5 mistakes when making up drooping eyelids

Making mistakes when making up drooping eyelids can make the look look tired and unaesthetic. What should you avoid? In this space we review it.

Making up drooping eyelids is a strategy to return light to the look, without resorting to invasive aesthetic procedures. However, inadequate techniques or incorrect implementation of materials affects the results. Thus, instead of concealing the excess skin, it ends up pronouncing more.

So what do you have to avoid in order to enhance the look? Due to this aesthetic detail, it is necessary to get it right both in the cosmetics used and in the way to apply them. In the next space we review the most frequent errors.

Why do the eyelids look droopy?

If you look in front of the mirror and do not distinguish the eye socket, but a sinking with an overabundance of skin, then you are drooping eyelids. This flaccidity is derived for genetic reasons, as a consequence of a disease or by the natural aging process, explains Medline Plus.

The physical evidence is evident when the end of the upper eyelid has a drooping well below what would actually correspond. As detailed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, it is a condition that is diagnosed as ‘ptosis’. If a pouch is formed from excess skin, it is known as ‘dermatochalasia’.

There is a medical alternative to lift drooping eyelids. According to the Mayo Clinic, this is blepharoplasty, a surgery that removes excess skin in this periocular area. Even so, it can be disguised with another method completely away from the scalpel: makeup.

The proper application of shadows, a good outline and working with the right brushes helps to achieve an effect of elongation and aperture, ideal for the eyes to look expressive. In fact, this significantly reduces the appearance of tiredness produced by loose eyelids.

Why do the eyelids look droopy?
Drooping eyelids are often the result of genetic factors or skin aging.

Errors when making up drooping eyelids

In the quest to improve the appearance of drooping eyelids with makeup it is possible to make some mistakes. Not correcting them will lead to results contrary to those desired. Therefore, it is convenient to identify them. Let’s look at the most frequent.

1. Copious or false eyelashes

The volume of the eyelashes is a double-edged sword for eyelids with excess skin. If you want to use false ones, look for subtle ones that provide a natural effect; those copious ones could age or make the look heavier.

Artificial eyelashes go on the outer corners of the mobile eyelid; It is convenient to put the system of bristles by point or cut a little those that come in strip.

2. Improper delineation technique

It does not matter if you use liquid eyeliner or pencil, the fundamental thing is to outline without closing the eye in which you work. It happens that, if you have drooping eyelids and you mark a blind stripe, when you open your eye it is likely that the straight line shows greater thickness than you expected.

Similarly, the stroke may look choppy due to sagging skin. The best outlines for this kind of eyelids are the thin and quite glued to the edge of the eyelashes.

The right way to outline is to draw an ascending and long line, which gives the illusion of an enlarged basin.

3. Do not wear concealer of dark circles

The concealer of dark circles is ideal for camouflaging imperfections and spots. In addition, applied on the eyelids evens its tone. So, do not reserve the product only for under the eye.

4. Eyebrows that are too arched

The overcast eyelids induce to round the arch more. The solution is to outline the eyebrows or remove the hairs creating an angle that stylizes the look. Straight and elevated designs also work.

5. Poor shading

Bright or very light shadows are fashionable, but they are not so good allies of drooping eyelids, because they make them look larger. It doesn’t mean you skip them entirely; If you use subdued or pearly colors leave them for the mobile eyelid and well blurred.

Dark or transitional tones go in the fixed. You have to try to choose a range not so intense because they would recharge the look. An additional fact in terms of shading is to blur the transition towards the top of the fold and, finally, backwards. This in order for the eye to be raised and expressive.

Poorly shaded
Getting the use of shadows right will be key to illuminating the look and reducing its tired appearance.

Importance of using the right instruments to make up drooping eyelids

Making up drooping eyelids with your fingers is not the best alternative. To rescue the freshness of the look, apart from not making mistakes in the technique, it is pertinent to use the appropriate tools. We are talking about dense brushes, created exclusively to mix, blur and illuminate.

To shade the eyes, rounded brushes and dense fibers are better. To illuminate use a bevel. And if you need to combine, smoke or fade, try the long, soft-haired ones. If the product to be outlined is gel, use a brush. Otherwise, the eyeliners have their own applicator.

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