Beauty, at its heart, is meant to excite and inspire experimentation. Who do you want to be today? How do you want to express that? The first rule of beauty is there are no rules, but there are certain guidelines an individual looking for a starting point can implement. Take eyeliner: one trick may not give you the desired effect you're looking for, depending on how your eye is shaped. Round eyes benefit from one technique while almond shaped eyes benefit from another. It's all about enhancing what you already have. With that in mind, we had celebrity makeup artist Natalie Malchev share her tips and tricks for doing just that. We then added the element of iconic musicians because beauty role models are a nice place to start when thinking about how you might want to spice up your routine. Of course, these aren't the be-all and end-all of tips. We encourage individuality. Whatever makes you feel beautiful is valid. Now, time for a little note-taking.
Alice Glass is known for her thick eyeliner and shadow, but beneath all that are round eyes. Malchev says the goal with round eyes and eyeliner is to make your peepers appear more oval. This is done by dividing your eye into thirds and lining two-thirds of your upper and lower lash lines. To "enhance the illusion," Malchev suggests adding a bright color near your tear duct.
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