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A Smoky Eye How-to Featuring COVERGIRL’s Bombshell Collection


COVERGIRL recently launched their Bombshell collection, which features new cream eyeshadows, mascara, and liquid eyeliner. They asked me to create a tutorial featuring some of the new products, so here’s what I came up with: a sultry, smoky eye that can be paired with a softer pink lip or a more intense, fuchsia-hued lip–depending on just how bold you want to go.

Beginning January 5th through January 25th, all COVERGIRL products will be buy one, get one 50% off at ULTA Beauty.  Plus, we’re giving away products from the COVERGIRL Bombshell collection with a $100 ULTA Beauty gift card!   COVERGIRL will be hosting a Twitter Party on January 6th at 9PM EST, so be sure to check that out!

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Products You’ll Need

  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow by LashBlast in Ice Queen, Ooh La Lilac, Platinum Card
  • COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Melted Caramel, Charcoal, Molten Black
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black Passion
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara in Very Black
  • COVERGIRL LipPerfection LipColor in Bombshell, Darling
  • Flat, firm brushes for cream eyeshadow application
  • Small crease brush
  • Fluffy blending brush
  • Small eyeliner brush

See more photos and get the how-to!

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How to Conceal Under Eye Circles – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Conceal Under Eye Circles

Share your best tips and tricks for concealing under eye circles, tiredness, darkness, etc.! Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. I like to use a concealer that is slightly peachy (or salmon) toned to help to counteract darkness.
  2. I prefer a creamier concealer that’s not too emollient but not too dry to maximize effectiveness in terms of concealing and smoothing out the area while minimizing settling/creasing.
  3. I like to pat on with finger tips, and then use a fluffy blending brush (like for eyeshadow) to blend the concealer.  Then set with translucent or pressed powder!

How to Care for Oily Skin – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Care for Oily Skin

Share your best tips and tricks for caring for oily skin! Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. This is all readers!  I don’t have oily skin, so I don’t have any TRIED and true tips.  Ones I’ve heard often are: don’t skip moisturizer, just use one that’s appropriate for your skin type; mattifying powders and primers help; keep blotting powder or papers handy.
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How to Hydrate Dry Skin – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Hydrate Dry Skin

Share your best tips and tricks for hydrating dry skin!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. I like using products that help give an added boost to dry skin like hydrating serums/gels along with a really heavy duty moisturizer that I can use a spot treatment, so it won’t necessarily feel heavy or too much all-over but just right for those drier areas.
  2. Spend a little extra time working your moisturizer (both AM and PM) into the skin–make it more of a ritual.  At night, make sure you’ve let your moisturizer absorb before laying on your pillow so your pillow doesn’t get half the hydration!
  3. Don’t over-cleanse or over-exfoliate.  Make sure the products you’re using aren’t stripping your skin of its natural oils.

How to Minimize Pores – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Minimize Pores

Share your best tips and tricks for minimizing pores!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. Smoothing primer – like Hourglass Mineral Veil – that gives the skin a smoother surface from the start.
  2. Blurring powder – like NARS Translucent Loose Powder – will give skin that really, really blurred, smooth look – but sometimes you may need to add luminosity back with a finishing powder (I like Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders or Guerlain Meteorites).
  3. Use feathery, fan brushes with high-shimmer blushes and bronzers to blend and sheer out those shimmers so they don’t emphasize pores.

 

How to Apply Bronzer – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Apply Bronzer

Share your best tips and tricks for applying bronzer!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. If you’re planning to apply it as more of a contour color, use a slightly fluffy, angled blush brush, which will fit nicely into the hollows of the cheeks and be small and precise enough to skim across the temples and the forehead.  The fluffiness also helps to ensure it doesn’t go on too strongly initially and can also be used to blend out the color.
  2. To add warmth, most bronzers will do this, but if you’re looking to add primarily definition, look for bronzers with brown or gray undertones.
  3. Apply in the shape of a 3–you want to skim along the edges of the forehead, along the temples, in the hollows of the cheek, and lightly along the outer jaw line.  Imagine the 3 beginning as the curve of the side of your forehead, with the middle of the 3 being the hollows of the cheeks, and the bottom of the three being the curve of your outer jaw line.

Thanks to Jayne for this week’s topic!