With a steady hand and a bit of practice, a Fashionista can master any eyeliner technique. Today’s Fashionista is rocking her signature look of smudged black eyeliner that rims her upper and bottom lids. The exaggerated line emphasizes her eyes and adds a little drama to her look. She has a warm complexion and keeps the rest of her face appropriately neutral for daytime. Product-wise, this Fashionista opts for a twist-up pencil like this Covergirl one that you can find at any drugstore. As opposed to a pencil that you sharpen yourself, a twist-up tends to have a flatter tip. So, when you’re trying to make a really fine line, simply tilt the pencil to only use the edge.
To volumize her lashes, this Fashionista uses Loreal’s Telescopic mascara. She likes that it has a really thin brush, which makes it easier to reach the lashes on the inner and outer corner of your eyes. Mascara is an essential step that really makes eyeliner and shadow blend into your lash line. It's likely the product you have to replace most often, as it is a daily essential!
As far as doing mascara or eyeliner first: everyone has her own routine. I like applying mascara before eyeliner because the mascara thickens the lash roots, creating a guidleline which you can easily follow with a pencil.
Even though this Fashionista's eye make-up is more dramatic than most, the overall look is still low-key. This complements her casual winter outfit of dark skinnies, a plaid shirt, a shearling coat and cozy mittens. I love the contrast of her loose, bright button-down with her sleek animal-print Oxfords. Her name-plate necklace and red Starbucks cup are the perfect accessories to finish off her look. Sometimes a little bling and caffeine are just what a Fashionista needs.