It was eighth grade, gym class. We were sitting on the floor watching a fitness video when my BFF Marly pulled out a metal contraption and stuck it in her eye. "It's an eyelash curler," she explained, "You need to curl your eyelashes every day." Then, she stuck it in my eye. When I looked in the mirror, I knew something very important had happened. My eyes looked bigger, and not as sleepy as before. All these years later, and I still use an eyelash curler every day. In fact, I feel incomplete if I don't use it. It's that necessary to my beauty routine.
As far as beauty advice goes, that ranks as the best tip a friend ever gave me. But, I wanted to see what my fellow editors had to say on the subject:
"Never use silicone-based anti-frizz products on curly hair. Silicone repels moisture -- exactly what curls need. This advice has transformed my curly hair." -- Meghan R.
"I met Paula Dorf eight years ago when I was a beauty assistant, and she taught me to line the lower inner rims of my eyes with nude pencil. (Her pencil is called Baby Eyes.) I'd never heard that trick before, and it made me look so much more awake that I've done it practically every day since." -- Dawn D.
"Wear blush! I never used to but it's amazing how one swipe of color can brighten your whole face and help you look pulled together." -- Sarah C.
Now, I want to hear from you. What's the best beauty advice you've ever heard? Leave your answer in the comment box below.
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