Daz­zling Eyes

No. 1 Magazine - - BEAUTY -

A PER­FECT CAT EYE

Use a spoon or the edge of a credit card to help you get a pre­cise cat eye flick with liner by trac­ing around the edge of it.

THE FLAME TRICK

If you’ve run out of gel eye­liner but feel your kohl pen­cil isn’t bold enough, hold the tip un­der the flame of a lighter for a sec­ond be­fore us­ing it, this will give you a much more pig­mented look.

TRY BLUE LINER

Navy or bold blue eye­liner will make the whites of your eyes look even whiter.

MOISTEN MAS­CARA

When you get to that an­noy­ing stage where your mas­cara is dry­ing out, pop in a few eye drops to moisten it up again.

JUST PRESS IT ON

Don’t ‘sweep’ on your eye­shadow, press it on with your brush, this will give you a stronger colour pay off and make it last longer.

CURL THEM TWICE

When us­ing your eye­lash curler, hold it for five sec­onds clamped at the very root of your lashes, and then move up to the mid­way the length of your lashes and hold again for five sec­onds. This will give you lift and curl.

WAIT AND THEN FLAKE

When you ac­ci­den­tally end up with a mas­cara smudge on your nose or un­der your eyes just af­ter ap­ply­ing, don’t try to re­move it right away as you’ll be left with a big black streak. In­stead, wait un­til you’re just about to leave the house and then it’ll be dry enough to flake it off with no streaks.

SAVE THE BRUSH

If you’re on a bud­get and have had to buy a cheap mas­cara, use the old brush from your favourite ex­pen­sive mas­cara. Of­ten it’s the brush, not the for­mula, that makes all the dif­fer­ence.

AN EASY EYE LIFT

Use high­lighter un­der and over the eye­brows to in­stantly lift the whole eye area.

THICKEN YOUR LASHES

To get thicker look­ing lashes, dip an old mas­cara wand into some loose face pow­der and brush it all over your lashes, then add two coats of mas­cara on top.

NAT­U­RAL REMOVER

If you’re look­ing for a gen­tle and nat­u­ral al­ter­na­tive to eye make-up remover, try a lit­tle swipe of co­conut oil.

EYE­LINER CHEAT

If you’re in a real hurry, ap­ply some black pen­cil eye­liner along the top of the in­ner part of your eye­lash curler. That way, when you curl your lashes, you’ll also be do­ing your eye­liner at the same time. This may take a few times prac­tis­ing to get it right, but when you do, it’ll make get­ting ready so much quicker!

LASH GLUE TIP

Use a Kirby grip to ap­ply glue to a false eye­lash – you’ll have more pre­ci­sion and avoid get­ting it all over the ac­tual lashes!

If you find get­ting your eye­liner straight too tricky, try draw­ing dots along your lash­line first and then just join­ing them up.

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