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Eye Makeup Brushes: Which Ones to Use and When

If you think that any eye makeup brush can be used for any purpose, then this article just might surprise you. This is because there are different kinds of eye makeup brushes that serve different kinds of purposes as well. And if you are planning to master the art of applying eye makeup, then getting to know the different kinds of eye makeup brushes is a definite must. You do not have to know them inside and out, you know. You just need to have a sense of familiarity for the different kinds and the purpose they serve. The eyes of a person, they say, are the windows to that person’s soul. This may be just a cliche to a lot of people, but it actually holds a ring of truth to it. In fact, a lot of people believe that you get to know a lot about a certain person by looking at his or her eyes. Thus, it would be better to know how to accentuate the look of one’s eyes, so as to give off a better public and self image to the people around you. And being familiar with the different kinds of eye makeup brushes can do this. First off is the eye shadow brush. Of the different eye makeup brushes, the eye shadow brush is actually short and flat. These qualities make using the brush in applying eye shadow easy. There are also various shapes when it comes to the bristles of these eye makeup brushes. The different bristle shapes will produce all sorts of looks, so any professional makeup artist...

Applying liquid eyeliner

One stunning effect that can be achieved easily and a favorite of such well-known actresses from Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe to Gwyneth Paltrow, is rimming the eyes with either a white or beige eye pencil. This has the effect of enlarging the white of the eye to create a seductive, alluring look. To apply the eye pencil, pull your lid away from the eye very gently using one or two fingers and draw a line along the inner eye rims. Do the same with both the upper and lower lids. To make a sharpened pencil softer and easier to apply, you can draw a few lines first on the back of your hand. This will soften the tip and get the color flowing. Kohl can be applied in the same way with sensational effect. The use of kohl goes back to ancient Egyptian times and is characteristic of eye makeup in the Middle and Far East. Apply your kohl pencil as described above to both the upper and lower rims, from corner to corner. Then, using either a sponge-tipped applicator, eyeshadow brush, or even your fingertip, blend the color by smudging it to create a smoky effect. Once you are satisfied with the appearance, you will need to set it by using a light application of loose powder. For an even stronger, more intense effect, apply your preferred color around the eyes in either cream, liquid or powder form. If you want to use liquid eyeliner, once you’ve mastered the technique of applying...