<![CDATA[]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:44:46 +0000 hourly 1 <![CDATA[A simple Cut Crease - 5 easy steps!]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:35:59 +0000 nicoleteriaca CreaseCut_BLP


1. Apply a thin, even layer of blinc's light tone eyeshadow primer to your lid, extending it out past your eye.

2. With blinc's all over shadow brush apply a matte peach toned eyeshadow to your entire lid and out past the outer corner of your eye.

3. Using a mini shader brush, create a curved line along your crease. Once you've reached the outer edge of your lid, place a shadow shield against your skin from the end of your crease and angle it upwards. As you hold the shield apply the navy shadow to create a sharp angled line. Next, lower your shadow shield and create a second angled line starting along your lower lash line keeping a small space between the parallel lines. Then, shade along the outer portion of your upper lash line.

4. Apply a generous coat of blinc's lash primer to prep your lashes.

5. Add blinc mascara amplified in the color black for long, dark, voluminous lashes.

<![CDATA[Shimmer and shine - makeup trends for spring! ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:54:54 +0000 raveinfo shimmer+and+shine+makeup+trends+for+spring_3356_800720470_0_0_14049861_300Spring is just around the corner, and many parts of the country are already beginning to thaw out of their winter deep-freeze. If the sun is shining and the birds are chirping where you are, you might be thinking about updating your look for spring! Break out those dresses - and try on these makeup trends for size.

Bright colors are back in a big way this spring. Don't shy away from electric greens, bright pinks and hot reds. Try peachy cheeks that are all aglow for the change in seasons, and top 'em off with a bright magenta lip. When it comes to your eyes, apply a few coats of tube mascara and some pencil eyeliner in navy blue.

Since spring is all about celebrating beauty and femininity, don't shy away from shimmer and shine. Shimmery eyeshadows are a great way to bring out the natural shine in your eyes, whether you've got baby blues or some deep brown peepers. A shimmery finishing powder is also a great way to give your complexion that dewy finish we all crave.

Whether the sun's already out or you're still waiting for the snow to melt away, it's time to start preparing for the new season - so get out those colorful cosmetics!

<![CDATA[Tips to pull off nude lips with your next formal ensemble]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:57:05 +0000 raveinfo Over the course of the past year, nude lip color has become a trendy style in the world of fashion, as celebs embrace the "less is more" philosophy. According to InStyle.com, this look is perfect for those who love to sport daring eye makeup and can allow your peepers to become an instant focal point. So break out your favorite tube mascara and lash curler and get cracking!

Choosing the right nude lip color will be a bit difficult, so consider talking to a makeup artist to find the right hue that suits your skin tone. With this out of the way, you can then find the perfect combination of color and sparkle in your eye makeup.

Metallic eyeshadow is an extremely hot trend right now, and it pairs beautifully with nude lips. Use a bit of eyeshadow primer and then coat your upper lids in this hue. When combined with liquid eyeliner and a bit of tube mascara, you'll have the perfect mix of dynamic color and brilliant definition.

Spring is almost here, so now is the perfect time to start experimenting with some of the season's best looks that are here to stay.

<![CDATA[Tips to save money on your makeup expenses]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:58:54 +0000 raveinfo As your makeup repertoire expands over time, there are certain products that have a longer lifespan than others and can become useless after time. While products like tube mascara and liquid eyeliner will probably stay effective for a long time, powder products, bronzer and eye shadow can start to wear out pretty quick. According to Shape.com, there are some handy tips to improve their shelf life and make sure that you can wear them effectively.

As tempting as it may be to go for that dynamic new eyeshadow shade, it may be best to go with a few versatile hues instead. You'd be surprised at the many makeup ensembles you can create by combining certain products, so go for a bunch of adaptable colors instead of trendy products.

Most importantly, you should keep your makeup in a climate controlled environment with adequate humidity. Some cosmetics can dry out faster than others, so be sure to use these first before others to ensure that you're not wasting your money in the long run.

Another tip is to head to a makeup store and ask for a few samples - if you're just trying something out, it's best to go for the free version!

<![CDATA[Finding the right eyeshadow hue to match your eye color ]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:09:42 +0000 raveinfo finding+the+right+eyeshadow+hue+to+match+your+eye+color_3356_800583839_0_0_7044521_300One of the most underrated aspects of eye makeup is the way that a certain hue can either work beautifully or detract from your eye color. The right eyeshadow can highlight the intensity of your eyes in ways that no other cosmetics can match.

Blue eyes are best served when combined with a bronze, gold or warm hues like coral or orange. Or if you're feeling adventurous, pink eyeshadow provides ravishing contrast to azure eyes.

Hazel and green eyes look best by being combined with muted shades like mauve, purple and magenta. You can also try out some brighter shades, but stick to those that are golden brown or rust to make your eyes the focal point. For the lucky ladies that have brown eyes, they are nearly an endless amount of combinations that can work with your irises, so mix and match to find the best complement.

The best eyeshadow will fall flat if your lashes aren't up to snuff, so try blinc Mascara. This product encases your lashes in tubes that protect your makeup from flaking or smudging throughout the day. At the end of the day, the mascara can come off easily with some warm water and a bit of pressure.

<![CDATA[Neon eyeliner abuzz for spring?]]> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:16:56 +0000 raveinfo neon+eyeliner+abuzz+for+spring_3356_800291801_0_0_7070090_300We've seen pastels, watercolors and barely-there eye makeup lining up for spring, but perhaps these wishy-washy tendencies are about to be balanced by something a little more electrifying.

According to analysts at Allure.com, neon eyeliner will work just as well for everyday women as it does for the runway models that have been sporting the stuff as of late. The liner can be worn in a range of thicknesses and you can apply it to various parts of your eyes for different effects. The news source reports that this can often make for an "[updated] mod look" and a scintillating alternative to dark, smoky eyes.

For eyes that up the voltage level this spring, go wild in your selection of cobalt blue, lime green, barbie pink, or primary yellow eyeliner. For a relatively moderate daytime look, draw a thin line on just your top lid - you can go all the way around and thicken it up too once you're out on the town.

To finish the look, apply a few coats of blinc Mascara for stand-out lashes. Its water-resistant tubing formula will stay on your lashes without flaking or smudging, so your vibrant color will get all the attention.

