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In this fast-paced, capitalist world, where every commercial and magazine is telling you to "Do this" and "Stop that", "Buy this" and "Shed those extra pounds". There's always constant pressure to be some insane standard of "beautiful".
A first impression is extremely important in many facets of life. So here's my instructable on one of the first steps you can do to put your best face forward!
I know you are all beautiful without make up, but I'm hoping these techniques will help enhance your already gorgeous eyes!
 
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Step 1: Step 1: Mascara

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Coat the upper and lower lashes with a coat of mascara. I suggest doing the top one first.
Place the wand at the base of the upper lashes, sweep up while wiggling the wand from side to side.
Now, looking down slightly, coat the other side of your lashes, now you have mascara covering the entire lash.
Finish the upper lashes by placing the wand at the base of the lashes and sweeping upward from root to tip.

On the bottom lashes , use the tip of your wand (make sure there's no 'goop' on the end) and bush it from left to right, giving them a light coating. Make sure to separate any clumped lashes!

Repeat on the other eye.

Step 2: Step 2: Eyeliner

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Using a well-sharpened eyeliner pencil, draw a thin line as close to the lash line as possible.
Make sure you start your line a quarter of the way out from the inner corner of your eye. If you start from the very inner corner, it will close your eyes up and make them look smaller. We don't want that, do we now!
When you're nearing the outer corner of the eye, you may thicken the line slightly.
At the very outer corner, wing the line outwards, following the shape of the lashes.

