Blogstar entry: tips from the top
Rae "Rockstar" Morris was at IMATS this year and I was lucky enough to listen in on some of her no 1# tips to makeup. She says the most common question people ask her is about how to create the perfect smokey eye. I'll agree here. I can do a great brown smokey eye, but I struggle to create a sexy black eye (I feel like my eyes look like the size of a pea).
Tip 1# For the sexiest eye is to look at yourself in the mirror, find the highest part of your eye (which will be in the middle of the top lid). Make sure when you create your smokey eye that the shadow goes this high (you'll notice the difference)...but, have you noticed that sometimes your eyes shrink when you add black? Well Rae's tip is to now find the lowest part of your eye, which will be the middle of the bottom eye line. Now, create a straight line from that point and then blend the pencil in. OMG hello sexy! Goodbye pea sized eyes!
Bronzing tip 1#: apply bronzer to your hairline (not all over your forehead). This makes you look tanned and it looks so natural because this is where we usually tan the most. Another top tip is to NOT apply bronzer to your cheeks. I know some of you go a tad wild with the bronzing brush (too much bronzer = a dirty face), so leave the cheeks for a subtle cheek stain and then you have Rae's permission to add a lil tiny touch of bronzer over the top!
Avoid smiling when you put blush on. When you're applying it this way your blush will be closer to your jawline. Rae says it's best to just apply blush without smiling to make sure we only apply it to our gorgeous cheek bones.
Foundation tip 1#: Match you foundation to your chest..not neck, CHEST!
If you're creating a winged liner (oh I do love a nice wing!), avoid applying mascara to the bottom lashes.
Just a few little hints from a pro!
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