The Tipping List
5 Ways to Glam Up Your Makeup
Go from day to evening with these essentials for every budget!
1. Get in line.
A little eyeliner goes a long way when you’re trying to amp up the glamour. But instead of trying to draw a perfect line with a thin pencil, go for a chubby stick that’s easy to blend for a foolproof almost-smoky eye. One to try: Sue Devitt’s Fall collection features two new Eye Intensifier Pencils that glide on smoothly. “Bangalore,” a gold-flecked green makes brown and green eyes pop while not quite navy “Victoria Falls” is perfect for blue eyes. $22, beauty.com
2. Add shimmer.
Instead of busting out the bronzer this fall, opt for a hint of glimmer. There’s a big difference between shimmer and glitter, and less is more when it comes to sparkle. One to try: Bobbi Brown‘s Shimmer Brick (available in shades to suit all skin tones) adds a subtle glow that helps you look radiant. $38, bobbibrowncosmetics.com
BARGAIN PICK: Wet and Wild Shimmer Dust in Golden Poppy $2.99, drugstore.com
3. Highlight eyes.
Since eye makeup for day tends to be more on the subtle side (right???), you’ll need to kick it up a notch for après-work activities. Using a light shadow as a highlighter beneath the brow bone is a simple way to create depth and drama. Best of all, you only need a finger to apply. One to try: Stila’s “Kitten” is a makeup maven’s must-have, and it works double duty as a highlighter and all-over shadow when you’re pressed for time. Inside tip: Don’t even bother with a brush and use your finger to swipe it lightly over your lids from lash line to brow. $18 ($20 with aluminum compact), stilacosmetics.com
BARGAIN PICK: L’Oreal De-Crease Eye Shadow Base, De-Crease 910 $7.95, drugstore.com
4. Bold lips.
After dark is the best time to trot out an attention-grabbing lip color. Whether you choose to rock red or one of this season’s hot berry hues, line your lips with a neutral liner that matches your lips beforehand to keep color in place. One to try: Clinique’s “Cider Berry” High Impact SPF 15 lipstick is a long-wearing deep red that’s designed to moisturize your lips and stay put for up to eight hours $14, clinique.com
5. Get flushed.
You don’t have to wait until winter to get that healthy just-came-in-from-the-cold (or pinched-my-cheeks-in-the-mirror) glow. A pop of pink on the apples of the cheeks wakes up your face even if you’re exhausted after a long day at the office. One to try: Brush on a little Benefit Posietint for long-lasting yet natural looking color (and it works on the lips, too!). $28, benefitcosmetics.com
BARGAIN PICK: Almay Smart Shade Blush For Cheeks $8.39, drugstore.com