The Dreaded Winged Liner
If you have been skipping eyeliner all this time because it’s just too difficult to get it right on both eyes – I feel ya sister. Liner is not for the faint of heart! It is tricky, time-consuming, requires serious precision and steady hands. However, this year it is time for all of us to be brave and experiment. Just bear in mind that practice makes perfect, and this couldn’t be truer when attempting a cat eye. Nicki Minaj likes to open up her eyes by always perfecting her eyeliner before applying her lashes. She says that the key to opening up small eyes instantly is to use a liquid liner, as it also helps disguise the lash line. Reese Witherspoon likes to use white liner on the inner lower lash line, to perk up her eyes when they look a little tired.
The Dark side of Lipstick
Going to the dark side with lipstick can be tricky, not to mention messy as hell. In the beauty world however, once fall rolls around, dark lips are seen in all their bloom. Whether it is a muddy brown or a cool deep wine – the darker, the better. According to Creative Makeup Director for Fashion Fair, Sam Fine, wine looks good on a variety of skin tones and is the easiest of these darker shades to pull off. Makeup artist Kate Lee, on the other hand, cautions against making sure that you don’t end up with a smudged, too-dark shade. So how do we get it right? Experiment with different shades on the wine spectrum, then play with intensity by blotting or layering. Wear it like you mean it!