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APPLY YOUR EYELINER LIKE A PRO WITH THESE THREE TIPS

Remember the first time you started using make-up? Did your eyes take on the appearance of a raccoon or your cheeks look like an abstract painting gone bad? Thinking back to my 13-year old self, I cringe at my somewhat horrifying make-up journey. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to look at those utterly embarrassing throwback pictures! My biggest mistake back then? A heavy dose of eyeliner. Thankfully I’ve learned a thing or two about natural beauty – and can appreciate the art of subtle eyeliner. Keep reading to make sure your flicks are on fleek!

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  1. Buy the right products

Do your research! What brand of eyeliner will last the entire day and go on effortlessly? My personal favorite is Jane Iredale’s Black eye pencil – simple and sleek with one smooth application.

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  1. Sit down for the perfect angle

Find a comfortable chair, take a seat and then place a mirror on your lap. While looking slightly down at the mirror, carefully apply your eyeliner in the groove between your lashes and lash line. You won’t believe how easy it is and how amazing it looks!

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  1. Keep it light on your lower lashes

Unless you’re the lead singer in a heavy metal band, avoid applying a lower lash line that is too thick. For more natural and soft definition, apply a short stroke of color under the outer corner of your lower lashes. Finish it off with a smudging brush, blending the liner in toward the center.

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Lastly, it’s important to keep the skin around your eye looking smooth. To eliminate those highly annoying fine lines, use Enza Essential’s Eyebright Intensive Eye Crème.

What are some of your cringe worthy makeup mistakes?

xo Krista

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GET GLAMOROUS IN 3 MINUTES

It’s 6:30 on a Friday night and you’re JUST getting done with work. You were supposed to meet your girlfriends at the restaurant 15 minutes ago. You have your entire makeup bag with you but don’t have time for a fresh new face. What should you do? Focus just on your eyes and lips! Here’s how:

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First, use an eye pencil to draw a thick line into your upper lashes and another line slightly under your lower lashes. I love using Jane Iredale’s Eye Pencil in Basic Black. It lasts super long and goes on smooth.

 

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Next, take a cotton swab and smudge the liner, making it look like a subtle smokey eye. Do this on the top and bottom lash line.

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Finally, with 30 seconds to spare, apply your favorite red or berry lipstick for an evening on the town. I’m wearing the color Renee. (Jane Iredale, $25)

Voila! An elegant glam look in only 3 minutes. Now you’re ready to meet up with the girls! -xo Kayla