If you want to add some variety to your evening look, and perhaps a dash of seventies-inspired pop glamour, you might want to learn some valuable tips for applying navy eyeliner. Not for the faint of heart, an application of any kind of blue shade will draw attention to wherever it is applied. Favored by pin ups and monarchy in the fifties, blue was soon adopted by the Warhol set, where it saw a brief revival in the seventies and into the eighties. Since then, blue eye treatments have often been seen as garish and overdone. But with the recent emergence of a seventies flavored pop revival, blue eyeliner began to pop up on European runways, everywhere from Milan to Stuttgart. Eventually this bold dash of color made its way into America, where it is currently all the rage. Although blue, in general, is adventurous, the navy variant is a bit more accessible. Acceptable for events ranging from cocktail parties to folk shows, it is a versatile eyeliner that can carry a look. In the end, the main goal of eyeliner is, simply, to draw attention to your eyes. Read on for some tips on how you can do that with a flattering shade of Navy Blue.
When applying any type of eyeliner, you should do what the professional make up artists do, figure out your facial and eye type first. Although this may seem like a small detail at first, it is actually pivotal to achieving the perfect look for your face. Another thing to keep in mind, at least when it comes to eyeliner, is that more does not always necessarily equal better. To achieve a less "blunted" effect, many professional artists will use an eye shadow, in fact, instead of an eyeliner pencil. Creating the same lines around the eyes, the use of an eye shadow will create a softer and more natural, fresh look.
Unless you have a twin, your face is completely unique. To get an idea of how you should properly use your navy blue eyeliner, you will need to know your face and eye type, as mentioned above. If you have eyes that are fairly close together, you will want to minimize the closeness. To do this, use a thicker line toward the interior and top edge of your top eyelid. Let this line gradually taper off as it goes toward the edge of your face. If you have eyes that are further apart, you will want to basically do the opposite, and keep the line thicker towards the outer edge, and thinner as it goes inward.
If your eyes are rounder than normal, you can use a "wing" or "swoosh" effect at the outer corner of your eye to make them appear more oval. This is similar to the "Cleopatra" look, and involves creating a thick line that swoops upward at the corner. If your eyes, however, are more oval, you can create a line that is thickest towards the middle of your eyelid to give the impression of a larger eye.