Five-Minute Beauty Tips
Quick pro makeup tricks involve little effort but pay off in big “wow!” results. By Petra Guglielmetti and Yolanda Wikiel
Proving that some beauty trends truly do stand the test of time, everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Katy Perry has sported a
cat-eye. Not only is the dramatic swipe of eyeliner flattering to all eye shapes but it is also simple to master, says Sarah
Lucero, a celebrity makeup artist with Stila Cosmetics.
How-to: Lucero advises starting with a wash of a pale, neutral shadow, applied with a finger, across the entire lid (no matter your complexion) to brighten the eyes. Without it, a dark liner could make you look tired. Next, brush on a few coats of black mascara. Once dry, it forms a ledge that you can use as a guide. Last, grab a clean lip brush (for an extra-thick line), dip it in black gel liner (which doesn’t require as steady a hand as liquid liner does), and drag the brush along the base of the top lashes, flipping the line up a bit at a couple of lashes from the end. Balance with soft pink lipstick.
To buy: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, $23, bobbibrowncosmetics.com. Maybelline New York Volum’Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara, $10 at drugstores. Benefit Longwear Powder Shadow in Call My Buff, $20, benefitcosmetics.com. Bobbi Brown Retractable Lip Brush, $26, bobbibrowncosmetics.com.