The Sephora Glossy: Sharpen Your Pencils, Sharpen Your Skills

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Find out how to up your eyeliner game with these insider tips and tricks.

This season, draw forth and conquer liner with confidence. Consider these five pro tips the liner notes for a fall filled with limitless looks. RENEE TRILIVAS

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The Sephora Glossy: How To Get Your Best Brows

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Achieve peak perfection with our expert brow bible.

Elevate your arches, add instant structure, and frame your face with flawless brows. This insider’s guide will teach you how to find your most flattering shape, then how to fill in and further define it with your preferred format. Below, we break down your best brows in four simple steps straight from the pros. RENEE TRILIVAS

MARK YOUR PERFECT SHAPE
Find your ideal brow proportions by lining up a pencil from the center of the nostril to the inner corner of the eye. Make a light mark to indicate the start of the brow. Anchored at the nostril, rotate the pencil until it’s aligned with the outer corner of the eye. Mark this spot where the brow should end. Next, mark the arch by shifting the pencil over the iris.
PRO TIP: For a quick and easy arch, use a brow stencil similar to your natural shape.

CHOOSE YOUR IDEAL FORMAT

POMADE: Clear or tinted formulas define and amp up arches for a long-wearing look.

TRY: Anastasia DipBrow Brow Pomade: Creamy texture glides on fadeproof color that won’t smudge—even on oily skin or in humid conditions.

Too Faced Bulletproof Brows: This hybrid tints, fills, and tames brows. Plus, the waterproof formula sets in just 60 seconds, for up to 24 hours of no-budge color.

PENCIL: Sketch in ultimate precision with ease: Fill in uneven areas, beef up balding spots, sharpen your shape, and effortlessly extend the tail.

TRY: Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil: Convenient powder-wax pencil draws on face-framing fullness while the attached spoolie brush blurs edges for a seamless shape.

Smashbox Brow Tech To Go: Angled, waterproof pencil gives brows a soft touch of color while the included clear gel delivers a soft hold.

GEL: Brush on gel textures for natural-looking fullness and brow-setting sheen: Available in clear and tinted formulas, these gels hold hair in place whether used alone or as an arch finisher (see FINISH THE LOOK below).

TRY: Benefit Gimme Brow: Mini, tapered wand builds thickness with volumizing microfibers that adheres to skin and hair.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Brow Tamer Grooming Gel: Non-sticky, haircare-inspired formula holds peaks in place without leaving them hard, crunchy, or flaky.

Per-fekt Brow Perfection Gel: Conditioning gel coaxes hair into place, and tinted shades fill bare areas for enhanced, one-step definition.

PALETTE: Create artful arches on the go with a compact kit: Ready-to-tote set sculpts statement-making brows for all skill levels—from brow beginners to arch enthusiasts.

TRY: Urban Decay Brow Box: Compact kit packed with versatile must-haves—powder, wax, brushes, and more—creates groomed brows on the go.

PRO TIP: Try layering product for intensity and staying power.

FILL IN YOUR BROWS
Connect the three marks you mapped in step one using the brow filler of your choice, shading sparse areas with a stiff eyebrow brush in short, feathery strokes.
PRO TIP: Smooth on an eye primer over the brows before applying product to make your look last all day.

FINISH THE LOOK
Using an angled brow-brush, blend product into the brows, and sweep with a clean spoolie brush for a soft, seamless finish. Blend concealer or highlighter below and above the brows to further define the shape. Finish by applying a brow gel to lock hairs in place.
PRO TIP: Give brows a dimensional effect by brushing on a gel one or two shades lighter than your natural color.

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Allure Product Finder Review: Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

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WHAT IT IS:
A pearly pink liquid highlighter

HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS:
The velvety liquid goes on sheer and pinkish-gold.

WHY WE LIKE IT:
Mixed with foundation, this formula wakes up tired, sallow skin; swept over cheekbones, it adds a fresh, dewy glow. The only downside is an unexpected berry scent that may be a turnoff for some.

—Renee Trilivas

Life’s a Peach

All this springy weather is making me feel, well, peachy keen. This Fashionista is sporting a super unique tee shirt that she cut up herself with a pop of peach peeking out underneath. Peachy and coral hues look fresh in surprising, small glimpses, but can be overwhelming if its the focal point of the ensemble. To replicate this Fashionista’s peek-a-boo peach bandeau, try this ruched tube piece in fluorescent orange or coral.

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Life In Technicolor

Sara Blomqvist photographed by Greg Kessler for Style.com

Fuchsia:

Looking to update your classic cherry red lips? A bold fuchsia mouth is a modern alternative. The hue adds a distinct youthfulness to your look. To recreate this look seen in at Spring 2010 Marc by Marc Jacobs (pictured,) try Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Fuchsia, $8.99. For less of a matte look, top with NARS Lip Gloss in Easy Lover, $24, or wear the gloss alone for a sheer hot pink.

Also offer yourself a quick fuchsia flash, just swipe Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip & Cheek Tint, $7, in I Pink I Can over the apples of your cheeks for an instant beauty refresher. I like to use this cheek tint as a pick-me-up whenever my skin looks a bit paler than usual, it always brings a healthy glow to my face.

Orange Crush:

Kasia Struss photographed by Greg Kessler for Style.com

This sunny shade lit up at Prada‘s (pictured) and Giambattisa Valli‘s Spring 2010 runways. This divinely summer shade was painted on the pouts in both shows, and you too can simply slick on the orange-y goodness of Tarte Natural Lip Stain, $24,  in Joy. This lip pencil may look like those chubby crayons you drew stick figures with in grade school, but Crayola has nothing on these fool-proof pencils. The lip pencil is super easy to use and leaves a lasting apricot hue on your lips. Also check out Benefit Georgia Blush, $28, for a soft, feminine peaches and cream glow.

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