In honor of the launch of the brand new (and very exciting) Smashbox Blog, I wanted to go ahead and bring you some great tips that were passed on from Smashbox to me. In these next few posts you will find some fun tips and tidbits, some old and some new. Accompanying each tip will be the Smashbox favorite that will help you get the look.
Part 1 is all about the eyes, naturally.
Get Wet- Deepen the intensity of any powder eye shadow by dipping your brush in water then swiping over the shade
Smashbox Must Have Product: Eye Shadow Trio in Shutterspeed
Shimmer At Any Age- The right tool is key! To avoid a disco ball effect, apply any shimmer shadow using a watercolor brush for a soft, sexy wash of shimmer.
Smashbox Must Have Product: Crease Brush #10
Soft Smoky Eyes- For the perfect smoky eyes, blend a cream shadow or liner all over lid, in the inner rim and along the lower lashline, then apply powder shadow to seal the color and give a soft, diffused look
Smashbox Must Have Product: Cream Eye Liner in Image
Wake Up Eyes- Dabbing a pale gold cream shadow in the inner corners of eyes will brighten your entire face
Smashbox Must Have Product: Waterproof Shadow Liner Duo in Cashmere
Perfect Liner- Don't try to draw a straight line of liner all at once. Instead make a series of small dots along the lashline, then connect and smudge dots together to create a perfect soft line.
Smashbox Must Have Product: Limitless Eye Liner
Bright Eyes- Blue Mascara on just the tips of lashes make eyes look whiter
Smashbox Must Have Product: Bionic Mascara in Indigo Ink
Long, Lush Lashes-Thicken and define lashes by applying two different mascaras. Apply a volumizing formula first, then a lengthening or defining one on top.
Smashbox Must Have Product: Bionic Mascara and Hyperlash Mascara
Lower Lash Perfection- To naturally define the lower lashes without adding length, glide a flat liner brush over your mascara wand then paint over lashes.
Smashbox Must Have Product: Cream Eye Liner Brush #9
Natural Definition- For natural-looking eye definition, sweep a matter bronzer into crease
Smashbox Must Have Product: Bronze Lights
Draw The Line- Liquid liner doesn't have to be intimidating. Try tracing over lashline first using a taupe liner, then going over it with the liquid formula for a flawless application every time.
Smashbox Must Have Product: Cream Eye Liner in Putty
Stay tuned for more flawless face tips from Smashbox. In the meantime, make sure you check out the Smashbox Blog. You would be hard pressed to find a more entertaining beauty brand blog, and that's a fact.
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