There's been a popular beauty myth going around for years now. And we knew it was NOT true, because Bobbi Brown says so.....And this iconic makeup artist knows what she is talking about!
Here's the beauty myth:
Lining your eyes all the way around makes them appear smaller.
Bobbi Brown says it's the other way around. The celebrity pro makeup artist recently spoke to People magazine's Stylewatch In the May 2014 issue out now, Bobbi explains it all:
"Contrary to what you may think, lining eyes all the way around makes them appear larger, not smaller. Keep liner on the bottom softer than on top and connect at eye's outer corners," Bobbi says.
One way to do that, is with Bobbi's own makeup line:
Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliners
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We like the lined eye look of both black and brown liners.
We do this daily, and believe it allows the eye to open up + appear bigger.
We got the beauty idea 5 years ago, when actress Penelope Cruz was on the cover of W magazine.
Take a peek:
And talented, celeb makeup artist Kela Wong would agree with Bobbi Brown. Here's what Kela advises:
1. Wear black eyeliner pencil along the top lash line only.
2. Then apply a dark brown liner on the bottom.
3. "It keeps the eye open," Kela explains.
Simple beauty rules 101. And these tips REALLY work.