Every Day Make-Up Tutorial

By Erika, Fashion Expert

Happy Monday YCS Family!! A couple of weeks ago I posted a “60 Seconds of Chic” video showing how I use concealer to hide the dark circles under my eyes. After I posted the video, I had a few requests from people asking if I could post a make-up tutorial about my “every day” make-up look. Well, your wish is my command! Below, you’ll find a step-by-step guide and video tutorial of how I do my every day make-up.

But first, there are a few things you should know. Number one, I’m NOT a beauty blogger. I literally shot this in my bathroom – I don’t have a full set-up for shooting this kind of video and I’m sooooooo not used to walking people through my routine step-by-step. I’m also not a make-up artist or expert. Actual MUAs will likely have different ways of doing things or different tools they recommend. This routine is simply what works for this Momma who has distilled her once 25-minute routine down to 10! And lastly, I’m not getting paid for endorsing any of the products that I use. I’ll link to everything I use or mention in the video (or at least do my best to try to!), but this isn’t an endorsement or advertisement. It’s simply what I use each day because I like it.

Now that that’s out of the way, check out the video or skip down to the step-by-step guide below!

Every Day Make-Up Guide

Step 1: Clean + Prime Your Face

It is incredibly important that you start your make-up routine with a clean face. If you guys are interested, I can do a “60 Seconds of Chic” IG video about my skincare routine – let me know! Anyway, you want to make sure that you’ve washed your face thoroughly and that, for daytime, your skin care routine has, at a minimum, a cleanser, toner, SPF, and moisturizer. You guys know that I love products from Andrelle’s Natural Skin Care but I have also been enjoying the skin care line from Lapcos, whose travel kit I highly recommend! I also recommend Clinique’s skin care line (I’m completely obsessed with their Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, which I use daily) or good old Neutrogena (especially their foaming cleanser).

Before make-up, after my skin care routine

A lot of people skip primer, which is fine. I like to make sure I do it because I feel that primer provides a great even base layer to apply your make-up on. It creates an extra layer between your skin and the make-up, helps your make-up last longer, and smooths your skin’s surface for make-up application. My go-to primers are Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer and Black Radiance True Complexion Shine Control Primer. You can use a sponge or your fingers to apply your primer. Truthfully, I just use my fingers because it’s faster (insert shrug emoji). Just make sure your hands are clean and dry before you do it.

Step 2: Apply Concealer + Foundation

These applications go hand-in-hand, especially, if you use my technique of applying concealer over your foundation (found here). For my concealer, I simply dab it on the areas I want to conceal, usually under my eyes, blemishes, around my lips. Lately, I’ve been using e.l.f. 160 HR Camo Concealer. I always use Laura Mercier sponges to blend my concealer and apply foundation; though the sponge I like (and use in the video) has been discontinued you can get similar ones here. For a full detailed concealer tutorial, check out this post from YCS a few years ago, where make-up guru Torrey teaches us all about different types of concealers!

After I blend my concealer in, I apply my foundation. I have been using Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation since Rihanna dropped her make-up line. I always buy 2-3 at a time and I simply love it! It’s lightweight and buildable, which I explain in the video. It also oxidizes, which means that as it dries it gets darker on your skin and blends to your tone more. So DON’T over apply it. Start light and build your way up. I usually apply my foundation and then go do my hair. By the time that’s finished, I can come back and touch up any spots that I need to.

After you’ve applied your foundation, take a look and see if there are any other spots you want to touch up again with concealer. Like I shared in my 60 Seconds of Chic video, I always touch up under my eyes.

Step 3: Set Your Foundation

People do this step at different times – some at the end of their make-up routine and others, like me, in the middle. Honestly, I do it here because I’ll forget otherwise. I use Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder and a large, round make-up brush to set my foundation.

Step 4: Eyebrows, Eyelids + Eyelashes

Next, let’s tackle the eyes. Again, some people do the eyes first so that they can remove any excess eye make-up and then apply foundation. When I’m going out at night or doing a full face beat, I’ll do this right after my primer. However, each morning when I’m doing my daily make-up routine, I do my eyes after foundation. Since I generally don’t use a ton of eye shadow for my daily routine, and it’s close to my skin complexion, , it works out just fine to apply it after my foundation.

