Pick Your Powder
Powder is an important part of your makeup, not only for a finishing touch but it also sets the foundation and prepares for a smooth application of powder eye shadow and powder blush. Without powder applied first, blush could look blotchy on the face. I apply extra loose powder under the eyes, that way, any eye shadow or mascara that falls during application can be brushed away after eye makeup is complete.
Your Concealed Weapon
Even if you do not wear any makeup, most of us use concealer at some point in our lives. Color should be a couple shades lighter than the skin tone and in the yellow-orange tones to counteract the blueness under the eyes. Apply in a light, tapping motion with the ring finger and smooth outward. Concealer is more opaque and longer lasting that foundation; I mix it with a little bit of moisturizing eye cream for a smoother application.
On Julianne, I played with the eye shadow colors to enhance the natural color of her eyes. Blue gets brighter with burgundy, mauves and purple colors. I applied a mauve-pink eye shadow as a base, a deep purple in the crease and the outer corner of the eye, blending upwards to lift the eye and a matte light beige under the eyebrow. I used liners to accentuate the eye shape. Liner can be used also to correct the shape of the eye, making it more elongated or to lift a droopy eye. Lines do not need to be precise, if you have difficulty drawing a line, use black or brown pencils that have a sponge tip and smooth the line blending toward the lashes.
Lining the top lash line opens up the whole eye area and the eye makeup looks more defined. Another way to open the eyes is to line the lower rims with white eyeliner. I used a soft mauve eye shadow in the lower lash line for a more dramatic look.