Don’t be afraid to switch up your makeup routine! ¬†If you normally go for a heavy smokey eye and a nude lip try the opposite and go for a simple eye and bright lips.

Try this look!

Brighten your face with a tinted moisturizer. Try¬†Smashbox¬†Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer ($30) or Physician’s Formula Tinted Moisturizer ($12).

Use a matte nude eyeshadow on your entire lid such as Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow in Naked ($17) or  Revlon Matte Eyeshadow in Vintage Lace ($5).
Run a thin line of liquid eyeliner on top lash line.  Bring line slightly past outer lash line to create a cat eye.  Try Maybelline Line Stiletto Precision Liquid Eyeliner ($7) orSmashbox Limitless Liquid Pen ($17).
Curl eyelashes and add a few layers of mascara.  Try Covergirl Lash Blast Lengthening Mascara ($9) or Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara ($9)

Find the brightest, boldest color you can! ¬†Reds, Pinks, Peaches! ¬†Some great lipsticks to try are¬†L’Oreal¬†Colour¬†Riche¬†Lip Colour in Wild Plum or Tropical Coral ($7) or Benefit Cosmetics Full Finish Lipstick in Pillow Talk ($18).

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The Purrrr-fect Cat Eye

Want that Angelina Jolie cat eye look?  Follow these steps to achieve this stunning yet simple look.

  1. Find the right liner for you.  Both liquid and crème liner products work to achieve a cat eye.  If you choose liquid find a liquid liner with a short pen-tip on the end.  The shorter the tip the more control you’ll have over the liner.  Try Physicians Formula Flet-Tip Eye Marker Ultra Black ($8) or Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen Blackest Black ($9).  If you’re choosing to go with a crème liner go for Loreal Hip Cream Liner ($12) or Physicians Formula Cream Liner. ($11).
  2. To start apply a neutral eye shadow all over lid and use a highlight color right under the middle of the brow.  Then apply a matte deeper color in outer crease.  Try Cover Girl Eye Enhancer Eye Shadow 4Kit - Urban Basics ($5)
  3. Then apply a thin line of the liquid or crème eyeliner along the upper lashes.  Once you have a thin line to follow you can thicken the line until you’re satisfied.  If you’re feeling like your arm is shaky try resting it on the counter top for some support.
  4. The most important step is making the wing on the end of the eye.  Using your liner apply a very thin line on your lower lashes extending just past then end of your lash line flicking up toward the end of your brow.
  5. Lastly, curl your lashes and add mascara.

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