First, I start with my eyebrows. As I mention in the video, I get them shaped at European Wax Center (Wax Passes are life!) and then touch them up on my own at home with my Flawless by Finishing Touches Eyebrow Hair Remover. I use e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil to comb, shape, and fill in my eyebrows. I use foundation sponge to clean-up any areas where I might have gotten over zealous (you’ll see in the video).

Next, I use an eye shadow, usually something close to my skin tone, on my full eyelid. This palette by BH has a ton of options for you. I then take a lighter color to highlight just under my brow bone. And, sometimes, I’ll use that same lighter color or a shimmer color on my eyelids from lashline to crease only. The reason I do this is to create depth and distinction in my eyes without having to add a step of adding a third, darker color to my crease – because, again, we’re doing this whole routine in 10 minutes!

Next, it’s time for eyeliner. I like to keep this quick and either use my e.l.f. H20 Proof Eyeliner Pen or The Body Shop Smoky Eye Definer Eyeliner Pencil. Quick little application at the lash line and then we move on to the lashes themselve.

I use Simply Naked Beauty’s 3D Fiber Lash Mascara and I love it because I have NO lashes and this makes it look like I do. It’s a 3-step system, but totally worth the extra time it takes to apply if you’re like me and don’t have any lashes.

Step 5: Strobe + Apply Blush

I love strobing because it’s so much faster than taking the time to contour and highlight my face. It’s so simple. I take my Fenty Beauty Match Stix: Shimmer Stick and whip that thing all over my face (it’s best if you watch the video to see how). I make a “bird foot” from the tip of my nose to my forehead, add a line on each cheekbone, and then add a smaller line from the bottom of my lip to my chin. Then, I take my beauty brush and I just blend, blend, blend! The whole point of strobing is that it basically gives you the effect of highlighting but slightly more subtle and WAY less time consuming. You want your face to be highlighted in the spots where it would look sunkissed if you took a photo outside. Again, I think I explain it a little better in the video (try starting at the 16:30 mark).

After my highlighter, I add a little blush to my cheeks. Simply get an angled blush brush (e.l.f. makes a great one for cheap), smile, and apply light amounts of blush to the apple of your cheek (the part the goes up and is rounded when you smile). You don’t want to apply too much; you’re just trying to get a bit of that rosy cheek effect. I use Milani Baked Blush (I couldn’t remember the brand in the video) in rose gold.

Step 6: Add a Lippie

We’re almost done! Next you want to add a lippie to your look! Lipstick is great because even with a simple, “no make-up, make-up” look you can use lipstick to make your face pop or keep things simple and neutral. If you want to stand out, opt for a bold lip (I’ll drop a pic below so you can see the difference lipstick makes when all things are created equal). If you’re just going for a more casual look, pick a subdued, neutral shade to rock. In the video I went for a matte lipstick with a hint of mauve in it. I don’t even know where to find it (I scooped it a Burlington) to link to it. But I also wear a TON of Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint, MAC Lipsticks, and Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colours.

Step 7: Set It + Forget It

I didn’t include this in the video, but if you want to set your face, grab a setting spray (I’ve been using this MAC Prep + Prime Fix + Makeup Setting Spray for years), mist it a couple times and head out the door!

So there you have it, my routine for every day make-up (sometimes called “no make-up, make-up”). It’s simple, easy, and a I promise it only takes 1- minutes once you get the routine down.

What questions do you guys have? What other tutorials are you interested in? I’ve been thinking about taking you behind the scenes on how I build an outfit – any interest? Let me know!

60 Seconds of Chic

By Erika, Fashion Expert

As you may know, I’m away from home this week. It’s our son’s second trip and the first time he took a flight. He’s a great traveler but hasn’t been sleeping well (I think the unfamiliar bed has everything to do with it). As a result, Momma has not been sleeping well (or at all).

That’s why the tip in today’s 60 Seconds of Chic is so important that I needed its own blog post and not just an Instagram post. Check out my video as I share my secret for how to hide dark under-eye circles.

Here are the products I used to achieve my look:

Primer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Concealer: ELF Cosmetics 16HR Camo Concealer
Foundation: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Powder: Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder

Check out a little before and after action as well!

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After

I suppose if nothing else works, the conceal function on FaceTune is always an option!! Luckily for us, my double concealer technique should do the trick!

