I have to admit: I hadn’t had this much eyeliner on since high school. But unlike back in high school, this smoked-out eye looks so natural and beautiful, not harsh. Throw out any preconceived notions you might have that lining your entire eye will close it up and make your peepers appear smaller. Actually, when lined and smudged properly, eyes not only look bigger, they have substantially more depth. And let’s not even get into the glow on my skin!
About 1.5 years ago Estée Lauder came out with this amazing gel blush (felt like powder on the skin – pictured above). It has been my go-to ever since it came out. Unfortunately it was limited edition (why, why, why???) and I haven’t been able to get my hands on it since mine ran out.
I switch up beauty routines each season to challenge my skin, testing out new products while also keeping tried-and-true must-haves in the rotation. For over a decade, I’ve hoped that one of these regimens would give me the perfect dewy glow, and with the latest, I’ve finally cracked the code!
Amanda Seyfried showed up to the world premiere of her new film A Million Ways to Die in the West in a butterfly-embellished Givenchy LBD. An eye-catching ensemble for sure, but I was even more taken by her flawless beauty look!
When it comes to blush, too much of a good thing is downright garish. For perfect application, cream is a must. It gives you control of the amount used as well as a natural finish, as opposed to that cakey look you get from powder. Clarins Blush Crème is my favorite right now because it’s cream-based yet appears matte and very soft, whether you’re using the summery peach or the most vibrant – grenadine.
Remember those pastel – or I should say, pasty – lipsticks we wore in the ninth grade? We all looked like defective Barbies with our frosty blue eye shadow and pale pink lips. Fortunately, the science behind our makeup has only improved since then, as have the trends! Today’s pastels involve just a glimmer of shimmer, rather than a chalky, unflattering consistency.
Winter winds promise to leave your cheeks looking rosy, but it won’t be a cute flush. It will be spotty, dry, and just plain unattractive. Take matters into your own hands with this hot pink blush! A vibrant hue like Surratt’s Guimauve (also described delectably as pink marshmallow) can help give you the healthy glow you long for.