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Eyes are the mirror to one's soul, the most important features of our face. When people are in conversation they look into each other's eyes, not at the nose or chin or any other part of the face. So naturally they are what we put most effort into doing up. When I'm doing makeup for brides, a major chunk of the time is allocated to the eyes, lets say 50 to 60 per cent of the total time, 30 per cent to foundation and contouring and the rest for lips and blush.

For starters I identify that what you need to do for your eyes is enhance them. For instance, if your eyes are small, coloured lenses will instantly open them up, kohl lining them all around and smudging the outline will soften the look. Add mascara to both upper and lower lashes and you have a great day make-up. For the night, do the same after adding shadow, colour coding with your outfit. Need to make it dressier? Add gold or silver highlights under the eyebrows and a touch on the centre of the lids. Deepen the coal and voila!! You are ready for a more formal occasion. Big eyes are easier to work with. Kohl the inside with a heavy mascara, lining the outside can be optional, perhaps only in the evenings to make it dressier.

Eyes are an area where you can really have fun and be quite creative. Unlike the lips, which can be altered only slightly in shape, the eyes have no real set limitations. Each shape you create, whether with shadows, pencils, or liner, can take you into completely different realms. Whether 'smoky' to defined or subtle to dramatic, any look you choose, the eyes are an integral part of a successful look.

Wearing false eyelashes is a sure shot way of making the eyes glamorous. They feel a little heavy initially but when you see what they do for your eyes you are bound to forget the momentary discomfort.

Photo Courtesy: La Belle

News Flash

Aerospace: the future ahead

The aerospace industry is at the forefront of scientific and technological developments, making it one of the most challenging and exciting industries to work in today. After completing A-Level/ HSC, one could choose BTEC Edexcel Higher National Diploma in Aerospace Engineering or SSC/ O-Level students can join BTEC Edexcel National Diploma in Aerospace Engineering, and can avail themselves of the facility to intern at reputed airlines.

Address: College of Aviation Technology, Sector 11, Road 2, House 14, Uttara. Phone: 01717719633

Menz Club

This monsoon, keeping the outgoing, young people in mind, Menz Club has introduced formal and casual executive shirts, polo shirts, belts, shoes and a variety of other items. These are available in the brand's Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet outlets. Phone: 9673556

Shab-e-barat with KK

Lailatul baraat is an occasion that embraces religious rites, tradition and festivities. Men flock to the mosque on this auspicious occasion in their best, pure attire perked by the fragrance of attar, while the womenfolk spend their day preparing dishes to distribute amongst kin and neighbours before indulging in their tete-e-tete with the Lord in the dead end of the night.
Kay Kraft has brought out an exclusive line of panjabis made from cotton and endi on myriad shades of white, blue, grey, maroon and other. Prices range from Tk 725-1750. Available at all Kay Kraft outlets.

Fashion and Interior course at Sky-High Institute of Design

Sky-high Institute of Design is offering a one-year diploma course on fashion and interior designing. Admissions for the August session are now underway. There are also opportunities for free classes. The course enables graduates to seek employment in boutiques, buying houses, artchitecture firms, furniture companies, and also to open their own boutique houses and interior firms.
Address: Sky-High Institute of Design, House 27/1, road 13A, Dhanmondi.
Phone: 8120054



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