Monday, August 25, 2008

Smashbox - Revealing Secrets

Check out Smashbox online and you'll see they're revealing some fab tips and secrets to beautiful makeup applications PLUS they've enhanced their website based on shopper feedback. Here's one of the great looks you can gain insider access to:


For a naturally gorgeous look, try a softer take on the classic smoky eye - one of this season’s hottest trends. Play up eyes with deep khaki greens, plums, and navys instead of classic greys and blacks. Use metallic shades and layer creams and powders to make your eyes stand out without looking too made up. Complete the look with glowing, highlighted skin, contoured cheeks and pouty nude lips.

For this look, skin should be dewy and glowing, with radiant highlights all over. Start by blending a mix of Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Artificial Light in Glow all over face. Apply High Definition Healthy FX Foundation using Foundation Brush #13, and build additional coverage where needed. Next, blend Photo Op Under Eye Brightener under eyes, then sweep over brow bones and the tops of cheekbones for a soft highlight. To cover any imperfections, warm Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer on the back of your hand, then blend under eyes, under nose and over any dark areas using Concealer Brush #4. Create a beautifully contoured cheek by sweeping a darker shade of blush (try Blush Rush in Ecstacy) just under cheekbones using Blush Brush #16, then blend a brighter, shimmery one (try Blush Rush in Chiffon) on top using Fan Brush #22.

Start by applying Cream Eye Liner in Image all over lid to just above crease using Definer Brush #15. Next, use the brush end of Double-Ended Smudger Brush #20 to sweep Image along upper and lower lashlines. Add definition by applying Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight Black along the inner rim using Arced Liner Brush #21. Create a soft, diffused effect and lock color in by blending Eye Shadow in Safari all over the lid to just above crease using Crease Brush #10, then sweep along lower lashline with Definer Brush #15. Use Crease Brush #10 to lightly blend Eye Shadow in Bliss over crease and brow bone. Pump up lashes with multiple coats of Bionic Mascara, making sure to wiggle the wand at the base of lashes for extra definition, then sweep up and out.

Fake a plump pout by dabbing Photo Op Under Eye Brightener on the top of the cupid’s bow. Using Lip Brush #6, apply Photo Finish Lipstick in Charming, then add a soft hint of pink with Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pop.

For more great how-to's and tips and to purchase any Smashbox product with free shipping and your choice of free deluxe samples, please visit Smashbox online.

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