Mind your inspiration

If you’re looking for makeup inspiration, try to find someone with your same skin tone. If you show up with a photo of Beyoncé, but you have fair skin, it’s unrealistic to think you’re going to look like her when we’re finished. Check out the makeup tricks that visually transform your features.

“Use the handle of a brush to lift the eyelid at the base of the lashes to roll your lashes up and back; this allows you to wiggle the mascara wand against the base of the lashes and pull through any clumps in a clean and precise manner.” —Kara Yoshimoto Bua, Chanel celebrity makeup artist

“To reduce puffiness, pop eye lotion in the icebox and apply to lids before eye makeup.” —Petra Strand, creator of Pixi by Petra

“To extend the life of your mascara, add a few drops of saline solution to the tube and swirl the brush around. This will reinvigorate and add moisture to the formula.” —Kerry Cole, style director of Becca Cosmetics

“Apply mascara before liquid liner to create a guide for the perfect cat-eye flick.” —Sarah Lucero, global director of education and artistry for Stila

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