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Author: Canadian Living

Beauty

Get the hottest runway makeup looks

This story was originally titled "Runway to Real Way" in the October 2008 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!

Trend 1: Thick brows

On the runway: Overemphasized brows were created with brown eyebrow powder and pencil liners.

How to make it wearable:
Groom your brows to get the perfect shape.

How to:
• Use eyebrow stencils to draw the shape on with an eyeliner pencil before you start tweezing.
• Fill in holes in brows with eyebrow powder and a slanted brush, and/or an eyebrow pencil, in the 
right shade.
• To maintain a full shape and arch, limit tweezer action to strays only.
• Tame unruly or curly brows by trimming them and then brushing in a brow gel.

Trend 2: Raccoon eyes

On the runway: Heavy black eyeliner both below and above the lash line, with opaque liquid eye shadow on the lids.

How to make it wearable: Lighten up on the black and go for a smoky look that mixes grey, silver and black.

How to:
• Start with liquid or pencil eyeliner on the upper lash line, drawing the line thicker in the middle of the eye.
• Smudge a bit of pencil liner or eye shadow just below the lower lash line.
• Apply a lighter, base eye shadow in grey or silver over the lids to your brow bone.
• Blend in a darker grey or silver eye shadow below the eyelid crease, and use a slanted eye shadow brush to blend in colour, starting at your lash line and blending up. Make sure to blend colour into the lash line so the eye liner disappears.
• Finish with several coats of mascara.

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Trend 3: Purple and blue eyeliner
On the runway:
Electric blue and deep purple applied heavily on eyelids for an over-the-top effect.

How to make it wearable:
Tone down the dosage and the heavy application, but stick with rich, saturated shades of purple or blue.

How to:
• Start by applying the eye shadow over lids.
• With a lighter hand and less product on your brush, apply a finer coating of colour from the upper lid to the brow bone and in a straight line below the eyes.
• Finish with two coats of coloured mascara.

Trend 4: Au naturale
On the runway: Totally bare faces, cheeks, eyes and lips.

How to make it wearable:
Most of us need a little colour on our cheeks and lips so we don't look dreary.


How to:
Prep your skin with a primer over the face and eye area.
• Apply a liquid or cream compact foundation evenly over the entire face and neck.
• Opt for light brown or taupe eye shadow shades.
• Give cheeks a rosy tint with a light dusting of blush.
• Use a matte nude lipstick with a hint of colour on lips.

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