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How To: Lips & Lashes

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red lipHoliday parties are the perfect opportunity to take risks and add a little drama to your makeup look. My favorite festive look is sophisticated, classic and can be worn at any event. Lips & Lashes. By highlighting both of these features you will look instantly polished at any event this season.

LIPS: Prep your pout for mistletoe kisses. Go with classic red or a bold bordeaux. For those who are not used to wearing a bold lip, it’s time to get confident and try something new for your next holiday event.

For finding the best red for your skintone and how to apply the party-ready lip – check out these posts:

Four Favorites: Red Lipstick

How To: Perfect Red Lip

LASHES: If you have been wanting to experiment with false lashes, let this holiday season be your time to take the leap. Get fiercely flirty eyes in minutes using individual lashes.

Individual lashes are great for beginners. They look extremely natural, are comfortable to wear and easy to apply. Additionally, these lashes can also be placed wherever you need them. Add to the corners of the eyes for a bit of extra interest or to the center of the eye for an instant doe-like effect or all over for extra thickening and lengthening.

Individual false eyelashes come in two options: flares and singles. For a more dramatic look – try flares. I suggest getting them in small or medium (long… is really long). Flared lashes are available in two types: knotted and knot-free. Knotted have a knot at the top of the cluster to join the lashes. They provide extra surface area that make applying a little easier. However, knot-free look more natural.

NEED & RECOMMENDED:

♦ Lashes: Duralash Natural Knot-Free Medium Black

♦ Glue: Duo Eyelash Adhesive

♦ Tweezers: Tweezerman Slant

♦ Eyelash Curler: Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Eyelash Curler

♦ Mascara: Giorgio Armani ‘Eyes to Kill’ Mascara

HOW TO:

  1. Use tweezers to grasp the sprig of lashes as close to the base as possible.
  2. Place a dot of glue on a flat surface and dip the base of the sprig into the glue using a light touch.
  3. KEY TIP: Wait at least 10 seconds for the glue to get tacky before applying.
  4. Now, start on the outer corner and lay the lash behind your natural lash. Use a “picket-fence” approach when applying.
  5. Once the glue is dry, curl the lashes close to the base of your lashes, being careful not to press too hard. The faux lashes will curl much more than your natural lashes.
  6. Then, finish by applying mascara to “marry” the faux with your natural lashes.

Tribal Trend: Accessories

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Tribal-inspired jewelry is on trend this season. Available in chunky bib necklaces, stacked resin bangles, angular earrings and bold rings, these pieces look effortlessly exotic. Experiment with mixed materials and textures including: wood, feathers, metals and fabrics. Play with color and natural elements then just layer them all together. Perfect for upcoming music festivals this look exemplifies a bohemian spirit.

Free People ~ Bay Avenue Engraved Geo Bracelet: $28.00

Piperlime ~ Sabine Tribal Pendant Necklace: $22.00

RevolveClothing ~ House of Harlow 1960 – Totem Pole Earrings: $65.00

Endless ~ Fiona Paxton Tribal Goddess Midnight Arrowhead Ring: $175.00

Forever 21 ~ Textured Bracelet Trio: $7.80

Trade Secret: Cargo Reverse Lip Liner

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Cargo Reverse Lip Liner

Reverse lip liners are a trade secret makeup artist have been using for years. These lip liners prevent lipstick/lipgloss from feathering outside the lip line, without adding extra color.

The Cargo Reverse Lip Liner is a natural colored liner that provides definition, creating the appearance plumper lips. When this product is applied to the outside of the lip line and blended, the natural tone highlights and contours the lip’s shape, instantly creating fuller lips. This liner is unique in color, most products on the market are clear and are used primarily to keep the lip product in place.

Due to consistency and color, this multi-functional liner can also be used to: rim the lower lash line creating a wide-awake look, use as a concealer on blemishes or hyper pigmentation or use to define the shape of neglected brows by drawing over vexatious hairs.

Find a use for the Cargo Reverse Lip Liner that suits you and experiment. Just make sure to blend thoroughly to avoid the look of a milk-mustache.

Makeup Buffet: Inglot Freedom System

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Inglot 'Freedom System'

Inglot’s ‘Freedom System’ provides their customers with the ability to experiment and play with countless shades and color combinations of cosmetic products. With these color combinations the customer can then create their own customized palette. Inglot palettes come in a variety of different shapes and sizes.

Mix and match between eyeshadows and lipsticks, concealers and pressed powders, each palette is built from scratch.

The palettes are very sturdy and convenient, magnetic casing that stacks neatly. The 158 available eyeshadows are extremely pigmented and have a creamy pay-off. The lipstick options are unique and unpredictable. The face products come in a variety of shades to match any skintone.

Inglot’s ‘Freedom System’ gives the customer a chance to look outside the box and purchase noncomforming colors and product. The pricing is reasonable and the personalization is unparalleled.

Word of Caution: Walking into Inglot is like walking into to a makeup-buffet. Pace yourself!

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