Like clothing, shoes and red lipstick, applying eye makeup shouldn’t come with one-size-fits-all expectations. That’s because beyond eye color and skin tone, eye shape also plays a huge role in defining what kind of shadow and liner look best on you. Whether you have almond, round or hooded eyes, these are the tips and tricks you need to know in order to get the prettiest peepers possible Here are some great eye shadow tips from our partner site:



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Almond Eyes

Most eyes are shaped like the ellipsoidal almond nut. To accentuate this eye shape, the trick is to use darker eyeshadows to contour the crease and add depth. Begin by applying a soft shimmery beige, like Make Up For Ever Eye Shadow in Metallic Light Beige 125, from the lash line to the brow bone. Then sweep a matte chocolate brown, like Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Fashion Label, into the crease using a windshield-wiper motion. Blend thoroughly and apply matte black liner that’s slightly flicked out at the end to exaggerate your naturally extended shape.



Hooded Eyes

Hooded eyes have a monolid appearance, meaning they don’t have a discernible eye fold or crease. With this eye shape, we are again aiming to create an illusion of depth. Makeup artist Nick Barose recommends that those with hooded eyes opt for flattening matte eyeshadow, as shimmer may result in a puffy look. “With a medium shadow brush, apply a deeper-toned matte shadow where the crease would be, making sure you blend away any harsh lines,” he says. Try Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Secret Service to create a soft, believable look. Finish by smudging some of the same eyeshadow along the lower lash line and topping it all off with mascara to open up the eye and make it look larger.



Round Eyes

The round eye has a circular shape and is typically large in size. To soften it and create a more exotic appearance, Barose recommends using a liner. “Play down the roundness by only lining the upper lash lines and extending the tails out to add length,” he says. Try: L’Oréal  Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner in Black, which doesn’t run or smudge.



Small Eyes

The trick to making petite eyes look larger is not to “make defined lines because it will accentuate the eye’s small size,” Barose says. “Lines made on the eye should be slightly blurred.” Barose recommends lining around the eyes with a kohl pencil, like YSL Dessin Du Regard Crayon Yeux Haute Tenue, focusing more on the outer corners. Then smudge it with a Q-tip for a softer effect.



Large Eyes

Use deeper matte eyeshadow shades to tone down a sizable stare, since sparkly ones can catch light and open up the eye, says Barose. First draw a thick line on the top lid with a black pencil, like Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in 4-black. Then use a pencil-shaped brush to smudge it into the lash line and over the lid. Use the same liner on the lower inner rims, connecting the top and bottom line on the inner and outer corners to close up large eyes even more.



Droopy Eyes

Whether the result of aging or genetics, there are ways to perk up sagging eyelids with the proper placement of your makeup. Begin by applying a light shade of eyeshadow on the inner corner of the lids. Next lift the eyes by sweeping a brown shadow in the creases (try Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Single in Nutmeg). Then apply a sweep of black liquid liner on the upper lids while “slightly lifting the line at the tails,” Barose says. By applying a light hue to the inner corners, deepening the creases and flicking up the liner at the ends, you are instantly creating the illusion of more lifted, more awake eyes.






Trend alertSplashlights  are hair    …  errr, we mean here !





Out with ombré, this new hair look is about to make a splash. Well, what the heck are Splashlights anyway? 


Well, it’s the hottest hair color trend just in time for fall.


Famed hair colorist Aura Friedman recently posted a picture of herself sporting her new look, a laser beam-like band of bleached hair , spanning ear to ear on her Tumbler page.


I wanted to create the effect that a laser beam is hitting your hair at a certain spot,” Aura said about the trend.


This new look is created when a trained stylist paints bleach onto a small horizontal section of hair, starting with the undermost layers. Then all the hair above and below the stripe is painted with a color close to your natural shade.


What  you end up with is a look so bright you gotta wear shades!  And trust us, Aura knows how to dream up daringingly,  delicious hair looks.


Friedman is known for her super cool hair trends, many of which made their debut at New York Fashion Weeks, think pastel-streaked hair and the ever popular ombre.


Splashlights is just one more look to add to your repertoire. The future is looking bright!

Why wear one lipstick when you can rock them all?



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With so many lip color hybrids hitting the market recently, it can sometimes be difficult to try and figure out exactly which shade to go with. There’s also no shortage of textures and finishes as many lip colors come in everything from high shines to matte finishes. But, instead of choosing just one, why not combine them to create your own high definition look?



First rule of lipstick:

“Any two colors mixed together look snazzier than one alone,” writer Amanda Fortini noted in last week’s T Magazine. “And then, after all that varnishing, strategically undo what you’ve done: engage in some artful blotting. It’s this final step that renders the lip stained, not shellacked.”



If it sounds intriguing, here are three easy steps to help you achieve the look:


1. Prep your lips 

 Make sure that lips are smooth and chap-free. Try using a lip exfoliant like the Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant.



2. Find the shades that you want to use

 There are several beauty brands that have created customized color palettes. The double-ended CoverGirl Blast Flipstick , for example, offers a creamy color on one end and a shimmery highlighter on the other.



3. Apply the color

 Start with the base color. (A great base to start with is a lip stain such as the Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain, Then, layer a shade of lipstick on top.



T Magazine reports that, backstage at the Fall 2013 Prada Show, makeup artist Pat McGrath used a lip stain and then two additional lip colors, CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Enchant  and Hot  on top of each other.


McGrath then used wet wipes to fade out the look and give the feeling of morning-after makeup.


To create a glossier look, try sprinkling a colored pigment like the one’s in the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics line,  on to the middle of the lip.


If you’re going for this look, be sure to start with a sticky lip gloss or creamy lipstick as the base shade so the powder adheres. Use your fingers to pat the colored pigment on.  Voila!







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Hunger Games” fans need look no further for their makeup needs: CoverGirl is introducing a “Hunger Games” makeup collection, complete with a crazy, glam campaign.



CoverGirl’sHunger Games: Catching Fire” includes a selection of nail polishes, nail decals, lip glosses and mascaras based on the “Hunger Games’” 12 districts, E! Online reports.



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The first two collections are inspired by the “Fishing” (District 1) and “Luxury” (District 4) districts.


CoverGirl will continue to release the other 10 district-inspired looks in anticipation of the release of “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”


The CoverGirl collection was actually used on the Catching Fire stars, including Jennifer Lawrence.


Fans are already tweeting their excitement about the collection, and CoverGirl is more than happy to share their anticipation, re-tweeting many of the fans’ comments.



The collection will be released on October 1st, with plenty of time for fans to experiment before the film’s November 22nd premiere.

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