Learning the Face-ics, Lesson Three: Eyes

Amy Rose teaches you how to jeepers up your peepers.

Amy Rose is back for the third installment in our series on doing regs ol’ makeup stuff that no one ever taught you how to do…until now! This month she’s showing us some easy eye-makeup tricks, e.g., highlighting brows, using eye shadow as eyeliner, and negotiating the messiness of mascara—all this despite Francois the cat’s best efforts at sabotage. In the coming months, she’ll tackle more-dramatic looks, like the smoky eye, but for now, the basics I MEAN FACE-ICS:

Part One: Priming, and Applying Eye Shadow

Part Two: Highlighting the Brow

*If you don’t have a crease, apply the color right above your eyeball, and below the bone of your brow.

Part Three: Pressing, Wiggling, and Using Shadows as Eyeliner

Part Four: Pencil and Liquid Eyeliners, and Mascara

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  • AnaRuiz January 28th, 2013 7:10 PM

    This article would have really made my life easier three years ago.

    • AnaRuiz January 28th, 2013 7:15 PM

      Ps. I haven’t seen the other face-ics articles but I’m guessing that it’s full of comments to the effect of “AMY ROSE YOU ARE GORGEOOOOOOOUS!!!”

  • myy January 28th, 2013 7:20 PM

    Love this video series! If only this was around when I was 13 :(

    • anyone January 28th, 2013 8:07 PM

      BUT I will send the links to my sister (who is 13 years old… I’m 20… so the help comes late for me, too).. she does not speak english… but whatever. I think she will love it anyways.

  • Marian January 28th, 2013 7:22 PM

    Amy Rose I love you! Seriously how are you so perfect?!

  • babyybat January 28th, 2013 7:34 PM

    looooooove these.

  • anyone January 28th, 2013 7:42 PM

    I can’t focus because of your cat in the background…
    I mean… I love your videos and you are crazy-gorgeous… BUT THAT KITTY!!!!

  • katie January 28th, 2013 7:46 PM

    i look forward to these so much

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  • lishbish January 28th, 2013 8:04 PM

    Mmm I love me some makeup, especially the face-ics.

  • rottedteeth January 28th, 2013 8:18 PM

    Thank you for showing the spit, press, and wiggle I now understand why my attempts at eyeshadow as eyeliner failed before.

  • Sharon January 28th, 2013 8:37 PM

    this time amy rose reminds me of betsy johnson? girl, you seem like you can teach me how to throw a punch and tie a bow in my hair–consecutively.

  • StrawberryTwist January 28th, 2013 8:38 PM

    This is super helpful! :D Thankyou Amy Rose!

  • kati January 28th, 2013 8:41 PM

    i don’t even wear make-up anymore but i just love watching Amy Rose because she’s so awesome and perfect :)

  • Erykaneisha January 28th, 2013 8:59 PM

    Your cat. OMG YOUR CAT.
    Carry on… :)

  • Amy Rose January 28th, 2013 9:12 PM

    I love all you cats, especially the ones that love MY cat.

  • MissKnowItAll January 28th, 2013 9:16 PM

    could she ba any cuter?
    Amy Rose, you will be the death of me.

    • MissKnowItAll January 28th, 2013 9:45 PM

      I’m sorry. You make it impossible for me to form actual sentences

  • phoebe louise January 28th, 2013 9:21 PM

    your lashes are OFF THE CHARTS!

  • dddakotarose January 28th, 2013 9:25 PM

    Something I learned is that you should use your ring finger when applying eye makeup because for some reason, you use less pressure with your ring finger, so it’s better for your eye!

  • Abby January 28th, 2013 9:30 PM

    You’re so amazinggggg ahhhh. Also, your cat is amazing too. He’s freaking adorable, just like your EYESSS.

  • Kathryn January 28th, 2013 9:44 PM

    does concealer work as a substitute to primer?

  • theneonindian January 28th, 2013 10:13 PM

    aaah thank you for this Amy! The mascara trick is going to help me out so much now!

  • esperwind January 28th, 2013 10:14 PM

    Amy Rose, you and Francois are both fabulous and awesome. Can’t wait for the next installment!

    A question for you/my fellow readers:

    My eyeballs desperately dislike having anything too near them–they have a crazy strong closing reflex. (Pretty sure my opthamologist hates me, since I have to pry my lids open with my hands for stuff like the glaucoma test, and even then it takes a few tries on each eye.) Anyway, thanks to that reflex, it takes about twenty minutes to try lining my lower lids, and I rarely want to spend that much time wrestling with just one part of my face. Does anyone have an opinion on lining the top lids but not the bottom, just for an everyday sort of look? Half of me worries it looks too unbalanced and unfinished, but that could be because I’ve never seen a friend not wearing bottom liner.

