beauty bag: brighter eyes…november beauty picks

lacey is the friend whenever you see her you HAVE to know what she is doing with skin, make-up and health right then and there. her skin is flawless. i mean FLAWLESS. lacey worked in the cosmetic and skincare field for years before going back to school this year to receive her masters degree in social work and mental health. she is brilliant and her heart shines ten times brighter then her glowing skin.

she has read every review and tried every product coupled with the inside scoop on what is going down in the beauty field she always has a trick or two up her sleeve.


 we made our usual trip to sephora. we spend hours, literally, combing the aisles, trying products, suggesting what we love and discussing pros and cons. this time was extra fun because two of my sister in laws joined us. it is not hard to get people to join lacey at sephora. miracle worker. this month we were on the hunt for brighter eyes and as always, lacey knew what i needed with a two prong approach. step one, cover dark circles and step two, create a fierce brow. here is how she did it.

brighter eyes in 5 steps



Step 1: dab Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener  ($30) under the eye where dark circles occur and blend by gently patting the cream into the skin.

Step 2: Highlight under the brow by running high brow  ($20) across the brow bone, right up to the eye brow hairs. then blend with your finger.

Step 3: using sonia kashuk eye brow pencil ($5.99) fill in sparse areas. shape brow by lightly drawing a line from the inner brow to the outer by following your existing brow hair line. you are not creating a new line, just filling and shaping the existing brows.  then go back through with more pressure using tiny flicks of the pencils to fill in any gaps. make marks going in both directions to really fill them in. don’t be scared.

Step 4: use the gimme brow ($22) wand to fill and set the brow. go over the eyebrow to add volume and fullness to your brow.

how to brighten eyes fast

do eyeshadow and eyeliner as you normally would.

Step 5: finish by lining the inner corners of eyes and the inner bottom eyelid with high brow or a nude liner, not white, nude color.

and bam my sleepy eyes were looking refreshed and lovely.

of course lacey would never leave me without encouraging me to drink a gallon more water a day. i love best friends.

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  1. Love that beautiful Lacey! And you know I love a fellow social worker!

  2. Thanks for the tips. I am no expert!

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