StyleWatch Editors Want to Know: What's Your Fave Makeup Trick?

06/07/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

Ever stare enviously at the intensity of Jennifer Aniston’s bright blue eyes? Her makeup artist recently told PEOPLE that she actually brushes blue mascara on the tips of Jen’s lashes to make her blue eyes pop. We’ve all got our little tricks to bring out our best features, and we want to know yours! Tell us: What’s your favorite makeup trick? What do you do to make your eyes look bigger, your lips fuller, your cheekbones sharper?

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Tiffany on

To keep my eyelashes super curled and clump-free I
1)curl my eyelashes in three different places: first at the base of the lashes, at the middle, then towards the tips with the curler angled slightly upwards.
2)Then I add a thin coat of mascara, let it dry, then
3)curl my eyelashes again gently and
4)add a few more coats of mascara, wiggling the wand from the base to the tips, to prevent clumps

curling my lashes after the first coat of mascara results in a longer lasting curl because the mascara fixes the lashes in shape

To make bronzer powder look natural in application I apply it first sparingly all over my face in a circular motion with a very large brush, then I take the brush and go over the hollows of my eyes carefully, especially beneath the browbone and under the eyes, then I apply more bronzer to the brush and go over my temples, hairline, forehead, bridge of the nose, and apples of my cheeks: the areas where sun naturally hits the face. Apply sparingly to area around the mouth, bronzer accumulates here pretty quickly.

FriendsFan22 on

All i have to say is that i love Jen!!!!!
She rocks!!! PS. I HATE ANGIE!!!!!!

Jessica T, San Diego, CA on

I have green eyes, and to make them pop, I use a burgundy eyeshadow to line my upper lids (thin line). It enhances the green, but no one can tell that it’s burgundy. Another great way to make green eyes pop is to use plum-colored mascara, if you can find it. It’s less intense than black, not as pale as brown, and rarely can anyone tell it’s not either of the two.

AnnieM on

I have no good tips to give. Jen looks great, so whatever tips she’s using…they’re working. That and she’s very attractive to begin with.

Sarah R. on

I like to use a silicone primer before I put on my foundation. It hides any flaws on your face, especially those old pimple scars. Works like a charm!

Sarah R.
Rowlett, TX

Hanna B, 18, sweden. on

to make my eyes look bigger I use white eyeliner on the bottom lid inside the lashes.
to enhance my cheekbones i put rouge right under the cheekbones in soft circling motions, not much just a little bit. I use brown colored rouges. then I put on some highlighter on the highest point of the cheekbone.
I also use highlighter just under my eyebrows. this gives the face a real lift!

Elizabeth on

My number one tip for having a clear and glowy complexion is to drink water, water, and more water. No sodas, alcohol, etc. It really does make a HUGE difference!

To make my dark brown eyes stand out I dip my brush into a little water just to get it moist and the I use rich dark shades of blue,green,silver, purple etc to line my eyes. Also, I highlight right underneath the brow and on the inside corners of my eyes. It looks fantastic :)

Annie on

One that really brightens up my eyes and make me look more awake is to put white eyeliner right above my lower lashline – just a real thin line and, if applied, correctly you can’t tell it is white eyeliner.

I use lip liner that is just a smidge darker than my natural lip color and put clear or light goldish pink gloss over the top. I am always, always, always asked what lipstick I am wearing. And people are totally put off when I say I’m not wearing any. I don’t even own lipstick because this looks so fresh and beautiful!

I hate using eyeliner (as in the pencil) so I take eyeshadow (in what ever color I am feeling for they day – black, navy, chocolate, green, etc) and using an eyeliner brush I apply it to my upper lash line. Then I wet the eyeliner brush and create a darker more intense, thinner line over the first line. I’ll also do the lower lash liner too, if I’m feeling it. It creates a really easy smokey eye look or you can tone it down for everyday (which is what I do).

Other simple things…clear mascara to tame the eyebrows, hemorroid cream under the eyes to reduce puffiness followed by holding spoons that have been in the freezer over my eyes, taking my facial cleaner and adding sugar & baking soda to create a great foamy, homemade facial scrub…I feel I could go on for days! I LOVE MAKEUP!

Kiley C on

My favorite summer makeup trick is to sweep bronzer across your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, and your temples. It gives you a sun-kissed glow without looking fake. -Kiley C. Moundsville, WV

Brenna on

she doesnt need anything my fave is to take a little white shadow and put it under my eyes and it make you face look softer… atleast it does for me…

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