YCS Guide to : Beauty on a budget (College edition)

Beauty on a budget (College Edition)
 
 
By Torrey, Make up Maven
I remember day I moved into my dorm, Hess Hall at the University of Tennessee, 3rd floor (I forgot the room number). I was BEYOND excited, nervous, and eager to start this new journey.
 
Fast forward 9 years later (that just made me feel so old), dare I say it, I miss college 😦
 
The first week of school is probably when the most parties/events occur (maybe outside of homecoming).You can be sure to look your absolute best without breaking the bank. I know the college life typically equals the broke life. So whether you’re a novice or an expert, here are some cheap (but quality) alternatives to the more expensive brands.
 
What you’ll need:
1. complexion products (concealer, foundation, powder)
2. cheeks (blush, bronzer)
3. brow products (powder, pencil, cream)
4. eye makeup (eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow, primer)
5. lips (lip liner, lipstick, lipgloss)
 
Best “drugstore” products that are easy to find in store or online (some shades may not be available in your area, but always available online):
Some of the more popular brands, such as:
Maybelline
L’Oreal
Revlon
CoverGirl
all have EXCELLENT products that can work for any skin tone!
 
Here’s a list of brands, a little less known, but gaining more popularity everyday that work phenomenally:
 
Complexion Products (excellent foundations for various skin types, concealers, and powders)
– Black Opal (find at most drugstores)
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– NYX (find at Ulta or your local beauty supply store)
– LA Girl (find at your local beauty supply store)
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– Ruby Kisses (find at your local beauty supply store)
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Cheeks
– NYX (they have some of the best blushes, ever)
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Brows (can also use a brown gel liner for brows)
– elf
– Maybelline (define-a-brow is a great dupe for MAC’s brow pencil)
– Wet n Wild (find at drugstores)
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Eye makeup (there are soooo many options here)
– Wet n Wild (has some of the best, most pigmented eyeshadow palettes)
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– NYX (super quality)
– elf (also has MANY eyeshadow palettes and an EXCELLENT eyeshadow primer)
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– Ardell (best drugstore lashes, hands down)
 
Lips (also many, many options)
– Wet n Wild (megalast lipstick is very popular and for good reason)
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– Black Opal
 
You can purchase one product from each category for less than $20!
These products range in price from $1 to $15 (depending on your geographic location, prices fluctuate)
 
You don’t have to dig into your book money to look good! Drugstore products have come a very long way, cater to more skin tones, and rival the quality of some of the top more expensive, high-end, brands.
 
Fortunately, a lot of stores have relaxed on their return policies, so instead of opening a product in store, buy it and try it for a while and if it doesn’t work, you can return it (they won’t put it back on the shelf)!
 
Have an awesome school year, get good grades, have fund, and look good while doing it 😉
 
And send us some pictures of your best looks using drugstore products!
 
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YCS Guide to: Day to Night Makeup

Torrey, Make-up Maven

Here’s a pictorial for a very simple look that can be worn during the day and at night, to any type of event you can imagine.

This look is perfect for the office and can easily take you into the evening for date night.

If you’ve ever purchased eye shadow but don’t know how to use them, this post is for you.

For the purpose of this post, I’ll be using all MAC products. This is only because MAC is likely the most accessible cosmetic brand in the world. No matter where you’re located, you can get some MAC shipped to you.

1. First start with a clean eye, obviously. If you’ve just washed your face, be sure to moisturize first and let dry.

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2. Do your brows!
Your eyebrows frame your face and pretty much set the tone for your makeup look

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3. Prime your lids
you can use any type of primer you’d like, elf sells one that’s about $3 that works pretty well.

Here I am using MAC ‘sublime culture’

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4. Use an eye shadow that is very similar to your skin tone, this will act as your buffer color and will assist in blending your shadows; because blending is the most important factor in flawless makeup
Here I am using MAC ‘saddle’

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5. Use a color of your choice that is about 2-3 shades lighter than your skin tone, this can actually be any color of our liking. Gold, bronze, tan, teal, purple, any color! This is your lid color and is the base of your look.
Here I am using MAC ‘one to watch’

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I used this color on about 3/4 of my eyelid, then used MAC ‘lie low’ on the remaining 1/4 of my eye lid

 

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6. To define/carve out your crease more, use a deep toned brown or even black. This adds dimension to your eye
Here I am using MAC ‘handwritten’

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blend, blend, blend

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7. Add your highlight color this will be the lightest color on your lid. It will open your eyes and make them appear brighter.
Here I am using MAC ‘naked lunch’

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8. Finally add your liner and mascara, and lashes if you want more drama!

