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“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!
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.
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.
Step Three: Lipstick
Next, blend it all together with lipstick applied with a lip brush.
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.
And there you have it: a pillowy pout in just four easy steps.”
Producer: Jenna Peffley
Article written by Devon Hopp for Byrdie.com.
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.
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“My pick is Selena Gomez. I think she looks so elegant and beautiful and the orchid headpiece is everything!
I would totally wear this look from head to toe.” – Taylor Hannum
“I love Imogen Poots’ look! It’s sexy, classic, fresh, and unique!” – Faith Picozzi
“For me it was a tie between Karolina Kurkova and Rosie Huntington Whiteley.
Karolina nailed the essence of the theme in a playful and traditional way,
but Rosie makes it look effortlessly classy in a dress that fits her perfectly.” – Cat Haave
“I thought Alexa Chung look amazing in her silk gown.
She matched the theme and her hair and makeup was simple yet stunning.
I’ve always loved the silk on a Chinese Kimono, so this dress was perfect! (and pink)” – Monica Ollander
“Lily Aldridge! I actually tweeted a picture of her last night and said “everything”.
Her dress is so classy and made it so fun by accessorizing it with the fish earrings and purse.
Love the dark burgundy lips too!” – Lyzy Adler
“I think Kate Hudson can do no wrong on the red carpet and once again last night she killed it!
The color and style made her stand out in the crowd and was on trend with the theme,
but all the while she stayed very true to her on personal style.
She is always the definition of elegant and chic.” – Paige Watkins
“This is so him. He never has to try too hard.” – Ashley Moore
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We’re never ones to turn down an opportunity for a smoky eye, but we have to admit that sometimes what looks amazing on a set of big, doe-like eyes doesn’t translate for the girls who have less eyelid to work with. Enter: the reverse smoky eye. Take the smoked out shadow that accentuates big eyes and flip it upside-down. Okay, there’s a little more to it than that, but that’s what celeb makeup artist Lauren Andersen is for. Below, she shares her insider secrets on creating a flawless “reverse” smoky eye, perfect for those with small eyes, hooded eyelids, and monolids.
Keep reading to see the four-step tutorial!
You won’t need to start with anything more than minimal makeup —
this reverse smoky eye will definitely be the focus of your look.
Step One: Apply Light Eye Shadow
All of the drama will be concentrated on your lower lid, but to prevent the top lid from looking like an afterthought,
add a little shine with a pale shimmery shadow. Pack it on to your lid using a flat brush.
Step Two: Line the Lower Lid
Take a chubby black shadow pencil, like the Nars’ Soft Touch Shadow Pencil ($25)
(this shade has some gold shimmer in it to play up the smokiness),
and apply it all along your lower lash line and waterline.
Andersen likes to use shadow pencils for this step because they’re more malleable than liners,
so you have better control of where the color goes.
Step Three: Blend
With a small flat brush, use sideways strokes to buff the color in.
Soften the edges and extend the pigment ever so slightly past the outer corners and inner corners of your eyes.
(Note: You may have to go over your waterline if your blending faded it out too much.)
Step Four: Smoke It Out
Now really smoke it out with a shimmery cool-toned brown eye shadow.
We’re using a shade from Dior’s 5-Color Designer Eyeshadow ($60) in Amber.
With a small brush, apply the shadow over the black pencil, focusing on the edges.
This will soften the look and help you achieve the ever-important color gradation every smoky eye needs.
No smoky eye is complete without a generous dose of black mascara.
We used Dior’s Diorshow Mascara ($25) to finish off this edgy look.
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Photographer: Justin Coit
Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen
Hairstylist: Gregory Russell
Manicurist: Barbara Warner
Producer: Jenna Peffley
With rainbow colored rooms situated against postcard-worthy desert views, its easy to see why the The Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs is a mecca for dreamers and music fans alike. And for those of you unbeknownst to its multi-colored frenzy, this ultra-rad photoshoot will provide you with a glimpse into the dreamworld that Diane and Lyzy got to experience in their Coachella Spread for Palm Springs Style Magazine.
Decked out in some of the most coveted threads (re: killer MinkPink shorts, and stunner Dior sunglasses), the girls re-defined the definition of Coachella style with each photo. Read on to see what else we can’t stop California dreamin’ about. And if afterwards you’ve suddenly come down with a severe case of FOMO about missing out on this infamous weekend away in the desert, allow us to be the bearers of good news: you can watch killer performances by FKA Twigs, Azealia Banks and more all from the comfort of your parent’s couch through CoachellaLive.com. Rock on.
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It’s no surprise that Lyzy and Sakura looked as though they were en route to take a stroll on the beach in some of designer and founder Amber Farr’s amazing creations.
Lyzy looked absolutely ethereal in a breezy jumper, which she styled perfectly with groovy platforms, neutral makeup and low-maintenance hair. Similarly, Sakura flowed naturally like a goddess in a chic patterned maxi.
Needless to say, you’ll be ready for whatever excursions come your way when rocking Flynn Skye (and something tells us they wouldn’t have it any other way).
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