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Saved 9/15/08 to Beauty Product Junkies

Simple look to create a more round eye shape

I naturally have a more round eye shape, but not everyone had this and I thought maybe you'd like yours to look more round, so here is how you do this with this eye look:

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Products in this picture
- Neutrogena PureGlow, Daily heat activating peeling (loosely translated)
- Neutrogena PureGlow, eyecream
- Neutrogena PureGlow, moisturiser with a light tanning effect and SPF
- Sephora Lips "Very sexy" nourishing lip balm SPF 15

Sunday is usually my big skincare day, but I was too busy today so I used the heat activating peel to get rid of all the dead skin cells and moisturised with the light tanning effect moisturiser and eye cream. I also used a manual toothbrush to take scrub my lips and used nourishing lip balm to moisturise my lips.

The products I used for this look are (in order of application):
- Sephora Brand, "Tricks of the Trade" Immediate Wrinkle Filler
- Smashbox, Hybrid 2 in 1 Luminizing Primer (Photo Finish and Artificial Light)
- Smashbox, High Definition Healthy FX Foundation in Light L3
- Smashbox, Travel Foundation Brush
- Smashbox, Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
- Smashbox, Camera Ready Concealer in 3.0
- Smashbox, Concealer Brush no. 4
- Make Up For Ever, Super Matte Loose Powder in no. 12
- Sephora Professionnel, Mineral Powder Brush no. 45
- Yves Saint Laurent, Touche Eclat (no. 2)
- Urban Decay, Wallpaper Shadow Box using the colour Midnight Cowboy (pink champagne w/ lots of silver glitter [An Urban Decay best-seller] Item # 34700)
- Smashbox, Crease brush no. 10
- Urban Decay palette, using the colour Grifter (sheer lavender w/ lots of silver microglitter Item # 36340)
- Smashbox, Angle Brow Brush no. 12
- Urban Decay, Smoke Out Eye Pencil in Smoke Out (charcoal black Item # 44330)
- Smashbox, JetSet eyeliner in Midnight Black
- Smashbox, Arced Liner Brush no 21
- Sephora, Eyelash curler
- Dior, Diorshow in black (waterproof)
- Smashbox, Lip Enhancing Gloss (Full Color) in Bare

To make the small lines under my eyes disappear I used Immediate Wrinkle Filler under my eyes. I gave my entire face (except my eyelids) a base using Hybrid 2 in 1 Luminizing Primer, the amount you use really is important here, if you use to much your skin will feel silky, but makeup will slide around, if you use to little you could get a patchy foundation application. I use the a pea size amount for my entire face... I rub it between my middle and ring finger (to blend the two colours) and then 1 finger on my forehead, dab 1 on my left cheek and 1 on my right cheek and 1/2 on my nose and 1/2 on my chin and then blend it over my face. So with this product a little does go a long way.
I still use my travel foundation brush to apply High Definition Healthy FX Foundation. This brush gives me precision in products placement. I do always clean my brushes that I used wet or for creams foundations etc. after every use. I don't want to apply old dried foundation that was still in the brush the next day, also brushes are a bacteria carnival. If you don't clean them you'll get breakouts. The brushes I use dry for shadows and powders I shampoo once a week and between uses during the week I use a towel to take off the colour that still might be in it.
I used the Photo Op Under Eye Brightener at this point because I want the brightening to be effective and using it under foundation and concealer makes that brightening disappear a little. I did use it under the concealer today because I wanted to use a highlighter over the concealer to brighten under my eyes and make me look really young and awake (round eyes tend to make you look younger because children have big (round) eyes).
I used the Camera Ready Concealer with the Concealer Brush to make sure I didn't look too made up but covered the circles perfectly.
Now here is something I do, it's not how you're supposed to do it, but this works for me. I use powder at this point to set the foundation and concealer. I use a Mineral Powder Brush because I want to buff in the powder and kill any shine that I could. Don't push too hard when buffing or you will ruin your foundation underneath.
Now with this I don't follow the rules, I used Touche Eclat after the powder. I do this because now the highlighting is more bright. If you want it more subtle, use it under the powder. Another thing you have to do differently if you use it over the powder is to no apply it using the brush but, brush some on your finger and then pat it in. I used the same placement that I advise for women wearing glasses, a triangle under the eyes. For this look I also used the Touche Eclat as a highlighter on my brow bone.
At this point I used a little Vaseline in my eyebrows to make sure they wouldn't move during the day. I know there are waxes for this, but I like using Vaseline.

To create a different eye shape you either can do very extreme that people know you're doing it, or go very subtle that makes the change less obvious, but also more natural. Remember the 60's model Twiggy? She had her bottom lashes drawn on her skin and had a dark crease to create more deep set eyes.
Example Twiggy:


So on this look I decided to keep the shaping subtle. I used Midnight Cowboy using the Crease brush as a wash all over my eyes. I tend to use a Crease Brush for this because if you use it lightly it really can give your eyeshadow a soft application and this is what I was after. The only dumb thing I did, which I'll tell you now so you don't make this mistake, was use the Vaseline in my eyebrows already, soooo some of the glitter from the Midnight cowboy went on my eyebrow and it was torture to get it off. When I took the picture I saw that there was still some left if you're that close, but no one is that close in real life, so I thought I'd leave it.
The other Urban Decay colour I used was Grifter with the Angle Brow Brush. Now I didn't use this on my eyebrows, I used this angled brush to place it on the inner half of my lower lash line (as a wash of colour again, just to highlight). I used the brow brush because it's a little stiffer and therefor places the colour better where you need it.
I used a little of the Smoke Out Eye Pencil on my top lash line and blended with the blending tip on the other side of the pencil to make my lashes look a little thicker. I also used it on the bottom lash line, on the outer half only building the line thicker as you get to the outer corner of the eye.
I used JetSet Midnight Black with the Arced Liner Brush on my top waterline again. This really does create a thicker lash line and I love that. Also if you try not to blink just after placing it, you can have a line only on the top waterline and it won't smudge on the bottom waterline.
Round eyes are perfected with very high lashes. If you want a more catlike eye you skip the curling, if you want round eyes you curl. When applying the mascara make sure you wiggle your mascara wand and brush the lashes up even more. I used the Diorshow in black in waterproof for this because waterproof mascara tends to hold the curl a lot longer, also it keeps raining here so waterproof is good.

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On my lips I used Lip Enhancing Gloss (Full Color) in Bare, which is a natural glimmer on your lips.

I hope you guys liked this look, it's simple but effective. It's not the way people say you should create round eyes, but I find it's a natural and easy way to create the look anyway.

AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years 32 weeks
Twiggy!? :rotfl: I so remember her heydays.
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 7 years 36 weeks
Great job !!!
CCee CCee 7 years 36 weeks
Uma8 Uma8 7 years 36 weeks
Thanks CC :hug:
CCee CCee 7 years 36 weeks
Hihi *blushes* Thank you!! I love your new avatar picture :D
Uma8 Uma8 7 years 36 weeks
I should have said: I like how the eyes look like with this make-up. But your eyes are beautiful without make-up :wink:
Uma8 Uma8 7 years 36 weeks
CCee CCee 7 years 36 weeks
The eyes or the make-up? :P
Uma8 Uma8 7 years 36 weeks
I like those eyes very much!
CCee CCee 7 years 36 weeks
Thanks everyone! I really like that it's neutral-ish, but still very polished and cute. A trick for the waterline practise (because it seriously tickes and the first couple of times I teared up as well, is practice a couple of times before adding colour with a wet brush because you get used to the feeling and after a while you don't tear up anymore.
areidz areidz 7 years 36 weeks
Thanks! I could really use this technique sometimes :)
kahribar kahribar 7 years 36 weeks
Gosh, I just love the way your eye is lined, that has to be one of my fav looks!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 7 years 36 weeks
CCee - how did you know I LOVE Twiggy????? This is so lovely! You do such a great job! :-)
QueenMargot QueenMargot 7 years 36 weeks
Great job!!
Uma8 Uma8 7 years 36 weeks
I'll show this post to my teenage daughter, it's perfect for her eyes.
Bisque Bisque 7 years 36 weeks
This would be perfect for my eye type although I still have trouble putting anything on my waterline without immediately tearing up. This post is inspiring me to practice more. :D
Iveenia Iveenia 7 years 36 weeks
Truly - right! Amazing! thank you Cee!
scully22 scully22 7 years 36 weeks
Another fab post Ccee! Thanks for sharing!