Heavy-lidded eyes can be very beautiful. Most women with heavy-lidded eyes worry that their eyes look tired and sleepy in spite of being wide awake and so make-up application can be a bit of a challenge. Not one you can’t overcome, however. And overcome easily! If applying make-up to heavy-lidded eyes is the bane of your existence, we’re going to tell you just how you can brighten up your eyes without weighing them down any further.
Step 1: Pluck your eyebrows.
Shabby eyebrows weigh down your eyes considerably, so it’s important for you to pick up a pair of tweezers and get plucking. Remove the strays and trim your eyebrows. This gives shape to your eyebrows, instantly brightening up your face. Then fill in your eyebrows with a brow pencil. Make sure to use a brow pencil the color of your eyebrows.
Step 2: Open up your eyes with mascara.
Mascara goes a long way in helping widen your eyes and make them appear brighter. Apply a few coats of your favorite mascara and watch how it instantly brightens your eyes.
Step 3: Choose the right kind of eyeliner for your eyes.
You can’t go wrong with classic black eyeliner, but there are certain colors that make your eye color stand out. For instance, bronze, caramel or gold eyeliners look great on green eyes. Deep browns and coppers work well with brown eyes. Use dark blue liner to accentuate blue eyes. One look that never fails- heavy-lids or not- is the classic cat-eye look. And it’s really simple as well- all you need to do is extend the eyeliner past the eye, sweeping it upward past the eyelid.
Step 4: Prepping the eye.
Before applying eye-shadow, you need to prepare your eyelids and create a smooth base for your make-up application. You can do this by first applying eye make-up primer to your eyes. Once it soaks into your skin, use an eye-shadow base to smoothen out the surface of your eyelids and prepare them for your make-up application.
Step 5: Applying eye-shadow
Choosing eye-shadow for heavy-lidded eyes can be tricky business. One thing to keep in mind is to remember to not apply eye-shadow below your eyes. Instead use a salmon colored concealer under your eyes to camouflage under-eye shadows. Use a light shade of eye-shadow to highlight the eyes. Shimmery ivories, taupe and delicate pearly shades are usually good options. Brush this shade using a small eye-shadow brush along the eyebrow bone. Dab just a little bit at the inner corner of your eyes, which helps open up your eyes.
Step 6: Use a mid-tone to dark shade of a brown shade for emphasis.
Once you’re done highlighting the brow bone, use a large blending brush and a slightly darker shade of eye-shadow and brush it over the entire eye socket. You’ll want to make sure to keep it light over the eye socket and darken it out towards the corners.
Remember to always lighter eye-shadows for when you’re ready to hit the town at night and heavy-lidded eyes will most definitely not be a problem!