The Lash: The Eyes Have It
By Mariah, age 15, Minnesota
♥ Want cream eyeshadow? Mix a little Vaseline with your regular powder or put the shadow on first and spread the Vaseline over it with a Q-tip.
♥ Smudgy mascara? Use a waterproof product. It never smudges or runs, and it's waxier, so it keeps your curl longer.
♥ If your eyeshadow creases a lot, start by putting on a base before your shadow. Use concealer or foundation, then put loose powder over it. Then put on your eyeshadow, avoiding the crease area as much as possible.
♥ Don't use white eyeshadow if you have light skin - it looks tacky. Use pretty much everything except black, which, by the way, looks awesome.
♥ Instead of using an eyeliner pencil, make your own liquid liner. Take a small makeup brush and dip it in water. Then dip in powder and line your lids. Not only does it look silky and shimmery when it dries, but you can use all sorts of colors. Plus, it lasts longer.
♥ A little white shimmery shadow does wonders. Put a little under the arch of your eyebrow to make your eyes stand out. Put a tiny bit on the inside corner of your eyes to make them look farther apart.
♥ Don't use blush for eyeshadow. It's not FDA recommended (eye infections, etc.). Plus, red shadow makes you look tired.
♥ Use an eyeliner pencil to fill in patches in your eyebrows.
♥ Brown mascara is great if you want that "natural" look, especially for us nature girls.
♥ Put a little Vaseline on your lashes at night to strengthen and condition. It also works great as clear mascara.
♥ Who needs brow gel? A little hairspray on your fingertips works just as well. Just be careful not to get it near your eyes.
♥ Invest in an eyelash curler. I've seen them for as little as $2. They are the ultimate eye tool, better than mascara!
♥ The main source of clumps is leftover makeup on your lashes. Make sure they're super clean when you start. And use an eyelash comb - they rock!!