We gave Green Beauty Expert and vlogger extraordinaire Teri Miyahira our versatile nude eyeliner and let her play. Gloves off, no rules. Check out her quick fixes to brighten eyes, contour the face and illuminate highpoints.
You might think an everyday nude eyeliner looks “basic” with its barely there neutral tone and unassuming pencil styling, but our True Velvet liner in Eye Opener is deceptively multi-purpose. Check out how makeup junkie Teri Miyarhira used this powerhouse must-have for quick sculpting and highlighting all over the face (yep, she “eyelined” her face) in 8 fabulously surprising ways:
“Oldest trick in the makeup bag! For that big, super-bright gaze or masking sleepless nights, swipe nude liner on the fleshy inner rim of the eyes. For added definition, apply the Truly Velvet Eyeliner in Truly Gold (or any aged golden shade) along both the top and lower lash line, and smudge with the included sponge tip. Instant 8 hours of sleep!”
“Intensify a wide-eyed look by gently applying color to the inner corners of the eyes and blending with your fingertip.”
“For those with hooded eyes, create a line or dot with nude pencil on the center of the top eyelid and blend with fingers to ‘open’ your gaze. This helps draw more light into the eye by having the center of the lid lighter than the rest of the area, resulting in a less hooded look. Who knew makeup was all about the physics?! (Works brilliantly on non-hooded lids, too!)”
“A favorite way to use Eye Opener when you don’t have time to get a brow wax. Simply use the liner to carve or sculpt around the brow (underneath, on top of, and at the start of the arches), then gently blend color with fingers. The skin-toned pencil instantly helps hide stray hairs and gives the eyebrow a more clean and defined look.”
“To thin the nose and brighten the face, swipe the Eye Opener down the bridge of the nose and blend with fingers. This subtly highlights the center, catching more light and creating the illusion of an overall slimmer look (sans the nose job). Further accentuate with some Honest Beauty Luminizing Powder in Dusk Reflection — a rich bronze tone — down the sides of the bridge to contour and slim even more.”
“No concealer? no problem! Mask tiny, annoying blemishes ASAP by dotting Eye Opener on spots or dark marks, and patting to blend with a clean finger, a Q-tip or the edge of a small concealer brush.”
“Create those luscious lips we love by applying Eye Opener on the top of the cupid’s bow and blending with fingertips. This creates the illusion of a fuller pout by drawing more light to its center.”
“A stealth way to define cheekbones like a pro is to use Eye Opener after blush and bronzer. Color in the bottom portion of the cheekbone and blend with fingers or a Beauty Blender sponge. This cleans up any messy blush or bronzer, while helping to lift and enhance the cheekbones.”
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