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Creating the Perfect Eyeshadow for Your Eye Shape

Creating the Perfect Eyeshadow for Your Eye Shape

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This eye shape is characterized by its lack of a (or a very small) crease. This might sound like a negative, but it also means there's more lid space to play with.

For this shape, apply a light shade of shadow across the entire lid. To create the illusion of a crease, apply a medium shade where the crease would be and blend. Line the upper lash line only in a dark shade to really define the eye.

Bonus tip: Blend the eyeliner upward to create more definition and open the eye. A light sweeping of a light, shimmery shade across the brow bone does this too.

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Tips to Using Every Shade in Your Makeup Palette

Tips to Using Every Shade in Your Makeup Palette


Break it Down

At first glance, an eyeshadow palette can be overwhelming; How do you know what goes where? Break it down into some basic groups to avoid overwhelm and use your shades effectively: 

  • Highlighters: These are the lightest colors and should go just under your brow, on the inner corners of your eyes, or on the center of your lids.
  • Accents: These are the richer, more pigmented shades. Apply these from your lash line to the crease.
  • Transition/Crease Colors: These are neutral, medium shades. Blend them into the crease and outward to blend and transition from one shade to the next.

Line/Contour Colors: These are the darkest shades, best applied with an angled brush for eyeliner. Can also be used in the outer crease.

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9 Ways to Help Your Lashes Grow Longer

9 Ways to Help Your Lashes Grow Longer

Who doesn't want longer, fuller lashes? A gorgeous lash line is a perfect addition to every look, but we don't all want to use fake lashes every day to get there. Thankfully, you don't have to. There are many easy ways you can improve your natural lash length and health. Check them out!

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Christian Escobar Reveals What's In Her Makeup Kit

Christian Escobar Reveals What's In Her Makeup Kit

We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Christian, who was kind enough to answer a few of our questions and give us an up-close look at what's in her makeup kit.

The readers want to know: how did you get into the makeup profession?

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Beauty Emergency: How To Fix A Broken Makeup Palette

Beauty Emergency: How To Fix A Broken Makeup Palette

 However, like laptops and cell phones before them, makeup palettes unfortunately have a tendency to slip out of our hands. Everyone has probably, at some point or another, been a total butter-fingers and let a makeup palette fall to the floor. Unfortunately, while we're wild about makeup palettes, they're not the world's most durable product.

 

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How to Apply (and Remove) False Eyelashes Safely

How to Apply (and Remove) False Eyelashes Safely

We love a great pair of falsies, especially during this time of year when holiday parties are in full swing. However, we unfortunately see a few of you making some classic and not-so-classic false eyelash blunders.

To ensure that you have the best false eyelash experience possible, here are some essential tips on applying and removing false eyelashes.


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Interview with a Theatrical Makeup Artist, Aaron Gomez

Interview with a Theatrical Makeup Artist, Aaron Gomez
Aaron Gomez is a professional makeup artist based out of Chicago who specializes in bridal, film, theatrical, and fx makeup. You may have seen some of his recent work in Disney’s Mary Poppins, or perhaps on the Dudes webisode series. He also owns and operates his own makeup studio.
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Learn from the Best with Makeup Courses by Guided Eyes

Learn from the Best with Makeup Courses by Guided Eyes

Are you a makeup enthusiast looking to level up your skills? Or maybe you’re an established professional makeup artist interested in taking your career to new heights? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then we’d like to introduce you to your new best friend: Guided Eyes.

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Embrace Your Freckles, and How to Fake Them With Makeup if You're Lacking

Embrace Your Freckles, and How to Fake Them With Makeup if You're Lacking

Are you blessed with a sprinkle of freckles across your cheeks and nose? It wasn't always considered a blessing, but now more than ever we're all embracing the skin we're in. 

Read on and learn how to let your freckles shine (or create some if you're lacking!). 

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Artist Interview: Sonia Roselli

Artist Interview: Sonia Roselli

You might have heard of Sonia Roselli, Chicago-based makeup artist and creator of Glossible, the beauty blog dedicated to providing real, no-nonsense advice from professional makeup artists. Sonia is legendary for her focus on classic beauty and crafting the perfect bridal experience, and has earned her stripes working with an impressive list of celebrities over the past 15 years.

