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How to get VA VA Voom Lashes & Pink Lips

Friday, March 11, 2011

I stopped by Beauty High for a little makeup application 101 and thought I would share!  When applying your makeup look, many of us choose to play up just one thing - our eyes, lips, or even cheeks. Sticking to this route, we're of course in love with the latest va-va-voom lash look, with pale pink lips to match. This sex kitten style can be quite simple once you master the task of false lashes. Although daunting to some, others find them to be addicting, and a simple tube of mascara can never again add up.
Step 1: Apply eyelid primer on your lid, blending all the way up to your brow bone.
Step 2: Dust a natural colored shadow over the lid.
Step 3: Add a bit of contour with a darker shade in the crease. This keeps the look natural but adds a bit of shadow.
Step 4: Using a black eyeliner pencil, line along the lash line as close as possible to the top lash line and work it in with a smudger. Then line along the inner rim to increase the intensity of the black line.
Step 5:Curl your lashes and then size the false lashes to your eye. Hold up the lashes and start where your normal lashes start. You don't want them to go too far, so you'll want to trim them to fit. Don't assume that both eyes will be the same size!
Step 6: Let the glue sit on the lashes for a few seconds so it gets tacky, then glue them at the base of your natural lashes facing downward. Hold the corners in place until the glue sets.
Step 7: Re-line lash line with liquid liner to help blend in lashes and apply mascara.
Step 8: Use your concealer and blot your lips to ensure that the color will last on your lips, and then apply a chapstick to hydrate.
Step 9: Apply lipstick using an applicator brush to get directly to the lip line and finish with a gloss for extra shine.

{Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}


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mmwhite wrote:
1) 3/11/2011 10:02:04 AM
after buying a few items to try from target I have just placed a huge order!!! Love E.L.F!!!
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DeLo wrote:
2) 3/11/2011 10:48:33 AM
This look is totally cute and wearable for all ages and skin types I love that they do these types of blogs I come here sometime when I need a refresher on whats hot to use on my girls E.L.F rocks
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Jaden wrote:
3) 3/11/2011 11:07:30 AM
I'm not much of a fake eyelash wearer in the daytime, but I will definitely try this out! I think the neutral eyes soften it up a bit
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Dezzydez wrote:
4) 3/11/2011 11:23:18 AM
I love false lashes I especially love the natural lash from e.l.f
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catie123 wrote:
5) 3/11/2011 11:24:23 AM
Thanks! Looks beautiful!
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Makeup Maven85 wrote:
6) 3/11/2011 11:26:23 AM
Wow! I do much of this beauty routine already! While I don't need lashes since my own are so long, every once in awhile I like to change things up and be a little daring by going longer or with feathers just to be fun and create fun looks!
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pintsizedmarina wrote:
7) 3/11/2011 11:36:54 AM
I love that you gave step by step directions how to do false eyelashes. I have a pair but have been too afraid to try them! I am a list girl so this is perfect! Thanks! Now I can't wait to try!
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TheMirandaEeffect wrote:
8) 3/11/2011 11:51:37 AM
This look is so simple but so pretty! Its a great spin on the vintage make-up look so it doesn't make you feel like its tired or costume-y. LOVE.
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EMStelley wrote:
9) 3/11/2011 12:18:59 PM
I haven't tried false eyelashes yet but I do love the trick about lining as close as you can to your lashes but then smudging downwards into your lashes. I have blonde eyelashes so this is especially important for me. It's really hard to get the mascara all the way back to the eyelid, so smudging that eyeliner is imperative or you can see the difference between my eyelashes and my eyelid.
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babygurl0o wrote:
10) 3/11/2011 1:10:21 PM
I'm not very good at putting on false lashes but, with this well, help me alot! :)
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vonsupbaby wrote:
11) 3/11/2011 1:18:33 PM
With Lashes&Pink Lips You Just Can't Go Wrong.! I actually wear falsies every single day, and I've been wearing them for about 4 years now. I am in LOVE with them,and Pink or Nude lips always look amazing, it gives you a beautiful natural look I love Elf's mineral lipsticks in Nicely Nude and Natural Nymph,they are both perfect for either a soft pink or nude lip look. I also always wing my eyeliner, after applying it over my lashes and it just gives a sexier more dramatic eye look, for that I usually wear Elf's Waterproof Eyeliner Pen, and Elf's Studio Cream Eyeliner. The products are amazing!
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jellaysickle wrote:
12) 3/11/2011 2:22:02 PM
ouuu cute tips !
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Jen429 wrote:
13) 3/11/2011 3:18:37 PM
I love simple looks like this. So nice for an evening out without looking too overdone!
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es7er wrote:
14) 3/11/2011 3:22:14 PM
wow this looks pretty. i try not to wear fake eyelashes during the day but i guess i'll be trying them out now :)
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chocolatecandies101 wrote:
15) 3/11/2011 3:30:59 PM
Nice look:) I'm going to try this out:)
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ashleyglover wrote:
16) 3/11/2011 3:51:35 PM
I love this look! I normally wear this everyday. Eyelashes make your eye pop!!
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hannahsplace wrote:
17) 3/11/2011 3:53:05 PM
thanks for the tips. It's good to have a little refresher.
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BeautyNerdTess wrote:
18) 3/11/2011 3:58:12 PM
This is pretty much my everyday look, minus the false lashes. I have yet to quite master that technique, but I'm slowly working on it :)
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katy kat! wrote:
19) 3/11/2011 4:29:37 PM
This look sounds amazing! Really pretty and wearable...definetley my kind of thing. I love the look of neutral eyes and big, bold lashes.
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Babe.Lincoln wrote:
20) 3/11/2011 4:30:42 PM
Thanks so much for the tips!!! AWESOME!
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mslipsticklvr2010 wrote:
21) 3/11/2011 4:32:45 PM
It reminds me of Brigitte Bardot or Tippi Hedren! So beautiful, classy and elegant. The makeup is full, but it stays together without looking too made up.
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reni wrote:
22) 3/11/2011 5:06:05 PM
Thank you! I've always found it hard to apply eye liner near the lash line without messing up though :/ any advice?
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Lady_D wrote:
23) 3/11/2011 5:28:16 PM
I love E.L.F! I'm going to try this look for sure!
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MaeGal wrote:
24) 3/11/2011 5:29:44 PM
Neat tricks! I'll be sure to try out that lip trick next time I do my makeup. Thanks, Achelle! =)
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ACR wrote:
25) 3/11/2011 5:46:30 PM
This post was very informational! I love the ELF cosmetics line and the fact that you blog about ways to use the ELF products to create professional makeup looks! Thanks :)
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ely wrote:
26) 3/11/2011 11:04:19 PM
love elf products
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makeuplover101 wrote:
27) 3/12/2011 10:15:30 PM
I love elf! I hope i could get some new products soon!!
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ImHisBella wrote:
28) 3/14/2011 6:52:07 PM
I love these tips! Combined with the awesome savings on you can look like a star without spending like one!!!
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Yasmine wrote:
29) 3/14/2011 10:54:04 PM
Wow i love this! I have a few eyelashes and they're not very long,but this technique has helped me fufill that desire. I have fuller lashes thanks to this. And i also love the nude lip,i dont want to over power the eyes. So its perfect! Thanks
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fairie007 wrote:
30) 3/26/2011 2:52:50 AM
ooh very nice
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kuulei wrote:
31) 6/7/2011 7:52:26 AM
hey...this really does work on me!! i loved my lipstick after i applied some concealer. i then added some lipgloss and i was good to go for a couple hours!! mahalo
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Elfette1234 wrote:
32) 11/7/2012 3:29:27 PM
Love this look!
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