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Tyra Banks Shares Personal Makeup Pointers in Glamour November 2014

Posted Wednesday October 15, 2014 3:33 PM GMT

She’s gearing up for the launch of her new signature beauty line and Tyra Banks has plenty of helpful hints when it comes to the effective use of makeup.

In her Glamour November 2014 feature, the “America’s Next Top Model” star suggests ladies begin with eyeshadow- “The first thing I do is sweep a brown shadow stick along my top and bottom lashes. I just slap it on—the messier, the better. Then I smudge the heck out of it with my finger. I’ll get up into the creases if I want more depth and definition. But do your eyes in a safe zone like a bathroom or at your desk before getting into a moving car.”

From there, work the eyeliner and mascara- “My liner game used to be a hot mess. I fussed with Q-tips and makeup remover to fix my boo-boos, but everything would smear. That’s the reason I designed my Oops Liner with a liner liquid on one end and a corrector on the other. Now I just go for it, because I can sharpen those wings instantly. You don’t need any skills! Then I hit my lashes with at least three coats of mascara. Twirl the wand as you swipe for clump-free application.”

Don’t forget to contour- “Makeup artists like Kevyn Aucoin and Charlotte Tilbury shared this trick: Swipe a nude contour crayon from the center of your ears diagonally down—right under cheekbones—to about an inch and a half away from the corner of your mouth. Next, shade along the top of your forehead near your hairline, from temple to temple, and down both sides of your nose. Then pat it all in with your middle finger to blend.”

Finally, add the lipstick- “It’s my jam. And my application is always on point, even without a mirror. I’ll do a swipe in the center of my top and bottom lips with my mouth open, then press my lips together to smooth out the color. A rosy shade that’s somewhere between a balm and a stain, like my What Lipstick? in Ask for a Raise, is sheer gorgeousness. For everyday, one swipe is effortlessly chic. But for more ‘shazam,’ I’ll pile on a few layers.”

Photo Credit: Williams + Hirakawa/Glamour