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This cold and snowy weather is making me crave the Spring sunshine!  So this week, I’m sharing my step-by-step makeup tutorial (from an archive article in my Vancouver Sun makeover columns) showing how to go from a fresh minimal day-time look, to soft and sultry glam eyes for evening. To get started, you’ll need to prep your face with the basics: Primer, foundation, bronzer and concealer.

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Step 1

Use our Nadittude – Love Nadia flat eyeshadow brush to apply the light-ivory shade from the Maybelline Nudes Eye Shadow Palette to the inner corner of the eyelid. This helps to open up and brighten the eyes.

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Step 2

To define and add depth to the eyes, dip our medium detail blending brush into the medium-brown shade in the palette to the contour of your eyes. Use smooth and steady sweeps, back and forth, into your natural eye crease to create a guideline.

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Step 3

Next, dip a our detailed blending brush into the coppery-gold eyeshadow and blend into the crease and upward slightly beyond the brow bone, as well as below the lower lash line. This creates a smoky effect and frames the eyes.

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Step 4

Line the inner rime of the eyelid with a dark brown waterproof eye pencil. This is called “tight lining” and it fills in any white gaps and defines the iris.  I’m using the Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Pencil in S-50. 

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Step 5

To brighten up under the eyes and conceal imperfections around the face, try using CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Soft Touch Concealer. It’s creamy, smooth and natural looking.

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Step 6

False lashes can really amplify the eyes. To apply our Nadittude “Ciao Bella” strip lashes, you’ll want to start by measuring them against you eye shape and then trim off the excess length from the outer corners. Next, apply a light application latex-free lash glue on the base of the strip lash. I like to use Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive. Wait a few seconds until the glue becomes a bit tacky then place the strip lash as close to your natural lash line as possible, using tweezers. Once the lashes are on tight, gently curl them and coat your natural lashes into the false lashes with mascara.

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Step 7

To set your makeup, use a setting spray. I like using the MAC Prep + Prime FIX Plus because it is infused with vitamins and minerals that hydrates the skin and provides a soft finish to the makeup.

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Enjoy your Friday, everyone.  For more makeup tutorials and makeovers, be sure to read my makeover column every Sunday in The Province and The Vancouver Sunday Newspaper.