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Gorgeous Gold Eyeliner Inspired By The Hunger Games!

  • posted April 1st, 2012
  • Beauty

Lenny Kravitz may have done a marvelous job at pulling off a surprisingly masculine take on gold liner for his role as District 12’s stylist Cinna in The Hunger Games, but all I could think about during his scenes is how I couldn’t wait to try the trend on my own lids! When used in moderation – in this case, a simple yet bold line on the top lid – gold eye makeup can look sleek and sophisticated and gorgeously fresh for spring. Unlike a full-on metallic smoky eye (which is probably best saved for New Year’s Eve or other winter-festive soirees), a downplayed take on gold-accented liner provides a more subtle, light-reflective gleam that brings out your eyes and makes lashes pop. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal – we’re going for statement-making simplicity here – and finish off with a few healthy coats of your favorite mascara for a look that’s fresh yet fierce! After all, Cinna would never steer us wrong, would he?

Pictured above: Smashbox Long Wear Liquid Liner in 14K, Milani Liquif’Eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner Pencil in Gold, Stila Smudge Stick Eye Liner in Koi, and Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Gold.

– Alexandra Gambardella

Eye Spy Kat Von D’s Triple Threat Tattoo Liners!

  • posted February 1st, 2012
  • Beauty

I don’t have anything against Kat Von D or her beauty line, it’s just that Sephora is the makeup mothership for so many brands that I rarely give myself a chance to try something new and unfamiliar, unless it’s something that has a ton of beauty buzz surrounding it, or a certain product just happens to really catch my eye. Enter the Triple Threat Tattoo Liner trio – a handy set of three liquid liners that each boast a different brush tip to suit whatever style you happen to adopt that day – whether you’re going for that smudgy rocker-chick look or are still trying to achieve that perfect cat-eye. As someone who often double-fists with different makeup products just to complete one look (I often use one liner for my top lid, another one for my bottom lid, and another one altogether for my waterline), I can totally appreciate the collaborative effort of different brush tips to get the perfect look or to help achieve totally different looks to suit your mood!

– Alexandra Gambardella

Get Dazzling Eyes This Season With Tinsel-Colored Liner

  • posted December 9th, 2011
  • Beauty

Holiday party season is officially here, and if you’re opting to go the subtle route fashion-wise by avoiding ultra-sparkly cocktail dresses and glitter heels at all costs, there’s still plenty of ways to add some celebratory glitz to your seasonal party look! Instead, try focusing the festiveness on your makeup. Metallic silver liner adds just the slightest dash of holiday vixen appeal that makes a surprisingly gorgeous impact. It’s like tinsel for your eyes… which is way less painful than it sounds! Try not to go too 90s-fabulous with the trend (that whole frosty lid look might make you look dated), and instead stick to just the corners of your eye and the inner rim. Similar to how white pencil makes peepers appear wider and brighter, silver liner will make eyes sparkle with a sexy metallic sheen. Also, make sure you pick an easy-glide, extra-bright chrome silver – darker gunmetal shades just won’t have the same tinselly effect!

Pictured above: Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Silver, L’Oreal HiP Chrome Eyeliner in Silver Lightning, Stila Smudge Stick in Silverdollar, and Bobbi Brown Dual Ended Eyeliner in Jet/Chrome.

– Alex Gambardella

Find Your Perfect Liner With Sephora’s Little Black Eyeliner Kit

  • posted October 1st, 2010
  • Beauty

In the grand scheme of beauty buys, it’s hard to pick one favorite product. Not like I’d ever realistically be faced with the dilemma of choosing just one beauty product (believe me — I’ll always find a way to buy makeup, even if it’s the last dime I spend), if I had to hypothetically pick one, it would definitely be black eyeliner. Even if I’m completely makeup-starved otherwise, eyeliner at least provides a great foundation by emphasizing your eyes and thus framing your face and making yourself look instantly more alert and less washed-out. However, despite my longtime allegiance to eyeliner, I have to admit I still have commitment issues when it comes to choosing one favorite. I’ve bounced from high-end to drugstore brands (which aren’t much more affordable, mind you!) and from pencils to gel and beyond, but I have yet to find one simple black liner that I can faithfully swear by. Clearly I’m not alone, as Sephora has decided to cash in on our never-ending search for the perfect eyeliner by creating The Little Black Eyeliner kit, a collection of 7 mini versions of their best-selling liners (plus an eyeliner brush) that spans across their selection of brands (Urban Decay, Hourglass, Tarte, and more) and formulas (gel, liquid, pencil, etc). After all, if you’re going to buy a different liner every time you run out, you might as well be thrifty about it and test out some of the best of the best in your quest for the ideal budge-proof, impact-making liner!

Look Bright-Eyed & Beautiful With The Help of White Eyeliner

  • posted October 1st, 2010
  • Beauty

Frosty white shadow and chalky eyeliner may conjure up fond (yet dated) memories of big hair, stirrup leggings, and bedazzled denim jackets from your glory days back in the 80s or early 90s, but believe it or not, a white eyeliner pencil is surprisingly practical, not necessarily garish and harsh like your old school portraits may have you convinced. In fact, it may just become your most precious morning pick-me-up (aside from coffee, of course). White eyeliner, when applied to the inner rim of your eye, makes peepers appear wider, more awake, and sometimes even more sparkly. Wear alone when you’ve overslept and are in need of a major pick-me-up (pronto!), or incorporate it into your full beauty routine to help make the rest of your makeup look bolder and make your lashline really pop. Go for a thin pencil for optimal waterline precision, or opt for a double-sided highlighter-liner stick to get double the eye-brightening power in one product!

Pictured above: Shu Uemura Eye Light Pencil, Cargo Eyelighter in White, MAC Powerpoint Liner in Gilded White, and Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Pure White.

-Alex Gambardella
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