Innocent & Cute Eyes | Tear Bag Eye Makeup by Liz Breygel on Janaury Girl blog

Hi, my lovelies! How do you feel today? I hope you`re all in a good mood for another interesting experiment on my blog. This time I was trying to recreate one very famous trend in Asian makeup industry - a Tear Bag Makeup look (or smiley eyes). Tear bag is a small puffy area under the eye and everyone has it naturally. By accentuating this tear bag area our eyes are supposed to look bigger, younger and cuter. To achieve this look, you will need to follow just a few easy steps.

Innocent & Cute Eyes | Tear Bag Eye Makeup tutorial by Liz Breygel on January Girl

1. First of all we need to conceal the under-eye area very well, because if we don't do that our tear bag line, which we'll draw later, will not look good. Set the concealer with a tiny amount of translucent powder to keep it in place.

2. After this take an eyeshadow or eye pencil a few shades darker than your skin tone and draw a thin line where your natural tear bag area appears. To discover it just smile a little bit.

3. Blend this line with a small synthetic brush and highlight with a white eye shadow or pencil the area between the tear bag line and the lower lash line. And your smiley eyes are done!

I didn't expect that I'm going to like my little experiment so much and by the way this makeup technique is not only popular in Japan. For example, I was watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Hermione also had an accent on her tear bag area, just check out these pics!

Lots of love,
Liz