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Makeup · March 9, 2015

Easy Tweaks to Make Your Makeup Routine More Creative

If you wear matte shadowtry adding a touch of grown-up glitter

To avoid veering into middle school dance territory, pro makeup artist Lisa Eldridge recommends a creamy eye shadow in a shimmery grey like MAKE's Molten Shadow in Pewter, a universally flattering shade. Use your fingers to gently pat the pigment all over your eyelid and gradually build for a bolder look.

If you swear by a smoky eyetry the same technique underneath

To put the focus on your lower lash line like Birchbox staffer Whitney, keep your top lid neutral by applying a shimmery nude like Jouer's Crme Mousse Eyeshadow in Moonlight. Next, apply a brown shadow to your lower lash line and blend with an angle brush to create the smoky effect. Apply a shimmery black liner to your waterline, then blend.

If you love a bold liptry experimenting with an ombre look

Vlogger Jaleesa Moses shows you how to get the fade in four easy steps. First, prep lips with a moisturizing balm and apply your favorite red lipstick (ModelCos Party Proof Lipstick in Red Velvet is similar to the color she uses). Then, using the tip of a lipstick in a deeper shade like Marcelle's Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Obsession, line only the inner corners of your upper and lower lips. Finish the look by blending the two colors together with a thin lip brush.

If you live for a cat eyetry color-blocking it with a bright liner

Follow vlogger Asahi Sasakis lead and draw your regular cat eye with a fine tip liquid formula like Eyeko's Skinny Liquid Eyeliner. Then, use a bright pencil liner to trace above the shapewe love Cynthia Rowley Beauty's Eyeliner in Metallic Violet and Mally Beauty's Evercolor Starlight Eye Liner in Sailor Blue.

If liquid foundation is your go-totry layering on a highlighter

YouTuber Amanda Ensing nails the dewy look by mixing her liquid foundation with a lightweight highlighter like Jelly Pong Pong's GLOW GETTER Highlighter. Use a wet foundation brush or a damp BeautyBlender to press the product into your skin before you begin to blend to get that glisten.