Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Eyeliner at it’s Best

Straight from our make-up stylist April’s mouth!

Here are some tips on choosing the best eyeliner to suit your style… whether it be for a fun night out or what you would like as daily wear.

  • Pencil liners are best for creating soft, natural line and are great for blending into a smokey eye.
  • Cream (pot) liners are pretty versatile. It can go on bold or very fine, depending on the size of the brush you use to apply. Its great in creating a cat eye or pin-up look and normally has the best longevity through the day or night.
  • Liquid liner is best for major drama, and like the cream liner, is great with making the cat eye. I would normally apply a pencil liner to the eye up to the edges and then finish it off with a liquid to give a fine tapered edge.
  • Powder liners can bring definition to the waterline. Can be used with a wet or dry makeup brush. Powders are also great in conjunction with any of the above to set your liner or smudge into a smokier look!
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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: New Year….New Beauty Tips

Thank goodness for our make-up artist April and her beauty secrets. Here is one we all will love!

Everyone has had that awkward moment when you give someone a big squeeze and leave make up on their shirt. Eeeek! One of the best ways to keep makeup in place, aside from a primer of course, is using a makeup setting spray such as “Urban Decay All Nighter”. But even a small bottle can be pretty pricey, so why not make your own? 
Here is what you need:
 – 1 small spray pump bottle- find it at Sally’s Beauty supply
 – 3 parts part Filtered water or Rose water
 – 1 part Glycerin or Aloe-find it at a drug store such as Walgreens or CVS
(If you’re using a 4 oz bottle add the following: 1 oz glycerin & 3 oz rose water)

And that is it, can you believe it? Use a few sprays after you’re finished applying makeup! Because of the dilution and the light application, it will not be sticky or uncomfortable, and will help to create a barrier between your make-up and all the many causes of smudges and smears. 

Be sure to shake before each use, and keep in the refrigerator. With no preservatives it can harbor bacteria. Re-make mixture every 2-3 weeks to keep fresh.