<![CDATA[Matching your eye makeup with your accessories]]> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:12:15 +0000 raveinfo matching+your+eye+makeup+with+your+accessories_3356_800562387_0_0_14007847_300While many celebs strive to match their eye makeup with their outfits, for the everyday fashionista, it's a lot easier to pair your eyeshadow and eyeliner with your accessories. If you have a pair of colorful earrings or a stack of bangle bracelets you've been dying to wear, pairing them with a similar shade of eye makeup can create a clean and uniform look for any occasion.

When pairing your cosmetics to match your accessories, a good rule of thumb is to wear a neutral outfit that won't detract from your style choices. The neutral backdrop will add more gravity to your color choices and allow them to shine through.

For chic summer style, use a mellow gold eyeliner or a soft eyeshadow around your lids and then pair it with teardrop earrings in a similar hue. This delightful mix of similar colors will have striking impact in a formal or casual ensemble.

Before you apply your new shade of eye makeup, be sure to prep your eyes with blinc Eye Shadow Primer. This handy product will stop your cosmetics from running, smudging or creasing throughout the day and can moisturize your skin after a week's use.

<![CDATA[The perfect makeup to enhance your minimalist ensemble]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:18:36 +0000 raveinfo Whether it's a reaction to the complicated styles of past years or an answer to the bright and bold prints of the summer, one of fall's biggest trends is minimalism. Women are forgoing intricate, patterned ensembles for neutral-colored outfits that boast little embellishment.

However, it can be tricky to determine what type of makeup pairs best with an otherwise pared-down look. Should you opt for no makeup at all or simply stick to a color palette similar to the hues in your outfit? Interestingly enough, the answer seems to be quite the opposite.

According to celebrity stylist Mary Alice Stephenson, women should use their makeup or nail polish to add a pop of color to the neutral tones of the minimalist look, StyleList.com reports. She added that a bold red or pink lip is a wonderful addition to a camel or gray-hued get-up.

When rocking bright lipstick, it is important to keep the rest of your makeup simple. Subtly define your eyes with black water-resistant mascara (though blondes and redheads may want to use brown mascara, as it will look more natural on lighter lashes) and a light dusting of nude shadow that boasts a slight shimmer.

<![CDATA[Blinc Trivia: Alternatives for ladies who use too much eyeliner ]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:41:43 +0000 raveinfo blinc+trivia+alternatives+for+ladies+who+use+too+much+eyeliner_3356_800581048_0_0_14007292_300Kate Middleton has been taking some flak from the British press lately for her unabashed use of eyeliner at nearly every social event. If you're like Kate, there are some alternatives out there that can help give your eyes some dramatic flair.

Bronze eyeshadow is a chic choice for the fall, and it will blend beautifully with the rich colors of the season. This look is a fabulous choice when combined with a bit of clear shimmer, and it can be a great combination with your best little black dress or with a white button down and maxi skirt.

Blue eye makeup is another way to give your lids an extra bit of color and it can combine beautifully with other shades. Try mixing it up with some pale green eyeshadow or a lighter shade of blue to create an enchanting blend that's ideal for any social occasion.

Blinc Eye Shadow Primer should be your first step when trying out a new eye makeup style, as it will protect your cosmetics from running or smudging, and can help decrease the appearance of fine lines.

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<![CDATA[Dressing up your holiday ensembles on a budget]]> Mon, 20 May 2013 15:05:49 +0000 raveinfo dressing+up+your+holiday+ensembles+on+a+budget_3356_800650208_0_0_7042664_300While it may be tempting to go out and spend tons on new cosmetics for the holiday party season, much of your current makeup can be utilized to create a jaw-dropping look. Whether it's getting the perfect shape with a heated eyelash curler or enjoying a no-hassle hold with tube mascara, you can wear a refreshing and simple ensemble that can draw from your own beauty supplies, according to The Toronto Sun.

Concealer, foundation and moisturizer are your best friends during the cold weather, and a quick application can help your skin look revitalized. A simple dash of these products combined with an application of liquid eyeliner is an effortless look you can create when you're running out the door to a party.

If you're looking for a dramatic pop of color from your makeup, use a bit of colorful lipstick or a bit of blush on your cheeks. This is a wonderful way to add warmth and depth to your look without spending a ton on new cosmetics.

Give your eyes a well-defined look this winter with blinc Eyeliner. It will provide a water-resistant layer of color that won't flake, crease or smudge until it's ready to come off.

<![CDATA[Blinc Trivia: Creating a pretty pink makeup ensemble for Valentine's Day]]> Mon, 20 May 2013 15:03:21 +0000 raveinfo blinc+trivia+creating+a+pretty+pink+makeup+ensemble+for+valentine+s+day_3356_800700583_0_0_7042664_300The biggest date night of the year is a lot closer than you may think, so you're probably hard at work trying to figure out the best makeup ensemble. If you're a fan of pink cosmetics, there are more than a few tasteful style choices you can pair with your liquid eyeliner on the big day to wow your date, according to BoldSky.com.

Pink blush is a fabulous way to perk up your complexion before your big date. However, this can be a strong hue depending on your skin tone, so weight the proportions of the makeup before your date night arrives. You should pair it with a simple eye makeup look of tube mascara and liquid eyeliner to accentuate the look of your blush.

On the other hand, if you're a big fan of pink lip color, you can be a bit more adventurous with your eye makeup. Go with a slightly subdued smoky eye by combining shades of mauve, violet or gray. This will provide fabulous contrast and give your peepers an alluring look.

Most importantly, make sure the proportions of your makeup are in good order. The last thing you want to do is scare away your date with tons of cosmetics, so embrace color while letting your natural complexion shine through.

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<![CDATA[Makeup expert André Drykin reveals the trick to smoky eyes ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:25:27 +0000 raveinfo Many women spend hours debating over their makeup purchases at the cosmetics counter, agonizing over the right eyeliner or mascara, only to find that they can't create the dramatic look they crave when they return home.

Those who have been searching for the perfect technique to create sultry, smoky eyes can look no further - makeup artist André Drykin recently revealed to Marie Claire a few ways to achieve the trendy look.

The first step, according to Drykin, is to create a smooth surface on the eyelid with a cream concealer. Then, using a gray or black pencil liner, draw a thick smudged line on both your upper and lower lashes, he told the magazine.

Complete the look by softly sweeping a powder shadow upward over your lids and past the crease of your eyes.

