Makeup Tricks That Really Open Things Up

While a hoodie is a cute name for a sweatshirt with an attached hood, a hooded eye or droopy eyelid carries another meaning altogether.

Makeup Tricks that really open things up

At Got Beauty in Sugar House, we asked one of their top makeup artists, Tori Plant, to demonstrate her cosmetic tricks to create the illusion of more open and youthful-looking eyes. She successfully accomplishes both in a natural, yet dramatic way by playing up the brows and sticking to warm and skin-toned neutrals for a contouring effect. As Tori suggests, “By applying the deepest shade to the outer corner and crease, it creates an illusion of depth that will really make those beautiful eyes of yours—pop.”

STEP 1:  Even the tone. Apply a soft skin-toned shadow from lash line to brow bone. This will serve as a blending shadow and will even out the tone of the lid.

STEP 2: Warm it up. Apply and blend a warm brown tone to the entire lid—from lash line to crease. Use a brush to smudge the remaining product on the outer 3/4ths of the lower lash line.

STEP 3: Contour. Apply and blend your darkest brown shadow to the eyelid crease and outer corner “V” of the lid.

STEP 4: Liner and Lashes. Apply a thin layer of black or dark brown liner from the inner first lash to the outside lash. Add mascara focusing upward and for a bolder look, add on a set of false strip lashes.

Makeup Tricks That Really Open Things Up

STEP 5: Don’t forget those brows. Line the entire lower brow line, then feather upward with the brow brush for a soft lift.

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Jen Hill
Jen Hill
Former Salt Lake Magazine Associate Editor Jen Hill is a SLC transplant from Bloomington, Ind. As a blogger and feature writer, Jen follows the pulse of the community with interests in urban agriculture, business, fitness & beauty and anything that allows her to get out of the office and into the mountains.

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