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Neutral Brown Makeup for a Professional Evening Event

As you can tell by now, I like shimmer shades! I'm an NC 37 in MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation with warm-neutral undertones and with my rabbit brown eyes, I think it just looks good one me (of course this is MY opinion, you may think differently and I don't mind hearing back.) Now of course, with age, we're supposed to lessen the use of frost, shimmer and the like, but I believe it depends on your technique, lid type and the product. I tend not to use frost and if I want some sparkle, I prefer shimmer, satin, or fine glitter. Here are a few good references on eye shapes and eyeshadow textures, which are important (as they may help you go a long way with improving eye design techniques.)

Robert Jones Academy Eye Shapes (an interactive guide)

Beautylish article - What's Your Eye Shape (examples with celebrities)

MakeupTutorials article - Types of Eyeshadow + How to Apply Them (sorry, lots of ads)

The Fancy Face - Tips for Beginners...Eyeshadow Finishes & Textures (dated and based on MAC eyeshadows, but one of the best I've found because she shows the products on the skin.)

Learn the Basics

On Zalman Silber

Makeup for me is a way to highlight your beauty to bring out the better qualities. It starts with an understanding that makeup is not to hide you but to “enhance”. First, ensure the skin is properly cleansed before applying anything. When the skin is free from impurities it makes for a more appealing finish. The key is to start with a good foundation that matches your skin tone. If the foundation is off it is likely that the overall finish product will not be as you desired. When it comes to the eyes and eyebrows one important key to remember is to never use an eye pencil to draw a line on your eyebrows. You are hoping to achieve a beautiful finish not something comical. For the eyelids choose neutral tones if you are a beginner. This way you won’t end up looking like a paint job. The lips are pretty simple and that’s just it; keep them simple. if you are not sure about your lipstick shade then forget it and a lip-gloss or lip color. At the end of the day do not allow your makeup to wear you.

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