Power of Three: Drawing Outside The Lines

As much as we’re a sucker for over-the-top lip colors and theatrical eye makeup, most days we just want a look that’s subtly sexy. The easiest way to spice things up? Accentuate your eyes with some sultry liner and leave everything else au natural. The result is a bold gaze that’s assertive, not aggressive.

Step 1: stila Prime Pot

The goal is smudgy, not sloppy. Get the perfect canvas for your dramatic eyeliner with stila’s prime pot. It adds a light wash of nude pigment that conceals darkness and makes you look instantly more awake. Best of all, the formula ensures that your liner will stay put.

Step 2: Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Pointe-Noir

To get that thick smoky line, you’ll need a chubby black pencil like Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier. While a cat eye is completely on trend, an even easier way to add a bit of mystery to your stare is to create a V-shape at the edge of your eye. Trace your upper lashline and once you hit your outer corner, continue the line down and out just slightly. Then, once you reach the endpoint, draw the line back to your lower lashline and fill in the V.

Step 3: Nuxe Reve de Miel

Apply lip product last for the proper finishing touch. This luxurious balm doesn’t add any color or a high-gloss finish, but it does give your lips a moisture boost and a healthy sheen. The delicious citrus taste makes it addictive, so you’ll love reapplying frequently.

For more easy makeup inspiration, check out the rest of our Power of Three series.

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