Of course, smoky eyes require impeccable lashes. Tubing mascara is the perfect solution for women who want to enjoy their night out without having to reapply their makeup.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19808194-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Active women can turn to waterproof mascara in the summer months ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:23:36 +0000 raveinfo Most of us love long, lazy days on the beach and sultry nights spent dining al fresco, but the heat and the humidity of the summer months can sometimes cause our makeup to run.

Makeup artist to the stars, Kimara Ahnert, recently dished a few tips to Access Hollywood to help women avoid the unflattering effects of blurry makeup.

Ahnert suggested that active women who want to look fresh despite their busy schedules and the balmy weather can turn to waterproof mascara for a pristine appearance.

"Waterproof mascara, an old standby, has an added polymer that makes the formula stick to your lashes and resistant to water," she told the news provider. "To avoid mascara smudges on your eyelids, apply a dusting of pressed powder on your brow bone."

The expert, who has worked with the likes of Brooke Shields, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Gwyneth Paltrow, also suggested using oil-free foundations and concealer during the warm months.

Women who desire the hold of waterproof mascara, but with easy removal can turn to tubing mascara, which requires no makeup remover and slide off with simply water and gentle pressure.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19811882-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Rachel McAdams looks flawless in Morning Glory ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:21:05 +0000 raveinfo Rachel McAdams has proven she can do it all -- from tearjerker romances like The Notebook, to laugh-out-loud comedies like Wedding Crashers and Mean Girls, and even thrillers like Red Eye.

Next, the beautiful starlet will be appearing in "Morning Glory," opposite Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford.

Keaton and Ford play Colleen Peck and Mike Pomeroy respectively; two playful news anchors who bait their overworked producer, Becky Fuller (McAdams).

Whether she's playing a materialistic teenager or a professional working woman, McAdams always sports impeccable makeup.

If you're looking to nab some of her beauty secrets, create an effortless look with natural colors and long-lasting products.

"I am not that crazy about waterproof mascara because it's hard to remove at the end of the night. I prefer Kiss Me mascara," McAdams dished to InStyle magazine. "It's not waterproof, but it's great. It doesn't smudge and you can take it off with water."ADNFCR-3356-ID-19817700-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Sunglasses and tubing mascara may be beneficial to eye health ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:19:18 +0000 raveinfo As the warm weather approaches, women who like to soak up the sun are likely to be shopping for the perfect pair of shades. Whether they don something stylish and trendy, or a pair of classic dark frames, most know that sunglasses are an accessory that enhances your health as much as your ensemble.

Because exposure to UV rays can lead to glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, the American Optometric Association (AOA) suggests purchasing sunglasses that block at least 99 percent of both UVA and UVB rays, screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light and have a gray tint for proper color recognition.

So, the next time you hit the beach or spend an afternoon poolside, be sure to throw on some sunglasses.

In addition to shades, in the summer months, choosing the right eye makeup may be beneficial to one's eye health and comfort.

Women who live an active lifestyle and spend time outdoors are likely to benefit from tubing mascara, which will not flake off and irritate their eyes the way that some traditional mascaras might.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19823314-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[The perfect makeup for summer brides ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:17:44 +0000 raveinfo When brides-to-be are planning their look for their wedding, an important component of their overall appearance will be their bridal makeup. And, even for women who have decided on a natural look, there are still things to keep in mind.

To ensure you look your best, Brides.com recommends paying close attention to your skin in the weeks approaching the wedding.

It's a good idea to clean skin before bedtime, removing all traces or dirt and makeup before hitting the sack for the night, the news source suggests.

When deciding on colors and products, it's important to choose a timeless and flattering style that won't appear dated in the coming years - remember, your wedding pictures will last forever!

Next, it may be advisable to focus on choosing long-lasting products that won't need to be reapplied as the day goes on.

Tubing mascara, which is an acrylic-based product that forms a seal around lashes, is ideal for brides. It's water-resistant (in case of tears!), and won't smear, clump or smudge. The product is often recommended by makeup artists, which means its perfect for your big day.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19855186-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Glossy, smudged eye makeup is the latest look ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:16:48 +0000 raveinfo A new take on the smoky eye has become popular in recent months, and those who like to experiment with their makeup and try out new styles can get on board the slick new trend.

Glossy eye makeup, applied to both the upper and lower lids, offers a fresh and dewy look that is perfect for nights out with friends or romantic dates.

Ladies who want to give the wet look a whirl can simply pick up a gel eyeshadow, or apply their favorite powder version of the product to their lids and carefully dot on a small amount of lip balm or petroleum jelly, according to Glamour.com.

Of course, after applying attention-grabbing shadow, it's important to make sure that your lashes are impeccable.

Select a long-wearing product, like water resistant tubing mascara, which won't smudge, clump or smear as the evening wears on.

Those who are especially daring can try a tinted product, and match the shade to their shadow. Blue or green waterproof mascara looks lovely on ladies with light eyes, while those with brown or hazel can make their peepers pop with purple waterproof mascara.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19857459-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Bright lipstick a new beauty trend for summer ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:15:22 +0000 raveinfo Summer is officially here, and in keeping with the bright colors that are popular this season, eye-catching lipstick shades are making an appearance - think bright fuchsia and coral lipsticks with a neon pop, or even super-saturated reds.

And, though many fair-skinned women may think that only their sun-kissed counterparts can pull off the bold look, those who have lighter complexions can work the trend if they find a color with undertones that match their skintone.

Those who have cool tones should look for blue-based reds, and women with warmer coloring can try an orange-based shade.

Of course, attention-grabbing lipsticks are not for everyone. Women who want to create a fun look for day or night without having to constantly reapply their makeup can try long-lasting tubing mascara, which is acrylic-based and water-resistant.

Blinc mascara (formerly known as Kiss Me mascara) is an excellent option that's often recommended by beauty professionals.

"It's the only mascara that I work with," Jill Astmann, a New York City based makeup artist, told Allure magazine of the product.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19857464-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Metallics a huge trend for summer ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:14:08 +0000 raveinfo A huge trend in eye makeup this season is metallic shades. The look can be worn subtly during the daytime, or done in a more dramatic fashion for evening soirees. Regardless of the occasion, the luminous look is sure to flatter your features and attract attention.

The Early Show on CBS recently ran a segment highlighting the trend, and experts offered viewers a few tips to perfecting the look.

Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal advised ladies to use metallic shades as an eyeliner during the day, and applying the product all over their lids to achieve a more glam effect for nighttime.

Roncal also suggested that women use an eyeshadow base to prevent the color from running.

