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How to Achieve the Perfect Eyeliner

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

How to Achieve the Perfect EyelinerThe perfect eyeliner adds a beautiful, dramatic touch and draws attention up to your beautiful eyes. Getting the right techniques down can revolutionize your look for everyday and out on the town glamour.

Basic Topline

You should always start with the basics. A simple topline eyeliner look can be appropriate for everyday wear or dressed up for a night out with an intense lipstick shade or dramatic eye shadow. To get this look, first add a small amount of eyeshadow primer to the lid to keep the liner in place. Then press the outside corner of your eye to pull it tight and use the other hand to apply the liner along the upper lash line in small strokes. Use a brush or q-tip to clean up or even out any imperfections, ensuring that it will look even and natural.

Open Up Those Eyes

Women with smaller eyes, those looking to hide a lack of sleep, or those who want a wide eyed romantic look can achieve benefit from a white eyeliner. Adding white just under the brow line and smudging it lightly downward will open up the whole area and make you look more awake. Add a smudged line of white to the lower middle of your lids, just above your regular liner to make eyes look larger and rounder or add a little white to the lower inner rim of your eye to reflect a lighter color into your eye and cancel out any redness from a late night out.

Winged Eyeliner

For a more dramatic, night time look, consider winged eyeliner. To achieve this look, draw a short line sweeping up from the outer corner of each eye. Draw another line that is connected to the one you already drew that is sweeping gradually in toward your upper lash line. Then, fill in the space between these two lines and add a relatively thick top line along your lashes, narrowing as it approaches the inner corner. The larger the wing, the more dramatic the look.

Smokey Eyes

For a sexy, smokey eye look, start with an eyeshadow primer as your canvas. Then place your eyeliner along the upper lash line, getting thicker as you move toward the outer corner of the eye. Use a brush to spread the line outward and very slightly upward from the edge of the eye. This will create a soft second corner. Follow up with mascara to complete this dramatic look.

Eyeliner can completely change your look. Be sure to choose the right technique for the occasion.

Embrace imperfection: Quick tips for smudged eyeliner

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Embrace imperfection: Quick tips for smudged eyeliner

Guess what? It’s OK to color outside the lines when it comes to your eye makeup. According to Harper’s Bazaar, this trend is the new cat eye alterative, with models at BCBG, Roberto Cavalli and Lanvin shows rocking it on the runway. Embrace the unkempt yet alluring look yourself by following these simple steps.

First, you’ll need an even canvas to work on. The Virtuale Flawless Foundation by Borghese masks any imperfections that could distract from the eyes, while vitamins and minerals ensure an all-day radiant complexion. Just distribute the product with a sponge or your fingertips in gentle circular movements, starting at the nose and blending outward to the edges of the face.

As with a smoky eye, the key tool is a perfect pencil. The Maxi Definition Eye Contour Pencil by BABOR stays on all day and night, and even comes with a helpful sponge tip for smudging. Just glide it on from the inner corner of the upper lashline in an outward motion, and follow with the bottom lashes. No need to be ultra-careful as you’ll just be flipping the pencil around and pressing the sponge over the line to soften it for that just-rolled-out-of-bed appearance. OurVanity suggested opting for a hue that complements your eye color for a different take on the trend entirely. BABOR’s Eye Contour Pencil in Night Blue makes brown peepers stand out, while Iris can make green ones pop.

Want a more dramatic effect? Pixi’s Lid & Line is a convenient multi-tasker, with a coordinating eye shadow, liner and smudge sponge in one. The neutral Smoky Mink is softer than black and flattering for all eye colors. Just use the pencil to draw short strokes across the lashline and apply the powder on top of it. Finally, blend the pigment together with the handy smudger.

Finish with a sweep of mascara and you’ve achieved a look that’s every bit as rebellious as it is refined.

