Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Highlight & Brighten

How to Highlight and Brighten Eyes

A fresh, well rested, just back from a day at the spa look can be achieved with a few tricks and the right products.

The key is highlighting and brightening!


Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit, $33
 Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste, $26
Three Custom Light Clarifier Pencil, $16.50
Sephora MAKE UP FOR EVER Eyeshadow in White Shimmer 7, $20
MAC Eye Shadow in White Frost, $15
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Incognito, $59
NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Exotic Dance, $12.95
 Smashbox's Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener, $22


1. Use a yellow based concealer to cover and cancel out any under eye darkness.
which she actually calls her secret to the universe.
The concealers are all yellow based and are formulated with brightening
while concealing at the same time.
Benefit Cosmetics has a concealer called Erase Paste.  
This is a very thick, heavy duty concealer that contains yellow undertones, 
but brightening properties that instantly brighten up the entire area. 
I find it best to apply concealer with a concealer brush.

2. Line the inner rim of the eye with a flesh toned eyeliner shade.
Three Custom Color Specialists has a great eyeliner that I just had to share, 
Why even look elsewhere for a similar one when this creamy pencil does it all!
The flesh color will make your eyes POP!
It is super easy to apply to the rips of your eyes and will last all day.
One pencil last almost all year and it's price is just right!

3. Use a soft shimmery white eye shadow on the inner corner of the eyes and on the upper part of the brown bone to open up the eye area.
is the perfect white shadow with just enough shimmer to get the job done;
found at Sephora.
Another product that I liked equally is MAC Eye Shadow in White Frost.
It reflects the perfect amount of shimmer while not looking too frosty,
so forget that frost is even in the name.

4. Use a palette of lighter eyeshadows.
When aiming for a neutral yet soft shaded eye,
This has five very soft, subtly shaded neutrals that instantly soften and waken up any look,
especially when you use with any of the tricks I have listed so far.
 NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Exotic Dance has a beautiful bright white and gold
shadow that instantly wakes up the looks of the eyes while keeping
them soft and simple.

5. Use a specially formulated highlighter, highlighting the inner rims of the eyes and brow bone.
highlights and brightens eyes in one quick step.  The highlight gives the inner corners
of eyes and brow bone a luminous glow,
while the brightener side delivers radiant definition when used to line the 
lower inner rims of eyes.

See you next time,

Hope Jennings

Happy Shopping!

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