Ask the Beauty Expert: Eyes (Part One)

 I was lucky enough to ask celebrity makeup artist, Carlene K, some of your questions. In fact, she gave me so much great info, I needed to split the interview into two posts!

Tomorrow part two will include: The new lipstick trend, how she made Nicole Scherzinger look so dern gorge, and what you aren’t doing daily that is mucking up your beauty game. Until then feast your eyes on this:

Q: What’s the best way to apply mascara?
A: With mascara, the best way to apply it is to apply it (top lashes) all the way around the lash. Most people apply it in an upward motion which is only coating half the lash. Wrapping the lash all the way around makes them look much thicker and longer.

Q: How do I get rid of mascara clumps…and what are the best non-clumping mascaras?
A: For removing clumps I recommend getting a lash comb that is made out of the lil needles, they are the best! If you don’t have one of those, use a tissue to remove excess mascara from the wand and set it upon the lashes and twist, it’ll comb them.
My favorite mascaras are: Loreal Voluminous, Too Faced Lash injection (it adds tubes to lashes to make them longer) and Urban Decay Skyscraper (has my favorite mascara wand).
Q: I have small eyes. What makeup techniques will make them look bigger?
A: To make eyes look bigger there are a few techniques, the most classic is adding a white eyeliner to the inner rim on the bottom of your eye, for darker skin something that looks more like a concealer. Adding a black to the inner rim, makes eyes really pop and look sexy but it closes them just a bit. With Lashes, you can wear fake lashes or really focus your mascara on the top center lashes to open the eye up.
Q: How do I keep my eyeliner from disappearing by end of day?
A: To keep Liner on all day, theres no way to do it without adding some sort of base or powder. My technique is a waterproof liner. MAC-Fluidline or Urban Decay 24/7 pencil but then taking that RCMA translucent and pressing that over to set it. If eyelids get oily anything will move. Keep the eyelids, and under the eyes powdered. I use a waterproof mascara on my clients- on the lower

lashes to avoid smearing and running.

And if you’re wondering about what Carlene K’s current beauty obsessions are…
I am skincare obsessed. Once we hit 25 our skin begins to lose elasticity so it’s important to start good skincare early to prevent aging. I use Murad Pomegranate foam cleanser day and night. I use their pomegranate eye cream as well day and night, super important to keep the eyes moisturized to avoid getting fine lines.
I love Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream for everything. When I’m dry I apply it on my lips, or around my eyes. It’s a miracle cream!!
I use Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich foundation, Urban Decay De slick powder, Urban Decay Baked Bronzer for my skin.
I live in shadows Toasted, YDK, Roach and Smog form Urban Decay .  Cant live without my MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, I love Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Rockstar!!
My daily lip color is either Angel by MAC or LoveChild by Urban Decay. love those baby pinks. If i went nude I would add Myth by MAC.