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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Smudge and Blend Please

Recently I saw some pictures of three very pretty ladies. One probably in her 40s, one in her 50s and the last one in her 60s.

They all had one thing in common.....

The way they applied their eyeliner. 

As pretty as the girl is in the above image using such a harsh color on both the top and bottom of the eye is just too harsh. 

I know that all three of the ladies I mentioned were trying to make there eyes look bigger, but the reality is, it just makes the eyes look smaller.

That began my search...

I searched the web to find a make-up artist that does a beautiful application of make-up with easy how to videos. 

Lisa Eldridge does a lovely job on her clients, and I found her advice to be sound, and easy to follow. She has a group of videos on YouTube that I really enjoyed watching.

When you watch her videos you will see that you don’t have to use harsh blacks to line the eyes, but rather softer shades like charcoals, soft browns, and even sometimes a darker eye shadow can be used.

Remember line the upper lashes to where the eyelashes begin and end as close to the lash line as possible. The lower eyelashes should be lined the last third of the eye on the outer corner. Once you line the eye...

 Smudge, Smudge, Smudge!!!

There is nothing more aging then doing your make-up like you did in your 20s or 30s. 

Just as in design there are certain looks that just look dated, and will date you, and I know we don’t want to be dated.

As we age our skins needs change, and so does the look we now need to wear. So ladies really take a look in the mirror, and be honest, do you need to eliminate that harsh eyeliner that is rimming your entire eye?

One thing I have noticed is my color and definition in my face has changed so I need a brighter pop of color on my cheeks without looking to garish and also on my lips. As time marches on we need to keep marching along with it, and not lag behind in the parade.

I will admit I have always gone for a more natural look, in fact I have my whole life, but I find it to be classic, and it works for me.

We all have a look that we will gravitate towards, but don't get stuck in a rut. Every new season go to the department store and have your make-up done by one of the make-up lines you enjoy wearing and see what is new.

I prefer Bobbi Brown colors so she is my Go-To when it comes to freshening up my look.

So remember softer colors on those eyes and smudge so not to have a harsh line.

Be sure to take time to watch the videos I have posted, I found them very helpful and easy to follow.

Another good article to read......HERE!


Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Fun post Kathysue and I learned a LOT!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links Kathy. I have worn Clinique for over thirty years. When I began, at 40, those cheekbones and eyes of the 80's were the thing!:-) I'm still using Clinique but in a different way.

When eldest daughter was to be married, I went to the Clinique counter and had someone go through the steps and make suggestions. I had already begun to lighten my look, but she made two suggestions I would have never thought of. Blonde for the brows and moss green for eye liner. Works wonderfully with my white hair and fairer (these days)skin. I would not have thought of those colors on my own.
One of my readers contacted me about my brows not long ago. She needed info about my colors and technique. That was one of the most rewarding comments I have received because it made me feel I was doing okay, cosmetically, for a gma of 70.

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Victoria said...

Thanks for introducing me to Lisa and her very detailed and informative videos. I am posting this comment on Monday because I spent a good deal of Sunday watching said videos and taking notes on items to purchase for my particular needs. There is much more to see, so today will probably be more of the same.

You have become my go-to person for good makeup and skincare advise, Kathysue. XOXO.

Karena said...

Kathysue, thank you so much I love these tutorials!! The eyes have it!

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designchic said...

Wow - love the video Kathysue - so much great info and love learning about new products!!

Barbara said...

Thanks for posting this Kathy Sue. For those of us over 60, we need all the help we can get; we seem to get overlooked these days in favour of younger faces.