A glamour eye look can be done in many different ways. Adding glamour to your look can also mean using bright colors or it could be as simple as adding sparkly powder to what you have already, to using color on your eyebrows. How you want your glamour look depends on what your personal preferences are and perhaps where you are going.
Here are some pointers about creating a glamour eye look…
Where you place your dark and light eye colors depends on how you want to shape your eyes. Let’s take this picture above for instance. You can create this look with three colors: dark, medium, and light. Notice that the dark colors are in the wedge (a sideways V shape) areas on the upper eyelid near each corner of the eye. A medium color is used to shape the center of the eyelid and there’s a little of the dark color above the crease line towards the inside corner of the eye. The light color is used in the highlight and browbone areas.
The only thing missing is eyeliner – and for a glamour look I suggest using black or dark brown to really bring your eyes out. You can do this look with any dark, medium, and light colors… and don’t forget to blend!
The above look is very similar to the look I described above but with some added features. The dark color, which is a gray color in the photo, is used in the wedge areas of the eyes but notice that the dark color is also used in the crease and browbone areas, and in the inside corner of the eye. The wedge is also extended beyond the upper eyelid area in a cat or bird like upswing. Again, this provides more shape and definition to your eye look.
Another addition is the use of a white eyeliner on the lower lash line with a black (or dark grey) eyeliner underneath it. Under the eyeliner we can see the use of a light, sparkly color from the inside corner of the eye to about ¼ towards the center of the eye (lower lid area) and a dark color from about center to the side corner of the eye.
Another option all together is to use all three colors on your upper eyelid area: light, medium, and dark. Use the light color from the inside corner of the eye to about 1/3 of the way towards the side corner; use the medium color in the center area and the dark color in the latter 1/3. The light bronze color is also used on the highlight area and the medium color on the browline. Lastly, a black eyeliner is used on the upper and lower eyelash areas to ‘pop out’ or further define the eyes.
The picture above serves as a guide to show you how you can use five eye colors to create a glamour look. (The eye colors: white, light gray, dark gray, medium gray, off-white.) The white eye color is placed in the highlight area and dips down to the inside corner of the eye. On the browbone area and above the crease a medium gray color is used. Three colors are placed on the eyelid with (starting from the inside corner) an off-white color covering 1/3 of the lid, white covering the mid-center of the lid, and light gray covering the last third of the eyelid. A dark gray color in the crease is used as an accent which goes from the mid-center to the outer corner areas. On the bottom lid white and grey are used to cover each half and to top it off use a dark eyeliner such as black or dark gray.
Don’t forget to blend the colors. In the example above you can use either the white or off-white eye color to blend your eye colors.
The above picture is one of my favorite eye looks. It uses the colors of the peacock: green, blue, and orange. To achieve this look, place the light green metallic color on the lid of the eye and as on the lower eyelash line. A dark green color is used to color the eyebrows. Use the blue color for the wedge and part of the crease of the eye (the wedge is extended beyond the eyelid area). Outline the blue wedge with the orange eye color (extend the color to the inside corner of the eye) and use a white eye color in the highlight area.
Always remember to top your glamour looks off with eyeliner and mascara. And lastly, blend, blend, blend!
What is your favorite glamour look for your eyes? Post your comment below.
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