They say the eyes are the windows to the soul and for some, their eyes are considered their best feature. In many Muslim countries, the eyes are typically the only part of a woman’s body that is visible. And so, many Muslim women tend to emphasize and enhance their eyes with the use of eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara.
When it comes to makeup, not everyone is adept at such a skill. And so, the art of applying makeup flawlessly, especially eyeshadow, may not be for everyone. However, even if you are a novice makeup artist or an absolute beginner, there are lots of other simple makeup applications you can use to beautify your eyes. Amazingly enough, simply adding eyeliner and/or mascara to your eyes can enhance your look dramatically.
Eyeliner is pretty basic and doesn’t change much from brand to brand. However, when it comes to mascara, there are a few different options to choose from. There are mascaras that specialize in doing various things. Some claim to thicken the lashes, while others claim to elongate them. Regardless of whichever one you choose; most women have the same issue with mascara and that is clumping. In order to avoid a clumpy caked on mess, proper technique when applying mascara is important.
When applying mascara, for best results, you should apply in thin coats so that you can build up the product by layering it on. Your technique when applying is just as important as the product itself. You want to start at the base of the lash and using a side to side motion, slowly work your way up. This allows for the lashes to remain separate and also distributes the mascara evenly.
Eye makeup has always been a huge draw when it comes to makeup, as proven by depictions of ancient Egyptians. And in the Fashion industry, especially during the ’80s, lots of heavy eye makeup has been used for magazine shoots and even runway shows. Makeup has come a long way since then. So much so, that YouTube is saturated with makeup tutorials that can help even the most unversed novice recreate expert level looks.
If you are not even sure where to start, as far as what makeup to purchase, there are plenty of sites that offer more insight into different products. Rank & Style publishes Top 10 lists in a variety of beauty categories which they compile from various outside sources and are based on popular opinion. However, if you’d like to get more information on a particular item, such as an in-depth review, there are plenty of them available on YouTube.
Whether you’re just trying to enhance your look or wanting to become a makeup artist, proper technique is as, if not more, important than the product. A $50 tube of mascara will clump the same as a $5 one if it is not applied correctly. In most things, less is more. And when it comes to makeup, this statement couldn’t be any closer to the truth.