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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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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.

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Tip of the Day: Brow Gel

If you are fortunate to have naturally full brows keep them in place and perfected with brow gel. Use a tinted brow gel to add definition to brows or clear if you just need hold.

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Tip of the Day: Sponge Tip Applicator

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As the old saying goes: there is a time and a place for everything, and so it seems this would apply even to the sponge tip applicator. For high intensity shadow the sponge tip will deliver a strong opaque finish that rivals even the best flat stiff brush.

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Tip of the Day: Large Angle Brush for Brows

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Use a large size angle brush rather than a small one, to define full brows and achieve a soft natural look.

 

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Ultra Thin Cotton Swabs

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The best thing for a quick clean up on a precision makeup is an ultra thin cotton bud. These are a main stay in my makeup kit, I just stocked up on the Muji ones when I was in London last month. You can find something similar online at Alcone Company. 

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Glitter

For maximum glitter adhesion use a thin layer of eyelash glue or vaseline on bare lids and apply the glitter with a small stiff brush.

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Peach Cheeks

Take a break from overly sculpted cheeks and opt for a peachy glow. Warm peach cheeks look beautiful on all skin tones.

1. NARS Multiple Maui 2. Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric #305 3. Shu Uemura Glow On Blush in Tangerine Pearl 

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Glitter Removal

Last week I was able to attend a makeup seminar at Blanche Macdonald by veteran makeup artist Ayami Nishimura. Above is one of the looks she created on her model. With a big glitter makeup like this effective removal is of paramount importance. Ayami shared with us the easiest way is with baby oil gel and a folded piece of card,

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Asian Eyes

When blending eyeshadow through the crease of a shallow eye lid, have the person look down rather than close so you can see the natural shadow of the socket line.

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