Red carpet tip: Lash it up
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When makeup artist Marni Burton is applying false lashes on her celeb clients like Taryn Manning, she likes to add individual lashes on top of the strip of falsies for extra drama. Eyeliner is also key. Burton prefers to layer. “First, I’ll do something faded and then go back with more, so I don’t just use one black [liner] You do your own line, and then the [false lashes] glue creates a second line, and then you do touch-ups.”
Red carpet tip: Bigger is better when it comes to mirrors
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If you’re applying lashes yourself, Burton says the size of the mirror you’re looking in matters. “It’s all about the angle. You can’t go into a little mirror and think you’re gonna do it [right]. Sit in front of a huge mirror. Full sized. Sit on the floor. I know it doesn’t sound exciting, but that’s key. You can’t be looking straight, you have to be looking down.” Try KISS Looks So Natural Lashes ($4.97), at drugstores and mass-market retailers.
Red carpet tip: Take your time
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Makeup artist Victoria Radford, who has worked with celebs like Fergie, says makeup needs to be applied when you’re not in a rush. “Makeup shouldn’t be slapped on, especially for something like a red carpet because you don’t have a mirror to check yourself and there are cameras,” she says.