Hi - I have always just used black or dark brown eyeliner around my eyes, as I don't know what else to do. Can you please give me some tips on makeup for my dark brown Asian eyes?
Hi Brown Eyes
Beauty Doc tip:
Using eyeliner alone adds definition; while the most up to date look is one sheer shimmery eyeshadow (used all over) in combination with a softly smudged liner for a more sophisticated look.
There are various methods of using eyeliner. *Pencils are the most versatile eye defining tool, as you can start softly, blending each layer back if it starts to become too heavy looking. Pencil can be smudged softly, or add depth under an eyeshadow for a muted look, or used alone for strongly defined eyes.
*Liquid eyeliner is much more dramatic, and can be applied over top of your eye pencil for added intensity, or used under eyeshadow to enhance your eye shape. Both of these techniques ensure long wearing eye liner.
*For the most natural way to line your eyes, use a small, firm brush and apply eyeshadow as your eyeliner.
Graduating your eye makeup from at your lash line to your brow will give your eyes more depth - use the darkest shade along your lash line, and merge into lighter shades nearer your brow.
Contouring and shading can create the illusion of different eye shapes. By using dark (to minimise) and light (to make larger) you can play with altering the length and size of your eyes.
Dark brown eyes are very versatile when it comes to colour accents - compliment your brown eyes with pale pinks, or accent the brown with golds and deep rusts.
I would definitely recommend you have a play with coloured eyeliners - Asian eyes look stunning lined in shades of plum, aubergine, raisin or charcoal. Or look for some of the new shades of black and brown that are available, like tar black with a subtle gold shimmer or glint of deep green sparkle - I just love M.A.C's "tarnish" kohl, which is a combo of black, gold and green!!
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*Curl your lashes, apply 2 - 3 coats of black, dark grey (charcoal) or dark brown mascara, and add a few individual false lashes on the outer corner of your eye to make your eyes look bigger!