Of course, after applying metallic powders to your lids, it's important to remember that your eyelashes are worthy of attention, too.

Use an acrylic-based tubing mascara that won't smear or clump during application, or fade as the day (or night) wears on.

The unique product forms a seal around lashes that is water-resistant, and will come off when you're ready for it to - with soap and water and gentle pressure.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19857469-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Eva Longoria Parker rocks impeccable eye makeup in L.A. ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:12:53 +0000 raveinfo Eva Longoria Parker always looks put together, but the starlet seemed especially lovely at the premier of a play in Los Angeles yesterday.

Paker paired natural-looking pale lips and peach-colored cheeks with impeccable dark eye makeup that drew attention to her beautiful brown eyes.

She wore her hair pulled back and donned a pair of flashing silver earrings that gave her a sophisticated and glamorous look.

We love that the pretty lady didn't go overboard - by keeping the rest of her makeup subtle, her dramatic eyes were able to shine without appearing overdone.

Women who would like to emulate her style should follow Longoria's lead. She sported precisely applied black eyeliner with gunmetal gray shadow and her lashes were fantastic.

To nab similarly fabulous eyelashes, use an acrylic-based tubing mascara, which will make lashes look longer and fuller but won't clump, smear or smudge as the night wears on.

That water-resistant mascara will provide a long-lasting seal around that won't wear off until you want it to. To remove the product, simply apply warm water and gentle pressure while in the shower or when washing your face.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19859617-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Kristen Stewart rocks edgy eye makeup on the Late Show with David Letterman ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:11:47 +0000 raveinfo Kristen Stewart is not exactly known for being a compelling presence during interviews or while walking the red carpet. In fact, she often seems shy and a bit awkward in front of the press.

However, her coy demeanor doesn't prevent her fans from following her every move and emulating her fashion choices. The starlet has been doing tons of publicity for her upcoming film, The Twilight Sage: Eclipse, and Stewart is never without smoking eye makeup.

When she appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, Stewart wore a dark grey shadow on both her upper and lower lids, dark grey liner and impeccable mascara.

To emulate her look, sweep a gunmetal shadow from the corners of your lids to your brows, and then apply liner on top of that.

Then, swipe on an acrylic based tubing mascara for a clean look. The product will form a seal around lashes, and it will stay put no matter where the night takes you.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19867021-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Groom your eyebrows to showcase flawless eye makeup ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:10:30 +0000 raveinfo Women who often spend a good amount of time in the morning making sure that their eye makeup is impeccable may be doing themselves a disservice if they don't also pay close attention to their eyebrows.

Carefully shaped arches are necessary to create a neat look. A few stray hairs on your brow line can ruin an otherwise fantastic makeup job!

To create flawless brows, simply follow a few basic rules.

The first step to gauge the natural shape of your brows and work to streamline their form, rather than trying to create a completely new line. The way they naturally grow is likely to be flattering to your features.

Next, be sure to use tweezers that allow for precision. Tools that make it hard to grab the hairs you want may lead to sloppy brows and irritated skin.

Once you've created beautiful arches, find long-lasting eye makeup products that won't detract from their appearance. Water-resistant tubing mascara that won't smudge, clump, smear or flake is ideal.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19866995-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Use warm, neutral makeup to snag Kristen Stewart's romantic look ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:08:48 +0000 raveinfo Kristen Stewart typically wears dramatic makeup with a rocker edge when she appears out on the town, but her famous alter-ego, Bella Swan, is much more of a girl-next-door.

In order to give the pretty actress an innocent and fresh-faced look for the third film, makeup artist Robin Mathews employed a few techniques that any women could implement.

To make Stewart look warm and alive next to the pale-faced vamps who populate the story, Mathews used products with warm undertones, according to Allure magazine.

"Because her skin is so fair, I applied a foundation that was half a shade warmer," he told the publication. He topped the look off with a shimmery bronzing powder.

And, because most of Stewart's eyebrows had been tweezed off for The Runaways, Mathews also applied false brows to the starlet every morning before shooting.

Women who work hard to create a natural look will likely enjoy the smooth application of tubing mascara, which forms a neat seal around lashes and won't smudge, clump or smear.

Blinc eyebrow mousse is water-resistant and will allow for impeccable-looking brows.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19872633-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Allure offers the secret to applying liquid eyeliner ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:07:43 +0000 raveinfo Many women love the look of liquid eyeliner, but the product can easily appear messy when not correctly applied. However, by using the right technique, it's possible to achieve the results you want.

According to Allure.com, the benefits of precisely applied liner include eyes that look larger, eyelashes that appear longer and an overall more polished appearance.

To get all those perks with liquid products, there are a few things to keep in mind.

The website recommends choosing a high-quality product to begin with, and suggests choosing a fast-drying formula to avoid blurry lines, and a rich and flattering color.

Next the publication suggests lining your upper lash line with a pencil to provide yourself with a guide.

Finally, if you do make a mistake with liquid liner, use a cotton swab dipped in facial moisturizer to fix small smears without removing all of the makeup.

After your eyeliner is impeccable, consider applying acrylic-based tubing mascara to complete the clean look. For a dramatic impact, blue or green water-resistant mascara might be ideal. ADNFCR-3356-ID-19878134-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Gossip Girls step out in Paris in edgy eye makeup ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:06:29 +0000 raveinfo In the summertime, many women prefer lighter-colored cosmetics that look natural. However, to prevent your fresh-faced approach from becoming ho-hum, you could try one the season's latest makeup trends and wear two different eye shadow shades at the same time - one on your top lid and one on your bottom.

According to Glamour.com, two of the cast members from the hit CW's hit show, Gossip Girl, recently stepped out sporting the trend at a Chanel fashion show in Paris.

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester both looked fantastic in their two-tone eye makeup, though Lively wore two similar golden shades, and Meester chose a copper color on her bottom lid and a gray tone above her lash line.

Those who try out the trendy look could swipe on a tinted tubing mascara for added polish.

A blue or purple water-resistant mascara can make your eyes pop while complementing the pigments you pair.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19879251-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[The trick to flawlessly applying mascara ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:05:00 +0000 raveinfo We've all been there. Your lashes look perfect, but a few smudges of mascara have found their way onto your upper lids. Do you scrap the impeccable application and take it all off, or spend the day with a blotchy lash line?

Luckily, those who know a few expert tricks will be able to quickly apply mascara cleanly and effortlessly.

