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As a professional make-up artist, one of the most common corrections you’re sure to be faced with over your career is making your clients’ eyes appear brighter and bigger, and more elongated than they are. It’s a common issue for women, and many turn to make-up artists to help them overcome this problem.
Let’s take a look at some make-up techniques for small eyes, as well as the steps you need to take when doing make-up for smaller eyes. You want your clients to look their best at all times, so let’s take a look at how you can make their eyes seem bigger for a casual daytime look, as well as a more formal evening look.
Make-Up Tips for Small Eyes
While eyes might very well be the windows to the soul, the eyebrows are the frames to our windows. They are equally as important to the illusion of making your eyes appear larger than they are. They form the foundation of the work you are going to do, so make sure that your client’s eyebrows are always well groomed and trimmed, shaping them well according to the shape of the face.
For smaller eyes, eyebrows should never be too thin, nor too thick. That’s helpful, right? The point is to make sure that it doesn’t draw attention away from the eyes. If anything, your clients’ eyebrows should be a little more elongated at the outside corners. Fill them in using brow gel or a pencil, if needs be. It all falls into place nicely once you elongate the shape of her eyes as well, in order to provide the illusion of bigger eyes.
Colour Correcting Undertones
One thing you simply have to avoid at all times is dark circles or puffiness around the eyes. If your client’s eye area appears swollen, the eyes appear sunken in, making them look even smaller. What’s more, dark hues around the eyes have the same negative effect. It necessitates that you learn the art of camouflaging dark circles, by utilising an under-eye concealer to hide any imperfections, and give the eyes a wide-awake and alert look.
Another common problem with smaller eyes is creasing. If your client’s brow bone is too protruding, and the eyelids too small, your client may face one of the most common and annoying problems – her eye shadows are always smudging in her eyelid crease. Luckily, there is a way to address this. Using an eye primer makes the make-up last longer, without smudging or transferring on the brow bone.
These are only a few helpful eye make-up techniques perfectly suited for helping you achieve both casual and formal looks, and helping your clients rock their smaller eyes. To learn about more helpful and practical eye make-up techniques, and achieve accredited beauty qualifications from South Africa’s longest running specialist beauty training academy, contact us today to discuss the ideal course to take your career to the next level.