If you have been a good girl and been reading my blog, you will already have some of the secrets we all want. The secrets behind the flawless, youthful movie star look! Now, there’s actually quite a few more to share with you, but today it’s all about the eyes.
Why do actresses always have eyes that draw you in to their clear, bright depths? With smooth surrounding skin, lashes for miles and expression that just makes you love them? Well, part of it is talent and expression, but the other part is damn good make-up artists who have a few tricks and tips to make sure the femme fatale is always gorgeous! No red, puffy eyes, disappearing eyelashes or crow’s feet to be seen.
Get ready for your close up!
And if you are not likely to be appearing on the silver screen soon, and only really want to go for an absolutely fabulous selfie, there is no reason why you should not be privy to exactly the same secrets!
Curl those babies!
So, let’s start with lashes! Make-up artists swear by a little contraption that has been around for decades – a lash curler! Before applying mascara, give your lashes a curl to open out and widen the eyes. The trick is to look straight ahead and try to place the lash curler as close to the root of your top eyelashes as possible. Then, do a gentle test squeeze to make sure you don’t have any skin caught in the curler (ouch). Once placed correctly, squeeze your thumb and fingers together so they touch. While squeezing, gently lift your wrist up and then back down before loosening your grip. Done! It’s not as hard as it looks! The Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler featuring enhanced design and upgraded features for ultimate precision that delivers the perfect curl.
Keep it classy
When it comes to the camera, classic is best. Skip the pearly or bright eyeshadow and go for eyeliner instead. Go for a soft, smoky charcoal for a look that never dates and suits everyone. I love the Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner – a unique gel-based pencil that delivers richly pigmented color and precision lining with sweat and humidity-resistant 12-hour wear. It has a twist-up design lets you apply on the go, while a built-in sharpener ensures the most precise application every time.
For a bright-eyes look, a peachy/nude eye pencil is the trick, especially if you have had a late night at the cast party (wink). Apply to the inside of the lash line to help hide the appearance of fatigue and redness, so you always look camera-ready.
A little Yves St Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch is also a wonder worker when dabbed gently underneath the eyes – a bit of concealer and light reflecting pigment hides a multitude of sins! A take-anywhere pen-brush for adding a touch of light or banishing shadows and signs of fatigue from the eye area, the hollow of the chin, the contour of the lips and the sides of the nose makes it a multi-tasker too.
It’s a fact that great eyebrows define and enhance your features. A brow pencil is designed to be used with every brow shape, from thin to wider. Hold it horizontally with upward strokes for a softer look, then use the tip on the thinner end to define the tails.
Now bat those gorgeous peepers, you are irresistible!