Saturday, 20 April 2013

How to Create an Eyelid Crease

Painted eyelids are a popular part of modern makeup styles. A favorite method of makeup application is to highlight the natural crease in the eyelid with color. If you have a monolid or a shallow eye you may feel you can't achieve this look. However, with a special makeup technique you can paint on temporary depth for your eyes. Try new eye makeup styles by learning how to get the crease needed to stack or blend colors on the lid. Does this Spark an idea?

Pat on a light shade of eyeshadow on the lower lid just above the lash line. Start at the inner corner of the eye and work outwards. Paint the entire lower lid.

Lift the eyebrow slightly with one finger then pat on the highlighter under the brow. Extend the color from the inner corner under the hair to the outer edge.

Tap a small-bristled brush with a medium eyeshadow color like taupe. Look in the mirror with your eye open and push the brush in the outer edge of the eye crease. Don't poke yourself, just force the powder into the crease. Do this for both sides. This mark will be your guide.

Close your eye and draw an arc using the medium-toned shadow on the lid from the outside inward.

Pick up a little more medium color on the tip of a short bristled eyeshadow brush. Sweep it on under your eye as eyeliner. This will keep the eye looking soft and three dimensional.


- Apply clear eyelid tape to your eyes for a temporary crease.