Four Steps To Perfect Eye Makeup

How to Apply Eye Makeup

Applying eye makeup is not always an easy task. Sure, you could just slather on some eye shadow, but for a flawless all-day look, it is best to take some care. Below are three tips to getting you on your way to the best eye makeup application. All of the items below can be found at Sephora.

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Start with a primer:

Eye primer fills in tiny lines and smoothes the surface, allowing for more even coverage and longer wear for your eye shadow. One often recommended product is Primer Potion from Urban Decay. If you are going natural and jsut want to even things up, it can be worn alone, but it really works best a a base for shadow. Primer Potion prevents your shadow from smudging and creasing, and it help keep your color lasting all day.

Choose the best eye shadow palette:

Choose the best shadow shades for your skin tone and eye color goes a long way toward creating the perfect look.  For a natural day look, find a good basic set of neutral shades for daily wear. Then, pick some favorite stronger hues for evening wear.

Look for multiple use palettes, such as the below palette from Tarte, which offers shades appropriate for both day and evening wear in a variety of pretty colors. The kit is packaged in a cute case with a shadow brush and eyeliner for simple application.

Tarte Eye Shadow Palette

 

Apply Shadow Carefully. Less Is More:

One of the most fundamental makeup mistakes is applying too much. too bright of a shade during the day, or too much of any shade can look garish and will only act to age your appearance. this doesn’t mean that you can’t wear fun shades, it simply means to proceed with caution anytime you start getting brave with shadow. For a simple look, apply a light shade to the brow bone, a medium shade to the lid and use a darker shade as a liner. drama can be added by darkening the crease. Save the bright shades and high contrast items for evening looks, or for fun daytime outings where a neutral professional look is not required.

Use a Quality Mascara:

Mascara completes the eye makeup routine. An often used rule for a  natural look is that women with dark eyes and hair should use black mascara, while those with blue eyes and light hair should chooser brown mascara. However, that certainly is not set in stone, and many pale skinned women will look quite good in black mascara.  Black is also the best for all evening looks. there are numerous quality mascaras on the market. For the best look, curl lashes first, wipe your mascara brush in order to prevent clumps, and apply one coat of mascara. For greater drama, wait for the first coat to dry, fill and wipe the brush again, and apply one more gentle coat.   DiorShow Iconic Mascara  an all around great product for any more dramatic mascara look, as well as for regular wear. For more natural looking and thinner lashes, Lancome Definicils Mascara does a nice job of providing natural definition and length.

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The Best Holiday Makeup Palettes

Looking for the best holiday makeup palette, either for yourself or as a gift? Here are our favorites that are out this season. Most of these are limited edition, so if you want something, get it now, before it is gone. Anything on this list would be a perfect gift as well. 

My favorite this year is the Dior palette, pictured above. You can get it at Nordstrom!

If you are reading this in the feed, click on through to the site to see the items.



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Top Luxury Beauty ProductsThat Are Worth The Cash

When it comes to luxury products, it can be difficult to determine what is legitimately worth the money and what is a rip off. I love the list below from Total Beauty because it includes a number of products that I have tried and love. In particular, I adore DHC cleansing oil (which I don’t really consider a luxury item, it isn’t that terribly expensive) and DiorShow Iconic mascara. If you want one the best all around mascaras out there, you really can’t go wrong with that one! Also on the list that I love is a powder from Amazing Cosmetics, a line that I think is rather amazing all around.

I can’t quibble with much of the rest of the list either, For example, I love Nars lipstick and the list includes one of the great (but more expensive) hairdryers. But there are a couple of exceptions. I’m not a big fan of the Wexler product listed. I didn’t hate it, but I also didn’t think that it really did much. I also am not a huge Fekkai fan. I never have seen special results form their products that made me feel like they were worth the extra price. But I will admit that I haven’t used the specific product in the list.

Anyway, click on through below to see the list at the Total Beauty site. It is always nice to see their lists, which are based on reader ratings.

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14 Luxurious Beauty Products to Try

These high-end beauty products are totally worth the splurge according to our readers. Check ‘em out

 

Best Luxury Beauty Products

This is a TotalBeauty.com best beauty products article

When it comes to expensive beauty products, you’d better be buying them purely based on the fact that they ARE better than less-expensive varieties, agreed? See what our readers guarantee are the luxe products you won’t mind plonking down your hard-earned cash for.

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What do you think are the best luxury beauty products? Do you have a favorite splurge item? Is it one the list?

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