Makeup artist Pat McGrath suggested to Allure magazine that when swiping on the product, it's best to hold your mirror just below eye level, so that your gaze is downward and your eyes are partially closed.

Brush the mascara wand through your lashes, and pause for a moment while the product dries, she added. This will prevent the product from making its way onto your lid.

If some of the mascara does smear, apply facial moisturizer on a cotton swab and dab at the offending splotches.

Using an acrylic-based tubing mascara, like Blinc water-resistant mascara, may make it easier to create a flawless finish. The product won't smear, smudge or clump, and will create a water-resistant seal around each individual lash.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19881662-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Avoid bad beach makeup with tubing mascara ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:03:36 +0000 raveinfo When hitting the beach, spending the afternoon at a barbecue or relaxing poolside, it's important to find products that will be long-wearing, protect against the harmful rays of the sun and not look too overdone.

Glamour.com recently listed "Fussy-looking makeup at the beach" as one of the biggest beauty mistakes made by many women during the summer months.

The news source recommends wearing lighter makeup with a more natural look, like blendable blush stick, for a natural-looking glow that won't appear cakey or overdone.

But, for those who love the look or shade of their favorite powder blush, applying facial moisturizer underneath the product will help them achieve a warm look, the publication suggests.

And, though many women feel naked without a swipe of mascara or a dab of eyeliner, during a heat wave, a lot of eye makeup can appear overdone. Instead, apply an acrylic-based tubing mascara that won't smear or melt (no matter how sweltering your environs), and go easy on the eyeliner for a fresh-faced look.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19883622-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Kristen Bell rocks a bright pink pout ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:01:08 +0000 raveinfo Kristen Bell has a lot on her plate. The leading lady recently appeared in When in Rome and Get Him to the Greek, and the starlet has looked fresh and on-trend at all of her red carpet appearances this season.

Bell recently stepped out wearing a bright, bubble gum pink lip gloss, according to Glamour.com. The look drew attention to her lovely smile and white teeth.

The bold shade has been popular on celebs and hip girls everywhere this summer, and variations of the trend can work for women of all ages.

The starlet kept the rest of her makeup natural looking. She wore pink blush on the apples of her cheeks, and her eye makeup was clean and simple, which is important when wearing a lot of pigment on your lips.

To mimic the precise application of her mascara and eyeliner, which made her blue eyes pop, use a soft, subtle eye liner, a neutral eye shadow and an acrylic-based tubing mascara, like blinc mascara, which won't smudge, clump or fade.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19888485-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Ladies of The Hills step out for the series finale in elegant eye makeup ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:59:59 +0000 raveinfo The lovely leading ladies of MTV's reality series The Hills may not have always gotten along, but they did always look great.

And, despite the disagreements they've had over the years, they were all able to put on a happy face and pose for pictures together at the series finale party at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood earlier this week.

Audrina Partridge, Kristin Cavallari and Lauren Conrad all donned bold mini-dresses and sported fresh, clean-looking makeup.

To emulate their breezy California look, apply a moisturizer to your face before dusting on powder, and swipe bronzer over your cheekbones. Next, apply dark brown eyeliner to your upper and lower lids, and coat your lashes with water-resistant dark brown mascara.

The key to a fresh-faced but still-polished look is in a precise application. Choose products that won't fade or flake as the night wears on, like blinc tubing mascara, which boasts an acrylic base and forms a seal around each individual lash.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19890891-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Steal the beauty secrets of French women to look lovely this summer ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:58:45 +0000 raveinfo The world has long been captivated by the allure of French women. But, the fact that their je ne sais quoi is so difficult to pin down makes it hard to emulate their effortless style.

However, there is no better time than the summer for attempting to snag some of their signature look.

According to the New York Times, there are a few simple steps to looking like a lovely French femme. First, the news provider recommends making sure to attend to your appearance on a daily basis.

"French women are more elegant, more aware of their femininity," Dr Michel Soussaline, a Paris plastic surgeon, told the news provider. "They simply take care of themselves better."

Next, the news source suggests working to keep your makeup natural looking by sticking to simple products, like blush, mascara and lip color.

Other beauty basics, like avoiding harsh soaps, using cold water to rinse your faces, indulging in spa treatments and eating a diet rich in whole foods, are also recommended.

When shopping for cosmetics, tubing mascara with an acrylic-based formula, like blinc mascara, may help women nab the clean and crisp look they're hoping to attain. ADNFCR-3356-ID-19893146-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Tubing mascara is perfect for cheerleaders ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:57:19 +0000 raveinfo Cheerleaders who perform in front of large crowds aim to cheer on their team and boost the energy of the fans, but they want to make sure that they look great, too.

While copious amounts of hairspray can keep ponytails neat, it's often difficult to find makeup products that will last throughout the game without quick touch ups.

According to Helium.com, there are a few steps that cheerleaders can take to ensure that their foundation stays in place while they twist, kick, jump, and, of course, cheer.

Make sure that skin is washed and dried before foundation is applied, the news source suggests. Damp skin won't hold the pigment as well.

For those who have trouble keeping their eye makeup in place, a tubing mascara is the ideal solution. The unique, acrylic-based formula forms a sealed tube around each individual eyelash. The product offers long-lasting color, volume and texture, making sure that your fringe frames your eyes and keeps you looking fresh all night.

In addition, tubing mascara is long-lasting, and will not smear, clump or flake, no matter how many flips you do or chants you shout. ADNFCR-3356-ID-19908416-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[How to wear eye makeup behind spectacles ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:56:10 +0000 raveinfo Women who wear eyeglasses are often unsure as to how to apply eye makeup - should they opt for a bolder look to make their peepers pop despite their spectacles, or is a softer approach best?

The website Daily Venus Diva offers glasses-sporting ladies a few tips for applying eyeliner, mascara and shadow behind their frames.

The site suggests tailoring your makeup routine to your prescription, because those who are nearsighted will have lenses that may make their eyes appear smaller, while those who are farsighted will find that their prescription magnifies their gaze.

Myopic gals can choose to place a small dot of white eyeliner in the inner corners of their lids, and wear pastel-colored eyeshadow.

If you're farsighted, it's advisable to use neutral and darker tones to reduce the effect of the magnification, the news source reports.

