I created this post to show you how impactful applying white eyeliner to your lid is before matte shadows to really make the shadow color come to life. Shadow primers are great too, but nowhere near as powerful as a white kohl pencil. Because honestly, matte shadows need a little help going on without become blotchy or faded; and it’s always a little disappointing to buy a shadow that’s bright and pigmented in its packaging but goes on more sheer and waah waah. This method is also an amazing way to make a DIY gorgeous matte colored liner if you don’t want to fill in the whole lid. Investing in a white pencil gives you countless options for creating your own brighter lids and even making your own lipstick shades (coming next week!). Here’s how: READ MORE…
This beauty how-to is for those of you who’ve always been curious to know if you can pull off a vamp lip but not enough to buy anything. Well get this: all you need is your black kohl eyeliner pencil (yes you heard right!). It’s one of the oldest methods in makeup and has quite the payoff. Plus I wanted to show you the whole look so you can see there is a feminine and fun way to do it. I’m hoping you’ll be surprised at how wearable a dark vamp lip actually is and it might even open the door to a whole world of dark lipsticks for you. Here’s how: READ MORE…
We’re back with a few more tutorial ideas that might help you pull together a beauty look for your costume! Good luck and be safe out there!
- THE DOUBLE BRAID FOR SHORT HAIR
- EVERYDAY WAVES
- ROPE BRAID BUN
- FRIZZY FUN
- CROWN OF BRAIDS
- GODDESS CHIGNON
- FULL WAVES
- DIY SPARKLY CLIPS
- THE PERFECT RED LIP
- VINTAGE WAVES
- MINI FALSIES
- PURPLE SHADOW
- SIMPLE SPARKLE BROOCH
Last minute costumes can be hard enough to pull together, so we want to help you stress a little less about the hair and makeup part. We’re showing you how to combine some of our tutorials to create complete beauty looks for some of the loveliest Halloween costumes. We’ll be doing another round tomorrow, so make sure you check back in!
You see spider lashes on the runways every season and probably think to yourself “that’s so fashion-y but not something I’d want to do every day”. Agreed! But (you totally saw this one coming)… if the outfit is right, the time is night and the mood is sassy, why not let your lashes have a little downtown chic moment once in a blue moon? It’s fun and different; and let’s not forget makeup is a form of expression! Here’s how:
- Volumizing mascara like this one from ModelCo
- Loose powder (we used this Maybelline one)
- Eyeshadow blending brush (this is our tried and true blending brush from Laura Mercier that we’ve had for years)
- Lash Lacquer from Hourglass; even if you don’t do spider lashes, this product will blow your mind if you love a big lash
- Apply a generous coat of mascara on your top + bottom lashes.
- Dip your eyeshadow brush into loose powder and carefully powder your lashes. You can close your eyes if you’re worried about it getting inside but I usually give the brush a tap against the counter to get rid of any extra powder.
- Paint over each lash with the lacquer. If you don’t have one, you can use a second coat of mascara but will give up a little of the dramatic payoff that a lacquer will give. Try this technique if you’re using mascara for this step.
- To really exaggerate it, use tweezers to squeeze a few lashes together into star points.