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These techniques can be used for any color shadows you wish. The key is blending and proper placement.

If you’d like to see a more dramatic look, please let us know!!

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Throwback Thursday: Make-up moves: Summer Make-up

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Throw back Thursday : Make-up moves : Summer Make-up

Good Morning ladies and gents, and particularly ladies who are tired of the summer heat ruining their day time BEAT! So, today for throwback Thursday were going back to a post from our Make-up Maven Torrey, who breaks down the right products for all different skin types that allow you to stay beat in this summer heat. Enjoy !

http://yourchicisshowingblog.com/2013/07/17/make-up-moves-summer-make-up/

YCS Guide to Spring: Make-up Moves

By Torrey, Make-up Maven

Depending on where you are in the country, it may or may not look like spring is coming. Regardless of the weather, spring is here! It’s time to bring out your brighter colors and pastels!

To transition your winter look to a spring look, as always it only takes a few steps. First, put away your dark, vampy lipsticks and bring out your pinks, purples, oranges, and corals! And remember, we’re coming into the time of year where bright looking, glowy skin is in – so those bronzers and illuminators will be put to use.

Here are a few pictures for lip inspiration and I’ll tell you how to get that gorgeous glow!

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1. Bring in the organge. The lip I’m wearing in Morange lipstick by MAC and Mahogany lip liner by MAC. If you don’t want to go this bold, tone down the lipstick with a brown or other skin-toned colored lip liner.

2. Bright, brighter, brightest! This lipstick is Candy Yum Yum by MAC, which is known for its “in your face” bright color. Perfect for a night out, but can also be toned down. Don’t forget to use our lip lining techniques and visit my past bright lips tutorial for tips on how to get them just right!

3. Get that glowy skin. After applying your contour and blush, go back in with an illuminating bronzer or lightly colored shimmery blush on the tops of your cheeks, just above the blush to accentuate your cheek bones and instantly bring light to your face. Highlighting with an illuminating bronzer will give you the most beautiful glow. Also highlight the bridge of your nose, forehead, Cupid’s bow, and chin. Opt for a soft pastel pink with this glowy look. Here I am wearing Angel lipstick by MAC. Get details about how to apply foundation, highlighter, and bronzer in part one and two of our foundation tutorial!

4. Try a softer pink. This pink is suitable for day or night. Go with MAC’s Pink Nouveau to brighten up any spring day.

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1. Coral! When matchy-matchy makeup goes right! This is one color that can be worn on the lips and cheeks. A light dusting of a coral blush goes perfectly with a bright bold coral lip.

2. Get creative with those eyes. Play around with color! Go for the orange or lavender or even yellow eyeshadow. The key to any look is blending. You can use any color you desire, just remember to blend!

3. More orange! This has to be one of my favorite lipsticks, period. Unfortunately it’s limited edition :(. But orange, like coral, can be worn on the lips and cheeks simultaneously.

4. Peach. Grab a peachy blush or lipstick and have at it! Peach is perfect for spring and summer.

Finally, as it gets warmer, remember that you can ditch the heavy foundations and opt for a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. Cream blushes are also great as they’re long wearing and can stand the heat.

Post pictures of your spring looks and remember to tag us on Instagram @yourchicisshowing!

Skin Color Corrections

By Torrey, Make-Up Maven

We all have some sort of skin imperfection we wish we could get rid of, but just won’t go away.

Instead of spending loads of money on various skin care treatments or procedures, try using color correctors and concealers.

Concealers alone won’t have the same effect as using them along with a corrector. Skin color correctors do just that – correct the imperfections of the skin. They come in different colors to combat a specific type of imperfection.

