Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Unlike you, I'm relatively new to makeup and beauty products. It's taken me time to advance from clownish to "not embarrassing." But I'm still a far way from good.
I've hit a plateau and can't seem to move past it. I need help understanding how to apply makeup. I have problems figuring out what to do with my eyes.
Most gals line their eyes to add attractive definition. And they enhance their lashes (e.g., with mascara) to draw further attention to innate femininity.
When I was young, I had beautifully long and lush eyelashes. But as old women will tell you, age takes its toll on that. Mine are reduced to sparse short ones now. Even worse, you can barely see them because of a peculiar feature of my face -- due to genetics, my eyelids overhang and cover up the tops of my eyes. (My mom looked the same.) My long eyelashes used to poke out but now they're almost completely concealed by the lids.
The eyelids also completely obscure the top of my eyeline, so putting liner there disappears from view. The only place I can put visible eyeliner is on the bottom. Without any definition above it, that looks odd.
A while back, I asked a friend to try to help me. She used liner and false eyelashes. The result (shown above) is better than what I achieve on my own, but it was a lot of work. I will move in this direction -- with good and bad results -- until I find a suitable way for painting my face.