How to get that sexy wide eyed look.

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How to create that sexy smokey wide eyed look

The best wide eyed look starts with your lashes. Eyelashes should have a natural curve to them but some lashes can be quite flat, so to start out curl your lashes with an eyelash curling tool.  Avon's metal framed lash curler is a great addition to your makeup kit. Starting at the root, position your lashes between the grippers, then gently squeeze the handles and hold for a few seconds.  Repeat from root to tip, gradually moving along the lashes until they are all curved. Altering the amount of pressure applied will determine the graduation of the curve on the finished result. Always perform this action before applying mascara, as it can lead to breakages of the lashes if they have mascara on them. 

The second step is to apply eyeshadow. For best results always use an applicator. The sponge applicator that is provided with the Avon 8 in 1 Eyeshadow palette is great for getting the colour onto the eyelid precisely where you want it to be, but for a professional look I would recommend a blending brush.  Firstly cover the whole of the upper lid with a neutral colour in your chosen shade, then apply the lightest colour to the browbone just below the natural curve of the eyebrow. Then using an eyeshadow brush blend the two shades together. (Tip: Don't be scared to over-blend.  You can always apply more colour, but under-blending can give a caked-on, garish look). Then selecting a darker colour apply this to the crease line in the middle of the eyelid (Tip: for older eyes where upper lids may have lost their firmness, apply just above the crease line in addition, so the colour doesn't disappear when you open your eyes).  Carefully apply this shade also to the outer corner of the upper eyelid and about one quarter to one third of the way across the lid in a triangle shape.  Again blend, blend, blend. Finally, carefully apply a darker shade to the lower lid just under the eyelashes using the pointed end of the applicator and blend this also. (Tip: you can use a brush for this but a smudger is more accurate and easier to use on the lower lid.  Avon's eyeshadow brush comes with a built in smudger and is ideal for the job). 

The next step is to apply eyeliner.  If you're bold enough go for black, as this gives the best contrast to the whites of your eyes, but if not, or you want a daytime look a more subtle shade such as the Glimmerstick saturn grey or cosmic brown will do. Apply the liner as close to the lash line as possible, under the lashes on the lower lid and just above the lashes on the  upper lid. (Tip:  Don't worry too much about uneven lines as we're going to use the smudger to soften the line and this will even it out). Once applied smudge with the smudger tool. 

To give your eyes an extra "pop" (and this is particularly good for people with small eyes), you can use a white eyeliner just inside the lashline along the lower lid. To  do this use an eyeliner like the Glimmerstick "pearly" shade.  Place your finger on the lower lid and gently drag the lid down (Tip: don't drag too hard...just enough so the lower lid moves away from the eyeball).  You will then be able to apply the eyeliner to the rim of the eye being super careful. (Tip: use the side of the liner rather than the tip and run it gently along the rim of the eyelid being careful not to poke yourself in the eye). 

To finish off apply two to three coats of a volumising mascara, like Avon's Supershock max mascara which claims to increase volume by up to 15 X normal. (Tip: when you pull the brush out of the tube get rid of the little gloopy bit by scraping it back into the tube.  That will stop that blob of mascara ending up on your face). Looking down into a mirror, apply the first coat of mascara in a downward motion onto the very tips of the upper eyelashes, (this ensures the whole lash is covered) and then in a scissoring motion from root to tip. (Tip: to ensure the pre-curled lashes keep their shape,  at the end of each coat,  pause the brush at the end of the lash for a few seconds.  This acts almost like a setting lotion and will set the lashes in place). To get into the very small lashes at the corner of the eye hold the brush with the tip pointing down and you'll be able to capture those very fine lashes. To apply to the lower lashes look up into the mirror and using the tip of the brush again,  coat the lower lashes.  This works best if you use the end of the brush in a sweeping motion, almost like a windscreen wiper. 

Wipe off any "mistakes" with a cotton bud soaked in water by rolling it across the affected area until the makeup is lifted, then using the other end of the bud reapply any powder if necessary.

And that's your smokey wide eyed look finished and you're all set to go. 
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