Lucy Hale dazzles in public appearance in NYC

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Lucy Hale dazzles in public appearance in NYC

If you haven't heard of her yet, chances are you're going to in the near future – actress Lucy Hale is blowing up for numerous reasons. Her starring role on the show, "Pretty Little Liars," is just one of many projects she's been working on as of late. Hale continues to gain fans around Hollywood and the rest of the world, which may be why she was chosen to promote the Bongo Boutique at Union Square in New York City.

Earlier this month, Hale was present for the debut of the shop, which drew a large crowd in the heart of the city. In the spirit of summer, Hale wore a black spaghetti strap tank top that showed her belly with a lacy beige skirt. She had an adorable panama hat on her head that shielded her brunette locks from the high sun.

On her pout, Hale wore a subtle pink lipstick. Around her eyes, she chose to go with a black liquid eyeliner that highlighted her peepers, which are known for being one of her most beautiful features.

If you want to highlight the natural beauty and color of your lips like Hale, Daily Glow recommended protecting them from the sun. This can prevent discoloration, which can put a damper on your pout.

Melissa Joan Hart wears black eyeliner perfectly on the red carpet

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Melissa Joan Hart wears black eyeliner perfectly on the red carpet

You might know Melissa Joan Hart for her role on "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" in the '90s, but she's come a long way since then. Now that she's a full-grown adult, Hart has a family of her own to take care of in addition to maintaining a starring role on the show "Melissa and Joey." However, she still knows how to make a memorable impression on large crowds, as she recently proved at the premiere of "Despicable Me 2" in Los Angeles.

On the red carpet, Hart donned a sleeveless dress with an ombre design, fading from light teal to turquoise. The actress decided to keep it simple on her face with a neutral lipstick and a bit of concealer to hide any flaws that could be caught by cameras. Around her eyes, Hart chose to go bold with black liquid eyeliner, giving her peepers a dramatic look. The teen star proved that she's still got plenty of natural beauty to show off at public events.

If you're interested in using liquid eyeliner to your advantage in the near future, The Huffington Post recommended taking your time – don't try to create the perfect look with one sweep of the eyeliner pencil. Instead, develop a series of dots to connect and make a flawless appearance.

3 hot eyeliner trends worth noting this season

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

3 hot eyeliner trends worth nothing this season

Eyeliner is a must for most women, especially those who want to make their eyes appear larger and more awake. However, it can become boring to use the same color and technique every day. That being said, now is the perfect time to take advantage of new makeup trends, specifically ones pertaining to eyeliner. Here are some hot styles that have emerged from the runways in spring 2013.

1. Winged eyeliner
If you have liquid eyeliner sitting in your makeup bag, Harper's Bazaar magazine recommended whipping it out and trying a winged look this season. It's sexy as well as bold, making it ideal for hot dates or weekend outings with the girls.

2. Deep black eyeliner
Now isn't the time to play conservative and opt for brown eyeliner – Elle magazine stated that black eyeliner is all the rage on the runways. Even if you only view black as an after-hours color, more women are wearing it casually during the daytime.

3. Colorful eyeliner
Celebrities are doing it, so why can't you? Colorful eyeliner can give you a unique look that turns heads wherever you go!

Are you bold enough to wear colored eyeliner?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Are you bold enough to wear colored eyeliner?

If you've been using black eyeliner all your life and you want to change things up, there's no better time than now to do it! Hollywood Life reported that more women are sporting colorful eyeliner around their peepers to make bold statements. Best of all, this trend isn't limited by age, and it certainly isn't just for celebrities!

Everyone from Ashley Benson to Elle Fanning has been rocking this style on the red carpet. Makeup experts believe this trend will continue onward into the summer, and why not? The fun, flirty weather gives women a great reason to wear eye-popping colors while strolling along the beach.

If you're interested in wearing colored eyeliner but you've never done so, there are a couple of ways you can create a flawless look that makes you appear like a pro! AOL recommended using a soft eyeliner pencil, which won't drag as much as you line your peepers. Get as close to the lash line as possible, then work your way from the outer corners toward the inner corners of your eyes. For a more whimsical appearance, opt for a bright hue!

Carmen Electra goes dramatic with eye makeup in L.A.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Carmen Electra goes dramatic with eye makeup in L.A.

