but I love the way Ashley Greene's eyes are made up here.

Unfortunately, it is not as easily achieved with Asian eyes.

For one, the dark lashline can almost never be achieved without false eyelashes. Another setback is that a lot of shadows wash out really easily on Asian skin.

But if you're willing to make a little effort, there are a few products that can help achieve beautiful smoky eyes.

Olivia Palermo recently shared in an interview that she uses Revlon's Fantasy Lengths eyelashes. They have adhesive stickers so you don't have to work the eyelash glue (always a nightmare), and they come in a few different styles to suit any look from the simple to the more dramatic.

If you'd like to try the different styles - this eBay listing is selling 4 different pairs for AUD 12.15

If you're looking to try just the one style - this eBay seller has almost all the different styles, but note that Revlon has a glue-on version of these eyelashes, so be careful to note which one you purchase!

As for the eyeshadows, buy the ones that are rich in pigments, because that's the only way you won't have them fade out on your skin.

Some good brands you may want to try out are Chanel's eyeshadow quads, Christian Dior's 5-colour palettes, and for a cheaper brand - Revlon's Colorstay Eyeshadow.

If you're looking for some good inspiration or tutorials, check out my Smoky Eye looks here.

Happy experimenting :)

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