Arrows have always been considered fashionable. This makeup detail was given special attention in ancient Egypt. Just remember the straight arrows in front of Cleopatra's eyes! They are a multifunctional item. With their help, you can make the eyes more expressive, change their shape or increase them.
The most diverse types of arrows on the eyes never go out of fashion, they suit almost everyone, regardless of hair and eye color. But before you start applying makeup, you should choose the shape of the arrows that suits you.
Recommendations for drawing arrows
If you have round and big eyes, then with bright and wide arrows you will emphasize their natural beauty. They must be applied directly along the contour of the growth of eyelashes. The arrow must be drawn, starting from the inner corner of the eye and leading to the outer. In this case, the arrow should gradually expand. Its end should be slightly rounded up.
Types of arrows on the eyes should be selected according to their shape. For example, small or close-set eyes should notoutline from the inner corner; no need to draw an arrow from the very beginning of the inner side of the eye. The arrow should be drawn as close as possible to the eyelash growth contour, while not protruding much beyond the edge (up to 3 mm).
The line on the lower eyelid should cover no more than a third of the outer corner of the eye. And do not forget to shade the applied lines. This will make your eyes more expressive.
Completely different types of arrows on the eyes should be used if the eyes are wide apart. In this case, the line should be drawn along the upper eyelid, outlining both the inner and outer corners of the eye. The arrow on the lower eyelid should reach approximately the middle of the eye and end at the outer corner.
Cat Eye Arrows
Types of arrows on the eyes are very diverse. Especially popular is such a look as "cat's eyes", with which you can create an original image. Such an arrow is drawn on the upper eyelid, and the edge of the line must be raised to the temple. Next, bring the lower eyelid, connecting the lines.
Types of eye pencil arrows
Arrows can be applied not only with ordinary black eyeliner. You can use pencils of almost any color. Experiment with your image, use green, blue, purple and other colors. If you doubt that you will get a smooth and neat line, then first draw a black thin arrow, and then point it with your chosen color.
If you want to make your makeup more original, then you needjust blend the contour pencil, while lifting the arrow above the outer corner of the eye.
Audrey Hepburn Style
This 1960s movie actress has always used arrows to create her look. She applied rather thick contour lines, while the tips did not go beyond the border of the upper corner of the eye. Such an arrow should be drawn with a thick line, starting from the inner corner of the eye and ending at the outer edge with a short, curved tip.
The types of arrows on the eyes also differ in the type of eyeliner you use. There is a liquid eyeliner, dry and liner. For beginners in applying this makeup element, it is better to use tools with a felt tip. To avoid unevenness due to a trembling hand, the line should be applied with strokes.