No matter what your prescription is, flaking mascara won't flatter your features. To avoid smears and clumps, choose an acrylic-based tubing mascara which will offer a clean application and will last all day and night.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19908418-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[What type of makeup should your teenager wear? ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:54:40 +0000 raveinfo Some women have fond memories of applying their mother's lipstick as young girls, while others don't begin experimenting with makeup until they're in high school. Most women probably fall somewhere in between.

Though girls will likely develop an interest in products along with their friends, some parents are unsure of how to best approach the issue.

If your daughter decides that it's high time she started applying a little rouge or mascara in the morning, CBSnews.com offered a few tips on how to handle the situation.

The news source suggests discouraging teens from wearing foundation and instead encouraging girls to apply a moisturizer that will guard against sun damage.

For lips, the news outlet recommends a natural-looking product with a soft tint, rather than a heavily-pigmented lipstick.

Young women should also avoid heavy makeup on their eyes, which could look too mature or dramatic for their age.

Products that boast a clean application and won't be irritating, like tubing mascara, may be ideal for teens who lead active lives but wish to begin applying makeup.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19912085-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Do you have an addiction to beauty products? ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:53:01 +0000 raveinfo Most women love makeup. It makes you feel pretty, helps you look polished and is just plain fun. But, could you be hooked on the contents of your makeup case?

According to the L.A. Times, there are some women who seem to be psychologically addicted to beauty products!

Dr Renae Reinardy, who founded the Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change in Minnesota, told the news provider that some women are so attached to their makeup that it can become a form of hoarding - they spend beyond their means and lose valuable living space to the items.

"The million-dollar question is 'What is the function of the hoarding behavior?' because that's going to determine what kind of help people need," Reinardy told the news source. "I would look to see what's fueling the fire to buy those cosmetics."

Though having more than two shades of lipstick isn't a sure sign of a personality disorder, streamlining your makeup kit is a great way to reduce the time it takes to get ready in the morning.

Look for products that will be appropriate for day or night, and are long-wearing. Tubing mascara that boasts an acrylic base and is water-resistant, for example, will serve you well all year round.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19915863-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Should you extend the line of your brows? ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:51:47 +0000 raveinfo When it comes to eye makeup, many women focus on their eyelashes. Girls often spend hours at the cosmetics counter searching for the perfect mascara or instead cultivate a large collection of eyeshadows and highlighting powders. However, all too often, eyebrows are neglected.

According to Glamour.com, one way to impact your look is to use products to lengthen your brows. Women can exaggerate their arches and make their bone structure appear more refined by drawing their browline out past the corners of their eyes with an eyebrow pencil or eyebrow mousse.

Nicole Kidman rocked the look in Moulin Rouge, and singer Keri Hilson attempted the technique while making appearances on the red carpet, the publication reports.

To ensure that you look glamorous, not cartoonish, choose your cosmetics carefully. An eyebrow mousse is ideal for this purpose, but it's important to choose a shade that will appear natural against your skin.

Those who have light brows and fair complexions can choose a tan or taupe-tinted product, while brunettes can search for a hue that matches their natural brows and dark locks.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19921265-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Eye makeup tips for those with late-summer allergies ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:50:16 +0000 raveinfo With August in full swing, those who suffer from late-summer allergies are sure to be looking for ways to hide their watery, red eyes. Instead of reaching for your largest pair of sunglasses however, employ a few simple techniques to stay beautiful and bright-eyed.

While pollen may make eyes red and puffy, applying a bit of concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin tone will help counteract redness, Allure magazine reports. Also, avoid wearing rose-colored blushes and lipsticks, as pink shades may emphasize irritated, red-rimmed eyes.

To fake a wide-eyed look, makeup artist Tom Pecheux suggests applying a bit of shimmery gold shadow to the inside corner of your eyes. "It makes eyes look wide open and beautiful in the light," he told the news source.

However, since your eyes are likely to tear, and you may be inclined to rub irritated lids, the magazine recommends using a water-resistant mascara to keep your lashes looking full and impeccable.

Acrylic-based tubing mascara forms protective seals around each lash, creating a long-lasting look that won't smudge, smear or flake, even during the height of allergy season.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19922599-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Mascara may be the key to ensuring a flawless application of liquid liner ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:48:51 +0000 raveinfo Liquid liner boasts a plethora of benefits. The slick formula creates a flawless streak of color that lasts longer than many other products. Whether you want to rim your lids for a smoky eye or opt for a single stripe across your lash line for a wide-eyed stare, liquid liner is the way to go.

As great as it is, however, the product is also notorious for how tricky it can be to apply. While a steady hand is key in putting on the makeup, Allure recently let its reader in on a tip that promises to make applying liquid liner simple enough for even the most fledgling makeup artist.

Instead of painting on the liner first, the magazine recommends applying the product after you put on a few coats of mascara. "The mascara makes your lashes thick and stiff, so they're strong enough to act as barrier that helps direct the brush," the news source reports. "You can lean on the stiff lashes as you drag the liner along the lash line."

Selecting a high-quality mascara will help to provide a great base for your liquid liner. Acrylic-based tubing mascara coats each individual lash, creating a flawless appearance that will last from day to night.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19926412-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Taupe eyes are ideal for your next date ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:46:59 +0000 raveinfo a+date+night+makeup+idea+to+try+out_3356_800549617_0_0_7023443_300Though dark, smoky eyes are traditionally the go-to look for a hot date, those who prefer a more subtle approach could try out taupe lids.

Glamour.com recently recommended the sweet and simple technique, which will complement a fresh-faced approach to makeup.

According to the news source, a dusting of lavender and taupe-colored eyeshadow across your lids, paired with gray eyeliner and a hint of highlighter in the corners of your eyes, is a lovely look.

The magazine suggests pairing your shimmery gaze with sheer pink lip gloss for a girl-next-door glow.

Women who want to try the look should make sure that their mascara is also clean and simple. An acrylic-based tubing mascara may be perfect for those who like a natural look. The product won't flake and will not require touch-ups throughout the day or night, so you won't have to worry about reapplying. ADNFCR-3356-ID-19926573-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Choose a colored mascara that will complement your eye color ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:45:47 +0000 raveinfo When selecting colors to enhance your eyes, it can be tricky to figure out which shades look better - those that match your eyes or a complementary hue?

Luckily, celebrity makeup artist Carmindy recently spilled some insider information to StyleList.com, and she has effectively taken the guesswork out of choosing makeup that emphasizes your peepers.

