Hollywood glamour, while staying beautifully in style. You don’t need a professional makeup artist to make this look work; you just need the right products!
Full, dark lashes will get you attention, but you don’t want “tarantula” eyes. For natural, yet dramatic lashes, you need to trade in your lighter daytime mascara for a deep black. Awake Stardom Escalate Lash Mascara in Black Escalation volumizes and curls the lashes by giving you greater volume at the base of the lashes. Your lashes are completely covered – not clumpy or coated. Another fun option is false lashes. There’s a large variety of elegant, natural looking lashes, as well as some more dramatic options. Vincent Longo La Dolce Vita Lashes are great for a more natural look. They’re 1/3 the size of other false lashes, making them easier to apply and less ‘fake’ looking. Affix them to the outer corners of upper eyelids (with the lash glue that’s included) for gorgeous, full lashes.
Smoky eyes are sometimes hard to get right. To get sexy, dramatic eyes with ease, use the CARGO Smoky Eye Kit. It includes cream and powder eyeshadows in lusciously dark shades, an application brush, black mascara, and instructions. Use the brush to dab the cream shadow along the lash line, then smudge it with a back and forth motion. Put the powder shadow on top of the cream to set. Blend powder shadow outwards along your eyelid and into the crease. Keep blending out until you have perfection! Complete the look with SupersEyes mascara, also included in the kit.
If you prefer to mix and match products yourself, try Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil in Smoky Black. It has black eyeliner on one end and a smudger tip on the other. You can finish the look with LORAC Eye Shadow in Dreamy. This charcoal grey/silver shimmer combo is perfect for achieving smoldering, smoky eyes. It can be worn dry for sheerer color or wet for a more dramatic look.
There’s nothing more feminine or glamorous than a pair of perfect red lips. For a sheerer tint, try Kevyn Aucoin’s The Expert Lip Tint Lip Color in Dantique. Its super-moisturizing properties makes it feel more like lip balm than lipstick, and you can leave it sheer for daytime, or apply more for a nighttime look. If you need something with a little more drama, try NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Red Lizard. This red gives you a great matte look, but keeps your lips moist so there’s no flaking. And for super rich, classic Hollywood glamour, Vincent Longo Velvet-Riche Lipstick in Enrapture is perfect! Based on cream lipstick from the 50s, Velvet-Riche is soft and moisturizing, and gives your lips pigmented, long-lasting color.