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Tutorial: Soft purple smoky eye with the Laura Mercier Artist Palette

I had a few days off for the holiday, so that means I had time to photograph another tutorial – again with the LM Artist Palette since I know a lot of people got it. FYI it’s sold out on the Sephora website, but it’s still in stock at some stores. If you didn’t grab one yet, you can always substitute similar purple shades, obviously. So first off, the finished look: 1. Base Apply the primer of your choice and cover your whole eye from lashline to brow with a sheer  ...

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Tutorial: Neutral Eye with the Laura Mercier Artist Palette

One of the lovely readers here requested some looks with the Laura Mercier Artist Palette, and I’m way overdue for a tutorial – what a wonderful coincidence, huh? So here’s a look with the palette, and how I made it be there. I had trouble deciding what I should name the tutorial – it’s not exactly a brown smoky eye, and it’s not quite a dramatic look either. I consider this totally work-appropriate, but I also work in an IT office where jeans are the  ...

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Tutorial: How to get a long-lasting manicure

I used to never wear nail polish because it would always chip after a day or two. Thirty minutes to paint them, a couple hours to let them set, just to do it all over again two days later? In the immortal words of Sweet Brown, ain’t nobody got time for that. As it turns out, I was just doing it wrong. After a lot of internet research and trying some different products, I finally found a routine that will usually get me 5-7 days of wear as long I’m not doing anything too hard on  ...

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Tutorial: How to make your eyes look bigger

One of my favorite things about makeup is how you can use to subtly change your features. I have fairly small eyes, so for everyday looks my goal is usually to make them appear larger. Here’s the step-by-step of the tricks I use. All of the eyeshadow colors are from the Laura Mercier Artist Palette for Eyes. 1. Apply your eye primer and a skin-colored powder shadow as a base. The neutral base will keep your primer from ‘grabbing’ your shadow, and it also makes blending  ...

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