Hold the eyeliner pencil close to the point (pencil is much easier to use than liquid), again, relying on your sense of touch. When the tip is the closest to the base of the lash line, draw a line from the middle of your eyelid to the outside corner.
Smudge the line gently with either your index finger or applicator wand. Check the line with the magnifying glass before repeating the process. Avoid the raccoon look by only using eyeliner on top lid.
Note: Less is more when using eyeliner especially if you wear glasses with magnified lenses.
• Mascara - At this point, applying mascara is a breeze.
Hold the handle of the mascara brush like a pencil and carefully bring it close until you can feel the brush beneath the top lashes. Brush up and away several times (again, counting is important).
Some people blink to pull the mascara off the brush and onto the lashes, but I have no problem brushing in the upward motion.
Repeat as needed and/or use eyelash curler to make lashes appear longer and thicker.
Practice makes perfect when applying eye makeup when you are visually impaired, but having confidence with or without makeup is the most important key to happiness.
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Beauty Talks – Eyes Q&A. Sephora. Web. 27, September, 2012
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Reviewed September 27, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith