Smokey eyes and thick frames are a match made in heaven

       
April 19th, 2011 | Contributed by:

Get an airbrushed look to blast any DWTS star out of the waterEver wondered how those contestants always looked so flawless on Dancing With the Stars? The answer isn't airbrushing – Melanie Mills, the show's head makeup artist, told BellaSugar.com the real deal when it comes to making up those tiny dancers.

To start, each star sits out a total of three to four hours getting done up backstage, but the products they use aren't really that complicated – it's mainly creams and foundations that get them looking so radiant, no matter how sweaty they are towards the end.

"The big concern comes with body makeup, depending on what they're wearing and what kind of dance they're doing, and if they're rubbing on someone else," Mills pointed out. "We kind of watch and look out for that."

For the uninitiated, body makeup is essentially what it sounds like – makeup that's designed to help you cover up your flaws on any part of your body that isn't your face.

CoverBlend Corrective Leg and Body Makeup SPF 18 can help you keep anything under wraps, ranging from the most stubborn bruises to those unsightly varicose veins or stretchmarks. To make your body shine like the stars, top it off with an all-over body glistening cream such as GloMinerals Body Glisten.

       

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Smokey eyes and thick frames are a match made in heaven

       
April 19th, 2011 | Contributed by:

Smokey eyes and thick frames are a match made in heavenRegardless of whether or not some of you thought that glasses couldn't make waves on a formal occasion, Anne Hathaway is sure to change your mind. The actress recently showed up to the premiere of her new movie Rio in Los Angeles flaunting a pair of oversized "nerd chic" glasses.

We know Hathaway doesn't wear glasses on a regular basis, but that just goes to show that a hot pair of specs can be the perfect accessory to any dressed-up ensemble, just as much as any clutch or bangle. Plus, they actually tend to enhance your eye makeup when you know just how to balance the two.

Makeup artist Troy Surratt told Allure.com that thick frames tend to complement heavier eye makeup, while thinly-wired glasses are great for natural makeup looks – which means those pair of retro cat-eye specs are the perfect accessory for a smoldering smokey shadow.

Sweep your favorite intense, dark hue over your entire lid and blend into the crease, winging it out just enough so that it doesn't extend past your glasses. Use your specs to "frame" the shadow if you will, and be sure to brighten up around those inner corners for eyes that gleam brightly beneath those lenses.

       

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