[dropcap]H[/dropcap]appy New Year!! A new year means new things to explore. As an attempt to increase my knowledge of all things stylish, I’m pleased to announce a new series for the blog “Top 5 Tips I Learned This Week.” I launched this blog with the intention for it to be my information gathering scrapbook. It turned into something bigger, thanks to readers like you, but I still want it to harbor all the knowledge I collect over the years for your reference and mine.
The reason it’s called Style Tomes is because my original intention was to make it an encyclopedic resource of all the cool, smart tips I came across. This new series is an attempt to gather these tips in one brief post each week. Hope you like it!
[x_line][columnize]You can recreate Issey Miyake’s Spring 2016 runway makeup with a bit of liquid eye pigment and a straw. (Friendly help needed here.) Lay down on the ground, drop 1-3 tiny drops of pigment mixed with a little bit of water or shadow sealer, and have a friend gently blow out a shape with the straw, spreading the pigment out from the eye. (Technique & image from MUA Alex Box – @thealexbox)[/columnize]
[x_line][columnize]Start with a black base when layering for cold weather. “I often start my outfit with black pants or stockings and add layers of color to enliven it.” -Anya Ziourova. (Via Allure.com, photo by Jason Lloyd Evans)[/columnize]
Not connecting eyeliner on the outer corners makes the eyes seem bigger and wide-set. (Via Allure.com, photo by Patrick Demarchelier.)[/columnize]
Ellie Goulding’s tip for putting individual lashes on: “I don’t use tweezers, because it’s easier with the fingers. The trick is to place them at a bit of an angle- don’t lay them down flat on your lash line- so that they flare out to the sides. And don’t use too much glue. I apply mascara first because it gives the lashes something to stick to. And then after they’re dry, I add a tiny bit more mascara, just on the ends- otherwise, it can get messy.” (Information and photo Elle.com) [/columnize]
Want to go back to a natural hair color after dyeing your strands for years? Next time you’re at the salon, ask your stylist to do balayage. It will blend your regrowth into your colored shade and camouflage the difference of your hair growing out. (advice by Tracey Cunningham via Women’s Health. Photo via Getty.) [/columnize]