Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Iconic Women: Sophia Loren

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

First of all, You will notice that all week, I will be posting about,
"Girls Night In at Lift Beauty Boutique!" 
It is a charitable event that benefits both YOU and the Canadian Cancer Society!
We have all been effected by Cancer in SOME way, so please join us this Friday, May the 14th! Let us  Get us Glamourize you; enjoy some wine, cupcakes and great company for a minimum donation of $25.00! 
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Okay, On to Today's Post!
 Sophia Loren 

In the sixties and seventies, Sophia was one of the most popular actresses in the world. She was also the first actress to launch her own fragrance and design of eye wear. She was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world (1991), and she is often called the "Italian Marilyn Monroe."
Her undoubted beauty in almost every picture is amplified by precise make-up artistry!
It's nearly impossible to find one picture of this beauty without Eyeliner.
We all have ONE item in our make-up bag that we can't live without and it seems that Sophia's MUST HAVE is liner!
So, today we will focus on a few tips and tricks on how to apply liner!
  1. NEVER try to draw a straight light from one end of the eye to the other, if you do, you're just making your own life more difficult and frustrating! Use short dash-like strokes, along the lash line to FORM one solid line.
  2. Always set your pencil or cream liner with a matching powder. Do this with an angle brush, using the same 'dash-like' motion. This will intensify your line and will also prevent the cream or wax formula from smudging.
  3. Don't freak out if you make a mistake, there are a few way to remedy the problem. If your line isn't perfectly straight you can use a q-tip to rub the line, giving it a diffused or smokey look. Or you can use make-up removed on a thin brush to remove the unwanted product (I call this the corrector brush). Or you can apply your foundation with a thin brush, over the unwanted liner to mask the problem - just be sure to set the foundation with powder.
  4. When trying to re-create the "cat eye" or 50's flared liner, don't be afraid to give yourself a guide! Stencil, connect the dot - whatever is easiest for you! A great trick for a home stencil - regular Scotch Tape. *Cut a short piece, applying it to the back of your hand and remove it numerous times to get rid of MOST of it's adhesive. (The skin around your eye is VERY delicate, using the full stickiness of the tape could damage the skin)

Apply the Tap

Remove The Tape, repeat on the other side, and TADAAAA!
As you can see the tape leave a clean line. (I like a short subtle kick-out)

Try getting Sophia's look with these tips, and let me know how you do!
 (This Cat-Eye is Quite Extreme!)
Remember, practice make's perfect!


  1. I've actually never heard of using tape for winged liner, I'm going to have to try that, because sometimes I end up with both sides look diferrent. :/