Liquid blush is the best way to create a natural-looking flush. It melts into the skin better than cream or powder blush. Liquid highlighter illuminates your eyes better than powder highlighter can. Basically, liquid is the way to go. And dotting, blending and stippling are how we get it done. READ MORE…
There are many benefits to elongating the lid. The most obvious is that it makes your lid space look longer. But it also elongates your eye, which is particularly great if your eyes are more on the rounded side and you want them to appear more like Bria’s almond-shaped eyes above. I love rounded eyes and don’t think they should be anything but embraced, but we get so many emails asking how to make them appear less round, so this is an option. Last, it makes the whole eye area appear bigger. And, let’s be honest, it’s a little edgy and fun! Here’s how to pull it off:
- Your Favorite Eye Shadow or Shadow Stick: I used the gorgeous shimmering charcoal shade from Stila’s new Eyes Are The Windows Shadow Palette in Body on Bria’s top lid and Eyeko’s Alexa Chung Me and My Shadow Stick in Charcoal along the bottom lid.
- Crease Brush: If you haven’t picked up Laura Mercier’s Ponytail Brush yet, you are missing out!
- Sweep the shadow all over the lid and crease then start pulling it outward along the crease as demonstrated above. Switch to a clean brush and blend back and forth like windshield wipers.
- Trace the shadow along the bottom lashline, continuing past the outer corner until you meet the top shadow.
You can use any color in the rainbow but I love it in a dramatic charcoal like above or in a soft shimmer pearl or a matte smoky taupe! You can line on top of it but it will detract from in a little. Don’t forget mascara!
We’ve all been there. We get a little tweezer happy and before we know it, we have tadpoles with tails. Or it’s not our fault at all and we’ve entrusted a new esthetician who clearly had a different (thinner) vision in mind. But don’t panic! There’s a way to fill them in while you’re waiting for them to grow out. Here’s how: READ MORE…
Ever wonder the difference between brow products? Some shade and fill in while others define… Because we live to simplify things for you, the lovely Bria Murphy is back to showcase four different brow products (all roughly the same shade) and how the brows (and face!) change with each.
TINTED BROW GEL: This creates a soft, groomed look with a hint of shading. This one is our favorite because it builds brow fibers that create a fuller-looking brow.
MECHANICAL PENCIL: A pencil is great because you can lightly shade (like I did above) or you can make really straight lines for a very strong brow. I also love pencils when using a brow stencil. This one wins for best shades and self-sharpening tip.
BROW SHADOW: Filling in the brow with a shadow is the easiest way to fill in any “holes” or sparse areas. This duo is universally gorgeous on most.
BROW POMADE: Pomades might be my new favorites because they shade like a wet shadow would with a lot of color payoff. This formula is one of our favorite mousses.
Which one(s) do you use? We’d love to know in the comments below!