When you apply makeup to your eyes it enhances your beauty and brings out the vivid colors. Applying makeup with confidence will help you feel more confident in all you do. Looking your best will also help you to bring out your best. For centuries eyes have been called the "windows to the soul," because of how much meaning our eyes communicate our thoughts and feelings. Our eyes are all special and give us each of us unique beauty and add depth to our face.

It is simple to create beautiful, meaningful eyes with mascara, eye shadow and eyeliner. Once you how to use these products to and apply simple techniques your can create beauty and depth in your own face.

Eyeliner comes in a variety of colors and can come in the form of pencil, liquid, or tubs. As for as colors go, for everyday use I like to use black or brown eyeliner and opt for a pencil liner over the liquid kind. The reason I choose a pencil liner is because it has a softer look, and liquid eyeliner sometime looks too harsh for daily wear. When your pencils are too soft refrigerate them. When they are too hard soften them by holding them between your fingers.

Eyeliners are meant to define the eyes, showcase their shape or unique color. There are times when eyeliner should be applied heavily (for an evening out or special occasion), but for an everyday look, it should be used to enhance the eye . . . and not be the main focus.

To line the eye, start on the lower lid, just beneath the lashes. When you are finished always smudge the line with your sponge. Stay as close to the lash line as possible. On the upper lid, draw a line form the inner corner to the outer corner, thickening the line toward the outer corner.

Eye shadow is meant to highlight and define the eyes. Eye shadow is used to create depth to bring out the beauty of the eyes. A dark color used on the lid will make the eye appear smaller, while a lighter color will make it appear larger. That is what eye shadow is about creating illusions. For a smudged effect use a sponge tip shadow applicator or an eye shadow brush. These are the basic techniques for the following eye shapes:

Mascara comes in a variety of types, from waterproof to smudge proof and even thickening and volumizing formulas. It makes sense to have a few different formulas of mascara depending on the occasion. If you know you are going somewhere moist and you don't want your mascara to run, use the waterproof formula. At the same time, waterproof mascara should not be used on a daily basis as it tends to dry the lashed if used on a daily basis.

Select a shade of mascara that complements your skin tone and eye color. Dark shades on pale eyes with brown lashes will darken them and will look harsh. But, a light color on dark eyes goes very well together.