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Makeup Tip for Lush Lower Eyelashes

Makeup Tip for Lush Lower Eyelashes

Lush lower lashes – think Liza Minelli lashes – are making a comeback. Nars Cosmetics’ international makeup director explains why dramatic lower lashes are so now: The look is both eye-opening and bang-friendly. For 3.1 Philip Lim’s fall 2009 runway show, Ayako had models sport improved lower lashes to balance bangs-covered lids. To enhance the effect even further, Ayako used a wet eyeliner brush and – using lash-like strokes – applied charcoal-colored powder, creating a shadow-like effect. If …

Makeup Tips: Taking Smoky Eyes To The Next Level

Makeup Tips: Taking Smoky Eyes To The Next Level

For his “I Love Shopping” editorial, Photographer David Vasiljevic had model Ali Stephens sport an ultra-smoky eye. The eye makeup technique is described by Style.com as “equal parts eighties electropop and early-nineties Helmut Newton is a great adaptation on the classic, sultry fall style.”The look was not lost on celebs like Brit pop star Lily Allen, who sported a similar “full orbit gradient job” but opted for a lighter, more “street-friendly” style. The key to achieving this look, shares St…

How to Accentuate Your Eye Color and Shape

How to Accentuate Your Eye Color and Shape

When you put on eye makeup it is important that the shades and styles you use complement the shape and color of your peepers. Noted makeup artists share their secrets to Elle to help you find out which colors and techniques best suit your eyes. Eye shapeAsian eyesAccording to celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal, “Asian eyes tend to be a little flatter and have less of a crease.” She notes that her Eyelift Shadow Duo is perfectly suited for this eye type. She shares this eye Makeup technique: “A…

Makeup Trends: Black Eye Shadow

Makeup Trends: Black Eye Shadow

Fall 2009 trends were announced a few months back which means you have plenty of time to stock your closet with the season’s trendiest outfits. Now that fall is almost upon us, it’s time to discuss the other aspects your over-all fall look – like makeup for instance. A couple of fall’s hottest trends are leather and rock and roll. What better makeup to go with these trends that dark-rimmed eyes and minimal lip and cheek color. For his  fall runway show, designer Yigal Azrouël turned to makeup a…

Beauty Trend: Exotic Eyes

Beauty Trend: Exotic Eyes

 Makeup artist Pat McGrath upped the ante At Gucci’s tropics-inspired collection by painting the models’ eyes in sultry, exotic hues. The sought-after makeup artist created a shimmery, blue-green shade that elle.com described as “dreamy and slightly disco.” Pat McGrath used Make Up For Ever Professional Turquoise and Cover Girl Turquoise Tempest hues on the lid, and then used Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Mint from crease to brow. Bringing the lighter color up to the brow “makes the eyes lo…

Are Eyelash Extensions Right for You?

Are Eyelash Extensions Right for You?

Thick, long lashes have long been beauty a centerpiece for women. Why? Because it frames the windows to our soul – the most expressive part of our face: the eyes. Eyelash extensions are reportedly better at giving the doe-eyed look than the prehistoric mascara or the ancient false eyelashes. But how true is this? Take a closer look.PriceA tube of mascara cost about 5$ only. Eyelash extensions on the other hand, will set you back anywhere between $250 to $500. extensions also require touch-ups so…

Look Fab With Fake Lashes

Look Fab With Fake Lashes

Green with envy over the luscious lashes that your chic officemates have? You can have those, too! Here are the four basic tips on applying fake lashes so that they’ll look real, even when they’re not. Getting startedGet your lashes ready for putting on the fake ones. You can do this by lining your eyelids with either a light brown or a gray-colored liner. Smudge it slightly to mask the spot where you are to put your fake lashes. Make sure that you don’t overdo the smudging so that you van achie…

Eyeliner Tips & Tricks

Eyeliner Tips & Tricks

If you want to make your small eyes appear larger, eyeliners can easily do the trick. Learn to apply it correctly to avoid the risk of appearing too overdone with dark, obvious lines. Here are some tips in applying eyeliners to better emphasize your eyes: Liquid eyeliners should only be applied above the top lashes, whereas pencil or eye shadow can be used both for the top lid and under the lower lashes. Cake eyeliners, when used with water, can also be used at the top and bottom lashes.When app…

How To Choose The Right Mascara

How To Choose The Right Mascara

Mascaras available in the market nowadays are protein-filled and contain waxes that are designed to condition your lashes and are formulated to prevent damages to your eyelash. Know the difference in the types of mascara and pick the one that’s perfect for you. Remember that there’s no such thing as too much mascara! Make your lashes thicker with several coats. Lengthening Mascara. These mascaras have thick bristles. This allows you to get more mascara on your lashes, most especially on the tips…

How To Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

How To Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Sometimes for reasons that are completely out of your control, like having a job that requires late nights or an unavoidable need to party until the crack of dawn but when the dark circles make you look like a deranged badger then its time to take emergency measures. Unfortunately there’s no effective way to get rid of them unless you peel off your skin. But here are some remedies you can try. You can put raw potato or cucumber slices on your eyes. This is probably the most popular remedy, one y…


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