http://c16th.tumblr.com/post/39921769883 — have you seen this picture? backstage at Helmut Lang, Fall 2012 ready to wear. fashion is rapidly embracing monolids.
i love this tumblr, and i really appreciate the work you two do. if i had a resource like this growing up, it would have been so much easier to have a positive self-image!
ML: We have not seen this pic but thank you so much for sharing! It’s beautiful that the fashion world uses monolid models, and present them on stage with makeup that enhance the beauty of such lids. Beauty is really subjective - it’s all about how you perceive it. :)
Loving the metallic smokey blue eyes.
Park Ji Hye, Donna Karan Fall 2013 NYFW
Monolid models representing at NYFW ‘13!
Soo Joo and Kim Sung Hee at Rebecca Taylor FW 2013
I think I have ‘puffy monolids’… and through this site I realize that what I thought was an excessive amount of eyeliner is actually barely enough!
Here is my new look I will be trying out for a week.
ML: Loooove winged black eyeliner! Always so sophisticated and sleek. =)
Here’s me and my monolids! It was my first time putting on eyeshadow, but you can’t even really see it… At least I tried right? :D
ML: Aww, you look cute either way, hun! Love the expression!
Anonymous said: I have a pretty large space between the top of my eye and my eyebrows. What can I do to make it appear smaller?
Ooh lucky you! That’s a nice canvas for you to work your eyeshadow magic without having the colors look too harsh on you.
If you go for a smokey eye look, blend more of the dark color upwards. Some of us can’t get away with too much smokiness, because we’ll end up looking like pandas due to our limited lid space.
You could also thicken your eyebrows from the bottom when filling them in to narrow down that space. But do draw sparingly as you do not want too severe-looking brows.
Or you could do the classic crease-cut eyeshadow look - pat your entire lid with a pale color (light silver, white or light beige), take a small stiff dome brush and feeling for your sockets, draw a crease along it with a dark brown shadow and blend. Once it looks like a dramatic crease, you can add on to the pale color just below it so your eyes will pop, and then line the eyes to finish the look!
Hope this helps!