I’m keen on movie makeover montages. Waxing, bleaching, accoutrements like contact lenses and voila, a home-schooled jungle freak is transformed into Plastic. It gives me sense of control in a world of chaos. While I don’t have a troika of narcissistic teenagers or a friend named Cher (but if I find either one you’ll be the first to know), I do have a few genius, real women- and runway-tested beauty tips to share that are effortlessly high impact. Read on for the most clever, coveted beauty tips of 2011.
1. Give Lip Service
Bright lips were de rigueur on spring runways
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Bare lips are banal in a sea of collegiettes™, so flaunt your chic side with a polished kisser. Virtually foolproof, a chunky lip pen like LipSurgence™ by tarte allows you to line and fill your lips in with the same long-lasting stain. Extend your lines a little past your natural lips to accentuate what nature gave you. Then, place gloss one shade lighter in the center of your bottom lip for maximum pout.
2. Boost Bone Structure
By creating shadows with powder, you can make your face appear thinner, define your cheekbones, and even diminish a double chin. Contour your face by sucking in your cheeks and applying a beige bronzer two shades darker than your skin directly into the holes. To slenderize your nose, sweep it down either side of the bridge, leaving the middle untouched. Finish by spreading the leftover powder along your jaw line.