EYE MAKE-UP TROUBLESHOOTEREye make-up makes or breaks an overall look. Use a heavy hand and you will pile on the years; apply subtle, natural tones and you will achieve a warm, approachable, fresh appearance. Make the most of your eyes - choose eye makeup colors that flatter and apply them so that they last.
Eyeshadows glide smoothly and are easy to blend on foundation and powder primed lids. Pull lids smoother with finger-tips to work shadow well into eyelid creases.
The older you get, the lighter the shade of your eye shadow should be. Some women in their fifties onward prefer to leave their lids almost bare, using the merest hint of mascara for definition.
Stop just short of the socket line with eye shadow to prevent deepset eyes from looking sunken.
Mascara is likely to blob if the wand is overloaded. Tissue off the excess before applying eye make up.
OVERDONE THE EYE SHADOW? Blend a dot of concealer on the centre of your lids to ease the colour.
YOU'VE BLOBBED YOUR MASCARA? Use a clean, damp mascara wand to separate clogged lashes, and a damp cotton bud cleans blobs from surrounding skin.
LASHES LOOK STRAIGHT AND SPIKY? Use lash curlers over mascara to "open up" the eyes.
EYEBROWS TOO HEAVY? Brush a clean mascara wand through them to diffuse the pencil tone.