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13 Beauty Lessons From The Streets Of NYC

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    There are women who opt for born-like-this skin and a post-workout pony when walking out the door. Then, there are those who choose rainbow eyeliner and hair to match. Nothing against the bare necessities, but to the gals who wear the contents of their makeup bags on the reg: Thank you.

    For what, you ask? For these 13 street style beauty snaps that prove bronze-goddess lids, unicorn-perfect hair, and teal cat-eyes can hold their own in a city that moves to a different beat, such as NYC. That didn't come as a surprise, though; the true shocker here was how easy the looks are to create once we talked with makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci. Click ahead for her tips on how to cop them with some key Maybelline products.

    We promise, it's way easier to pull off these looks than it is to find a seat on the train during rush hour. You know what we're talking about.




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    We've seen a lotta bold lips in our day, but when it's in a screaming magenta hue and painted on this precisely, we can't help but stop and stare.

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    For a perfectly drawn pout, Ciucci says it's best to use a stiff brush instead of applying color straight from the tube. Just load up a brush with product and paint it on in layers.

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    Another indication that the '90s are back in full force? These brown lips. Choose a lipstick with a creamy finish and steer clear of the frosted ones for a much more modern look.

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    We can't tell what we love more — the immaculate Dutch braid pigtails or the bold teal cat-eye. If you're not fully on board with colorful eyeliner, just add a tiny flick on top of your usual black or brown line as an accent.

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    This gal proves that there are no beauty rules that can't be broken. Unicorn hair, glittery gold eyeliner, and bright-fuchsia lipstick? Bring. It. The trick here is contrasting colors and textures for a look that's meant to be seen. If you're pining for that hair but are on the fence about diving into it headfirst, just try a temp job.