Posts Tagged ‘liners’

Use eyeshadow as a liner for a subtle burst of color

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Use eyeshadow as a liner for a subtle burst of colorSummer is the season to add a punch of color to your daily beauty routine, but those who aren’t daring enough to try a magenta-colored pout or kelly green smoky eyes can still have some colorful fun – just try a bit of bright eyeliner!

English songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor recently attended the 10th birthday celebration for online retailer, and while the brunette beauty wore a vibrant floral dress, it was her eye makeup that really turned heads.

While her lids featured classic black liner and were dusted with a light pink powder, her lower lash line boasted a streak of light blue makeup. This subtle stripe made Ellis-Bextor’s azure eyes pop without overwhelming her delicate features.

Though eyeliner may seem like the product to use to tackle this trend, a great eyeshadow may be the way to go. Eyeshadow tends to be available in a wider range of hues and, should you gain courage to try a bolder look, you can use the bright-colored powder as a shadow on your upper lid.

To mimic Ellis-Bextor’s look, simply use an angled liner brush to draw a stripe of color along your lower lash line. Look for a shadow that can be used moist or dry, like Sothys Two Way Eye Shadow, as a damp application can ensure a brighter color and opaque coverage.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19910171-ADNFCR

Use the same liner for two different looks

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Use the same liner for two different looksWhile many women opt to add a bit of color to their complexion with a touch of blush, it can be tricky to find your perfect color. But figuring out which hue suits you best may be in your best interest.

“Blush is the one beauty product that looks great at every age and on any complexion,” makeup artist Pat McGrath told Allure magazine. “With blush, the skin looks clearer and the eyes more sparkling, so you can get away with wearing less makeup.”

When selecting a blush, use your natural skin tone as a guide to find your perfect cheek color. According to the publication, if you have fair skin, a light pink or mauve will look most natural. Bright shades will look beautiful as well, as long as they are blended well and applied bit by bit, to avoid an overload of color.

Those with a medium complexion should opt for warm hues such as peach, brick and russet. If you have dark skin, you should pay attention to the blush’s formula (as well as its color) and select a product that isn’t too opaque.

“Many colors appear ashy on dark skin, but transparent blushes get around that,” makeup artist Dick Page told the news source. A sheer berry, red or wine-colored blush, such as Youngblood Crushed Mineral Blush in Cabernet, will help create a subtle, natural looking glow.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19908374-ADNFCR