Green Covers redness Works best for fair/light skin tones. Will cancel out redness caused by acne, rosacea, or other skin issues.
Purple/Lavender/Lilac Combats sallow skin tone Works best for dull looking/sallow skin tone, best for light/medium skin. Will help to give you a glow.
Pink/Peach Covers bluish/dark under eye circles or blemishes Use a thin layer of a pink or peachy/pink corrector before applying concealer. This cancels out the darkness and the concealer acts as a skin brightener, which brings light to your face. This will make you look more awake and highlighted.
Apricot/Orange Covers purplish/gray under eye circles or blemishes. Also brings luminosity to medium/deep skin tones Use an orange or apricot colored corrector for purple/grayish toned under eye circles before applying your highlighting concealer. This is best used for people of color with medium to deep skin tones. Will cancel out any darkness all over the face, such as around the mouth and nose. Women of color are usually 2 toned, particularly around the mouth area, works great to eliminate an ashy appearance from foundations.
Ochre/Gold Also works to cover redness An ochre/goldish colored corrector will also aid in covering redness, particularly for people of color. Using green can be troublesome when blending and could actually cause an ashy appearance. Follow up with a skin tone colored concealer or foundation for seamless blending

Here are a few examples of color correcting for under eye circles on women of color.

She has under eye circles which take on a grayish/purple tone.

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To correct, I used a warmed toned (with a pinkish/red undertone) concealer to correct, then layered on a highlighting concealer 1 -2 shades lighter than her skin tone to bring more light to her face.

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This client also has dark under eye circles with a grayish/purple tone. She also has a little darkness around her mouth, as mentioned in the chart. For her I used a yellow toned foundation primer to bring luminosity to her skin, to help it appear less ashen, then I applied a thin layer of a warm toned concealer under her eyes and around her mouth. This neutralized the darkness. I then followed with a skin tone colored concealer around the mouth, and a concealer 1 shade lighter than her skin tone under her eyes.

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This is my tattoo. I’ve had it since I was 19 (I’m old now).

The ink is not quite black, more of a dark gray, almost bluish tone.

Covering tattoos, bruises, or severe dark circles is easy with color correcting.

For anything of a similar color as my tattoo, you want to first outline the area with a pinkish toned lip liner, lipstick, or emollient product. I wouldn’t suggest a deep red, unless you apply with a very light hand.

After allowing the pinkish toned product to dry and set in, apply a layer of an ochre/golden toned corrector on top. This instantly neutralizes the pinkish/red area.

Allow to dry, then apply a skin toned concealer.

Again, allow the concealer to set and dry, then you can apply a layer of foundation. Be sure to blend well into your skin, so there isn’t a line where you can see with your skin and the foundation meets.

You can use a powder to set as well.

It’s very easy, but takes a little patience in order to wait for drying. You don’t want to rush because using one product before the preceding product dries will make the colors run and blend together.

Remember, piling on the concealer does not always work well. Using correctors along with your concealers will allow you to save product (by using less of each) and will give you a more natural appearance.

Valentine's Week on YCS: Make-up Moves – Valentine's Day Make-up

By Torrey, Make-Up Maven

For Valentine’s Day you have so many options for makeup. You can keep it casual and light or bring on the dramatics. You can also incorporate the Valentine’s Day colors of red and pink (although I would only opt for lipstick or blush, red/pink eyeshadow is very difficult to use without looking sickly).

Here I’ve provided you gals with a few makeup ideas that can easily be recreated by even the novice.

The good thing about makeup is, you can wear the same look with various outfits; so, any of these looks would work for all of the looks provided by Erika in her fashion post.

Casual and Light

Let’s start with the casual and light look. As you can see, the focus is the eyeliner. Here I used a Maybelline liquid liner, but if you’re not really good using liquid liner, just use a pencil. You can achieve a similar look by using an angled brush to apply.

This look is great for any casual outing!

Keep the lips nude (remembering to use a nude color that is complimentary to your skin tone) for you look to remain casual, yet chic.

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Lips: MAC Hodgepodge lipliner and MAC Myth lipstick

Bright Lips

To kick it up a notch, give yourself a neutral eye look. Using beiges, ivories, browns, taupes, you get the idea, your look is flexible. You could pair it with just about ANY lip color and blush. It’ll also be fitting for any type of outfit you choose to wear, from the casual to the glamour!

I think this look would be perfect for a night out with girlfriends or your date to a nice dinner or movie.

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Eyes (all MAC): Naked Lunch (lid), Haux (outer V, crease), Soft Brown (crease)

Lips (from left to right, all MAC): Magenta lipliner and Pink Nouveau lipstick, Hodgepodge lipliner and Myth lipstick, Cherry lipliner and Ruby Woo lipstick

Dramatic Eyes and Lips

And to take it to glamour levels, knock out an easy smokey eye. If you’re not sure about using black, try using a grey, brown, navy, or slate colored eyeshadow. The key to any smokey eye is BLENDING!

