Saturday, May 23, 2009

America's Next Top Model Makeup

You probably recognize him from "America's Next Top Model", Mr. Jay. Now Jay Manuel has his own show, and he's dishing out all the style tips of the stars. If you want to learn how to look like a star, this is the show to watch. Some tips I've picked up so far:

-Use bronzer to get a glow. Dust on your cheekbones, around your temples and hairline. Also use it as a base for your eye shadow, brush on your eyelids, and line your eyes with it. It looks a little odd at first, but once you layer your shadow on top, it will really pop your eyes.

- When putting on your foundation, start in the center of your face and work out. This will give you the most natural finish. (I also like to wet my sponge a bit to keep my foundation from getting too cakey.)

- Don't fill in the entire brow, just any areas that are thin or need shaping. This helps keep the brow from becoming too dark or fake looking.

- Use a light, sheer eyeshadow under brow and on the inner corners of the eye. This opens and brightens the eye. Then take a soft neutral tone and sweep over the entire lid, and smudge under the eye for that movie star smolder for the daytime. Lightly rim the eye with a dark brown or black liner on the bottom, then blink a few times so it "bleeds" to the top lid. Then add a light layer of mascara to complete the look.

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