Friday, April 18, 2014

Simple Beauty Rules 101: Bobbi Brown Says Lining Eyes All Around Makes Them Look Bigger!

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

On SALE now at Nordstrom's ($21.60- Free shipping). Comes in these shades: Pitch Black. Chocolate Truffle. Sapphire. Scotch. Steel Grey. Violet Night.

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:

We LOVE that stronger liner on top lid.....+ softer liner on bottom.

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.


esme** said...

Great tips! Will try the black liner top lid and brown liner bottom lid.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tip, although I actually had a Bobbi Brown consultant tell me the opposite once! I wear BB liner and would like to line the bottom. However, I simply can't keep it from slipping down under my eyes. Do you know a way to avoid that?

J. Tania Stylianos said...

Hey, Gaye--
Thanks for your comments + question.

Every makeup artist is different, so it doesn't surprise me that one would tell you the opposite.

I probably break another cardinal rule, but I lightly, powder under the eyes. I can accentuate fine lines, but a little won't hurt, and helps me avoid "slipping liner."

For under the eyes, I also use a "harder' liner in the form of a pencil; sometimes even a brow pencil. That way the liner doesn't crumble under the eyes.

Hope that helps.

Gaye @CalmHealthySexy said...

Thank you, Tania. I use BB gel liner, so I will try a pencil instead underneath. I have a lot of trouble if I try to powder under my eyes. Even the BB rule of setting your corrector/concealer with powder doesn't work very well for me. I'm going to try your hard pencil idea. Thanks again.