Sephora Makeup Artist Lawrence Lim spills some of his party tricks.
PRIME FOR PERFECTION When you know it’s going to be a late night with lots of photographic evidence, there’s no excuse to skip primer. Pick one you know you love—a big night is not a time to road test a new product.
SPARKLE AND SHINE Nothing says “party” like glitter. Lim’s technique here? “After applying primer and contouring the eye with a neutral shade, I applied a metallic pigment to create a great base,” he says. “Then I applied a liquid glitter liner as an adhesive and packed loose glitter on top of it with a small, flat brush.”
THE DOUBLE LASH A lot of the lush lashes you see on the red carpet are the result of not one but two sets of false lashes. For the look shown here, Lim glued a half-length falsie on the outer portion of a standard-sized one, then trimmed the whole thing to the width of our model Sahar’s eyes. “It gives it a little more flare,” he says. Here’s how to apply: “Put a little glue on your hand—clear is best for beginners—and let it get tacky. Then, use a liner brush to run the glue across the lash line of the false lashes and affix to the outer corner of the eye, then the inner, then the middle. Hold it there for a few seconds, and voila!”
BOLD LIP At a big event, it’s important to have something on your lips, even if your eye makeup is major—you’re doing lots of talking and kissing. “Try adding a little bit of color and see how far you can push it,” advises Lim. “You might be surprised!”
TOUCH UP Party makeup-bag musts? Blotting paper, your lipstick, and your lash adhesive. “You could be laughing really hard and your eyes tear up, and then your inside lashes pop off. Don’t be that person!”
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