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smoky-eye tips

Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz and Florence Welch are just a few of the celebrity beauties makeup artist Sheri Stroh has worked with over her decade-long career. That’s her work on Selena Gomez, above. Sheri’s also been tapped for editorials by Canada’s top beauty, fashion and lifestyle publications, and interviewed for her extensive product knowledge and keen interest in green beauty. More important than all that, Sheri Stroh knows how to create that sexy Selena Gomez waterlined eye, and how to make that waterline eye liner stay put. So here’s how to line your eyes kinda like you’re Selena Gomez. [geek on]


bold lips smokey eyes_Cara_desk to date makeupFor a hot date, girls’ night, or dinner with a bestie, a bold lip is a super-fast way to get out of the office looking great. But hold on — with just a few extra minutes, you can pull off this gorgeous Bold Lips Smokey Eyes look. No, really — we asked celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip to show us how in the Beautygeeks “Desk to Date Night” video below. [geek on]


sexy eyes_Tamara MatroukAs I mentioned in yesterday’s video tutorial post on how to shape and lift eyes with eye shadow, Guerlain makeup pro Maxime Poulin shared so many tips in five minutes that I had to pull his eye liner tips for a separate video to avoid beauty-information overload. So today, we learn how to Maxime-ize eye pencil! Here’s Maxime Poulin again, and his model Tamara, to demonstrate how to shape, lift and intensify eyes with eye liner pencil. [geek on]


Michelle Phan smoky eye_three guys try a smoky eye_via MASHABLEIf  you’ve never attempted more than lip balm, maybe this isn’t the makeup tutorial you want to try as your first. At least that’s what you might think after you watch these three guys try a smoky eye [geek on]


YSL Fall 2013 makeup_City Drive Palette eye shadows in Arty_secret to the perfect smoky eye.jpgWe beautygeeks live for those little professional tricks that take makeup from pretty good to great. When Lloyd Simmonds, creative director for Yves Saint Laurent makeup (and BC-born Canadian expat in Paris) shared with us his secret to the perfect smoky eye, we geeked out and did a happy dance. Then we pointed a camera at Lloyd and asked him to share his tip with you. See the video below. [geek on]


eye liner or smoky eyesI once heard a makeup pro grumble about what really constitutes a smoky eye: a smoke effect, obviously. Yet I find myself wondering whether there has to be smoke to call the overall look smoky. [geek on]


I’m geeking out over this beautiful “dewy” variation on soft smoky-eyes, executed by Simone Otis, [geek on]


Makeup pro Pat McGrath is, every season, one of the reasons we wear makeup the way we do. [geek on]


My favourite eye makeup look of the year was the Derek Lam Fall/Winter 2011 face by Tom Pechaux for Estée Lauder. It inspired the makeup for The Kit’s Winter issue, on our cover model Adrianne Ho of Ford Models. [geek on]


Maybe it’s Tasha’s warm skin tone that makes me love this smoky-eye look — I love it even more by the end of the tutorial (below), when celebrity makeup artist Chase Aston gives it a “French noir” finish [geek on]