Repeat on the other eye.
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bbender2 years ago
This is a fun look to try. http://www.beautystylewatch.com/2011/08/04/beyonce-rocks-the-most-sultriest-cat-eye-ever-in-harpers-bazaar-uk-get-the-look/
kingmii3 years ago
Do you think a guy could pull this off?
sakimoto3 years ago
Ohh my! The pretty girl is still there. I think we need a more current update and photo. Good job! Take care.
Why are you putting mascara on first? Won't the eyeshadow dust onto the lashes? Make up artists always say that the lashes are the finishing touch so yeah... you're going to need to put this step last.
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kingmii4 years ago
Owww I wish i could do this to girls are sooooooooooo!!! lucky
denis19765 years ago
wow! beautiful eye ;)
skeet denis19764 years ago
beutiful eye, as in one eye? 0.o
yeahhh beautiful eyes ;D
sakimoto5 years ago
Holy smokes! The pretty girl is still there! Keep up the good work!! Nice eyes.
sebasvisser5 years ago
following the "be nice"policy..can I pleaaase date her?
hrockwoo (author) 5 years ago
Calm down boys! And for the record, this is my roomate...and I agree, she is very beautiful.
Indeed she is! I just took a look at your profile pic and you are too! Both of you are probably just as beautiful without the makeup. I've never been a fan of makeup, especially the way too much is applied so often, but it does provide variety when done as nicely as this here. {Now I'll quietly wish you two were local to me. ;) }
your roome is sooo beautiful
your room mate is hot
omg! slight understatement, she is HOT!!! i myt try this...o.O xx
static5 years ago
Here I'm doing good to remember to trim back the nostril hairs if they need it before going out. Ladies thanks for all the effort you put in, though we men may complain about how long you are taking :)
Aztof5 years ago
WOW, I am a dude, so this may never be useful to me, but GREAT job ;)
Speedmite5 years ago
Too bad I wont need this. Im a guy. =)
Moda May5 years ago
Hi, makeup artist here. Just thought i'd mention that its usually best to do mascara as the very last step to get the biggest punch. If you do it first, shaddow dust can ruin a perfect mascara finish. Another tip: Do base and powder under the eyes first so that shadow mistakes fall away or are easily dusted off without "wiping" or smearing. It's just easier to clean up that way. Also, try a brush for shadow so you can tap off the brush and blend out easier. And try a super faint application of super sheer white just under arch of eye to make it pop. Hope that helps
Goodhart5 years ago
I, personally, don't like to see too much makeup on anyone. I keep telling my wife she is so much better looking without the clown effect....however, this instructable is done so well, and if the pictures demonstrate anything, it is that you haven't gone overboard like all to many women seem to.
Less is more. If it sticks out like a sore thumb, it is too much. :-) You have gotten it down so it isn't too much :-)
laurel15 years ago
OK! The end result is beautiful! When I learned to do my eyes, the mascara was last because otherwise, the shadow dust gets on them. I suggest that ladies get a professional "face" from the department store. The trained cosmetic lady will suggest colors that are right for skin tone and eye color. There are warm, cool, grey, yellow, pink etc. undertones to our skin and they react after the makeup sets itself sometimes making that orange look. You really don't have to buy anything if you don't want to. Blending is the key to a more natural look. Base should be feathered down the neck. The products shown in the pics are good ones. I beg all of you ladies to use good basic cosmetics. There is no oversight by the FDA and we really don't know whats in them. The effect of the chemicals probably won't show up until later years.
bigo725 years ago
Oh my god! I was sure to be old enough to have a crush! ... maybe because of the makeup....I don't know :D
jongscx5 years ago
I thank god that I'm a dude and don't have to do this... while at the same time, respecting women for doing so... I had to put on makeup once for a play, so I got a taste of how much of a pain it is. and yes, very sexy cat-eye look, although I might suggest something a little less shiny for under the eye as it looks like it accents it and makes it look deeper than it actually is (like the eyes are a bit sunken I guess) Maybe it was just the flash, but it shows on the last photo.
jiniz5 years ago
I'd like to know what you had on your eyes before the instrution started. It looked like there was a nice purple on your lids and I'd like to know how you applied that, too.
mendez5 years ago
Yes. Nicely explained... I even got it (being a guy)..! And your roommate is indeed very beautiful. Congrats both. ;)
callmeshane5 years ago
I am so ugly I don't bother with the make up, I just wear a paper bag and give them a gallon of scotch.
wow...that's depressing. being that harsh on yourself could have some bad effects on you.
sakimoto5 years ago
That is one pretty girl! She probably does not need the make-up, but it makes her look even more pretty and sexy! Keep up the good work! Take care!!
printemps5 years ago
The look is great. Very well done makeup.
printemps5 years ago
Kate Moss is a junkie. I'd rather look like Claudia Schiffer in her heyday.
Notbob5 years ago
Good 'ible. I think this is looks kinda-creepy. Mind you thats just my SPD talking.. maybe normal people find it attractive.
hg341 Notbob5 years ago
yea.... i kinna find it creepy too but in a good way
SteveGerber5 years ago
I think it would be helpful if you would include two close-up pictures for each step, one before the makeup is applied and one after. Ideally the two pictures would be as closely aligned as possible so that the reader can flip back and forth between the two images and see the change that each addition makes.
IL give it a shot next time i need to look like i have sexy cat eyes . . . (never) very cute keep it up and good instructable
Olia5 years ago
Great Instructable with some very good advice. However, I always heard that mascara should be the last step when doing makeup, because it's easy to smudge it, and when you apply eye shadow (especially light colors) it can fall on the lashes and be visible, then you'd have to reapply the mascara...
hrockwoo (author)  Olia5 years ago
Agreed, but my roomate had already put on her mascara before I started, so I had to rearrange the steps a little bit.
miseleigh Olia5 years ago
I always do my mascara first, because of the number of times my lashes have touched my eyelids after I apply it. Doing it first gives me a chance to wipe off any mascara that goes where it shouldn't without having to redo any other makeup. Just let it dry a little before starting eyeliner and eyeshadow and smudging shouldn't be a problem. I hadn't thought of the light eye shadow showing tho, I never use light colors.
I agree your very pretty. The makeup just makes you look cuter.
omnibot5 years ago
Cool. I often wondered about that. I'll probably do this in a while. Any tips on lipstick?
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