Spring’s Sexiest Makeup Tricks

Posted in beauty, great tips!, makeup trends by tokyostargirl on April 9, 2009

By Kimberly A. Daly

Get a little golden
The how-tos:
You know a wash of shimmery shadow on your top lids is pretty, period. But now makeup pros are sweeping the same shade beneath for eyes that look all glowy, all the time. Use your finger for the sheerest application.

The how-tos: Try it for a night out (and bring the sexy attitude to match). Starting at your eye’s inner corner, apply pink or purple shadow and swoosh it up and over top lid. Next, swipe shimmery gray or silver below your eye, extend to outer corner and blend up into the crease. Smudge with a Q-tip. For lush lashes: Do black liner on top lids, two coats of mascara and four faux lashes above your iris.

Rock some serious eyeshadow
Mix brights and metallics for evening excitement.

The how-tos: File nails down to just beyond your fingertips. It’s the now length and it also prevents nail-caught-in-keyboard trauma. Move the file in one direction (no sawing!) for snag-free tips. Start with a base coat, then apply color like a pro: a stroke down the middle, and one on each side. Finish with topcoat to smooth away smudges. You’ll get a good week out of this mani; glimmery polishes last longer than matte ones.

The how-tos: Apply concealer all around your mouth for definition—so much less obvious than lip liner. Next, lipstick: Slick on a cream formula right from the tube, wiping away any smudges with a tissue. Then brush on a pale pink gloss or shimmer powder in the middle of your lower lip to make it look even fuller (wasn’t that easier than a collagen injection?).
Go all out on lips 
Gloss over lipstick creates a temptingly creamy texture.

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  1. kawaiikao said, on April 9, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    thanks for the tips! a girl always loves them good tips :]

  2. Miumiu said, on April 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    thanks for the tips =)

  3. Faith said, on April 10, 2009 at 5:09 AM

    What great tips! I love gold eyeshadow, but can never figure out how to properly wear it, this really helped with that dilemma.


  4. asian beef cake said, on April 18, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    when I get lonely at night because I’m doing this long distance relationship with my lady.. I put a slight touch of golden eyeshadow on my chest near my heart before I go to bed..

    this usually does the trick and I immediately fall asleep in complete relaxation as if I’m in a place of comfort…oh the wonders of golden eye shadow..


  5. miku said, on April 20, 2009 at 11:31 PM

    I love the concealer tip especially because i am a complete idiot when it comes to lipliners(I always choose the wrong shade)

  6. MizzJ said, on June 12, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    The first how-to is a great idea I’ll have to try!

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