Eyeliner: What’s best for your eye shape?

June 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

Our eyes are the windows to our soul, therefore when it comes to applying tools such as eyeliner to accentuate them, we can’t afford any amateur behavior. Choosing and using the right eyeliner is easier said than done. Just like our figures, eyes come in all different shapes and sizes and we must work around what we have. There are multiple forms of eyeliners as well as styles in wearing them. But before we pick which eyeliner is the best fit, it’s crucial to determine the shape of our eyes.

There are multiple types of eye shapes; a few most-common categories include almond, asian/monolid, hooded and protruding.

Professional makeup-artist Jeffrey Paul, who has worked on stars such a Zooey Deschanel, shone light on utilizing our features properly in a post on beauty-platform, Beautylish. Here are some of the guru’s tips:

orig-3Almond: No need for explaining the origin of this name. When it comes to eyeliner, pencil or a dark shadow works best. A thin to medium line on the top lid while drawing in the bottom outer lid creates a flawless effect.

orig-2Asian/Monolid: These eyes are small, have a flatter lid with not much of a crease. Because of the lack in crease, using liquid liner to draw a thin line establishes a look with less of a dramatic impact.

orig-1Hooded: Imagine a hood over your lid- there is a droop in the skin that causes the overall eye to appear smaller. “To draw the focus upward, diffuse darker shadow over and out past the crease,” Jeffrey tells Beautylish.

origProtruded: Here, lids are projected and therefore make your eyes look even bigger. Anyone who loves playing around with thickness in eyeliner is lucky due to the extra room your lids provide! Pencil or liquid for a thick line is your best choice.



Fashion History: 1940s

June 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

victoria-stationWith WWII in full force, every detail of the 1940s had great impact by the war, even including the fashion. Militaristic styles for both men and women were surfaced into nationwide trends. Not only did the war influence Americans on popular styling, but also told them what fabrics were accessible as clothing options. Common resources such as wool were limited and as the war progressed many fabrics were being provided for military purposes. Use of color for both men and women emulated the shadows of war; black, navy, greys and other dark tones were worn.

While women were advised via magazine to utilize the contents in their closet, room for advancementimages-1 in fashion was limited; however, styles continued to alter throughout the years. Dresses did not elongate to the ankles anymore; outfits cut off at the knee or a few inches below the knee. Dresses were fitted above the waist, and below, the rest either flowed or was tight. Broad shoulders for women became popular, dresses and jackets usually hosted shoulder-pads to add to a militaristic look. Difference in hairstyle was a big trend produced from the 40s. Many women began wearing their hair down, falling in curls at the shoulders and bangs curled and pinned on top.

In terms of men’s fashion, it’s really all about the reconstruction of the suit over the decades. For these wartime years, the suit jacket was oversized with wide shoulders. The pants were looser than times before and held a lower crotch. White collared shirts, ties and pocket-squares dominated closets. Knitted sweater vests remained in fashion as well as fitted hats.

40s collage


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