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Avoiding Common Blush Mistakes

Avoiding Common Blush Mistakes


However, there are a few common blush errors that we keep seeing. To help you ensure that your look is as close to perfection as possible, here's how to avoid some common blush mistakes.

Your Blush Never Wants To Stay In One Place

No one wants to look like the crazy old lady at the slot machine who has rouge literally everywhere. Instead, we want that flawless Instagram finish, where everything is exactly where it's supposed to be.

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6 of the Best Beauty Brands on Instagram

6 of the Best Beauty Brands on Instagram

If you're anything like us, then your day starts by scrolling through your Instagram feed. And if you're really like us, your Insta feed is dominated almost entirely by accounts devoted to beauty. While we love to look at the accounts of individuals, we also love looking at the accounts of different brands. Here are six of our favorite beauty brands on Instagram.

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What's In Your Kit? With Grace Phillips

What's In Your Kit? With Grace Phillips

Origin Story

My start was in the film industry doing indie feature films and videos, tv shows, etc. It was a great way to get going. I got to learn quickly and meet awesome people whose lives were production and I still have those relationships to this day. I hold on to those techniques and tweaks, including how I applied makeup, and the difference going from long 12+ hour days to extreme conditions, like the freezing cold, burning heat, crazy humidity, high energy dancers, and every other type of scenario thrown my way.

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Yes, You Can Wear White (Makeup) in Winter, And Why You Should!

Yes, You Can Wear White (Makeup) in Winter, And Why You Should!

We're sure you've heard that you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day, but that doesn't have to apply to your makeup. In fact, white makeup could be just the thing you need to freshen up your look this winter. 

Here are the benefits and some easy ways to get started: 

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How To Create Model-Worthy Cheekbones

How To Create Model-Worthy Cheekbones

One of the biggest defining makeup trends of 2016 was, to put it in Instagram terms, dat contour. While there's already somewhat of a push to move toward more natural looks in 2017, we don't think the trend of model-worthy cheekbones are going away anytime soon.

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Interview with a Theatrical Makeup Artist, Shanna Threlkeld

Interview with a Theatrical Makeup Artist, Shanna Threlkeld
We wanted to take a dive into something different for this blog post, so we reached out to our friend Shanna, a professional theatrical / stage makeup artist to talk to us a bit about stage makeup. You can check out some more of Shanna's work here on Facebook.
 
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Get Perfect Lashes with this Mascara Routine

Get Perfect Lashes with this Mascara Routine
Ah, mascara. This must-have product can go from being your best friend to the bane of your existence in a matter of moments. Take the stress out of the equation with this simple routine designed to get you perfect, clump-free lashes every time.
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What's In Your Kit? With Makeup Artist Margina Dennis

What's In Your Kit? With Makeup Artist Margina Dennis

We caught up with multi-media makeup artist Margina Dennis to see what's in her kit, and chat a bit about her career in makeup. Margina is an artist that works seamlessly between Film, Commercial, and Print. Most recently, she has worked as part of the makeup department for the feature film “Cell Block 99” with Vince Vaughn, social media campaigns for retailers Annie Sez and Citi Trends, campaign commercials with Senator Chuck Schumer, and fashion editorials for French magazine IRK.

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Incorporating Theatre Makeup into Your Everyday Looks

Incorporating Theatre Makeup into Your Everyday Looks

Think the products used by theatrical makeup artists and professional actors are only reserved for film and stage? Think again. When it comes to everyday makeup, some of the best products come from the world of theatre makeup. To help you add some theatrical glam to your cosmetic arsenal, here are some of our favorite theatrical makeup products for everyday use.

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Makeup Dilemmas for Pale Skin and How to Overcome Them

Makeup Dilemmas for Pale Skin and How to Overcome Them

Gone are the days of using lead-laden white powders to make skin pale. The problem now is the struggle of finding foundation that is light enough! Fair skin comes with its own set of challenges, but luckily there are solutions.

 

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