Carmen Electra is not only renowned for her acting skills, but for her ageless beauty as well. Recently, the celebrity showed that she still knows plenty about how to wear the right cosmetics to give herself a flawless appearance on the red carpet.

Electra showed up to the premiere of “This Is The End” in Los Angeles, Calif., looking stunning in a long white gown. However, it wasn’t just her ensemble that caught the eyes of onlookers – it was her perfect makeup! Electra played it simple with a rosy, glossy lipstick on her pout to highlight her gorgeous smile. On her eyes, she opted for some drama with dark liquid eyeliner and lengthening mascara. It was just the right amount of eye makeup for the formal occasion, and it accented the beautiful blue color of her irises.

If you’ve always wanted lush lashes like the ones that Electra flaunts, you might simply need to replace the tools you’re using, according to Allure magazine. Think about opting for a mascara wand that has a slight curve to give your lashes more appeal and apply your formula more evenly in front of the mirror.

Kerry Washington knows how to flaunt her pout

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Kerry Washington knows how to flaunt her pout

One woman who knows a lot about showing off her gorgeous complexion in front of the cameras is Kerry Washington. When she isn’t acting, she’s making appearances at movie premieres. Recently, Washington was spotted at the debut of “Peeples” in Los Angeles looking more radiant than ever.

Washington decided to go glam for the event, showing off her curves in a beautiful black and white gown. On her face, she chose to use a bit of black eyeliner around her eyes and treated her lashes to an ample amount of dark mascara. However, it was her pout that truly stole the show – Washington opted for a mauve lipstick that accentuated the curves and voluptuous size of her lips. Under the lights of the cameras, she turned heads as she walked down the red carpet.

Not everyone is blessed with large, luscious lips, and you might be one of the many people out there with a small pout. That being said, don’t worry – there are many ways to create the illusion of more size! Parents Connect recommends using a lip liner to define their shape, then opting for a neutral lipstick.

Michelle Rodriguez shines at the premiere of ‘Fast & Furious 6’

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Michelle Rodriguez shines at the premiere of

There’s nothing quite like a movie premiere to show off your natural beauty, and that’s just what actress Michelle Rodriguez did when she attended the debut of “Fast & Furious 6.” She showed up to the event wearing a lavish red dress and wore her brunette locks in an updo that allowed her face to shine.

As Rodriguez posed for the cameras, it was hard not to notice her beautiful black eyeliner, which lined the rims of her peepers. Rather than use dramatic makeup throughout the rest of her face, Rodriguez decided to let her eyes do all of the work. On her pout, she opted for a glossy neutral lipstick to complement her intriguing smile.

If you’re interested in looking glamorous like Rodriguez without going to too much trouble, all you need is your own black eyeliner. To achieve a sexy, radiant appearance, Redbook magazine recommends tilting your chin up to make it easier to flawlessly apply your eyeliner. Try to make sure that your elbow and arm are steady as well to create the perfect look. In the end, you’ll be ready to take on the day!

Bobbi Brown offers tips for looking chic this season

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Bobbi Brown offers tips for looking chic this season

Makeup artist Bobbi Brown knows a thing or two about makeup, and she’s certainly up to speed on how to look glam for the upcoming season. Recently, she spoke to Elle magazine to give her tips on how to look chic and summery in the coming months.

One item that Brown uses on most of her clients is bronzer, specifically on areas such as the cheeks, forehead and chin, where light generally hits the face. Not only can this give a complexion more color, but it can create a warm, natural look.

Another item that Brown can’t go without is lip liner when working on faces. She claims that using lip liner is critical to adding some much-needed volume to otherwise bland pouts. On a similar note, the makeup artist loves using brow kits to bring definition to the face.

Not sure if you can pull off all of Brown’s tricks? Cosmopolitan magazine recommends focusing on one item, such as brown eyeliner, to revolutionize your makeup routine. Over time, you can incorporate more cosmetics to give yourself a red carpet-worthy look.