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Now that you have the perfect canvas, to transition from day-evening wear you can either go 2 ways: Smoky Eyes and Neutral Lips or Neutral Eyes and Hot Lips.
Benefit came out with the perfect new product called the Smokin’ Eyes Kit ($42 CAD). It has everything you need to help you achieve the perfect sexy smoky eyes! It even comes with picture instructions and a brow kit… how easy is that!? After achieving your desired smoky look, add 1-2 coats of your mascara. If you would like more of a dramatic effect you can take a dark brown or black liner and apply it on your waterline. I recommend MAC’s Eye Kohl Liners in Costa Riche or Smolder ($16.50 CAD) because they are super pigmented and glide on beautifully. With your eyes complete, lets move on to the lips! For this dramatic sexy look, I suggest trying a nude glossy lip. YSL has recently came out with a new line of gloss called Gloss Pur. A coat of the Gloss Pur in #1 Pure Nude ($34 CAD) can give you long lasting shine and compliment your new smoky look!
For neutral eyes and hot lips add 1-3 coats of mascara for that full/lushes lash effect. The focus of this look will be your hot lips (use bold pinks,reds,oranges) colors for that fashion forward look. Famous for their long lasting colour and moisturizing formulas, YSL has in my opinion the best lipstick colours for hot lips, I love Rouge Volupte #10, #13 ($38 CAD), and Rouge Pur #143 ($35 CAD). After applying your lipstick, you have the choice of keeping your lips matt or adding some gloss for more of a sassy lip.
YSL Beauty is available at the Bay Downtown
MAC Cosmetics available at MAC counters
Benefit Cosmetics is available at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques
Aliyah Shamsher, The Style Spy