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The Makeup Tutorials You'll Be Copying All Summer Long

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    Take a good, hard look at your favorite eyeshadow palette. Are the basic nude shades whittled down to nothing, while any remotely fun or colorful ones look basically untouched? And what about your favorite lipstick? Would you describe it as quirky and bold, or just the thing you found rolling around in the bottom of your handbag? We're guilty of falling into the easier-the-better makeup trap, too. But it's time to stop equating no fuss with no fun. And it starts with putting down that taupe shadow.

    With the latest Wildly Whipped liquid lipsticks from Buxom Cosmetics and makeup artist Janeiro, we're getting far out of the au natural comfort zone. The three bright makeup looks ahead are the kind that are just as entertaining to create as they are to stare at — thanks to a mix of super-saturated eyeshadows, high-impact mascara, pastel blush, and the aforementioned lipsticks, which deliver all the punch of a matte color in a formula that's moisturizing and plumping. The best part? The application is pretty much the same as your everyday approach — this is just a way to do it more colorfully.



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    Regularly you might swipe on a little white eyeshadow near the inner corner of your eye or across your browbone — just as a highlight. But these looks are designed to channel your exciting side, so take that same white eyeshadow and trace it across your entire lid and up past your crease. Go for it. Really pile it on to reach maximum opacity. And if your shadows are prone to ghosting you by midday, prep with an eyelid primer first.

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    To make your white eyeshadow stand out even more, comb on one or two coats of a super-black, volumizing mascara. Apply coats quickly — while the formula is still wet — to prevent your lashes from getting clumpy.

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    Now that your whole eye region is light and bright, bring that same touch to the rest of your face. Trace a (very light) swipe of powder highlighter across the tops of your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose. Then choose a peach blush with a hint of shimmer to add warmth back to your cheeks.

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    Haven't you heard? Lip gloss is back. And it's come a long way since you last carried a tube in a tiny wristlet. Formulas this time around are moisturizing and non-sticky, with an intense shine that makes lips look fuller right away. Choose a sheer shade with a hint of shimmer so that your natural lip color still peeks through.

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    And that's it. All it took was one unexpected eyeshadow color, applied with a heavy hand, to create an impact that rivals any traditional smoky eye. And the best part? White, being a sort of neutral in its own right, works on every skin tone across the board.