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Eye makeup for dark brown eyes?

Jenny Wren is off-line
07 September 2011 15:42
JennyWren
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JennyWren
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Dorset
Shaftesbury

Hi!

I have really dark brown eyes, very thick eyelashes and quite heavy eyebrows (if I'm not careful they grow to caterpillar proportions). My eyes are also of the deepset variety so blues and purples tend to make me look bruised.

As a general rule I stick to bronzes, coppers and browns for shadow and black for eyeliner/mascara. I want to create a new look, one that will make my eyes stand out, but in a new way. Can anyone recommend any colours for me to try?
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Jesfish is off-line
07 September 2011 15:57
jes
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jes
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Suffolk
Lowestoft

A soft pink/taupe on your eyelids then use a medium brown to shade the sockets and lower lashes.


Jenny Wren is off-line
07 September 2011 16:02
JennyWren
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JennyWren
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Dorset
Shaftesbury

Oooh, I like the sound of that! Thank you!

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Fisherface is off-line
07 September 2011 16:15
Fisherface
Make-up Artist
Fisherface
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United Kingdom
Suffolk
Lowestoft

Also... try not to use too much dark eye shadow or liner near the inner on your eyes (near your nose) as this doesn't really suit your eye shape.  You may want to use a pencil or powder to draw your eyebrows in a little bit more, but make sure you don't overdo it!


kelly_odell is off-line
07 September 2011 16:19
kelly_odell
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Leicestershire
leicester

gold inner corner and green outer edge with dark brown in the crease .. use white waterline pencil and eyelash curlers


Jenny Wren is off-line
07 September 2011 16:26
JennyWren
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JennyWren
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Dorset
Shaftesbury

Hmmm, I do see what you mean about the very dark liner at the inner corners, it does make my eyes look quite small. I shall remember that!

Is the waterline the bit on the inside of your lower lashes?

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Jenny Wren is off-line
07 September 2011 16:29
JennyWren
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JennyWren
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Dorset
Shaftesbury

Also, what's the professional opinion on Barry M eye powders? I have a couple, but was quite disappointed with them.
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Fisherface is off-line
07 September 2011 16:30
Fisherface
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Fisherface
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Suffolk
Lowestoft

Quote from JennyWren
Also, what's the professional opinion on Barry M eye powders? I have a couple, but was quite disappointed with them.



You mean the loose powders?  I don't like them... too messy for me.


Jenny Wren is off-line
07 September 2011 16:34
JennyWren
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JennyWren
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Dorset
Shaftesbury

Yup, the loose ones. Thats why I wasn't too keen, I just ended up looking like a sparkly smudgy mess!
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Fisherface is off-line
07 September 2011 16:36
Fisherface
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Fisherface
Location
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Suffolk
Lowestoft

Sometimes too much sparkle can look odd in images.  Glitter can come out as white or black dots.  :-(



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