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I often try to indulge my inner Francophile, and since I don’t speak a lick of French, I often try to do so in the realm of beauty. Yes, Parisian women may be notorious for their au naturel looks, but if you’ve ever seen a Jean Paul Gaultier show, or spent some time at a Crazy Horse cabaret, you’d know that French women are very well-versed in the art of the smoky eye.
We love the look of sleek liquid eyeliner, but since we don’t use it regularly, those babies tend to dry out before our sixth use. There goes $20 down the drain, right? Well, now you don’t have to worry about overspending on what’s basically a fancy black Sharpie because we’ve found awesome drugstore and department store liquid liners for less than $20 a pop. Go ahead, ladies, splurge.
We all know the ins and outs of wardrobe staples — a plain white tee, dark denim, and a timeless LBD come to mind — so why not learn the rules when it comes to beauty? We wanted to find out the must-have products that our favorite fashion insiders never leave home without: the go-to goodies that instantly put a pep in our most stylish friends’ steps. This week, It-girl Alexa Chung gives us the scoop on her perfectly lined peepers.
“Eyeliner just isn’t my thing. How can I emphasize my eyes while still steering clear of it?”
Eyeliner is confusing! Where do you put it — the top lid, the bottom, or both? Lash line or water line? Should you use a pencil, powder, or liquid? Makeup guru Jemma Kidd to the rescue!
The idea of flirting with, say, a bright turquoise scares the be-jesus out of me. Why risk a potential disaster of Boy George-eon proportions? But I might just have to get over my fears, ditch the black and embrace the blue; it seems bright-eyed beauty is a major makeup trend for this season.