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It’s Almost Summer, Ditch that Black Eyeliner

 Summer is almost here and it’s time to look like you are embracing the lively fresh face of summer.  I don’t care if you don’t feel like it, do it anyway.  It’s pretty easy.  First of all, get rid of black eyeliner.  Unless of course you are a die hard goth.  Leave that dark black smokey eye for fall and winter.  Brighten up, lighten up.  Look alive!  I have a few tips on how to give your best summer face without breaking the bank, and without adding a half hour to your makeup routine. 

Smashbox Bronze Liner

Smashbox Bronze Liner

 I am a makeup artist and I’m a vain woman  concerned about my appearance.  So of course I know it’s crucial to wear eyeliner.  Leave me on a desert island, and I’m positive that my tip ten list will include at least nine makeup items– eyeliner most definitely included, in case a handsome hunk comes to my rescue —  and skin care — SPF is a necessity.  Back to eyeliner.  Floral prints are a huge  summer trend; you can find florals on every thing from footwear to designer wear.  What better way is there to link your fashion trend with your makeup than a pop of color eyeliner?  NONE!  Put the black eyeliner in the drawer and update your makeup arsenal with a couple liners in gel or pencil for a vivacious summer face.


I have already jumped on the bandwagon and here are a few of my favorite choices for colorful rims.  Not only will you look fresh, but more youthful.  Watch your eyes come to life!

MUFE Aqua Eyes

MUFE Aqua Eyes

I am a long time fan of these eyeliners. For summer check out the colors with shimmer, Ivy Shimmer, Bronze Shimmer and Black Mauve Shimmer.  The addition of shimmer brightens eyes and is a perfect pick-me-up for tired eyes.  I have been wearing the Ivy Shimmer and have been getting puhlenty of compliments

 2.  Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes $17 or travel set of 5 for $35 

These waterproof pencils provide luminous lining and intensifies eyes with iridescent mother-of-pearl.  Love these! Perfect for humid summer weather, beach, pool or working up a sweat on the dance floor.  These pencils just glide on and are perfect for the novice liner or if you have been lining for years.

3.  Sephora Brand Nano Eyeliner $5

These petite pencils pack a powerful punch of pigment.  My personal favorite are Wild Spirit, Silver Green and Golden Sand.  Forumlated with Shea butter, they make lining a smooth experience.  Plus the price is right so you can stock up on a few of these color pops for an updated summer look.

One last tip:  So for evening maybe you do want to pump up the look, rim your eyes, upper and lower with your color of choice.  Top with lots of mascara on top lashes only and you will have a sexy, sultry summer look.  Finish with a dusting of light blush and nude glossy lips and you are good to go.

Color eyeliner — that’s blinging beauty!

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