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Know What Beauty Experts Say To Keep Up Your Beauty Standards (Part 1)

Get to know about some important grooming wisdom from some of the top beauty experts.

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Smoky Eyes:

“If you say smoky eyes, most people think black. But it’s actually a shading technique, not a color. You can use any color combination of light to dark to achieve a smoky look once you have this sexy routine down. The first rule of thumb is to apply all shadow from bottom to top; start at the lash line and blend upward. You want to layer on the lightest shade first, from the natural crease of your eye to just under the brow bone. Then build on this base with a deeper color along your top and bottom lash lines. Finish the look by lining the inner rim of your eyes with a creamy, smudgy liner pencil, and top with a generous coat of mascara.”

—Lori Taylor, makeup artist and Smashbox Pro Lead Artist

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Skin Care into Makeup:

“I love mixing skin care into makeup, to alter the beauty looks slightly. This season, I took rejuvenating serum and rubbed it into eye shadow on eyelids for a luminous, lived-in look.”

—Romy Soleimani, makeup artist and beauty director at large for Beauty.com

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Bright Cream Blush:

“Applying bright cream blush under tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation will give cheeks that beautiful, flushing, radiant-from-within look. I love using bright raspberry cream blush underneath liquid foundation. Go more with the blush at first, since it’ll be blended down after.”

—Nick Barose, celebrity makeup artist

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Longevity of your Lipstick

“To ensure the longevity of your lipstick, apply and blot three times so the lipstick builds in layers, allowing it to adhere better to the lips.”

—Alberto Espinoza-Cervantes, makeup artist, Chanel

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Applying Liner:

“Most women line their lips by applying liner starting from one corner and going in a circle. But they don’t realize this actually makes their lips look asymmetrical. In order to properly line your lips, start by lining the very center of the top and bottom lips, and then the outer corners of the top and bottom lips. Connect the lines starting from the outer corners, and drawing in one fluid motion for each section to the center of the top and bottom lips. Finish by filling in the entire lip with liner.”

—Jessie Powers, Make Up For Ever artist

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