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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Part II: Makeup Tips & Tricks for Eyes & Lips

Hey Beautifuls,

Its time for Part II.

Eyes:
Mascara 101:
  * Press an eyelash curler to the root of your upper lashes & hold for five seconds.  Then at the middle of the lashes near the ends
  * When applying mascara for thickness, hold the brush as close to the base of the lashes as possible & wiggle as you move it through the lashes.  Let it dry for 10 seconds then place brush at lash base & wiggle again as you move up the lashes

What to know about mascara:
  * NEVER pump the wand
  * Use less mascara on the lower lashes or don't put any at all
  * NEVER keep mascara longer than six months

Brow color:
  * Blondes - use a light brown pencil
  * Redheads - use a honey brown pencil for the day & a dark brown for night
  * Brunettes - use a deep brown & black is best after dark

Eyeliner:
Take your time to make sure that you get a straight line

  * Tilt your chin upwards so that way you are looking down your nose into a mirror
  * Apply foundation or concealer to your lids.  Blend well to prevent creasing
  * If eyes are close-set or round, line only the outer corners.  Otherwise line the entire upper lid
  * Soften the eyeliner pencil by rolling it between your fingers
  * Never pull your eyelids.
  * Begin at the inner corner & draw small dashes along the top lashes.                          Be sure to stay close to the lashes.  To make your eyes look bigger, go slightly beyond the outer corners
  * Soften the line w/ a smugger brush.

Making a cat eye:
  * At the inner corner, trace a thin line then gradually get thicker as it approaches the outside of your pupil
  * At the outside of your pupil, begin slightly upward, then flick the line upwards & outwards toward the center of your temple
  * Make the line as far as you want.  In most cases, about a quarter of an inch looks good.
 




Eyeshadows:
Go for contrast:
  * Dark eyes - grays, blues, purples or greens
  * Light eyes - brown, taupe or bronze

Lip Liner:
  * Lip pencil is a MUST.  It helps prevent bleeding or feathering of lipstick

Lipstick:
  * Quiet pinks & sheer textures are perfect for warm weather
  * Dark wines & plumes - winter
  * Olive skin looks good w/ light browns, warm tones or dark brownish reds
  * Fair skin looks good w/ warm pink, peachy glows or dramatic reds
  * Dark skin looks good w/ deep reds or deep reddish browns

Hope you enjoy!

Bye for now :)

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