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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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.