How To Wear High Pigment Eyes

One of the huge trends both for Fall 2010, and also showing up in Spring/Summer 2011is the high pigment, intense eye.

Chanel Spring/Summer 2011

This look can be completely arresting, and when worn correctly it can be quite spectacular, but there are a few tricks to getting this eye just right.

*Start by making sure your skin is well nourished and hydrated. The cooler weather can really strip the skin of its moisture, and this look is dependent upon a great complexion.

* Use a good eye cream, and pay extra attention to the area under the eye, next to the nose.

* Conceal well under the eye, paying attention to color correcting out the blue/gray. Use a concealer with a good pink undertone to cancel out unwanted dark rings.

* Pay extra attention to applying a good, luminous, full cover foundation. A high pigment eye needs to be paired with a flawless looking skin.

* Use a soft, barely there shade of blush. You need the dimension of a contoured cheek to break up the beige of the face, but only a whisper of pale color.

* Soften the brow. A full, power brow will dominate the face. Soften out the brow color and shape, so that the eye takes center stage.

* Use a synthetic brush to apply cream based shadow, then a hair eyeshadow brush
(see Corinna B Chisel Fluff brush) to swirl dark shadow from the lash line to the brow.

* Finish out your eye with multiple coats of mascara. This look requires big lashes!

* Keep lip color to a minimum. Look at shades of nude, or barely there glosses. Don’t let your lips compete with your eyes.

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