I always love getting my makeup done by a professional. First, because I look so glamorous afterwards, but second, because I always learn something new. My date with Marcus Monson this weekend was no exception, so I wanted to pass these new tricks on to you.
First, Marcus raised the placement of my crease color. I usually put my crease color in my crease (where my eyelid naturally folds over my eyeball — that seemed like the logical place). He put that shadowy color just above my crease, on the rim of my orbital bone. It was a tiny change from what I normally do, but it makes my eyes look bigger.
Here is a random, artistically blurred photo of my eye. When my eyes are open, you can see some amount of eyelid between the lashes and the crease. By placing the crease color just above the actual crease, Marcus left that lash-to-crease area light-colored — creating the illusion of bigger eyes. It’s so subtle!
I’ve already “tried this one at home” and I’m very pleased to say it was easy to reproduce the results.
Another crazy trick: Marcus applied lipstick, then a bit of gloss in the center of my lower lip. You’ve heard that one before — that shine acts as a highlight, making your lips look fuller. But then he added a dab of shimmery white eyeshadow on top of the gloss — he said it lasts longer, keeping that highlight in place.
What do you think? Ready to try these for yourself?