Mascara is one makeup step I never skip. The right mascara can make anyones lashes go from mini to mile-long with a few swipes. Plus give you bigger, brighter eyes that soften little wrinkles and help your complexion look glowing.
Here are 3 tips to get you the best results from your mascara:
1. Don’t pump the mascara wand in and out of the tube. This will put air into the formula that will make it clump.
2. Wipe off excess mascara from the wand with a tissue to avoid a thick application. Instead, apply 2-3 light, thin coats to maximize curl, length, and volume.
3. Think of your wand like a curling iron. Hold it at the tip of the lashes for an extra 10 seconds to give it curl.
4. Toss your mascara as soon as it stops performing. This is generally about every 3 months.
Woo-hoo! The sun is shining in NYC and I am finally showing some skin (as pasty as it may be!) Skirts . The trumpet skirt has a drop waist – the upper part is fitted – while the bottom part flares out. This style complements waists and hides hips (are you hearing me!). For the most flattering style, look for a trumpet skirt that drops just below your hip line and is on the shorter side (about 2 – 3″ above the knee) to help make your legs look longer.
Look for a skater skirt without embellishments around the hip – this will only make hips look bigger. Instead, find one that has detail around the waist. The one featured is from Club Monaco and has a leather trim waistband to accentuate the waist. Keep your skirt fitted to show off your figure. A complementary color or a patterned shirt to draw your eye up also helps to slim. Finally, shoe styles with trumpet skirts are endless – booties, wedges or heels are best to help extend your leg.
Pair it with some fun statement accessories. This bracelet is from Stella & Dot.
Call them plum, or wine-stained, berry lipsticks and glosses definitely make a statement. Even though this lip shade can be bold, when you apply it like a stain it can be worn any time and give you a really natural look. The key is to apply berry lipstick or gloss with your fingertip for a stained effect. Make sure your lips are super hydrated with a lip balm. Then pat on a few light coats of your berry colored gloss or lipstick. Finish it with a dab of a clear gloss in the center of your lips to add shine and make your lips look bigger.
1. Nars in Sheer Warm Berry $26
Women always ask me what’s the one type of eyeshadow to buy. I have to say neutral shadows are the best. Why? The naked eye, which has become a big trend lately, is subtle, polished, and softens wrinkles. Made up of shades ranging from vanilla to rose gold and light chocolate, naked kits easily allow you to achieve a variety of makeup looks from a practically nude shadow look to a more dramatic smoky rose gold for night, without feeling too overdone or made up.
Years ago you had to be a master at picking and choosing single shadow shades to build your naked eye. Now, naked eye kits are complete with everything you need to get a gorgeous nude look. Here are 3 to try this spring.
1. Urban Decay $52
2. Too Faced $36
3. Clinique $36