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Fuller, Bolder Lashes

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Fluttering your lashes never looked so good! Lashes this season are being amped up in a much more dramatic way, as per the usual with all trends in the fall. Hey, we’re not complaining; the bolder, the better! Fuller, bolder lashes were noted during the recent New York Fashion Week at top designer’s shows, including , Gucci, Prada, and Yves Saint Laurent. Models’ eyes were tightlined with liner, topped with mascara, and finished off with faux lashes, all of which created a sexy, smoldering look we are all ready to try. Of course, we’re not keeping this must-try trend to ourselves, but sharing it with you—our lovely readers! If you’re ready to make your eyes the center of attention, read on and see just how to achieve this eye fluttering look.

Laura Mercier Brow Pencil

(Laura Mercier Eyebrow Pencil in Warm Brunette $22, Sephora.com)

Brow Pencil

(Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Dark Brown $23, Sephora.com)

First Thing’s First: Tightline
The key step in beginning this bold effect on your lashes is by tightlining your eyes with a dark brow pencil. That’s right; a brow pencil, not an eye pencil. The brow pencil creates a much more darker pigmentation and will be able to last longer. This is a little beauty tip just for you to have!
Tightlining may seem a bit intimidating at first with the fear of poking yourself in the eye (ouch!). Luckily, we know an easy way for you to get it down pat in no time. Grab your brow pencil and look down into your mirror while lifting your eyelid up slightly. Begin to line your inner, upper eye line by pressing the pencil along it and wiggling it out. This way, you won’t have to keep going back and reapplying it. Instead, you can just press and wiggle the shade out. Easy, right?

Too Faced Twice the Sex Mascara

(Too Faced Twice The Sex Mascara Duo $23, Sephora.com)

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara

(Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara $10-$23, Sephora.com)

On to the Next: Mascara
Always curl your lashes with your favorite lash curler before applying coats of mascara. It helps create more volume in your lashes and makes it easier to see each individual one when applying. Once they are curled, you can begin coating your lashes in as much mascara as you desire. Layer on your favorites or add multiple strokes of your number one favorite mascara. We’ve included a few of our favorites that we believe belong in the holy grail of mascaras ever to exist. You just might agree too if you try them out!

Sephora Faux Lashes

(Sephora Collection False Eyelashes in Mainstay $10, Sephora.com)

Makeup Forever Faux Lashes

(Make Up For Ever Eyelashes-Strip in 109 Janet $16, Sephora.com)

Finishing Touch: Faux Lashes 
The last step in this bold look is the main dramatic factor—the faux lashes. Faux lashes can be a bit tricky at first when mastering the application technique, but once done a few times you easily can call yourself a pro. Pick out a pair of faux lashes that you personally love. Cut them to size if need be, apply lash glue on them, and use an eyebrow tweezer to get them as close as possible to your lash line, matching them up with your actual lashes.
You can then add another coat of mascara to blend everything in, or a bit of upper eyeliner to hide the faux lash line too. Tada! Faux lash fabulous! Your look is complete. Remember to take some selfies to share this gorgeous look on Instagram. We’re sure you’ll be turning heads and eyes with it.

Eye Popping Colors

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Spring’s long awaited arrival brings with it an abundance of beautiful colors that are welcoming to the eyes. An array of reds, blues, and greens captures us as nature once again begins to bloom in all its splendor. The bountiful colors of spring have inspired the beauty world to create eye-popping looks in the form of eyeliners. Put your classic black eyeliner to the side and make room for eyeliners that all pop with color! Turquoise, violet, mint green, and other bright colors will quickly become your favorites to line your eyes with this spring. They’ll be just as eye-catching as the spring colors we’re all in awe of!

urbandecayeyeliner

Blendable Colors

Colored eyeliners are a bit different from the classic black eyeliner in the sense that a neutral base color will make them pop more. Urban Decay’s Naked 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencils come in rich neutral colors, such as Naked Basics: Crave and Venus. Yes, that’s right: two colors in one eyeliner that are both great to use as bases. Their creamy and blendable formula provides a complementary base for the colors to reside on. Once the colored eyeliner is paired with any one of them, there is no stopping the color from being seen in its full glory.

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Vibrant Colors

Picking a color can be a little intimidating with the amount available for your purchase. Stila’s Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner comes in spring-ready colors that will take over your shopping receipt. Colors like Mint Julep, Peacock, and Purple Tang are destined to grab your attention as well as others once they’re adorned on your eyelids. These vibrant colors are sure to last all day with the same intensity at first application. The soft and smooth texture of the pencil will help the color glide on easily for its debut on your lids.

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Gel Liners

Don’t worry if you’re not so much of a eyeliner pencil pro; gel liners also have their own batch of colored shades. Bobbi Brown’s famous Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is sure to please the eyes in colors like Denim Ink. Applying this gel liner can be just as simple as applying any liner with the help of an eyeliner brush. When gliding onto the eye, the color will appear just as potent as it does in its packaging, plus it will be resistant to smudging and wearing off throughout the day. What more can you ask for in a gel liner?

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Go Waterproof

Beauty-loving Sephora was quick to stay in the trend with their own Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner. The waterproof formula is an added bonus in these gorgeous colors by never budging in any amount of spring showers. Shimmering Magenta Plum is a luxurious shade of red that would be a fabulous addition to your spring eyeliner collection. The waterproof liners come with sharpeners that are already built into their grand design as well as a smudge tip. This is a liner that is sure to meet all your wants and needs.

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Long-Lasting

The fantastic brand of Make Up For Ever has Aqua Eyes, an eyeliner that is waterproof, smudge-free, long-lasting, and, we can’t forget, absolutely eye-catching. A neat fact about the collection’s colors is that they were created for the Parisian Aquatic Ballet to be indestructible while they perform; they were tested and approved by being underwater for up to five hours. That’s an eyeliner that will conquer all just to be beautiful. It’s safe to say you won’t have to worry about any of these colors running down your face. They’ll be blending in with all the colors that spring has to offer in these eye popping colors.

Photos credited to Fabrice LEROUGE, Sephora.com, and Barneys.com.