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Easy Evening Makeup

Easy Evening Makeup

If you are looking for an evening makeup style that is easy to do, yet sophisticated enough for a dinner date or a night out with your girl friends, follow these 4 simple tips:Prep your faceWash your face with gentle cleanserApply a light toner using a cotton ballApply a light moisturizer all over your face and neckDot foundation all over your face and neck. Spread it evenly using a foundation brush or a sponge. Lightly dust your face with loose powder. BlushApply a creme blush starting on your…

Celebrity Fall Makeup Trends

What good is a closet-full of clothes if you do not have the right makeup to back it up. Read on to know the hottest makeup trends this season, and be head-to-toe fabulous. Pink LipsPink is a hot color this fall. From dresses to shoes, accessories, and even skin care product, everything is pink. And what better way to color your kissers that with lipstick. Make your makeup pop in a lovely, eye-catching fuchsia-tinged color as seen on  Charlize Theron and Hayden Panettiere.Silver eyeshadowThis fa…

How to Wear Green Eyeshadow

How to Wear Green Eyeshadow

Some women avoid wearing green, fearing that it won’t go well with their skin tone, or thinking that perhaps it is too bold a shade. Shiseido artistic creative director Dick Page puts all that to rest by using the same glittering green Shiseido eye shadow on four models with different skin tones. Eye Makeup FirstAccording to page, when using bold eye shadow shades, apply eye makeup first. “Bright color against a fully finished face can look overwhelming. You might find that after you do your ey…

A Different Way to Eyeliner

A Different Way to Eyeliner

Normally we try to trace as neat a line as possible when putting on eyeliner. That practice was thrown out the window at the Zero + Maria Cornejo fall 2009 runway show. Makeup guru Dick Page drew several black lines onto models’ eyes using soft brush strokes. “The eye look is based on one of the prints in the collection,” says Page. “The cream liner gives a dense black finish and the Shiseido Hydro-Powder Eye Shadow in Violet Visions provides traces of color. There’s no contoured, detailed shad…

The Best Ways to Wear Blue Eye Shadow

The Best Ways to Wear Blue Eye Shadow

At the Versace Fall 2009 fashion show, models sported enigmatic, dark blue peepers. Blue was also the color of choice at Nicole Miller, Rebecca Taylor, and Tibi. When something pops up at multiple fashion shows, it is practically an emerging trend. But if you are a little apprehensive about strutting out in such a hard-to-pull of color, top makeup artist and global creative design director for P&G Beauty, Pat McGrath shares a few tips with Elle on how to wear blue eye.”When you go out at night …

Runway Makeup Tips

Peter Philips has been at the helm of Chanel Makeup since January 2008 and is responsible for buzz-worthy nail and face colors such as the jade green nail polish that debuted on the runway earlier this year, the glossy black eyes at the 2009 cruise show in Venice, and the ornately embroidered false lashes at fall/winter 2009 RTW. Peter Philips is also known for balancing his fashion-forward looks with timeless beauty classics such as flawless skin or perfectly arched eyebrows. Elle.com talks to …

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…

Makeup Trends: Watercolor Makeup

Makeup Trends: Watercolor Makeup

ADAM’s Fall 2009 collection was inspired by Japanese photography exhibit at Boston’s Peabody Museum. This inspiration was reflected in the collection’s bright, wearable separates with bright bursts of primary color here and there. To complement this art-inspired collection, makeup artist Romy Soleimani opted for bright makeup hues as well. Says Soleimani of the look she created: “It’s not ‘eye shadow’ and ‘blush. It’s more about a feeling. The pigments start layering on top of each …

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…