"When it comes to enhancing your natural eye color, I really believe that opposites attract," the beauty expert told the news source. "If your eyes are brown, I like to use a deep sapphire blue, for blue eyes, a nice, rich chocolate brown, for green eyes I like to go with...an amethyst color, and for hazel eyes, green really makes them pop."

While most women turn to eyeshadows and liners when they want a dramatic look, ladies can also use a special mascara to add a hint of subtle color that is sure to brighten their eyes. Brown-eyed beauties can enhance their stare with blue water-resistant mascara, while green-eyed girls can make heads turn with a few coats of purple water-resistant mascara.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19932019-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Use black mascara to make white eyeliner pop ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:45:00 +0000 raveinfo While many people think of dark palettes when dreaming of edgy makeup, sometimes a light hue can be just as effective - like white eyeliner. But correctly applying the snow-colored makeup may not be as simple as drawing a white streak across your lids and heading out the door.

According to the beauty blog Cee Mee, women need both white and black cosmetics to flawlessly execute this look. To begin, use a white eye pencil to draw a modest-sized stripe across your upper lash line, and emphasize the line by applying a streak of white eyeshadow on top of the liner.

Next, apply a bit of black eye makeup to add definition and keep your peepers from looking washed out. The news source suggests applying an extremely thin line of black waterproof eyeliner as close to your upper lash line as possible, and finishing with black mascara on top lashes only.

If you want to try this look, you could opt for a black tubing mascara - the acrylic-based formula won't smudge or flake, so you won't have to worry about the dark pigment interfering with your impeccable white eye makeup.ADNFCR-3356-ID-19932155-ADNFCR

<![CDATA[Eye primer and special mascara may help makeup last ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:44:10 +0000 raveinfo eye+primer+and+special+mascara+may+help+makeup+last_3356_800075821_0_0_7034517_300Whether you are preparing for a long day of work or getting ready to attend a black-tie event, making sure your eye makeup lasts can be of the utmost importance. However, with the seemingly endless amount of products on the market, how can you easily select the best ones that will help your eyeshadow stay-put?

Sometimes, it really may pay to look toward the stars for such answers - Hollywood stars, that is. To help Katie Holmes get ready for a show during New York Fashion Week, her makeup artist wanted to ensure that her face remained flawless throughout the entire event.

"I prepped her lids with an eye primer in a light/medium shade before applying a blend of shimmery taupe and deep gray shadow," Mai Quynh told InStyle.com, adding that she finished the look with two coats of black mascara.

Eye primer is a great product for women who want to make their makeup last, as it helps to keep pigments from running, fading and creasing on the lid.

Ladies may also want to don an acrylic-based tubing mascara, which coats each lash individually, and will not flake, smudge or smear.

<![CDATA[Wear green water-resistant mascara this fall ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:42:38 +0000 raveinfo wear+green+water+resistant+mascara+this+fall_3356_800080625_0_0_7042660_300As fall arrives, women everywhere are clearing out their cosmetic cases to make way for new products in the season's hottest colors. According to InStyle magazine, one look that is sure to be a hit is green eye makeup.

"There's something about green shadow that makes eyes really golden," makeup artist Pati Dubroff told the news source. However, the beauty expert warns against applying too much of the pigment.

"I consider green a neutral eye shadow, but it's important to be very measured when you use it," Dubroff added. While emerald-hued eyeshadow can be applied in moderation - below the crease of the eyelid or along the bottom lash line - women can also use green water-resistant mascara to add a touch of color that will make their peepers pop.

Acrylic-based tubing mascara is especially appealing , as the product forms tubes around each individual lash, and will not flake, smudge or smear. After all, while green eye makeup may be alluring, runny mascara can ruin a look.

When wearing green water-resistant mascara, remember to keep the rest of your eye makeup simple - a variety of colors on your lids may compete with your tinted lashes. Instead, opt for a neutral shimmer and brown or black liner.

<![CDATA[Hot eye makeup trends for fall ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:41:03 +0000 raveinfo hot+eye+makeup+trends+for+fall_3356_800088003_0_0_7070090_300While most women spend the beginning of autumn making room in their closets for the newest fall fashions, ladies may also want to take some time to clean out their cosmetic cases, as there are a few new eye makeup trends on the horizon.

This fall, heavy black eyeliner is back, and to achieve the most sultry look possible, makeup artist Pati Dubroff recommends lining the inner rim of your bottom lash line.

"I put it on my clients's waterlines, have them blink, blend the liner and start again," she told news source. "Building this imperfect, smudgy line is incredibly sexy."

Though women are often warned against mixing metallics, rocking different hues can be quite dynamic.

"Layered silver, gold and bronze on the eyes is like wearing jewelry on the face," Dubroff advised. To push the look to the limit, she also suggested keeping the rest of the makeup minimal and opting for a white dress.

However, Dubroff offered one last piece of advice to ladies looking to rock multi-colored metallic lids.

"Too much mascara can interfere with these sweet, sparkly shades," Dubroff added. "I tend to use brown mascara to keep it light."

<![CDATA[Glossy makeup popular on spring runways ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:39:30 +0000 raveinfo glossy+makeup+popular+on+spring+runways_3356_800088010_0_0_7042687_300Milan Fashion Week is in full swing, and people are buzzing about spring's hottest looks - from the clothes to the hair to the makeup. And on more than a few runways, it seems that glossy makeup has been making a splash.

"The biggest elements are shine," hairstylist Luigi Murenu told Allure magazine, backstage at Gucci. "She's definitely a woman of class, with her red nails and her red lips - we put gloss on the lips and in the hair, so they'll be super-shiny on the catwalk."

Glossy makeup was also a hit at Marc Jacobs' show at New York Fashion Week. According to Allure.com, makeup artist François Nars used a mixture of green eyeshadows, black liner and mascara, and then finished the look with a dab of Vaseline on each eyelid.

"[It will] look like glass," Nars told the news source. "It will catch the light and give it more decadence."

Women who want to attempt this shiny makeup trend may want to consider swiping on a coat of water-resistant tubing mascara, which won't flake or smudge regardless of the amount of gloss on one's lids.

<![CDATA[Blue smoky eyes are a hit this fall ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:37:59 +0000 raveinfo blue+smoky+eyes+are+a+hit+this+fall_3356_800090485_0_0_7070092_300Fall is officially here, and it's finally time to test out some of the hottest trends that ruled the Fall 2010 runways. And, according to StyleList.com, smoky blue eyes reigned supreme at Derek Lam, Rachel Roy, Cesar Galindo, Leanne Marshall and Walter.

