Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Makeup Kit Essentials

A no-nonsense guide to easy makeup application.

It doesn’t take a battalion of brushes or an expensive makeup kit to polish a fabulous face. “With the right essentials, you can freshen up in minutes,” says celebrity makeup artist Billy B. Here’s everything you need.

Eyelash Curler

Every woman should own this little marvel. Hold the curler at the base of the lash line and squeeze lightly, gradually moving outward. Your eyes will instantly look more alive.

Cotton Swab

The secret to truly top-notch makeup application is to blend, blend, blend. Blur edges of color with a Q-tips® cotton swab, and you'll achieve that professional look each time.

Concealer Brush

Instead of masking your face in a heavy foundation, use a concealer brush to cover up dark spots and blend away imperfections.

Slant-Tip Tweezers

Good tweezers are a must for maintaining a polished arch to your brows. Slanted tips make it easier to grab hairs at the root — just tweeze in the direction the hair is growing.

Big Powder Brush

An oversize brush is great for dusting on translucent powder as a finishing touch to your look. You’ll get a sheerer application than you'd get from an old-fashioned puff.

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