Melany Whitney is an expert in permanent cosmetics. She is highly appreciated by the press and others in her industry and has become the "voice" for permanent cosmetics; regularly interviewed on national television and for fashion magazines. In this interesting article, you are sure to learn some new tips to improve your eyes, even if you do not wear permanent cosmetics.
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For this special piece, we interviewed Melany Whitney on how she beautifies and improves the eyes permanently. We think you will find his artistic insight reading interesting.
Interviewer: Melany, you are doing such a good job of improving the beauty of the eyes, but are not the clients comfortable working so close to their eyes with needles?
Melany: Let me first explain a little the area of the eyes. Eyelids are literally the two folds of the skin that protect the eyeball. The upper eyelid is larger and more mobile. It regulates the opening and closing of the eye with the help of Orbicularis Palpebrarum muscle. The movement of the bottom cover is light. The eyelids act to sweep the dirt off the surface of the eye, protecting it from injury and helping to distribute tear fluid.
As a permanent cosmetic, I frequently work close to the eye and on the major protection of the eye, the eyelid. This is the biggest fear that my clients have – can I go into their real eye during a procedure? Well, because the eyelids are the eye protection – I work only with a closed lid – to protect the eyeball at all times. I hold the lid firmly, but gently, to get enough stretch for pigment retention in this area. Poking a customer in the eye has never been a concern to me as a seasoned technician. The part of the eyelid that I'm working on is thicker at the margin – called the Tarsal Ridge. It is there that most technicians do not put color because it is more difficult to do, if one does not know the physiology of this region.
Interviewer: So do you put color there in the Tarsal Ridge?
Melany: Yes, I think that any lining procedure of the eye is not complete without there being darkness between the eyelashes from the client (the Tarsal Ridge area) to give the impression and a thicker lash base. It's usually an area in which you simply can not get a conventional eyeliner – so the line you get with the over-the-counter products ends up accentuating the thinning from the line of eyelashes instead of plumping it.
I always included this eyelash enhancement, which in most cases is all that is needed, to give a look "brighter and more open to the eyes". It's natural and can not be easily detected as "added". You can go to sleep, wake up, swim, sweat, etc. without "telling raccoon stories".
Interviewer: And the customer who wants a more dramatic look?
Melany: If my client desires a little more thickness or darkness at this line of upper lashes, I can add a thicker line in this area to make this area even more remarkable. At the same time, I try to keep a "soft edge" in both the top and bottom liners for this important natural appearance.
Interviewer: What about the lower eyelid, I think you're doing something different there, is not it?
Melany: Yes, the lower liner is definitely treated a little differently from the upper liner. It should be placed between each lower lash and in a technique of dotted or connected points. Because of the natural salt we have in our tears – the bottom line will always fade much more than the top and give a softer effect – but a very important one. Without bottom definition, your eyes tend to look falling and tired. Done correctly, which means, not done with a thick application, the liner will actually make your eyes "pop". If it is not done this way, a thick black liner will tend to "close your eyes".
Interviewer: What about color selections and what colors should not be used?
Melany: The color choices of the eyeliner are basically black and black brown. The color can actually be applied as a shadow over the coating (permanently or by conventional means) if desired later. If you understand color theory – the reason you should not wear eyes with a light brown or medium is that these browns tend to have too many warm or red tones and can give a "rabbit eye" effect ( pink).
Interviewer: Any other important tips for us today on eyeliner?
Melany: Another VERY important thing is that eyeliners should not go past the last shot in any direction (up or down). This is due to the fact that if this is done in the medial area or in the outer region of the eye of Canthus, you might feel a "migration", a wiping or bleeding of the color under the skin, where it it's not meant to be. I am often asked to pass these parameters and decline. Prevention is better than cure in these cases!
Another comment I would like to make is that all black eyeliner pigments have "blue". This blue will eventually come out months or years down the road. This has never been a "negative" to worry about, since all eyes look great with the smallest bit of blue or charcoal around them. In fact, this "fading" tends to make the light blue eyes a little greener! This does not indicate that your technician uses "ordinary" tattoo ink in your liner – it's just a black color reality.
Interviewer: What good advice and insights in the way you look at the eyes permanently. I think that even if you do not wear permanent cosmetics, your advice on the color and positioning of the liner that every woman can use to enhance the beauty of her eyes, even with a removable makeup.