I’ve been studying the best placement for eyeshadow and liner to open up the eyes. The way I once applied darker eyeshadow in a C shape is no longer working for me. As the skin around the eyes softens, that application brings too much attention to downturned corners.
I am wearing my Friday date night makeup. My skincare is always Beautycounter‘s Countertime here. It is much more of a priority for me than any makeup. I use it every morning and night. I’m not wearing foundation, but I am wearing bronzer in Surf here. I’ve drawn on the image below to show the placement of bronzer on my face. Blending is the key to looking natural.
Note the placement over the eye on the brow bone. I used the bronzer to blend and fade the edge of the eye shadow. The gray eyeshadow is Storm, a soft semi-matte color, and at the inside corners is Chamis, a yellowish matte color to bring up the dark circles that form there as we age. Both shadows are by Merle Norman. Once again, careful blending is the key! I avoid eyeshadow above the crease, on the brow bone, and I never use any shadows that shimmer.
I used the black Color Outline Eye Pencil here on the top lash line only. I smudged it into the lashes so that it is on the waterline and above the lashes. The liner’s placement is from the pupil outward, stopping before you get to the downturn at the outer corner. I used a dark gray shadow to blend the pencil line above the lashes and soften it. My black mascara is here. The lip color is Girls’ Night – Classic Red here. I always blot lipstick to be more of a light stain than a color sitting on the surface. That helps it stay where I put it, and it looks softer.
The ends of my brows and the arch line up with the (not so straight) lines I drew above. I fill in my brows with a color that blends well with my hair and follow the natural shape. My brow color is Gray in the sculpting pencil by Merle Norman.
The rest of my date night look includes a Clara Sunwoo modern twin set in navy. The cardigan is here, and the extender tank is here. The pants are here. The French Kande necklace is here.
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