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How-To: Undone Smokey Eyes

I am not the person to spend two hours on my own makeup, or on anyone else’s for that matter. I am also an advocate for looks that are effortless and cool. Which is why I’m a fan of a worn in smokey eye when the occasion allows.

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Mascara Application

 

To maximize lash length and volume make sure to get right to the root of the lash with the wand. Better yet try my must-have fan brush to make sure each individual lash is fully coated with mascara. This brush is a total life saver especially when working on people with blonde or fair lashes.

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Matte Versus Shine

There used to be something very sophisticated about a non-reflective lip, whereas gloss had an element of youthfulness to it. Time and trends have changed that school of thought and now practically every girl, young or old stays by a matte lipstick. Personally I can go either way,

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Pencil Brush for Lips

A pencil brush is an excellent alternative to a regular lip brush especially when working on fuller lips. The pointed shape as well as the density of the brush means you can be quick and precise with your application.

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Nighttime Skin Care Routine

I don’t like to mess around when it’s time to go to bed. Which is why I keep my evening skin care routine short but effective. Here’s how I can go from a full face of makeup to having my head hit the pillow in about six minutes:

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Get the Look: Christian Dior AW16

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The beauty look from Dior Fall 2016 goes quite effortlessly from the runway to a night out. The deep dark lip works on all skin tones for a dramatic pout, especially against perfectly flawless skin and  well groomed brows. Pile on mascara and pinch your lashes together for a spidery look.

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Cream Highlighter

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Use a cream highlighter to create a natural sheen on all the high planes of the face. Buff it on with a brush or tap with your ring finger for the perfect strobe lit look.

Image from vogue.com

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Get the Look: Marc Jacobs Resort 2017

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The Marc Jacobs resort show was a flashback to the 1980’s complete with crimped hair and lace gloves. The rock and roll eyes definitely had me pulling out my black kohl pencil to create a slightly more toned down version for a night out. I used YSL Kajal and lined both my upper and lower lash line including the waterline.

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Smokey Liner & Glitter

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Apply glitter to the outer corner of the eyes and let it fall imprecisely to add some interest to a smokey eyeliner look.

Burberry fall 2016 makeup design Wendy Rowe.

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Get the Look: Giles SS16

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The makeup look from Giles SS16 show is simple, bold and easy to recreate, taking the runway to the street. There are basically four essential elements: glowy complexion, black liner, thick mascara, and a bold matte lip.

1. Smashbox Primer Oil 2. Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Liner in Black 3.

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