out our quick how-to guide, complete with easy step-by-step instructions to
master big-night-out looks. Discover
your inner makeup guru and rock the night away with these fun and stunning
beauty tricks. Psst: You can rock ‘em all at once or just pick and choose!
practice makes perfect! Before you go
out on the town, do a dress rehearsal, especially with new makeup looks. Have cotton swabs and makeup remover ready to
save the day (or more importantly, your night)!
Craft cute-every-time cateyes like Keira
1. Apply a subtle, shimmery, nude colored
eyeshadow on your entire eyelid. Start
at the base of the lid near the lash line and work up to the bottom of your
2. Lightly dampen an angled eyeliner brush with water before
using black gel eyeliner. Apply the
liner with strokes that work outward, towards the outside corner of your
eye. Really want to bring the
drama? Try liquid eyeliner instead.
3. Time to fly! Apply
some wings. Remember, smaller ones =
sophisticated, while longer ones = trés dramatic.
4. Optional: Apply black eyeliner to your bottom lid and
connect it with the upper lash line.
5. Just add some
mascara, and you’re good to go!
Brush-On Cream Liner, $15, clinique.com
Create no-fail curls, like Elizabeth
1. Safety first! Make
sure your hair is clean and dry before spritzing on some heat protector. Not only will it prevent you from frying your
hair, it’ll also help tame frizz.
2. Learn how to work a curling iron like a pro. If you have long hair, curl each section of
hair twice, beginning with the top half (let the bottom half hang, uncurled)
and then the bottom half. We generally recommend a 2-inch barrel for big bouncy
waves, but you can also get a similar effect with a 1-inch barrel.
3. Use a sweetly scented hairspray to keep everything in
place. If your hair is super resistant
to curling, try spraying each curl immediately after you pull out the curling
iron. Then, shake them out a bit with your fingers to create bouncy waves.
4. Already have curly hair? Sweet! Let those natural curls
shine with some product designed specifically for curly hair.
5. Not headed out the door for a little while but want your
hair out of your face while you finish your makeup? Easy. Work with the curls to twist your hair up into a bun. They’ll bounce right back when you’re ready
Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective
Spray, $4, target.com
Garnier Fructis Style Full Control Anti-Humidity
Hairspray, $5, drugstore.com
Nail a nude lip like Nina
1. Apply clear lip balm, or even your fave untinted
chapstick, to your lips.
2. Decisions, decisions.
Choose a lipstick, makeup pencil or lip gloss that is similar to the shade
of your foundation (or natural skin color) and apply it your lips. To keep things looking natural, be careful
not to over-apply.
3. If you used
lipstick or a makeup pencil, add a little shine with some clear lip gloss. Lookin’ good!
Ultra Shine Lip Gloss, $14, sephora.com
Perfect the rosy flush
1. To achieve a nice rosy look, go with a shade that looks
like the color that arises when you actually blush. Enlist your BFF (who has most def seen ya
blush!) to help you find the perfect hue.
2. Use a fluffy blush brush to apply color to the apples of
your cheeks and then blend slightly upward along the cheek bone.
3. When applying blush, make sure you begin with just a
little! It’s way more challenging to
remove blush than to add more. Play it
safe and start with a minimal amount.
4. Finish the look with some translucent powder, which will
help set the color and fight unwanted shine.
CoverGirl Cheekers Blush, $4, drugstore.com
DIY a must-have mani like Rihanna
1. Begin by rounding your nails slightly
with a nail file. Long nails bugging
you? Clip ‘em! Short nails are cute, too.
2. Apply a base coat. To avoid staining your fingernails, try clear or nude.
3. Pick a polish: This season, it’s all about the metallic
burgundy. For long lasting effects, take the time and do two coats. Remember the three-stroke rule: one brush
stroke on the left side of the nail, one brush stroke on the right side of the
nail, and 1 down the middle of the nail.
4. Apply a topcoat with clear polish.
Let your nails dry and then clean up any smudges with a cotton swab and some
polish remover. Wash your hands gently
with soap and warm water and then treat them to some uber moisturizing hand
cream. Ah, hand happiness.
BY KARIN ELWOOD ON 11/29/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN beauty, how to, tips, make-up, skin, eyes, party, holiday, lips, winter, best products, diy mani