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With holiday parties a-flurry, ’tis the season to sparkle up (see Stylist Picks: Sparkling Accents) and go a little more glam. Why not have fun with false eyelashes? Lash extensions are a commitment, but falsies are for tonight. You can take them off and wear them again if you treat them well, and while the application is a process, even the inexperienced can do it perfectly on the first try with a little guidance.

To that end, major thanks to Tina Salazar, Nordstrom beauty stylist at The Shops at Mission Viejo, CA, for gracing us with her wisdom.

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The countdown to New Year’s Eve is on! If you’re not lucky enough to have the day off, you may need to transform your look at the office in a flash. Here’s how you can go from day to evening with ease.

Buy what you need and get the complete look.

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“The key to creating the perfect wing is knowing that it takes a few simple steps, not just one big swoop.” –Elyse Reneau, South Coast Plaza Beauty Stylist

1. Gently pull the corner of one eye slightly upward, and look down into your mirror.
2. Using a liquid eyeliner, paint a line from the outside corner of the eye out to the length you’d like your wing to be, tapering the edge.
3. Starting at the inner corner of your eye, paint the liner as close to your lash line as possible, starting thin; you can always add more.
4. Finish by filling any space between the lines, and achieve your desired thickness by adding more liner.

For easy definition and long-lasting results, we recommend the new Laura Mercier crème eyeliner (available in 6 shades) and angled fine liner brush.

Voilà! The perfect wing.

Need a reason to get more luscious lashes? This Saturday only (November 3), when you purchase two of your favorite mascaras, you can try a new brand on us! After picking out your two go-to brands, choose your free mascara from the ten shown below, for the extra volume and length you crave. Clear some time in your Saturday, and RSVP on Nordstrom’s Facebook page.

“Mascara is simple and easy, and it helps to really bring out the eye. I believe it’s the one thing you should never leave home without,” says Tawni Hart, Nordstrom Beauty Director. Get Tawni’s expert tips in our ‘Mascara How To’ video!

September 2, 2012

How to: The Perfect Red Lip

There’s nothing new about a red lip; it’s like the little black dress of beauty—classic and always in style. But how do you find the perfect shade when there are so many to choose from? Discover how with a little help from Tawni, one of our Beauty Directors, as she shares a few simple tips for luscious red lips.