Dip of a bit of the gel at the end of a tiny pointed brush, pulling in little bitty dotted lines across the waterline (never one solid line…ever), while keeping the lid taut, continuing until getting to the corner, at which point lift and pull the lid and the line out and up (still close to the lashes), finishing by gently connecting the line to the lashes under the eye (bottom lashes).
When Nicole had finished with the one eye, she gave me the choice to finish the other or wipe the first one off. Such silliness! I had to let her finish both.
I would have been happy to hop out of the chair, but needing to complete what she started, a dusting of a pale bronzer, a nude shadow across the lid, finished off with Ellis Faas’ Hot Lips in bright red (9 different stains in the collection) and I was ready to go.
The face called for a 1950s full skirt and cardigan, or Audrey’s famous Funny Face ensemble; black tights, black turtleneck, black flats. But I went about my day anyway, off to Target looking ready for pictures.
Using deeper shades of pink can give off the same effect as a candy apple pout, but the color must be just right, so trying different shades is a good idea. For girls who feel that red is too severe, and girls who aren’t as comfortable wearing a lot of makeup, there’s the pink alternative. Thank goodness for pink.
As soon as I perfect the eyes I’ll go back in to work on the mouth.
Cat eyes and exaggerated lips are much too pretty not to try to get right.
Becca and Ellis Faas can be found at Sephora.