Today’s current favorite post isn’t about one particular product, but rather a perfectly curated shop where I go to discover new faves. With so many bottles on the shelves, how do you know what to pick? You go to a pro, that’s how! My friend and fellow celebrity glam goddess, Fiona Stiles, started this online boutique where you can buy individual industry favorites and her go-to picks that she uses on her own clients for red carpet events and photoshoots. You can go there and find amazing things whether you’re completely clueless or an industry veteran. She is constantly researching and picking out new favorites! From skincare to makeup to hair, nails, tools and travel, she covers everything under the sun (and sun care too incase you were wondering)! If this is sounding a bit familiar you may remember when I instagrammed (and diedddddd for) her large gold-dipped hair pins. So shop happy and tell us in the comments what you are coveting!
I hope by now that you’ve all mastered the cat eye! If not, review our Get Catty video tutorial and our Easy Winged Liner tutorial. Today I’m showing you how you can step it up with a little flair by lining your liner in a way that crosses from the top lashline to the bottom lashline. Here’s the breakdown:
- Your Favorite Black Liquid Liner — wait until you try Charlotte Tilbury’s Feline Flick Liquid Eye Pen! It’s the blackest black and the tip is super user friendly.
- A Colored Liquid Liner — I chose Lime Crime Liquid Eyeliner in Reason because I’m a huge fan of all of their liquid eyeliners.
- Line the top lashline from the inner corner to the outer corner then wing it up and out.
- Line the bottom lashline from the outer corner towards the inner corner but stop about 3/4′s of the way.
- Switch to the colored liner and line the outer half of the top line as demonstrated above.
- Line the blank inner corner of the bottom lashline with the colored liner as well.
You can do any color combination that you are in the mood to do! If you try it, please tag us on Instagram so we can marvel at your work!
This Fall, why not step it up a little with a pair of Wispies? They’re one of the flirtiest of all the faux lash strips out there and make batting your lashes even more powerful! I’ve paired it with an Autumn eye of soft taupe and eggplant shadows. Here’s how:
- A Pair of Wispies False Lash Strips — Try Ardell Demi Wispies 4-Pack, Georgie Beauty Winks Style #4 La Vie Charme Lashes or House of Lashes Noir Fairy. Okay, if we’re being super technical, the Noir Fairy lashes aren’t true Wispies but they’re so flirty that I had to include them!
- Your Favorite Fall Shadow Palette — I used my newest obsession, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette with the prettiest balance of matte and shimmer shadows.
- Black Gel Liner — I used Hourglass Mechanical Gel Liner for its intensity and glide ease.
- Your Favorite Mascara — I used Marc Jacobs Lash Lifter Gel Mascara to really lift her lashes so they merge better with the lash strips.
- Start by sweeping the Gilded shadow all over the lid.
- Next sweep the Custom shade back and forth in the crease and outer corner.
- Continue with the Custom shade along the bottom lashline.
- Go back and apply the Sangria shade all over the lid by “stamping” it multiple times as you work your way across.
- Trace the gel liner along the upper lashline from the inner corner to the outer corner.
- Line the bottom lashline as well.
- Coat your lashes with mascara.
- Apply the lash glue along the base of the lash strip. Wait two minutes for it to get tacky.
- Because you waited two minutes, you can literally “pop” them onto the lashline and they won’t slide. For more tips for lash strips, revisit my tutorial here.
By now you know that I love a good comparison study! Because when we see something side-by-side, it’s much easier to see what each technique really does. Does rimming the entire eye make it more piercing or make the eye look smaller? Is it more dramatic when it’s smudged? Is it worth it to rim the waterline? Let’s walk through each “ring”: READ MORE…