photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

Maybe I’m a bit neurotic because I’m a makeup artist, but please hear my case! All day long when I’m making eye contact with people, I can’t help but notice that they lined their upper lid, but left a small space of skin peeking through between their lashes {even more so than in the photograph above!}. This bothers me only because we line our upper lids to create an illusion of waking up the eye, but if the line doesn’t go all the way to the actual lash line, the illusion isn’t created; rather it just looks like we merely drew a line across. So I’m asking you to take the 15 seconds to go back and fill in the holes to complete the illusion. Here’s how:

  1. Reach around and over your head to gently lift the lid upwards, giving you better access to the lashline.
  2. With a felt-tip liner pen, fill in the “holes” or anywhere you see exposed skin by sneaking the liner in between your lashes and marking over the space.

That’s it! Remember, makeup artistry is not only about pretty palettes and making statements with bold lips, it’s also about creating illusions by playing with depths, shadows + light. This small effort really helps make the difference of having the eye appear more awake and open.