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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!