    • Kathryn January 28th, 2013 11:23 PM

      I wear only top liner most of the time when I wear makeup, and I think it looks totally fine! No one has ever told me it looks weird or unbalanced or anything.

      • Amy Rose January 30th, 2013 1:34 AM

        J’agree (to steal an Anaheed-ism that I love)! I basically never wear bottom liner. I’m a top. Just wanted to show y’all how it twerked.

        • Anaheed January 30th, 2013 1:53 AM

          I stole j’agree from Tavi who stole it from…I think Claire? Is that right, TG?

  • poison ivy January 28th, 2013 10:23 PM

    this is super awesome and my favorite thing on rookie but amy rose, im really sorry, but i must say your eyes look a little furry with the fake lashes. super awesome makeup tutorials, and super cute cat. thank you!

    • Amy Rose January 28th, 2013 11:24 PM

      My sweet person, I know they’re XTREME but I like them that way. Glad you like Francois and me even if we’re a little bonks sometimes!

  • Tangerine January 28th, 2013 11:28 PM

    These are great. I had to figure out basics like these on my own, and I remember the revelations that came after buying my first real makeup brushes.
    I have to say though, considering you are showing natural/subtle eye looks, you could have used better lighting in these videos. In the brow highlighting one, for example, I can’t even see the product you put on. It’s too dark!

    • Amy Rose January 29th, 2013 12:02 AM

      Tangerine, duly noted, ya heart head! My apartment is terribly-lit, but I will try to make it WERK better next time.

  • jessmargo January 28th, 2013 11:51 PM

    omg, you are my angel. I’ve been just barely making it through with cheap mascara and chapstick because i didn’t know how to do anything else! Now I feel much more lucid makeup-wise.

  • Lemons January 29th, 2013 4:45 AM

    Amy rose rocks.. I watch it purely for her witty remarks.. her and francois need a regular slot!
    also.. I think we all did the eyeliner inner lid faux pas when we were in school… haha oh dear. I wish this had been around when I was 14..

  • YesNoYes22 January 29th, 2013 10:01 AM

    Thanks for the videos- I don’t wear makeup but if I ever start, these will be useful.
    ALSO, Tavi, in case you’re reading this, I just watched your interview with Stephen Colbert with my Cool Dad, and it was the best.

  • Mary the freak January 29th, 2013 10:38 AM

    oh gawd you just saved my life (and my date with this extremely cute boy on thursday).

  • unicorntears89 January 29th, 2013 12:08 PM

    Amy Rose I was wondering if you were wearing any lip product if so what kind? Your lips looks awesome!

  • katiestarrynight January 29th, 2013 12:17 PM

    Aaah love Amy Rose so much!
    Is your cat named after Françoise Hardy?
    Katie xx

  • lubs January 29th, 2013 1:32 PM

    ok I might be crazy but is that a Morrissey sweater you have on in the first video?

  • Amy Rose January 29th, 2013 1:58 PM

    Yep. Good eye!

    • lubs January 31st, 2013 1:48 PM

      well, that quiff is surely unmistakable

  • aud85220 January 29th, 2013 3:52 PM

    Also, a good way to get rid of goopy blobs of mascara from getting on your lashes is to run the wand over a tissue before you use it. It get’s rid of extra mascara, so then you don’t have to be trying to pick off blobs and then you end up smearing it on your eye shadow and…well, you get the point. xP

  • Arabelle January 29th, 2013 4:52 PM

    amy rose makes my day every day

  • sneakybacon January 29th, 2013 7:36 PM

    i think your voice might just be the hottest thing ever..

  • sneakybacon January 29th, 2013 7:37 PM

    also i seriously need you to tell me how you get false eyelashes on, let lone wear them everyday, them bitches be crazy difficult

  • Ella W January 30th, 2013 10:52 AM

    Literally been waiting for this video all month!
    About that urban legend thing, I heard a similar one with a contact lens that swam round to the back of this lady’s eye, and she had to get her eye taken out to get it off. Thus I have been completely terrified of getting contacts for years!
    I love these videos, especially as I just bought my first liquid liner about 2 weeks ago, so super helpful! Thanks!

  • Peanutpug January 30th, 2013 7:52 PM

    The way you are in leaning forward and back in he video is making me dizzy ! but you sure are SWELL amy rose! i really look forward to these videos xx

  • asleeptillnoon January 31st, 2013 11:38 PM

    love this series & you and your cat are adorbz! also, is that a lisa simpson shirt?! <3

  • zhajean February 1st, 2013 4:16 AM

    omg Amy Rose, you are so cool!!!

  • Brooke987654321 February 6th, 2013 8:41 PM

    for taking off eye-makeup, i use Vaseline and a cotton ball or a Q-tip. even works like magic on waterproof mascara, just an fyi for people like me who end up with eye makeup all over their face because they sneeze while applying..