StyleWatch Editors Want to Know: What's Your Fave Makeup Trick?

06/07/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

Ever stare enviously at the intensity of Jennifer Aniston’s bright blue eyes? Her makeup artist recently told PEOPLE that she actually brushes blue mascara on the tips of Jen’s lashes to make her blue eyes pop. We’ve all got our little tricks to bring out our best features, and we want to know yours! Tell us: What’s your favorite makeup trick? What do you do to make your eyes look bigger, your lips fuller, your cheekbones sharper?

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Rital D. on

want a perfect eyeline? This might help! when ur using liquid eyeline…..take ur index finger and strech the end of ur eye little bit and then apply the eyeline …it will give you soft, smooth, and natural look….

also, whenever ur planning on washing ur hair….the night before u should massage some warm oil (coconut if you like) and leave it for the night and then shampoo ur hair next morning…it will leave ur hair looking silky and healthy….the oil is the food for the dry/damaged hair all thanks to blow drying and hair straighting.
i hope this helps. and thank you everyone for the great tips! i will sure to try them.

Jacqueline Adjei on

I believe that the perfect shaped eye brow pulls together a made up face !! To achieve this you first shape the brow hair to the shape of your eye brow bone (waxing or threading). Using a ‘comb like’ brush you comb the brow to enhance the arch shape. Brush the brow with the matching eye shadow in the formation of the arch. Finally, use a slightly lighter colored eye brow pencil under the brow to create a neat, flawless border hair line. Lastly, add a shimmery shadow or pigmentation powder directly on the eye brow bone to give a more polished finish !!

Nicole Fisher on

I use a very light face lotion and mix it with a few drops my foundation in the palm of my hand in the summer. It gives a nice glow and lighter coverage for the hot humid weather.

Stephanie on

1.) After applying mascara, comb through your lashes to remove excess with spoolie or clean mascara brush (left over from your last mascara and washed.)
2.) Hairspray or mascara are good eyebrow fixatives. In the hottest weather, use waterproof eyeliner pencil in a soft great or brown.
3.) If you use lipliner, apply it after applying your lipstick. You’ll get a much softer, more natural line.
4.) Apply foundation only where you need it rather than as a mask over your entire face.
5.) Foundations with a high silicone content or mousse texture can be used as eye and lip primers.
6.)Theatrical makeup lines are a good source of highly pigmented concealers/neutralizers/tatoo covers, neutral setting powders, makeup fixatives, and shimmery powders.

Jessica S on

I mix my brown eyeshadow with a little gel bronzer and apply it as eyeliner. The gel bronzer helps the color to stay all day where most powder eyeliners rub off over time.
Jessica S
21
St Albans, WV

Nicole F on

I use a very light face lotion and mix it with a few drops my foundation in the palm of my hand in the summer. It gives a nice glow and lighter coverage for the hot humid weather.

beth on

I put eyeliner on my lids before I put the eyeshadow on (it helps frame my eyes) and only put on the top eyelids, I’ve found if you put it on the bottom too, it makes your eyes look smaller. I always apply more than one color of eyeshadow. Lately I’ve been using CoverGirl Rosey Outlook with Tapestry Taupe on top of that. I have green eyes, and it makes them look pretty. I also did my friend’s make-up with the same stuff, and she has blue eyes, and it really made them pop! I also put blush (CoverGirl – Iced Cappuccino) not only on the apples of my cheeks, but below my eyes and below my eyebrows to make me look more awake! I also do a light brush of blush all over my face to even out my skin tone – and I apply one coat of mascara, put my lip gloss on while the mascara dries a little bit, then put another coat or two of mascara on.. I use L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in Blackest Black.

alia on

Wow…Thanks Stacey and Jessica T…. I have green eyes also, so those tips help a lot!!… coolio!! :)

Charlie on

To keep the shine off my face without reapplying my powder, I use oil-blotting sheets. I also spray MAC Fix+ to set my makeup or refresh during the day. It’s great on a hot summer day like today!

Canadian, eh? on

Great idea everyone. I like to use Melissa’s Wrinkle Creme on my face first and then apply a face powder that I dilute with baby powder. My face feels dry all day and not greesy feeling with the heat and all. I also put concealer on my eyelids and then apply eyeshadow. Also putting a lot of lighting around when you apply makeup also gives you the real look you have. Haven’t we all left our houses thinking we look a certain way and then see what we really look like out in public. Also drink lots of water. Cheers to everyone!

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