Here I placed Carbon (MAC) eyeshadow on top of the previous look, which resulted in this slate/grayish colored look. You can try doing that trick too.

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All lip products same as above.

This look would be great for a night out at a fancy schmancy restaurant, in a beautiful little black dress.

Make-Up Moves: Making Small Eyes Appear Big and Big Eyes Appear Small

By Torrey, Make-up Maven

December 18, 2013

An easy way to create the appearance of a differently shaped eye is to play with different shades of eyeliner on your waterline.

Now, where’s your waterline? A while back we did a post on the different parts of the eyes, seen here.  Basically, the waterline is the small strip of skin directly above your lower lash line. It’s a pinkish, tissue looking, part of the eye. Some products are not safe in this area of the eye, so please use caution with your products. Only use what is recommended for this part of the eye, as it is very sensitive.

To make your eyes “pop” or seem larger, using a white, off white, or light beige type of color will accomplish this. This will “open” your eyes, making them appear brighter and bigger. You want to use a shade that is complimentary to your skin color. Those with fair/light skin should opt for white. Those with medium/deep skin should opt for an off white or beige shade. This will keep your look from being too stark and unnatural (unless that’s the look you’re going for).

To create a more sultry look, or to make your eyes appear smaller, use a dark/black color on the waterline. This will cause a more “closed” effect, making your eyes appear smaller and much more sultry.

Visit our Shutterfly Gallery to see pictures that show the difference between eyes that “pop” and a sultrier look.

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You can also play with different colors, like pink, purple, green, in the waterline for a very bold and playful look.

I have pretty big eyes, they don’t bulge, but they’re big, so I usually opt for a darker color in the waterline in order to close them up a little.

If you notice, using the white/off-white color in the waterline creates continuity which causes your eyes to look bigger. It appears as though the sclera (the white part of the eyeball) is extended.

When using a darker/black color in the waterline, it creates a barrier which further pronounces the end of the eyeball, so to speak.

Try using this technique and post your results on Instagram. Remember to tag YCS!

An easy way to create the appearance of a differently shaped eye is to play with different shades of eyeliner on your waterline.

Now, where’s your waterline? A while back we did a post on the different parts of the eyes, seen here.  Basically, the waterline is the small strip of skin directly above your lower lash line. It’s a pinkish, tissue looking, part of the eye. Some products are not safe in this area of the eye, so please use caution with your products. Only use what is recommended for this part of the eye, as it is very sensitive.

To make your eyes “pop” or seem larger, using a white, off white, or light beige type of color will accomplish this. This will “open” your eyes, making them appear brighter and bigger. You want to use a shade that is complimentary to your skin color. Those with fair/light skin should opt for white. Those with medium/deep skin should opt for an off white or beige shade. This will keep your look from being too stark and unnatural (unless that’s the look you’re going for).

Make-Up Moves: Benefit “They’re Real” Mascara

By Torrey, Makeup Maven

I’d heard many great things about Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’ Mascara. What prompted me to finally purchase it was my mom’s rave about how good it was. She has fairly thin lashes and asked me several times how to get fuller lashes. I told her about MAC’s prep & prime lash and how good that works. She tried it, but it didn’t work the same for her that it worked for me.

This product, however had the opposite outcome. The Benefit ‘they’re real’ mascara is nothing special. I much prefer my drugstore L’Oreal brand of carbon black mascara. It’s not bad, don’t get me wrong. It doesn’t run, stays all day, and it’s easy to get off with EVOO. It’s not that good either. I didn’t experience plump, elongated lashes with this mascara. I usually only apply 2 coats of any mascara to get my desired look. After 2 coats, I still didn’t get the results I wanted. I don’t like the wand, it’s very stiff and doesn’t seem to apply much product. Which is why, I’m suspecting, I have to apply more coats to get my desired results. It’s also not as black as I’d like.

For the purpose of this review, one coat is pulling the wand out of the tube and applying all that comes out onto my lashes. Each time I insert the wand into the tube, that’s another coat.

So…at a price point of $23 it’s totally not worth it.
The L’Oreal mascara mentioned above is about $10 from any drugstore and performs better.

Let me know if you’ve tried this mascara and how it worked for you!

Check out the pictures below.
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