"A blue smoky eye is an unexpected and stylish variation on the traditional smoky eye, making it a little bit more fun," beauty expert Bobbi Brown told the news source. "Look for shades of blue that incorporate black and brown tones which will give them the richness of denim and keep the colors modern."

Creating this look doesn't have to be too complicated, as long as you have the right products. Makeup artist Emily Kate Warren told the news provider that women should apply denim-colored eyeshadow along the upper lash line and crease, in a sideways V shape, then apply gold highlight from the inner eye corners to the inner corner of the V-shape. Use a clean brush to blend the two pigments together.

Women who want a more subtle interpretation can line eyes with a navy pencil and coat their lashes with blue mascara. The liner and mascara will work together to add a burst of color without looking too overwhelming.

<![CDATA[Eye makeup to pair with a bold red lip ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:36:17 +0000 raveinfo eye+makeup+to+pair+with+a+bold+red+lip_3356_800093432_0_0_7066918_300There are few looks more classic than a bold red lip. It's glamorous and sophisticated, yet alluring and sultry, and is a great way to instantly transform your look from mundane to magnificent.

However, creating the perfect red lip can be difficult, as the bright hue requires a precise application. But, with a few expert tips from celebrity makeup artist Tom Pecheux, women everywhere can rock an impeccable crimson-colored pout.

"If you're going to do a bold lip, you should do it first, before the eyes and the cheeks," Pecheux told Allure magazine, explaining that the lip color will set the tone for the rest of your makeup.

After your pout is painted, apply a few coats of mascara to emphasize your eyes, and a swipe of navy eyeliner, as the makeup guru claims that the blue tone is a nice, surprising alternative to black.

Finally, subtly define your peepers with a touch of grey shadow, but remember not to go overboard. "When you have a lot of lash going on, skip shadow on the lid, since it'll distract from the lashes," Pecheux added.

<![CDATA[A new, approachable twist on the smoky eye ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:34:42 +0000 raveinfo a+new+approachable+twist+on+the+smoky+eye_3356_800093422_0_0_7062390_300While most women have embraced the smoky eye at one point or another, there is a new version of the application that is sultry and bold, yet possesses an innocence that transforms the look from intense to alluring.

Instead of applying heavy pigment around the entire eye, the shadow is confined to the upper lid, leaving the lower lash line almost bare. Eyes still smolder, but look a bit wider, more awake and playful than conventional smoky eyes.

And, it seems that one Hollywood starlet has embraced this look. At an after-party for a New York City screening of her new movie, Tamara Drewe, actress Gemma Arterton rocked slate shadow on her lids, extending the color to the crease, and while her lower lash line was mostly bare, the pigment blended slightly below the outside corner of her eye.

This bold-but-approachable eye is great for a fun night out, but women should remember to apply mascara before heading out the door. After shadow is applied, brush your top lashes with several coats of water-resistant mascara to further emphasize your peepers and complete the look.

Unlike traditional smoky eyes, however, skip mascara on lower lashes, as the product may take away from the clean line of the look.

<![CDATA[Five steps to smoky eyes ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:33:01 +0000 raveinfo five+steps+to+smoky+eyes_3356_800094731_0_0_7070090_300While smoky eyes are a staple of most red carpet looks, many women may be intimidated by the application - after all, with all the shading and layering, it's easy to get confused. But, if you break the process down into five simple steps, creating a perfect smoky eye is totally doable.

According to The Examiner, begin by covering your lids with a primer to keep shadow from creasing. Once the primer has dried, dust a shimmery base shadow across your lids from lash line to crease.

To add contour, select a pigment that is darker than the base and apply it below the crease, starting at the lash line and blending as you move up the lid.

For extra emphasis, rim your upper lash line with dark-colored liner, making the line thicker as you reach the outer corner of your eyes. Draw a solid line along your lower lash line as well, blending the liner into your lashes, and top it with a bit of dark eyeshadow to create a smoky look.

"You'll want to apply a few coats of mascara so lashes are luscious," the news source reports. "Don't forget to apply your mascara to the backside of your lashes as well. This will help add some plump."

<![CDATA[A few new products to add to your fall beauty routine ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:31:32 +0000 raveinfo a+few+new+products+to+add+to+your+fall+beauty+routine_3356_800098216_0_0_7070089_300Most women have a few staples in their cosmetics cases, and this can often make for a quick, flattering and generally error-free application. However, ladies who use the same products every day can easily get into a beauty rut.

While there is no reason to abandon your favorites, why not try out a few new items this fall? There are a couple simple ways to enliven your look without dramatically changing your routine.

Though many women swear by bronzer, especially in the colder months when skin is more apt to be pale, Yahoo! Shine recommends warming up your complexion with a pink-peach blush. After all, a flirtatious glow can be flattering year-round.

Instead of reaching for your basic black eyeliner, why not mix things up and rim your lash line with a navy product? According to the news provider, the blue undertones will make the whites of your eyes appear brighter.

Additionally, women who regularly stick on faux lashes may want to skip the fake fringe and try mascara.

"There's no need to mess with fake fringe when you can easily pump up your own lashes," the news source reports.

When applying the product, begin by shaping lashes with an eyelash curler and then brush on two coats of mascara, working the brush into the roots of the lashes and slowly combing it through to the ends.

<![CDATA[Bright lids paired with black mascara at Fashion Week ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:29:57 +0000 raveinfo bright+lids+paired+with+black+mascara+at+fashion+week_3356_800103200_0_0_7070091_300As Fashion Week made its way from New York to London to Milan and finally to Paris, it seems that one trend remained present across the runways - brightly colored eyeshadow will be huge in Spring 2011.

According to Allure magazine, makeup artist Pat McGrath crafted two different looks for the Nina Ricci and Christian Dior spring shows, but each featured bold-hued eye makeup.

At Nina Ricci, the news source reports that McGrath used fuchsia and red pigments all over the lids, from lashes to eyebrows, and below the lower lash line, while at Dior, she concentrated the color on the lid and kept the shadow below the crease, creating a small yet strong block of color.

In both looks, however, McGrath complemented the bright makeup with black liner and black mascara, which defined the eyes and offered a nice accent to the bold wash of color.

Ladies looking to embrace this bright spring trend should remember that black water-resistant mascara may be your best friend when wearing colorful eye makeup. It will keep lashes from being overwhelmed by the bold pigment and help draw attention to your eyes' beauty.