Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sometimes, I want bigger eyes...

..and the only way to do that is to add false lashes! I envy these pictures in most magazines, such pretty girly eyes.


One day I need to try real hair falsies, in hopes that it's softer and bends more to my eyes. The Darkness lashes didn't feel comfortable so I took em off pretty much right after putting them on.

Using:
Maquillage GY865
MUFE Aqua Eyes 2L
MM Automatic Liner BK911
BB Gel Liner Granite Ink
Fiberwig Mascara

Using the lighter brown shade, sweep it up towards the crease.

Next, using the darker brown, apply on the lashline and blend up slightly.

Tightline with BB gel liner and line with MM, making sure the line is slightly thicker than normal. This helps the falsies blend in better so it's not as noticable.

Apply Aqua eyes halfway in on the lower lashline.

Use the darker brown shade to smudge the liner so it softens the look.

Add falsies and mascara! Does it look any bigger? Kinda.. well my eyes have a bit more "pop" to them with the false lashes and adding the brown shades on the lower lashline really helps too.

I went shopping during the Victoria Day weekend in Buffalo. Not really a good idea, especially if you're mom and older brother is so SLOW in the morning. We go to the border at 11:30am and waiting in line for 2 hours to get through @__@

I went to some outlet mall on the way to Walden Galleria and picked up a BB gel liner for $15USD, cheap right?
I didn't intend on getting any makeup, but seeing how I never tried BB gel liner before (and the MM liner doesn't go on easily for tightlining) I decided to give this a try.

In comparision to probably my favourite liner, the color is very similiar, minus the glitter.
The liner is black but leans more on the gray side, hence the name granite ink.

I've tried the MAC gel liner before and it just doesn't stay. For some reason it just disappears.
I like and don't like the BB liner. I find it kinda difficult to get a solid line of color without having to go back a few times. But the good thing is the liner really stays on for tight lining, but strangly it doesn't stay on well for regular lining on the upper lashline.

The BB liner smudges if I rub my finger on it whereas the MM doesn't. The BB liner is waterproof but the MM isn't (but it stays put all day).. in a perfect world, I would have a liner that has both of the good qualities..

21 comments:

fuzkittie said...

No complaining, your eyes are bigger than mine!! :P Hehe... I LOVE this look on you, so pretty, just like the magazines.

Denysia said...

Love the look! It's really fresh looking! :)

miss wiggle said...

you already have big eyes silly! xD ya look gorgeous babe! ;)

eri said...

cute look :) your eyes are like 20 times bigger than mine! hahaha!

Crystal said...

i do find that natural hair falsies are easier to apply :) but it's hard to reuse them.

Jess said...

Great tutorial, Miu Miu! Your eyes look really big and pretty with the lashes on, yet still very natural. But ehh, you already have super big eyes to start with!! ;)

purpleflower said...

Love you look..it's very natural and great for everyday!

Have you tried Maybelline's Lasting Drama Eyestudio gel eyeliner?

It's not too bad!! It stays put for a long time, waterproof and it doesn't smudge either.

Lots of people on blogger have raved about it!

trina's reality said...

I think the false lashes enhances the shape of your eyes!

I personally don't care about whether my eyes are big or small because I can't change them, but pay attention to the shape of my eyes. I think a lot of mascara or falsies can make eyes really pretty!

Dina (XYYan) said...

Your eyes are not small at all! You should see mine, hehe.. Love the look btw :)

Lily said...

i think you have gorgeous big eyes!

Silkybow said...

nice tutorial! :)
very helpful.

ning * star said...

falling in love with u...
nice big eyes :)

MiuMiu said...

Hi Purpleflower,
I haven't tried the maybelline one yet =/ i've been meaning to try it though haha, but i couldn't skip out on getting cheaper bobbi brown haha

DiWiMakeup said...

You already have big eyes! But those lashes look great on you. :)


xo, Diana

BeautyOnTheWay said...

The false lashes look very natural on your eye, nice nice!

purpleflower said...

Yeah for sure! $15 for Bobbi Brown..who can turn that down?

...SimMiChikO said...

ooh they look really natural!

reggi said...

you should try the clinique brush-on cream liner... pretty much doesnt budge after it dries! =) love the lashes though!

Anonymous said...

MM liners are all waterproof, hun. If you're saying MM liners are not waterproof, then that's totally impossible.

Anonymous said...

There now is a procedure that can permanently increase the diameter of your iris called ophthoglow.
Thicker and darker limbal rings are known to make your eyes appear larger and stand out. Ophthoglow implant permanently increases the size of your limbal ring which biologically decreases in color intensity and in width as you age. Many people from China and Japan are having it done.

Anonymous said...

That's funny cause I actually did the OPHTHOGLOW procedure two months ago because I did some research on how to bring out the color of my eyes and found about this procedure online. Not only does it make your eyes look bigger but studies have shown that people with thicker limbal rings also look younger and are foudn to be more attractive. Definitely worth it.