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Makeup Trick Using Eyelash Curler ~ Tutorial

IVC Tutorial Month ~ Tutorial #1
I was watching DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge- the greatest Bollywood movie of all time) on a Saturday night sometime in February, and during the following scene....
Raj: "Suno, jisse tumhare shaadi hone wali hain...uska naam kya hai?" (Listen, The one you're marrying....what's his name?)
Simran: "Kuljit Singh."
.....this idea occurred to me. I paused the movie, went to make tea, then I went upstairs try it out. I worked!
Nowadays I use it almost every time. It makes it super easy for me to achieve that precise Cut Crease look, especially since I don't have a deep & defined crease line.
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  1. Place eyelash curler on the outer corner of your eye, aligning it from the bottom lash line straight towards the end of your eyebrow. Place the tip of curler till your crease, or where you want to wing of the eyeshadow to end.
  2. Press curler a little, and apply your eyeshadow using the edge like a ruler.
  3. Now place the top of curler over your lid. The curve is almost the same as a crease. Apply eyeshadow right on top of it.
  4. Move the curler around your lid to adjust it to the curve of your eye, until you reach the inner corners.
  5. Fill in the center with the same brown  eyeshadow. You can apply all over, but I chose to leave a half moon shape bare.
  6. If you want a sharp cut-crease look, you don't need to blend the edges. But if you want a blended look, apply a lighter eyeshadow (beige or taupe) by placing the curler right on the previous brown line, and running the brush right on the top of the curler. The curler will help you stay only on the line that needs blending.
  7. Since I have hooded lids, I decided to apply a shimmery e/s (Urban Decay YDK) on the bare part of my lid.
  8. You can apply eyeliner on the top lash line, but here I just tightlined the roots of my lashes with a black kohl and applied some on my waterline (bottom lash line)
  9. Applied mascara in bottom lash line.
  10. DONE!

Remember, you can use any other eyeshadow colors- black, purple, teal, etc. I used brown, because it's more everyday-wearable.

This is a suitable look for all eye shapes:
  • If you have a crease socket ~ you can use the eyelash curler just for the outer V. If you want a softer look, fill in your lid space with a light eyeshadow color. If you want an intense smoky look, you can go all out with a black eyeshadow. 
  • If you have monolids ~ Don't leave any space in your lid area, fill up the entire lid area with the brown eyeshadow.
  • If you have hooded lids, like I do, you can apply eyeliner on your top lash line, but it's better to make it very thin.
Products Used:
  • Matte Brown e/s- Urban Decay Faint from Naked Basics Palette
  • Matte Taupe e/s- Urban Decay Tease from Naked 2 Palette 
  • Lakme Kohl Ultimate pencil
  • Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curved Brush Mascara. Shown here
  • Brushes ~ Too Faced Smoker Brush, Inglot  10S, Sigma Pencil Brush.
  • Eyelash Curler ~ QVS.

I wasn't going to put a full face look, coz my hair was dirty & I had a tired face, but I wanted to show you that this look makes eyes look smiley....
Lipstick is Deborah Milano Rosetto Red #2. Shown here


Hope you liked this tutorial. Idea occurred in February, tutorial done in June. I don't really remember what happened in between.
Enjoy your weekend! I will make aloo gobi (potato + cauliflower), and watch Breaking Bad Season 2 all night.

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