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This article is reposted from Byrdie.com.

“If you want a fuller pout, but happen to think that lip-plumping products have more of a placebo effect than anything else, don’t give up hope. Celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen showed us exactly how to enhance our natural lips with the strategic placement of a few key products. Grab your concealer, lip liner, lipstick, and gloss, and scroll through to see how it’s done!

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Before

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Step One: Conceal
Apply concealer to the center of your lips to brighten the area, which will make them look fuller.

Go all the way to the edge of your lip line, and blend the top edges up onto your skin.

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Step Two: Line
Using the lip liner of your choice, line your top and bottom lips.

The key is to apply it right on top of your natural lip line, exaggerating it ever so slightly.

Be sure to use a freshly sharpened pencil; the point will be helpful for placing the color directly on top of your natural lip line.

Feather the color in a bit at the outer corners. Don’t extend the color all the way along the bottom lip.

Leave the center bare. This makes the bottom lip look heavy and pouty.

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Step Three: Lipstick
Next, blend it all together with lipstick applied with a lip brush.

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Step Four: Lip Gloss
For the final volume-amplifying touch, add a light-colored gloss with a hint of shimmer,

like this Lip Glacé ($25) in Bare Naked from Laura Mercier, to just the center of your top and bottom lips.

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Done!
And there you have it: a pillowy pout in just four easy steps.”

 

Photographer: Justin Coit WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Hairstylist: Gregory Russell WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Manicurist: Barbara Warner WEBSITETWITTER

Producer: Jenna Peffley

Article written by Devon Hopp for Byrdie.com.

Lyzy Adler PORTFOLIO / INSTAGRAM

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We love our smoky eyes sparkly. We love our smoky eyes metallic. And we love our smoky eyes in every color of the rainbow. However, none of those looks are exactly daytime-appropriate. But when we hear the words “smoky eye” we can’t help but reach for the black eyeliner and silver shadow—the heart wants what it wants, right? To help remedy this “more is more” approach we’ve grown accustomed to, we called in celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen. Andersen assured us we can translate our love of the sultry smoky eye into a much more daytime-friendly version that’s just as captivating.

Keep reading to see how it’s done!

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Before

Before you begin your smoky eye, make sure you have groomed brows to frame your face.

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Step One: Lid Shadow

Using a large eye shadow brush, press a slightly shimmery, light taupe color,

like the one from Dior’s 5-Colour Eyeshadow palette in Montaigne,

into the center of your lid. Then, flip the brush to soften it at the crease,

and push the color into your lower lash line as well.

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Step Two: Crease Shadow

Using a darker brown shadow, take a blending eye shadow brush

and swirl the color in small circles into the outer corner.

Create a little more depth by blending it up into the crease.

Resist the urge to take this step into your typical night-out application.

Andersen says it’s always better to start with less, and build up as needed.

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Step Three: Liner

With eyeliner, Andersen says you want to define the eyes, but not see the liner.

Start at outer corner and use short strokes right at the base of the lash line.

As you work in toward the inner corner, make your strokes even lighter.

Then, grab the flat brush you used earlier and smudge it in.

We defined both upper and lower lash lines, but that choice is all yours.

Just skip the waterline for daytime. We used Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Roach, a cappuccino color.

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Step Four: Mascara

Day or night, no smoky eye is complete without curled lashes and a healthy dose of mascara.

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Done!

And when in doubt, blend. A daytime smoky eye should be blended out to a soft, hazy finish.

When you can’t blend anymore, you’re done!

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Photographer: Justin Coit
Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen
Hairstylist: Gregory Russell

Manicurist: Barbara Warner

Producer: Jenna Peffley

Take a look at Bridget’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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The first post-MDW weekend of the year is here, and you know what that means: it’s time to put on your prettiest brunch attire and head for the nearest spot with outdoor dining, a refreshing drink and an instagramable backdrop. Enter: Flynn Skye. Each and every piece will have you looking and feeling on top of the summer-weekend world.

A go-to brand for It Girls all over the country, we have had SUCH a great time working with Flynn Skye to bring you the very best #OOTD inspo. From solids to prints, and minis to maxis, it’s safe to say that everything from this brand is #modelapproved. Here’s a look back at some of our very favorite weekend/date/brunch/prettymuchanythinganywhere-worthy looks:

THANK YOU FLYNN SKYE!  We will always be fans, customers and friends.

Shop more from our favorite brand here.

Danielle Herrington / Davia Gomez / Diane Murtha / Faith Picozzi / Holly Hicks / Lauren Johnson / Lyzy Adler

Monica Ollander / Paige Watkins / Polina Frantsena / Sakura Heffron / Sydney Schafer / Zeda Navarro

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Most people’s thoughts on lip liner fall into one of two camps: Duh—I’ve totally got this or No way—I would have no idea what I’m doing. Either way, we’re guessing you’re not using this technique. Shown to us by celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen, this method is simple and effective. You’ll get a perfectly even shape every time, and it only takes four steps.

Keep reading to find out how it’s done!

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Step 1: Place your pencil at the highest point of your Cupid’s bow.

Draw a diagonal line extending down from that point, following your lip line.

Do the same thing on the other side to create an X in the center of your top lip.

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Step 2: Starting from the top of your X, draw a line down toward the inner corner of your mouth.

Andersen says to sketch the line so you can adjust as you go—don’t attempt to do it in one swoop.

Then, do the same thing on your bottom lip.

Start from the inner corner, and sketch the line out just to the center of your lip.

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Step 3: Repeat step two on the other side.

When applying the liner, Andersen says to be sure you’re using the pencil

right on top of your natural lip line (a sharp pencil helps with this).

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Step 4: Fill in with lipstick. Andersen likes to use a lip brush for this step

to blend the liner and lipstick together.

Done!

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Photographer: Justin Coit
Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen
Hairstylist: Gregory Russell
Manicurist: Barbara Warner
Producer: Jenna Peffley

Take a look at Bridget’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.