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Makeup Tip of the Day: Pencil Brush for Lips

A pencil brush is an excellent alternative to a regular lip brush especially when working on fuller lips. The pointed shape as well as the density of the brush means you can be quick and precise with your application.

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Nighttime Skin Care Routine

I don’t like to mess around when it’s time to go to bed. Which is why I keep my evening skin care routine short but effective. Here’s how I can go from a full face of makeup to having my head hit the pillow in about six minutes:

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Get the Look: Christian Dior AW16

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The beauty look from Dior Fall 2016 goes quite effortlessly from the runway to a night out. The deep dark lip works on all skin tones for a dramatic pout, especially against perfectly flawless skin and  well groomed brows. Pile on mascara and pinch your lashes together for a spidery look.

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Cream Highlighter

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Use a cream highlighter to create a natural sheen on all the high planes of the face. Buff it on with a brush or tap with your ring finger for the perfect strobe lit look.

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Get the Look: Marc Jacobs Resort 2017

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The Marc Jacobs resort show was a flashback to the 1980’s complete with crimped hair and lace gloves. The rock and roll eyes definitely had me pulling out my black kohl pencil to create a slightly more toned down version for a night out. I used YSL Kajal and lined both my upper and lower lash line including the waterline.

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Smokey Liner & Glitter

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Apply glitter to the outer corner of the eyes and let it fall imprecisely to add some interest to a smokey eyeliner look.

Burberry fall 2016 makeup design Wendy Rowe.

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Get the Look: Giles SS16

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The makeup look from Giles SS16 show is simple, bold and easy to recreate, taking the runway to the street. There are basically four essential elements: glowy complexion, black liner, thick mascara, and a bold matte lip.

1. Smashbox Primer Oil 2. Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Liner in Black 3.

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Pop of Colour

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Brighten up your eye makeup this weekend with a shot of bright colour in the inner corner, à la Marc Jacobs.

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My Top 6 Highlighting Products

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I’m all about a good highlight to enhance bone structure or for creating an all over glow. Prepping skin with Shu Uemura Instant Glow immediately brightens dull skin. Of course there are degrees of shine, and for super wet looking skin I reach for MAC Gloss. Less sticky than Lip Glass this Gloss texture delivers tons of reflection perfect for editorial type looks.

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Soft Brush for Lipstick

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For a diffused looking lip with soft edges a typical lip brush will not work. Instead use a soft haired brush for a delicate application of product.

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