Tap on mascara
Long strokes of mascara arent actually the best way to amp up your lashes. I like tapping deep at the base of the lashes, working outwards to the tips. That way youre creating depththe roots are dark and rich and the ends are soft, not clumpy.
Lip liner tends to be dry, which results in uneven coverage. Dip the pencil in sheer balm before applying. It glides on much smoother, making it easier to accurately fill your lips. Warm the tip of a stubborn eyeliner pencil between your thumb and forefinger for a similar effect.
Give your lips the middle finger
A smudge of lipstick on your middle finger is the best way to give your lips that perfect heart-shaped pout. Put a dab on your middle finger and place it in the center of your upper lip, sweeping outwards to the left. Repeat towards the right. Theres just something about the feeling of it and the way you will move your head that creates that perfect lipstick line.
Repurpose your lipstick
A smidge of peach or coral lipstick blended in with your concealer is an unexpected antidote to dark under eye circles. The orangey red shade brightens and diffuses the darkness. Smudge whatever lipstick you are wearing on cheeks and lids before stepping out the door. That way, theres a continuity of color on the face.
Clean up with foundation
For simple smudges of liner or errant swipes of mascara, eye makeup remover can whisk away more than you intend. A foundation dipped Q-Tip will wipe away any mistakeuse a tapping motion to get the best results.
Crimp in falsies
When it comes to false lashes, an eyelash curler is your best friend. After placing full strips or individual clusters and allowing them to dry, apply a few coats of mascara. Then crimp gently with an eyelash curler, rocking the device back and forth while you clamp. That way, your faux hairs will blend in seamlessly with your real lashes.
Contour with highlighter
Luminizing highlighter can make your cheekbones popbut not when applied directly to them. Instead, smooth highlighter in a C-shape starting at your temples and extending along the bone just below your eyes. A slim line of highlighter down the center of your nose can also create the illusion of straighter bone structure.
Line your lashes
The key to lush, thick lashes isnt just in your mascaras formulation. A steady stroke of ultra-thin gel liner along the base of your lash line is key to creating the illusion of extra lashes. You want to fill that spot between your lashes and your lid. Only when that line looks solid should you start applying mascara.